National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 8th, but here in Oregon it’s also May 8th Day of Action and Portland Public Schools won’t be in session. So we’ve planned an alternate 3 R’s: Ride, Rally, and #RedforEd to join the big event.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Clinton City Park
Facebook event page
Join our bike train to Tom McCall Waterfront Park where we’ll join tens of thousands of educators and supporters around the state for the Fund our Future, Fund our Schools Rally and March for Our Students event.
9:45 a.m. – Bike Train leaves Clinton City Park (5576 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206)
10:15 a.m. – Bike Train leaves plaza at south end of Eastbank Esplanade (SE Caruthers St & Eastbank Esplanade, Portland, OR 97202)
11:00 a.m. – Fund our Future, Fund our Schools Rally
12:00 p.m. – March for Our Students
Parades can be hard to walk with bikes so some families may choose to lock up at the park. The parade route hasn’t been released yet so we don’t know if it will be a loop and return to the park (keep an eye on the rally/parade Facebook event for march info).
Not coming from the Southeast? You should still bike to the event! Use our Facebook event to gather a bike train from your quadrant. Need route advice? Let’s route plan in the Facebook event discussion area.
“Oregon students are dealing with low graduation rates, large class sizes, and schools in crisis. Lawmakers are considering the Student Success Act, which would be an unprecedented investment in Oregon schools–increasing the K-12 statewide budget by 18%.”
Read more at May 8th for Students