*2022 Bike Camp with OMSI is sold out. Consider supporting Community Camps to provide summer camp fun to youth from low-income families*
Bike Camp brings 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.
For summer 2022, we have once again decided to focus our limited resources on our Community Camp program that provides Bike Camp for free to low-income families within communities our organization serves throughout the school year. This decision aligns with our organizational values to prioritize the needs of families throughout North and East Portland who have disproportionately less access to high quality youth engagement opportunities in comparison to their more affluent peers.
We appreciate all of the kind messages, donations, and overall commitment that Bike Camp families have provided to our program over years — especially during the summers of 2020 and 2021. Your support is what helped us deliver 4 weeks of free Community Camp to Title IA school youth in 2021 after an incredibly challenging school year.
This year, our goal is to bring no-cost Community Camp fun to 60 youth in Portsmouth, Cully, and East Portland neighborhoods. If you feel called to support our mission of broadening youth access to the empowering benefits of cycling, please consider donating to our Community Camp matching fund today! A great no-cost way you can support us is by signal boosting our work within your networks and on social media.
While we have partnered with OMSI to provide two weeks of our traditional Bike PDX camp this year, these camps sold out faster than we could announce their availability. If you have your fingers crossed hoping that someone might cancel and free up one of these camp spots, check out the OMSI Camps & Classes website.
Special thanks to the Metro for supporting our summer Community Camp program.
Learn To Ride Classes
Would you like to introduce the joy of riding a bike to a child but unsure of where to start? Sign them up for a Learn to Ride class! For a limited number of weekends during Fall 2022 (exact dates have yet to be determined), we will be bringing back our popular Learn to Ride classes in a slightly different format. Learn more here!