Health & Wellness

Free Basic Bike Repair: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM

08/09/2020 - 1:00pm
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Free Basic Bike Repair: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM. . Info here!

When: Sun, Aug 09, 2020 1PM-5PM
Where: Coho Picnic Shelter
Main City Park
219 South Main Ave.
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The non-profit organization Bikes for Humanity is offering free basic bike repairs. Outdoor, socially-distanced repairs will happen near the Coho picnic shelter.

You can also donate old bikes to be fixed up for those in need.

For more information about this event, contact Andrew at Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

Senior Healthy Hikers, Oxbow Park Hike: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM

07/29/2020 - 10:00am
07/29/2020 - 2:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers, Oxbow Park Hike: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 10AM-2PM
Where: Meet at trailhead in Oxbow Park
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Hiking during COVID-19 pandemic

  • All participants must wear facial masks and practice social distancing during Senior Healthy Hikers group events.
  • We will no longer carpool to the trailhead. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Driving directions (with the beginning point at Gresham City Hall) will be distributed at least three days prior to the event.

Hike details

  • Distance: About 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 200 feet
  • Trail conditions: Packed dirt through forest, some gravel
  • Round-trip travel: Approximately 18 miles
  • Park fee: $5 per car, or free with a Metro Parks Annual Pass

Big, old-growth trees typically have a few things in common: they grow in temperate climates with significant rainfall, they live on protected land and they are close to rivers. Oxbow Regional Park provides all of the above, and the trails we will be hiking will lead us into the heart of the old-growth forest of Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Big Leaf Maple, Red Alder, Black Cottonwood, and Western Red Cedar.

The beginning and end of our hike will be through the old-growth forest and, in-between, we.ll spend much of the time hiking along the Sandy River, with views of the water, sand, and perhaps even salmon jumping after a bug.

We.ll send more a detailed update, along with the driving directions, a few days prior to the hike. Hiking boots and walking sticks are recommended . especially in inclement weather. Most of the hike will be under the trees, so hats are optional, but are also recommended. Bring some snacks and water to enjoy during the hike. Our lunch will depend on the COVID-19 status. If we.re allowed to use the picnic tables, we will. If not, we.ll tailgate. In any event, bring a nice brown bag lunch to enjoy.

For more information about this hike please contact Steve or Micky Solcz at 503-367-8483 or steve.solcz@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Free Bike Repair Mechanics Workshop: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 3PM-5PM

06/14/2020 - 3:00am
06/14/2020 - 5:00pm
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Free Bike Repair Mechanics Workshop: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 3PM-5PM. Get Your Bike Tuned-up!. Info here!

Get Your Bike Tuned-up!

When: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 3PM-5PM
Where: Main City Park
Coho Picnic Shelter
219 South Main Ave.
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Learn about bearing systems like hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets, including how to diagnosis, adjust, and overhaul them.

For more information about this event, contact Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

Free Bike Repair Clinic: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 11AM-3PM

06/14/2020 - 11:00am
06/14/2020 - 3:00pm
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Free Bike Repair Clinic: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 11AM-3PM. Let's Fix That Bike! Info here!

Let's Fit That Bike!

When: Sun, Jun 14, 2020 11AM-3PM
Where: Main City Park
Coho Picnic Shelter
219 South Main Ave.
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Free basic bike repairs with the nonprofit Bikes for Humanity for May Bike Month. You can also donate old bikes to be fixed up for those in need.

For more information about this event, contact Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

Free Bike Repair Mechanics Workshop: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 5PM-7PM

06/24/2020 - 5:00pm
06/24/2020 - 7:00pm
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Free Bike Repair Mechanics Workshop: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 5PM-7PM. Free Bike Tune-Up! Info here!

Free Bike Tune-Up!

When: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 5PM-7PM
Where: Main City Park
Coho Picnic Shelter
219 South Main Ave.
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Learn about bearing systems like hubs, headsets, and bottom brackets, including how to diagnosis, adjust, and overhaul them.

For more information about this event, contact Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

Free Bike Repair Clinic: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 1PM-5PM

06/24/2020 - 1:00pm
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Free Bike Repair Clinic: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 1PM-5PM. Get Your Bike Ready for Summer! Info here!

Get Your Bike Ready for Summer

When: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 1PM-5PM
Where: Main City Park
Coho Picnic Shelter
219 South Main Ave.
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Free basic bike repairs with the nonprofit Bikes for Humanity for May Bike Month. You can also donate old bikes to be fixed up for those in need.

For more information about this event, contact Bikes for Humanity at 503-496-9641.

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike – Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5

03/18/2020 - 9:00am
03/18/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike – Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 3.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 50 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved pathway, boardwalk, and some bark dust trails
  • Round-trip travel: 62 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

This out-and-back trek will take us along a mostly paved pathway that follows the Rock Creek Trail from Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park. At Orenco, we will explore some of the local history, as well as the stickwork sculptures created by artist Patrick Dougherty. There are seven of these 18-foot-tall sculpturesâeach with its own personality. After our hike we will drive a short distance to BJâs Brewhouse for lunch.

For more information about this hike please contact Doug or Dana Duval at 907-230-6543 or danakol24@aol.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

CANCELED. City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Nick Eaton Falls Hike: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM

03/24/2020 - 9:00am
03/24/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Nick Eaton Falls Hike: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM CANCELED
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 4.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 970 feet
  • Trail conditions: Forest trail, switchbacks, rocks, small creek crossings
  • Round-trip travel: 68 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $8

This hike begins at the Herman Creek trailhead, just east of Cascade Locks. The trail goes through a forested area burned by the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. However, the understory that was burned is now recovering, and the canopy cover was mostly spared. The trail has switchbacks for the first mile to a ridge above Herman Creek. Nick Eaton Falls is the destination at 2.2 miles. Part of the trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield wilderness area. We should find early wild flowers along the trail. We will return the same route after a break at the falls. We will have lunch in Cascade Locks.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Hiking boots or shoes are recommended, and poles, if desired.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/26/2019 - 9:00am
11/26/2019 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 800 feet
  • Trail conditions: Sidewalks, paths and staircases; some steep uphill and downhill walking
  • Round-trip travel: TriMet MAX and street car
  • Suggested donation per rider: TriMet fare required

We will take MAX from Gresham City Hall to downtown Portland, where we will transfer to the northbound streetcar to the Pearl District where the walk begins. After walking through the Pearl District, we walk uphill on Summit Avenue to climb a 160-step staircase followed by a 131-step staircase. Continuing uphill we will enter the Pittock estate and spend some time wandering the mansion grounds enjoying views of downtown Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers and Cascade peaks, if the weather is cooperative. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way back.

Bring snacks and water. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended.

Please purchase MAX fare before meeting at Gresham City Hall.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Mathews at 503-766-9443.

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines

Free! Ten Toe Express Walk - Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9AM-11AM

09/14/2019 - 9:00am
09/14/2019 - 11:00am
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2019 Ten Toe Express. 16 Neighborhood Walks throughout inner-city Portland. FREE! Thursdays @ 6PM ~ Saturdays @ 9AM. Join the fun. Info Here!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail

When: Sat Sep 05, 2019 9AM-11AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot
inside Kelly Point Park
N Lombard and Marine Drive
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Cost: Free!

Kelly Point Park and the Rivergate Trail 
Thursday August 22  – 6 PM
Saturday September 14  – 9 AM
Meet:  Northernmost parking lot inside Kelly Point Park, N Lombard and Marine Drive
2.0 hours
3.5 miles or 7,000 steps
Visit the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers and walk among the tall black cottonwoods to the Rivergate Trail and back.
Note: Relatively flat with paved and unpaved trails

Let's Go Walking!
Join us on another great Ten Toe Express walk throughout inner-city Portland sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The Ten Toe Express program is a series of guided walks held Thursdays @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 9AM from May 2nd through September 14th 2019.

Each easy and informal Ten Toe Express walk explores the area neighborhood, architecture and unique history. Walk takes about 2 hours, cover 3.5 - 4.5 miles and are open to all ages and skill levels. Did we mention it's free!

Take TriMet!
For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes. Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-RIDE (7433) for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

For more details, contact Rich Cassidy: rich.cassidy@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6051.

For even more guided walks, check out NeighborWalks. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. See the full schedule here.

(2019 Ten Toe Express schedule below this break)

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