Our mission is to make biking in East Portland safer and more fun!
Please join EPAPbike to promote the best biking in East Portland! We meet every month and welcome your enthusiasm, energy, and ideas! Our meetings are now at 6:30 PM every fourth Tuesday, at Muchas Gracias, 1307 NE 102nd Ave, Suite K. Our next meetings are on May 28th, June 25th, & July 23rd, 2013.
Currently, we are working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to implement over $20 million in bike & sidewalk improvements throughout East Portland over the next two summers, as part of the East Portland In Motion Active Transportation Implementation Strategy (EPIM), which was adopted by the Portland City Council on April 18th, 2012.
Have questions or ideas? Want to get involved? Contact us at EPAPbike [at] gmail [dot] com. EPAPbike now also has a Facebook group page! You can see us at http://www [dot] facebook [dot] com/groups/EastPortlandBC/, and post items via email at EastPortlandBC [at] groups [dot] facebook [dot] com.
We also sponsor periodic events and educational bike tours during the year. To find out what we have done previous summers, check out our Past Events page.
Our events for 2013 include:
March Art Ride, Saturday, March 16th, 10 AM, led by Jim Chasse, 11.8 miles, from Main Street MAX Station at SE 99th & Main. This ride features a tour of public art along the I-205 multi-use path and MAX Green Line from the Clackamas Town Center to the Gateway Transit Center. Each station has public art that reflects the character of that neighborhood.
Spring Topiary Ride, Saturday, April 20th, 10 AM, led by David Hampsten, 5 miles, from Ed Benedict Memory Gardens at SE 104th & Bush. A tour of topiary (specially shaped trees & shrubs) in Powellhurst-Gilbert & Lents neighborhoods.
Johnson Creek Restoration Ride, Saturday, May 11th, 10 AM, 7 miles, from Ed Benedict Park at SE 104th & Bush. This is a tour of the newest portion of the long-running Federal watershed restoration project along the Johnson Creek flood plain, to dramatically reduce flooding along Foster Road.
The East Portland Sunday Parkways was on Mother's Day, May 12th, from 11 AM to 4 PM, in the Lents Park & Ed Benedict Park areas.
EPAPbike, PBOT, Montevilla NA, & ODOT are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Breakfast on the 205-Burnside Bridge on Tuesday May 14th, from 6:30 am to 8:30 am.
We hope to have additional rides through October.
We are the East Portland Action Plan Bicycle Subcommittee, and our goal is to provide direction and support to the EPAP on bike-related action items and active transportation. Previous monthly reports to EPAP and meeting agendas are also available.