There’s still time to sign up for Bike Camp
Each summer, Bike Camp offers the opportunity for Portland kids and teens to learn bike safety, mechanical skills, and road knowledge through hands-on experience. Campers participate in tons of fun activities, like riding to city parks, playing games, and eating popsicles. All the activity makes for a great break after sitting in a classroom all year. But bike Camp is more than just riding a bike- it’s about the empowerment and independence you feel from experiencing summer on two wheels.
Bike Camp offers fun experiences for kids ages 6 and up- and we do mean up. Although many kids may feel they’ve outgrown camp by middle school, we provide exciting opportunities for bike fun to pre-teens and teens. Our camps for older kids build on the skills and knowledge campers already have, allowing them to grow into confident urban cyclists.
Currently, there are still openings in a number of camps for older kids. Our instructors work with the campers to figure out what they want to learn.. The campers work as a group to plan routes, destinations, and daily distance.
- In Cruisers camp, kids will ride 5-10+ miles a day, practice bike skills, and have lots of time for fun in the sun. Working together as a team, they will learn how to navigate Portland’s bike network while planning routes.
- In Girls Cruisers camp, girls ages 11 – 13 will enjoy the same activities as Cruisers, in an all female environment. With the guidance of expert female instructors, girls will have an opportunity to learn bike repair, plan routes, and meet women who have shaped the local bike community.
- Is your 11 â€“ 13 year old already an adept rider? Then Advanced Cruisers camp is for them! Riding multi-geared bikes, campers will travel 10-20+ miles a day. Building on basic safety and mechanical lessons, this camp focuses on building confidence in more complex riding situations including: hills, bike lanes, bike boulevards, and different intersections. When they arenâ€™t riding, Advanced Cruisers will have an opportunity to enjoy quality time at new parks each day.
We strive to create programs that offer complete educational experiences for kids of all ages, with a strong dose of fun. We’d love to ride with your kids this summer- sign up now!