The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition is running five sessions this summer.

FILE PHOTO - Kids ride their bicycles in a 2015 derby at Cedar Ridge Middle School in Sandy.Starting in July, beginning bicyclists will have an opportunity to learn basic bike skills at weeklong day camps in Washington County.

The Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition is bringing back its Bike Adventure Summer Camps for kids for the fourth year this summer. The camps will teach children between the ages of 9 and 11 how to stay safe on a bicycle, maintain their bike, read a map and plot a route, and more.

"In offering these camps, our objective is to ensure our campers experience the joy, adventure and freedom a bicycle can offer — be it riding with friends, family or all by themselves," said Steve Boughton, the program's director and chairman of the coalition, in a news release. "Our training is designed to equip each child with the knowledge and skills to be safe, confident riders. We recognize the physical, emotional and environmental benefits riding can offer. Bikes definitely can have a positive impact on a person's life and community. Our real hope is we inspire our campers to become riders for life!"

Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Much of each day will be spent on bicycles.

The first camp is the week of July 9 in Forest Grove, at Forest Grove United Church of Christ, 2032 College Way.

Two more camps will be held in Hillsboro, at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Washington County, 6815 N.E. Birch St., on the weeks of July 16 and Aug. 6.

The other two camps are at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue stations in Tigard and Beaverton — Station 51, 8935 S.W. Burnham St., on the week of July 23, and Station 67, 13810 S.W. Farmington Road, on the week of July 30.

The cost of enrollment is $295. That cost does not include a lunch, snack or water, which campers should bring from home each day.

More information is available on the coalition's website or by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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