Community Cycling Center Launches Bike Camps at Sellwood Cycle Repair
The nonprofit will now offer day camps in NE and SE Portland
March 11, 2014 – Portland, Ore. – This summer, the Community Cycling Center will expand their Bike Camp program by offering more camps in two locations: on NE Alberta Street at the Community Cycling Center headquarters, and at a new location on SE 13th Avenue at Sellwood Cycle Repair. The Bike Camp curriculum will offer more variety for both returning and new campers.
“We are excited to partner with our friends at Sellwood Cycle Repair who are graciously hosting our camps at their bike shop,” says Kelly Hansen, Community Cycling Center’s Program Manager. “Now more kids in Southeast and Southwest Portland have the opportunity to experience fun, summer adventures on two wheels.”
At Bike Camp, kids ages 6 through 14 build confidence, knowledge, and skills in a safe, creative, and supportive environment. This day camp focuses on developing safe riding techniques, mechanical skills, and road knowledge through hands-on experience. At Bike Camp, kids will have a blast spending quality time outdoors with new friends.
While campers will have their choice of the traditional Coasters, Cruisers, and Freewheelers camps, the Community Cycling Center will offer new camp themes in 2014. Cruisers-age campers (kids entering fourth and fifth grade) will have the option of a Bike Craft Camp, where in addition to daily rides, campers will make a daily craft from recycled bike parts. For those campers who participate in a Spanish Immersion program in school, or speak Spanish at home, the Cycling Center will offer a Spanish Immersion Bike Camp taught by bilingual instructors. Mechanics Camp will now be offered to kids entering 6th through 8th grade. And the popular Food Cart Freewheelers camp returns in 2014 with more sessions.
This year, campers will meet with members of Portland’s bicycle economy. Camp sessions will host special guests, including Sugar Wheelworks and Icicle Tricycle. In past years, campers learned about bike maintenance from Gracie’s Wrench, bike building from Breadwinner, and how to confidently ride on the MAX with TriMet, to name just a few.
Each week-long Bike Camp session costs $290 (exceptions for specialty camps). The camp hours are 9am until 3pm.
Register soon – Bike Camps are sure to fill up fast.
To learn more about Bike Camp, visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org.
About the Community Cycling Center
The Community Cycling Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 that helps people access their community by bicycle. We partner with communities on neighborhood-based projects and programs. We believe that all Portlanders, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background, should have the opportunity to choose healthy, active transportation.