Go By Bike

2021 Go By Bike Week

Go By Bike Week

May 17-23

Go By Bike Week celebrates the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.

 

Ride your bike. Win Prizes! It’s Easy.
• Pledge to replace at least one car trip with a bike trip during the Challenge. Pledge online at RVTD.org/GoByBike
• Create/Login to your GetThereOregon.org account and log your bike trips from May 17-23 for chances to win prizes.
• Join us for a community event near you!
• Play Go By Bike Bingo!
• Visit RVTD.org/GoByBike for more information.

Prizes:

  • Grand Prizes: Log at least 10 bike trips during the week and be entered to win a $100 REI Gift Card.
  •  Log at least one bike trip and be entered to win:
    • (2) Cycle Sport Gift Certificate for Tune-Up ($85 value)
    • (2) $25 Get ‘N’ Gear sporting goods Gift Cards
    • (2) $25 Ruby’s restaurant Gift Cards
    • (10) $10 Dutch Bros coffee Gift Cards

2021 Go By Bike Week Events

The first 5 participants at each event will receive a free Go By Bike Week shirt! (at in-person events only, as supplies and sizes last)

Bike SocialMonday, May 17th
Bike Social at Gils (Ashland)
5-7pm, Gils (175 N Pioneer St.)

Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some new skills, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

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Ashland Bike Breakfast

Tuesday, May 18th
Ashland Bike Breakfast
7am-8:30am, Gazebo at Railroad Park

Find us along the Central Ashland Bike Path at Railroad Park for some snacks, coffee, and conversation. Free bike safety checks, light bike tuning, and safety gear provided. Sponsored by Ashland Park & Recreation Dept.
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Tuesday, May 18th
Bike Trivia Happy Hour! (online)
5-6pm, a Facebook Live event (facebook.com/rideRVTD)

Share a few laughs as you learn something new about the most efficient method of travel ever known. We’ll have lots of prizes to give out to participants.
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Wednesday, May 19th
Bike Social at Common Block (Medford)
5-7pm, Common Block Brewing Co. (315 E. 5th St.)

Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some new skills, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

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Thursday, May 20th
Take the Greenway: Medford
5pm-6:30pm. Bear Creek Greenway, Bear Creek Park, Medford

Find us along the Greenway and enjoy some refreshments. Receive free safety gear, get a free bike safety check, learn some bike maintenances skills, and register your bike with the Medford Police Department.

 

Introducing the “All Things Bike” Video Series designed to help get you and your bike ready for riding your neighborhood, to work, school or shopping! More videos dropping soon!

 

  + Other Bike Resources

Whether you bike for transportation or for recreation, the Rogue Valley is a great place to get around by bicycle. More than 50 miles of multi-use trails, on-street bike lanes, and designated bike routes make it easy for cyclists to get where they need to go. It’s a fun, healthy, inexpensive alternative to driving that is attracting more and more commuters all the time.

RVTD supports biking as a smart, healthy, and fun mode of transportation. We work to encourage more people to find the joy of bicycling as a means to get to work, school, shopping and more! There are many benefits to bicycling ranging from saving money, getting healthy, decreasing your carbon footprint or just having fun! The Rogue Valley is a great place to ride a bike, with the world class Bear Creek Greenway connecting Ashland to Medford the opportunities to explore our community on two wheels is almost endless.

If you are interested in learning more about biking safely in the Rogue Valley, explore the resources below. To schedule a Safe Bike Commuting Class for your organization, group, or worksite contact us, we offer classes at no charge!

Find a bike buddy, plan your route, check your safety gear and you’ll be ready to go. Need more information? Check out our educational videos for youth and adults​!

 

Bear Creek Greenway:

The Bear Creek Greenway connects the communities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point with an 18-mile paved, multi-use trail. Bicyclists, skaters, runners, and walkers use the trail for transportation and recreation.Community parks along the Greenway offer restrooms, drinking water, playgrounds and picnicking opportunities. The Greenway provides easy access to many restaurants, coffee shops and bike shops in the communities it travels through. Check out a map of the Bear Creek Greenway! For more information about the Bear Creek Greenway visit the BCG Foundation Page.