Summer bike camps get rolling at the CCC

visit to Community Cycling Center

Summer camp coordinator
Gabe Graff shows kids how to be safe.
(File photo)

The Community Cycling Center (CCC) is always bustling with bikey goodness. But this time of year, the place is infused with a special energy.

With school out for summer and the sun finally following suit, tons of kids are flocking to their Alberta Street headquarters to join in the fun of their summer camp programs.

The CCC’s Summer Bike Camps started this week and by the end of the season, hundreds of Portland kids will have gained valuable skills. The camps teach kids how to work on their bikes, become more self-reliant, and most importantly they learn valuable lessons about riding safely on our streets.

Depending on your child’s abilities, they’ve got a wide variety of camps to choose from. And they also have a camp just for girls.

Kids learn to work on
bikes at the CCC.
(Photo: CCC)

There’s something about kids and bikes that gives me hope for the human race. Not only that, but these youngsters are the future of bike fun and advocacy in Portland.

If you or someone you know has a kid looking for a great summer activity, check out what the CCC has to offer.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Martha S.
Martha S.
16 years ago

It really is great to see kids learning about bikes… my dad taught me well when I was young, and I\’m often surprised to discover that friends who I\’ve encouraged to pick their bikes back up don\’t know how to do simple things like shift gears adjust the seat height. Yay for learning!

16 years ago

I wish I was little again, so I could sign up for this class!

16 years ago

Was this the long line of kids biking east on Skidmore Tuesday afternoon? I hope so, they were easily 25-30 strong! I almost threw \’em the horns but then realized they might not get it and take it as a rude gesture of some sort.

Geoff G.
16 years ago

Kirsty, I know the CCC used to have a bicycle maintenance class for adults, they might still have it. Covers pretty much everything on the bike and is spread over something like ten sessions.
And I think Meticon Bikes on Foster at 60th is starting up a bike maintenance class as well.
Cheers, Geoff