Gresham celebrates Bike Month with activities

May 2, 2017

Get ready to ride. Gresham’s Bike Month is traditionally celebrated each May with a variety of free and fun community activities.

Bike Month has events for all ages, including the popular Bike Rodeo obstacle course and free helmet fittings at CityFest on Saturday, May 13, plus group bike rides, treats on the trails, an electric bike demonstration and the Bike More Challenge.

Read about Gresham’s Bike Month events.

“Gresham’s trails system is a great asset for cycling with its natural areas and creeks,” said Jay Higgins, Associate Transportation Planner for the City.

Bike safety events for youth and parents 

Bike Month is an excellent time for families, particularly youth, to learn about safe biking skills, Higgins added. “Biking is healthy for our kids, and we want them to be safe and to ride carefully around traffic,” he said.

Youth can practice safe biking at:

Volunteers from Legacy Health’s Trauma Nurses Talk Tough program will be at the Bike Rodeo adjusting bike helmets for free. 

“A helmet that fits is important because sometimes the chin straps can be too loose, or kids tend to push the helmets too far up on their foreheads. This type of free fitting can help correct safety errors,” Higgins said.

Bike More Challenge 

The Bike More Challenge is a fun way to further explore by two wheels in May. Everyone can compete by biking for points, prizes and bragging rights. Join the City’s team or register one on the Bike More Challenge website.

Gresham, a designated League of American Bicyclists “Bicycle Friendly City” since 2010, has more than 117 miles of bike lanes throughout Gresham and popular bike routes including the Springwater Corridor, Gresham-Fairview Trail and Main City Park Spur Trail. Last year, 277,000 bicyclists used Gresham's segment of the Springwater Trail, and 62,000 bicyclists used the Gresham-Fairview Trail.