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Gresham Celebrates National Bike Month

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Robby Davis, GolocalPDX Contributor

Throughout the month of May, the City of Gresham will be celebrating National Bike Month by offering group rides, helmet giveaways, bike washes, safety workshops and lube workshops. 

Additionaly, on May 11th through the 15th Gresham will be participating in the local Bike Commute Challenge to celebrate National Bike to Work Week. Those who chose to participate in this event will receive a free breakfast on May 13th from 7 am – 8:30 am and on May 15th from 6:30 am – 8:30 am, at various locations throughout the city.

Gresham is a popular location for bicyclists, with over 117 miles of bike lanes that run throughout the city. These bike routes include: Springwater Corridor, Gresham-Fairview Trail and Main City Park Spur Trail. Because of trails such as these, Gresham was named a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists in 2010. In 2014, the league upgraded Gresham’s status to silver level because of their continued efforts to improve the cycling infrastructure.  

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  • The Bike Shield

    An app designed for cyclists and motorists, The Bike Shield uses a network of users on the road. Car drivers get a signal that warns them of approaching bikes and motorcycles. 

     
  • Strava

    A trip-tracking app for cyclists with a competitive edge, it allows riders to post riding times for routes and compete for the top spot. 

     
  • Ride With GPS

    Ride With GPS is a trip tracker, but also a great trip planner. It helps riders plan trips and organize rides with friends. And it will fix routes between stops on bike-friendly roads. A new feature offers guided bike tours created by memebers in the bike community. 

     
  • 529 Garage

    Project your bike and others, with this app. Store critical information to establish your ownership of the bike. And if a bike is stolen, app users can send out an instant alert signal to help other riders look out for the bike—a neighborhood watch network. 

     
  • Bike Doctor

    The Bike Doctor is a e-bike maintenance manual with simple instructions and step-by-step pictures. Besides covering common bike repairs, other guides include most common maintenance errors, how to stop bike squeaks, and preventing punctures. 

     
  • Bike Gears Calculator

    For cyclists who enjoy the the technical side of biking, this app helps compare bike gears, match the app to your specs and adjust your gears accordingly. 

     
  • Global Cycle Coach

    This app is designed for cyclists who want to do indoor spinning classes, but don’t have the time or the money attend class. The free app coaches you through customizable workouts, from beginner to advanced, and allows you to track calories and listen to your own music or selected playlists. 

    Photo credit: Stefan Funke on Flickr

     
  • Size My Bike

    Whether your looking for your first bike or upgrading to a new one, this app will help make sure you get the perfect fit. By defining your body measurements, the app will compute the optimal geometry of your bike, to improve performance and comfort.

     
  • Cyclemeter

    Record your ride, and learn your speed, distance, pedal revolutions per minute, as welll as how much power you're generating while tracking your changes over time. 

    The app also lets you post your workout through social media and email your route to friends and family, so they can get live updates from your ride. 

     

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