Go By Bike

Go By Bike Week (May 13-19, 2024) 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.
  • Play Bike Bingo.
  • Join us for a community event near you! (See below for a lineup of 2024 events)]
  • Create/Login to your GetThereOregon.org account and log your bike trips from May 13-19. If you log at least 5 bike trips that week,  you’re automatically entered to win one of several great prizes:
          • $100 REI Gift Card
          • Cycle Sport Gift Certificate for Tune-Up ($85 value)
          • $50 Big 5 Sporting Goods Gift Card
          • $25 Coquette Bakery Gift Card
          • $25 Rogue Creamery Gift Card
          • $25 Get ‘N’ Gear Sporting Goods Gift Card
          • $25 Ruby’s Restaurant Gift Card
          • (5) $10 Coquette Bakery Gift Cards
          • (5) $10 Rogue Creamery Gift Cards

2024 Go By Bike Week event lineup:

Medford Bike Breakfast
Time: Monday, May 13, 7:30-9:30am
Venue: Alba Park (301 W Main St, Medford, OR 97501)
Jump on your bike (or trike) and join us early right on the new downtown cycletrack for breakfast refreshments. Free safety gear and basic bike tuning for participants. Sponsored by the City of Medford and REI.

Confident City Cycling Course
Time: Tuesday, May 14, 6-7:30pm
Venue: REI (85 Rossanley Dr, Medford, OR 97501)
If you want to gain more confidence riding your bike around town, this free class is for you! Learn how to perform a pre-ride bike safety check. Then we’ll review your rights and responsibilities as a bicyclist, and we’ll discuss lane positioning and other strategies that help us navigate our shared streets safely. No experience necessary. We will not be riding bikes in this course. Sponsored by REI. Space is limited; register at rei.com/events/101360/city-cycling.

Bike Social + Skillshare
Time: Wednesday, May 15, 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 16, 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.

Medford Open Streets 
Time: Friday, May 17, 4-8pm
Venue: downtown Medford (Main St, 8th St, S Ivy St, S Bartlett St)
Open Streets 2024 is dedicated to showcasing our existing bicycle infrastructure, teaching bicycle safety, and highlighting our community partnerships. Come by bike. Secure, free bicycle valet parking provided. See medfordopenstreets.org for more info.

Bike Social + Skillshare
Time: Saturday, May 18, 12-2pm
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.

Central Point Family Bike Day
Time: Sunday, May 19, 11-2pm
Venue: Coquette Bakery (245 N Front St, Central Point, OR 97502)
From 11 to 1, stop by for free bike safety swag, some free, hands-on instruction to help you adjust and maintain your ride, and socialize with other riders in your community. At 1, we’ll convene for a brief safety lesson and then make a short loop bike ride as a group. Helmets required. Sponsored by Coquette Bakery and Rogue Creamery; enjoy discounts from each during the event!

  + 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.