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Check out the Community Cycling Center’s 2008 programs

Posted by on December 4th, 2007 at 11:28 am

The Community Cycling Center has evolved and changed considerably in the last year or so. If you haven’t checked them out lately, take a look at their programs for 2008.

CLASSES
We design our classes with an understanding that people have different reasons, and levels of interest, around cycling. In a welcoming and fun environment, we will help you build your cycling knowledge, skills, and confidence to achieve your personal goal: whether it is to become a bike commuter, improve your health, be more active with your family, feel confident on Portland streets, or master the fascinating mechanical systems of the bike. Our classes are for everyone from the casual cyclist to the year-round commuter!

Urban Riding
For anyone interested in learning to ride safely in urban settings and basic bike maintenance.

Women’s Urban Riding
For women interested in learning to ride safely in urban settings and basic bike maintenance.

Basic Bicycle Maintenance
For folks confident in their riding skills but interested in learning the basics of bike maintenance.

Intermediate Bicycle Maintenance
For individuals confident in their riding skills with some bike repair experience interested in learning the mechanics of bike maintenance in more depth.

Advanced Bicycle Maintenance
For individuals who have completed Intermediate Bicycle Maintenance and are interested in learning in-depth advanced bike mechanics.

Family Riding
For families interested in learning the basics of urban riding and basic bike maintenance, together.

Adult scholarships and earn-a-bike options: We are committed to making bicycling accessible to /everyone/ regardless of income level. Therefore limited financial scholarships and earn-a-bike opportunities are available for adult classes. Please contact us for a scholarship application packet.

DROP-IN CLINICS
Every Saturday and Sunday (10-11a) from mid-April to mid-September we offer free drop-in clinics demonstrating basic adjustments, preventative maintenance, and how to fix a flat tire so you can keep your bike in good working order. No registration required. *Bike Basics:* Saturdays. *Flat Tire Repair:* Sundays.

SUMMER CAMP

In a creative and supportive environment – and with an emphasis on experiential learning – campers age 6 -15 years old build confidence, knowledge, and skills. Campers have the chance to learn how to ride safely, fix their bike, and travel to fun destinations throughout the city. Sessions are one week each from June 16 – August 29, 2008.

Standard Camp
Ages: 8-13 years old. Offered each week of the summer. Safe, fun riding plus basic bike repair instruction, map reading and route planning. Daily ride distance: 2-10 miles.

Girls’ Camp
Ages: 8-13 years old. Same instruction and rides as Standard Camp, but for young girls ready to ride!

Frequent Riders Camp
Ages: 10-13 years old. Great as a stepping stone after Standard Camp. Daily ride distance: 10-20 miles.

Young Cyclist Camp
Ages: 6-8 years old. Basic bike riding skills and short, safe neighborhood rides. Daily ride distance: 1-6 miles.

Advanced Riding Camp
Ages: 13-15 years old. Same instruction and ride opportunities as Standard Camp but for an older age group ready to ride longer and learn more complicated bike repairs. Daily ride distance: 20-25 miles.

Youth scholarships and earn-a-bike options: We are committed to making bicycling accessible to /everyone/ regardless of income level. Therefore limited financial scholarships and earn-a-bike opportunities are available for summer camp. Please contact us for a scholarship application packet.

ADULT EARN-A-BIKE: CREATE-A-COMMUTER
The first program of its kind in the nation, the Adult Earn-A-Bike program (Create-a-Commuter) provides low-income adults with a commuter bike complete with lights, a lock, a helmet, a rack, tools and all the other accessories needed for successful year-round bike commuting. To receive the bike, each participant completes five hours of safe commuting and bike maintenance training. The groundbreaking program offers participants a flexible solution to meet their transportation needs, reducing barriers to work while promoting healthy activity.

YOUTH EARN-A-BIKE: BIKE CLUBS
Our Youth Earn-A-Bike program (Bike Clubs) are hands-on, experiential after-school workshops where low-income 9 to 12 year olds learn safe riding skills, basic bike maintenance, and the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet. By working hard and participating throughout the course of the 12-session program, youth earn their own bicycle, lock, and helmet to take home! To learn which schools are curerntly hosting our Bike Safety Clubs, please contact us.

GET LIT
Our bike safety promotion program that provides free bike lights to unsuspecting (and unlit) cyclists.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact us.


Kate O’Donnell
Youth Programs Coordinator
Community Cycling Center
1700 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
503.546.8864
www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org

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