GBBW2017
 

Go By Bike Week is a week full of events that celebrate, encourage, and promote bicycling as a healthy, affordable, sustainable and fun mode of transportation. You can participate just by simply taking the pledge below getting on your bike and going for a ride, if you are the competitive type you can participate in the Go By Bike Week Challenge and log all of your bike trips using Drive Less Connect and be entered to win prizes! We hope to see you at one of our events.

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, Go By Bike Week is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.


Ride your bike. Win Prizes! It's easy.

  1. Take the pledge to ride your bike!
  2. Create your Drive Less Connect account (if you haven't already)
  3. Log your trips on Drive Less Connect from May 15-19 an be entered to win prizes.
  4. Come join us for an event! 

Prizes Include:

  • (4) $25 Cycle Sport Gift Certificates (Log at least 5 bike trips)
  • (2) $50 Piccadilly Bike Store Gift Certificates (Log at least 10 bike trips)
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival Tickets (2) $150 Value
  • REI Bike Tune-ups
  • Full Set LED Bike Lights
  • Serfas Bike Floor Pump
  • (20) $5 Dutch Bros Coffee Gift Cards
Log your bike trips in Drive Less Connect during the week of May 15-19 to automatically enter to win prizes!

Pledge to ride during Go By Bike Week


Saturday, May 13th:
Bicycle Street Smarts Class:
Medford

9:30am-12:30pm, TBA @ Medford.  You must register by May 5th to attend this event.

This class will give you the skills to ride your bike confidently through town. Course includes classroom and on-road instruction. Students will be taught and have an opportunity to practice avoidance maneuvers in a parking lot as well as enjoy a short bike ride with course instructor. This event is brought to you by Siskiyou Velo Bike Club and RVTD. For more info or to register visit RVTD.org/BikeSmart


Monday, May 15th:
Share The Trail: Ashland


On the Central Bike Path at Hunter Park. 4pm-5:30pm. Enjoy some smoothies, snacks, and get some FREE bike lights, bells, and trail maps.


Tuesday, May 16th:
Share The Trail: Medford


On the Bear Creek Greenway at Bear Creek Park, Medford. 12pm-1pm. Enjoy some smoothies, snacks, and get some FREE bike lights, bells, and trail maps.


Wednesday, May 17th:
Ride of Silence


Start at Hawthorne Park, Medford. 7:30pm start time. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession, with a police escort, to bring road safety awareness and promote the rights of cyclists. For more information visit: siskiyouvelo.org


Thursday, May 18th:
Siskiyou Velo Community Bike Rides:

Talent, Phoenix, Medford, Central Point, Eagle Point.


Siskiyou Velo bike club and RVTD are sponsoring  fun, relaxing, and enjoyable rides at various locations across the Rogue Valley. The bike ride will be an hour long and cover approximately 10 miles through residential neighborhoods or those with wide shoulders or bike lanes. Rides will be lead by experienced Siskiyou Velo cyclist and will offer opportunities to learn more about riding safely within your community and beyond. Helmets must be worn by all participants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Come join in the fun. FREE!

Please see starting location and times below:

Community Start Location Start Time
Eagle Point Harnish Visitor's Center 6:00pm
Talent City Hall Parking Lot 6:00pm
Medford Bear Creek Park 5:30pm
Phoenix Blue Heron Park 5:30pm
Central Point Twin Creeks Park 5:30pm

Questions or comments? Email Edem Gomez, egomez@rvtd.org or call 541-608-2411


Friday, May 19th:
National Bike to Work Day Breakfast Stations.


7:30am-9:00am. Locations:

  • Medford Bike Breakfast Station at City Hall.
  • Central Point Bike Breakfast Station on Bear Creek Greenway at E. Pine Street.
  • Ashland Bike Breakfast Station Railroad Park, Ashland.

Brought to you by Ashland Parks and Recreation, City of Medford Planning Department and Medford Public Works, and Central Point Parks and Recreation.


Saturday, May 20th:
Grow a Pear 5k, Walk, Run, Bike.


Celebrate the fruitful Rogue Valley with Central Point’s very own cheeky 5k bike, run, or walk festival. Join Central Point Parks and Recreation at Robert Pfaff park for some fun following the ride and run! Food vendors, prizes, various contests, all will make this festival super fun! Proceeds go to support Parks & Recreation. For more information visit: www.centralpointoregon.gov/parksrec


 

 

Go By Bike Week is supported and sponsored by our great community partners including:

About Siskiyou Velo: The Siskiyou Velo bike club is dedicated to building a strong bicycling community in Southern Oregon, getting some healthy outdoor exercise, sharing the joy of cycling with other cyclists, helping beginning cyclists, advocating for a safer more bicycle friendly transportation system, and just having fun.  Everyone is invited to ride with our club whether you live in Southern Oregon or not.  You’ll never meet a friendlier, more supportive group of people. Go to SiskiyouVelo.org  for more information and our ride calendar.