Biking is at the heart of what makes Portland great. However, the cost of purchasing a bicycle is a major obstacle for many families living in underserved communities. Our annual Holiday Bike Drive provides children with a safe refurbished bicycle, new helmets, and basic safety education.
Annually, the Bike Camp brings roughly 700 kids in grades 1-10 together for a summer of bike adventures, learning, and friendship. Campers learn how to ride safely and maintain their bikes in a supportive, hands-on environment. At Bike Camp, kids build confidence, skills, and a life-long love of biking.
Andando en Bicicletas y Caminando (ABC)
Misión: el grupo ABC desea unir a la comunidad a través de actividades y eventos para difundir la conciencia sobre los beneficios del ciclismo. ABC trabaja para informar y apoyar a la comunidad en asuntos de la infraestructura y seguridad peatonal y ciclista.
Mission: The ABC Group wishes to unite the community with activities and events to spread awareness about the benefits of cycling. ABC also works to inform and support the community regarding pedestrian and cycling safety, and infrastructure issues.
Hacienda and New Columbia
By partnering with Hacienda CDC and New Columbia—affordable housing communities in north and northeast Portland—we’re working to make biking accessible to more people. We work with residents to develop unique, neighborhood-based programming, bike rides, and events that help build healthier communities here in Portland while addressing the barriers to bicycling.
We will continue to invest our efforts to create pathways for community members to get more involved in bicycling, leadership training, and education while building upon the momentum in these two neighborhoods.
In 2015, the Community Cycling Center launched a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Education Bicycle Mechanics program with two local Portland alternative secondary schools: Rosemary Anderson Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Helensview High School. Both schools focus on job training and credit recovery for low-income youth and students of color experiencing barriers to success in traditional educational environments.
The STEM Education Bicycle Mechanics program is designed to give students an opportunity to advance their STEM learning through hands-on lessons that have applicability in real-world employment settings.