Kick Bike Month off with a bike ride down to Wrap City
(Kesey Square) for lunch and support Safe Routes to School then later in the day head down to Ninkasi as their Pints for a Cause is for Oregon Supported Living Program
, who is having a “packet pick-up” for their Mohawk Valley Metric Century
(see May 9th), and 25% of every pint goes towards programs for adults with developmental disabilities!
Bike Month Kick-Off Party at Sam Bonds Brewery, 4-8pm
Join us at Sam Bond’s Brewing from 4-8 pm Saturday, May 2nd for some music, beer, and conversation. Enter to win great prizes too!
This is an all ages, all genders, everyone who bikes (to work, to the store, to football games, in races, in marathons, on trails…) event!
The South Hills String Band
will be playing, starting at 6 pm.
A long time ago in a galaxy far away….A social celebration of bicycling under the light of the full moon.
Meets at Kesey Square (Broadway and Willamette) around moonrise on the night of the full moon. Ride is ~5 miles long at commuting pace with one rest/dance stop. As always, remember we’re celebrating our strong bicycle culture, and part of that is setting a good example! Facebook event.
Remember your lights, and Ride This Way:
1. Stay in the Right Lane NEVER ride the sidewalk. NEVER ride against oncoming traffic.
2. Leave Nothing Behind
3. Stop at Red Lights.
4. Ride Straight, Ride Predictably.
5. Roll Past Conflict.
6. Leave No One Behind.
7. Ride Sober! It’s illegal and dangerous to ride a bicycle inebriated.
8. Communicate to Fellow Riders! (We need your help to remind those who aren’t following the rules!)
National Bike to School Day
– Various events at area schools to encourage families and kids to bike to school. If you only bike to school one day a year…you’re crazy. Bike more! But if you can only bike one day, make it this one!
This class informs and covers the skills and techniques to give riders the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic and on the trails. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike riding skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age twelve, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling and is a great resource for cyclists from beginning to experienced. A safe bike and helmet are needed in this class. Certification, League of American Bicyclists
’ Road 1, is achieved upon the successful completion of this course and is the first step to become a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). Eugene will be hosting an LCI Seminar in June. This class has a $40 fee. Register here
Week of 9th-15th
It’s the Business Commute Challenge
! Sign up, register your business/office as a team, and join the fun! Prizes, challenges, support, exercise, community, and FUN! Register. Walk. Bike. Bus. Pool. Click. Win. The more you participate the more chances you have to win. Facebook event.
CycloFemme Ride; Two locations to meet: Willamalane Swim Center in Springfield (1276 G St) OR Owens Rose Garden in Eugene (300 N Jefferson St). Both locations meet at 1:30 PM. Joint celebration at 2:45 PM in Island Park (south shelter)!
“Slow paced social bike ride celebrating women on wheels”
CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. We are of a growing community, for a growing community. Our annual Mother’s Day ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or bicycle preference to share in the joy of cycling. Ride with us in Springfield or Eugene on May 10, 2015 as we Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Empower the Future of Women in Cycling. Both rides will convene in Island Park at the end for a group celebration. All ages, genders, and levels welcome. Route information available at bit.ly/EugSpfldCycloFemme15
Theme: pretty skirts (interpreted by you), temporary tattoos, music, and food!
Presenting Sponsors: City of Eugene Transportation Planning and Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School and point2point solutions at LTD.
Food Sponsors coming soon! Let us know if you know of a business that would be interested in sponsoring with food donations.
Breakfast at the Bridges
, DeFazio Bridge Special Business Commute Challenge edition, 7-9:30am. Breakfast at the Bridges is designed for path users and commuters to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee, meet City staff, learn more about transportation in Eugene, and get a bicycle safety check all at the same time. This signature summer event series celebrates the outdoors and encourages active transportation – especially walking and bicycling – to meet larger City goals, including: healthy living, sustainability and a vibrant business community. Breakfast at the Bridges features local advocacy organizations and local businesses who actively work toward these City goals. Full City Coffee, Bagel Sphere and Nancy’s, free bells, and bike registration at the event with bike safety checks by Arriving by Bike
Want to go on a bike adventure? Join the UO Bike Program and our guest presenters to learn the ins and outs of bike touring in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Bring your route, gear, and logistics questions for our touring experts! FREE.
Playborhood and Free Range Kids Speaker & Forum, Amazon Community Center, 6-8:30pm
Giving Our Children Freedom, Independence, and Health; from Free Range Kids to Playborhoods, how can we as a community help families and kids rediscover childhood? Mike Lanza, author of Playborhood will speak and then we will hold a forum and workshop session on the topic of creating a better city for kids and families and building a culture that supports childhood independence and freedom. While the parents gather at the Hilyard Center the kids will work on some fun activities and games next door at the Amazon Community Center. It’s like a date-night, except dinner is free, the drinks aren’t as strong and you get to build a better community!
Join us for this special LiveMove, City of Eugene, and Safe Routes to School event! Please register for this free event
so we know how many kids and parents to expect.Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard Street
6:30-7:30pm Speaker Mike Lanza
7:30-8:30pm Forum & Workshop
Kidical Mass Bike Friday Field Trip Ride
is the largest local bike manufacturing facility in the state (country?); they build bikes for our local bike safety education fleet and have recently started producing a great family bike called the Haul-a-Day
. Come take a field trip to the facility and see how the bikes are built.
It’s like a Mister Roger’s episode but in real life!
Picnic Lunch! Bring some food and we’ll add some too and provide some beverages too.
Ride of Silence– The ride will start at 6:30pm from the Educational Memorial Plaza on Bailey Hill Road, please arrive at 6pm for the reading of the names of members of our community who have lost their lives on the road, and to hear the invited speaker. The ride will end at the David Minor Theater, where we will gather to hear stories about our love ones that we have lost cycling on our public streets.
Bike in Shapes Ride, Hop Valley (Eugene), 7pm
To celebrate Bike Month, we will ride in the shape of a “Bikeosaurus.”
- Isn’t that a cute little helmet
Breakfast at the Bridges Bike Month Wrap-up celebration, Blue Heron Bridge, 7 – 9:30AM (Grassy area off of the Fern Ridge Path behind Caesar Chavez Elementary School). Breakfast at the Bridges is designed for path users and commuters to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee, meet City staff, learn more about transportation in Eugene, and get a bicycle safety check all at the same time. This signature summer event series celebrates the outdoors and encourages active transportation – especially walking and bicycling – to meet larger City goals, including: healthy living, sustainability and a vibrant business community. Breakfast at the Bridges features local advocacy organizations and local businesses who actively work toward these City goals. Full City Coffee, Bagel Sphere and Nancy’s, free bells, and bike registration at the event with bike safety checks by a local bike shop.
Wrap up Bike Month and come show your bike knowledge or transportation wonkiness. Topics from bike pop culture to the MUTCD. A FUNdraiser for Safe Routes to School. More information soon!
The End….now keep riding.