Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement:
The Equity in Active Transportation Committee is focused on collaborative approaches to providing culturally competent and relevant transportation related programming in low income communities of color in the Portland Metro area. The Committee is comprised of program level staff from various agencies who are engaged in transportation program design, implementation and delivery.

The Equity in Active Transportation Committee was founded by the Community Cycling Center in 2010, and continues to be moderated and facilitated by them.


The goals of the Equity in Active Transportation Committee are:
1. To effectively collaborate as transportation focused agencies with our partner organizations that serve low income and communities of color in Portland, Oregon.
2. To share resources and challenges in providing culturally competent outreach, community engagement, leadership empowerment and program delivery in low income and communities of color.
3. To share resources and connections with our partner organizations to better provide ongoing support in a manner that best suits the needs of each specific community.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Free Bike rides and Bike clinics offered by Portland By Cycle

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Portland By Cycle Rides and Classes offer information and a supportive setting for adults new to cycling or just getting back on the bike. 
This series encourages you to use a bike more often - for fun, exercise, shopping, or even commuting to work. 

For more information, contact Timo Forsberg at 503-823-7699 or timo.forsberg@portlandoregon.gov

Classes in Spring and Fall cover topics that everyone on a bike can appreciate, from the basics of starting out to maintenance, shopping by bike, riding through the rainy seasons and more. Classes are held at Peninsula Park Community Center and Bethany Lutheran Church.

Guided bike rides show you the best of Portland's neighborhoods and how to ride safely and confidently.  The Tuesday evening rides start at Unthank Park; Wednesday evening rides start at Wellington Park. Check the sidebar for special rides at other times.Click here to go to the SmartTrips North-Northeast homepage.

Also check out the Women on Bikes program, a series of rides and clinics specifically designed to encourage more women to ride.