Go By Bike

2022 Go By Bike Week

May 14-22

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 for a chance to win a $50 REI gift card. 
• Create/Login to your GetThereOregon.org account and log your bike trips from May 14-22 for chances to win prizes.
• Join us for a community event near you! (See below for a lineup of 2022 events)
• Play Bike Bingo.

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

2022 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)

Saturday, May 14th| Bike Safety Basics Course
2pm-4pm | Medford Public Library (must register to participate).

Will include a presentation and discussion about safely navigating city streets amid car traffic, taught by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. The second part will consist of hands-on bike handling skills. Participants will need to bring a helmet and a bicycle that is in good working condition in order to participate in the handling skills and ride. Register online: https://jcls.libcal.com/event/8677754

Monday, May 16th| Ashland Bike Breakfast
7am-9am | Gazebo at Railroad Park (785 A St., Ashland, OR)

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.

 

 

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

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, bike safety gear, and socialize with other riders.

 

 

Wednesday, May 18th | Bike Social at Common Block 
5pm-7pm | Common Block Brewing Co. (315 E. 5th St., Medford, OR)

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, bike safety gear, and socialize with other riders.

 

 

Thursday, May 19th | Pedal to the Park
8:30am-1:30pm | Rogue Valley Growers Market at Hawthorne Park, Medford

Roll on over to the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market to get a free bike safety check, learn some bike tuning skills on your own bike, and receive free safety gear.

 

 

Friday, May 20th | Medford Bike to Work Breakfast
7-8:30am | Medford City Hall (Off of 8th Street)

Join us for National Bike to Work Day with breakfast and refreshments. Free safety gear and bike safety check for participants. Brought to you in partnership with the City of Medford.

 

 

 

  + 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.