SEEDS

Division of Student Services

Community Cycling Program

This class is a combination of a physical education class and SEEDS supported volunteer service at the Community Cycling Center. Offered 1st quarter (fall) and 4th quarter (spring). Don't need the P.E. credit? Join us as a "regular" volunteer!

Questions? Contact SEEDS Community Cycling Program Intern & Mark Angeles '15 Fellow.

Program History

On May 27, 2015 beloved alumnus, Mark Angeles '15was killed when a tow truck struck his bicycle just nine days after he graduatedIn memoriam.

Before his tragic death, Mark was heavily involved with SEEDS as a Lane After School Support Intern and Community Cycling Program (formerly Cycling to Service) Intern. The Mark Angeles ’15 Memorial Fellowship has been established at Reed to support a SEEDS student intern, whose work on campus continues Mark’s legacy of volunteerism and commitment to physical engagement as a component of service. Additionally, at the September 8th, 2015 on-campus memorial, Reed's Bike Co-op was renamed the Mark Angeles Memorial Bike Co-op.

The SEEDS Community Cycling Program Intern will now also be named as a Mark Angeles '15 Fellow. Said intern will take on both the responsibility of leading the Community Cycling P.E. class and work with SEEDS to determine how to celebrate Mark's life and continue his legacy in accordance with the Mark Angeles Memorial Fund. 

 

PE Class & Community Engagement

The Community Cycling Class is a combination of a physical education class and SEEDS supported volunteer service at the non-profit organization the Community Cycling Center, located in the Northeast Alberta Neighborhood. Over the course of the class, students will learn about basic bicycle safety, basic bicycle maintenance, and Portland bicycle routes as well as complete approximately 14 miles of cycling per class going to and from the Community Cycling Center (CCC) for their

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Monday, Sept. 5th at 5:45 pm: intro ride & meeting

  • Meet outside Reed Bike Co-op (NW Old Dorm Block basement)
  • Bring your bike & helmet!

Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 5:45pm - 10pm: 1st ride to CCC

No bike mechanic skills necessary! Come learn with us.
All volunteers welcome. You don’t have to be a P.E. student.

Course Catalog Class Description 

SOLAR Course ID: 10801; Section: PE 101 CYC
Cycling to Service: Biking to and Volunteering at the Community Cycling Center

Community Cycling Program: Biking to and Volunteering at the Community Cycling Center

This class will be a combination of a physical education class and SEEDS supported volunteer service at the non-profit organization the Community Cycling Center, located in the Northeast Alberta Neighborhood. Over the course of the class, students will learn about basic bicycle safety, basic bicycle maintenance, and Portland bicycle routes as well as complete approximately 14 miles of cycling per class going to and from the Community Cycling Center (CCC) for their Tuesday night drop-in volunteer night. The group will meet at Reed at 5:45 pm every Tuesday night (first & fourth quarter) and return to Reed around 10 pm. Volunteering at CCC generally runs from 7 to 9:30 pm.

Cycling to Service is a PE course that consists of riding bikes from Reed to the Community Cycling Center in NE Portland (roughly 8-9 miles one way). Once there, we assist with repairing kid's bikes for the CCC's annual Holiday Bike Drive, and then ride home.

Essentially, we ride bikes to a shop, help fix them--so as an added bonus, you gain skills as a bike mechanic--and then ride back. Fairly straightforward.