Go By Bike

2023 Go By Bike Week (May 15-21) 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 for a chance to win one of several $10 Dutch Bros. gift cards. 
• Create/Login to your GetThereOregon.org account and log your bike trips from May 15-21 for chances to win prizes.
• Play Bike Bingo.
• Join us for a community event near you! (See below for a lineup of 2023 events)

        • Grand Prize:
          • Log at least 10 bike trips during the week and be entered to win a $100 REI Gift Card.
        •  Other prizes:
          • 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
              • (5) $10 Dutch Bros coffee Gift Cards

          2023 Go By Bike Week event lineup:

          Bike Social + Skillshare
          Time: Monday, May 15, 5-7pm
          Venue: Gil’s Tap House (175 N Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520)
          Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by an experienced mechanic. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some tuning techniques, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

          E-bike Skills and Safety
          Time: Tuesday, May 16, 9-11am
          Venue: Medford Higher Education Center (101 S Bartlett St, Medford, OR 97501)
          This 2-part OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) course is open to riders of all ages and abilities. For course information and registration (required), visit https://olli.sou.edu/olliatsou/course/course.aspx?C=1263

          Medford Bike Breakfast
          Time: Wednesday, May 17, 7:30-9:30am
          Venue: Medford City Hall (411 W 8th St, Medford, OR 97501)
          Jump on your bike (or trike) and join us early for hot breakfast and refreshments. Free safety gear and basic bike tuning for participants. Sponsored by the City of Medford.

          Bike Social + Skillshare
          Time: Wednesday, May 17, 5-7pm
          Venue: Common Block Brewing Co. (315 E. 5th St., Medford, OR 97504)
          Join us for free, hands-on basic bike maintenance skills taught by an experienced mechanic. Perfect for beginners! Bring your bike and learn some tuning techniques, receive a free safety check, and socialize with other riders.

          Ashland Bike Breakfast
          Time: Thursday, May 18, 7:30-9:30am
          Venue: Railroad Park (785 A St., Ashland, OR 97520)
          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 Parks & Recreation Dept.

          National Bike-to-Work Day
          Time: Friday, May 19 (all day)
          Venue: Nationwide
          Bike to work; it feels great! Snap a photo along your route, post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and let us know why you ride. Use #RideRVTD for a chance to win gift card prizes.

          Medford Open Streets (website)
          Time: Saturday, May 20, 12-4pm
          Venue: A route between Bear Creek and Hawthorne Parks will be fully closed to automobile traffic for the duration of the event.
          This free community event leveraging the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and showcasing our community’s diversity.

          Bike Maintenance Workshop
          Time: Sunday, May 21, 11am-1pm
          Venue: CraterWorks (419 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502)
          This free, hands-on workshop will introduce riders to the finer details of their steeds. You will learn how to inspect the major systems of your bike to assess safe working conditions and needed adjustments, as well as some simple repair and maintenance techniques to keep things running smoothly. Beginners welcome! Space is limited; register at www.craterworks.org/events .

            + 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.