Bike Month at MultCo
May is Bike Month at Multnomah County and we are celebrating!

Traveling by bike is great exercise, reduces traffic and air pollution and can save you money on gas, car maintenance and parking. There are many benefits to biking and many people in our region depend on their bikes to  help get them where they need to go.

Join us for a free and public bike commute clinic hosted by The Street Trust on Tuesday, May 2, 12-1pm at the Multnomah Building, Room 126. This is a great opportunity for people who are new to bicycling or interested in learning more about how to enjoy safe bike commuting in all seasons. Experienced commuters are encouraged to attend and share their tips with fellow riders.

Topics covered at the workshop will include:

  • Basics of riding – laws, traffic signals and signs, how to handle bike lanes, bike boxes, tracks, and sidewalks
  • Skills – hand signals, turning, sharing the lane, and changing lanes
  • Choosing gear – bikes, helmets, lights, locks, accessories, cold and rain gear, carrying kids and cargo
  • Route planning – resources and taking bicycles on transit
  • Q&A – answers to questions from new or experienced riders

This is an inclusive event and everyone is invited including everyone from the public. Bring your family and friends! RSVP is not required.

If you want to take your bike riding to the next level, join us and register for the Bike More Challenge. The Multnomah County Bike More Challenge team is going strong; since 2014, more than 700 county employees have taken the Challenge, tracking their rides and choosing to bike commute more often.