Summer Family Fun Rides & Camps!
Summer is wrapping up soon but we won’t let that stop us from enjoying some great family friendly events!
Kidical MASSIVE; the largest global family bike ride ever!
September 19, 10am, Monroe Park
It all started here in Eugene… now there are dozens of Kidical Mass rides happening around the country. It’s time to all hold one giant ride together! There our already over 30 rides registered around the country. Let’s make the Eugene ride the biggest one ever and show our city, our state, and the country that Eugene families love biking in our town!!
Come celebrate family biking, cargo bikes, trailers, little ones biking, and a world changed by more kids biking more often! Massive ride, treasures, surprises, and maybe a pirate or two. Join the Facebook Event and spread the word!
Learn to Ride Clinic & Traffic Garden at Eugene Sunday Streets (Friendly)
September 20, 12-4pm, Friendly Park
Walk+Bike to School Day is Wednesday October 7th. Make sure your school is registered!!
Are you prepared in the event of a disaster? How could your bike help you and your family out in disaster? What is the potential of the bicycle for preparedness? Come to the Eugene Disaster Relief Trials on Saturday, October 17th to find out!
Some of the event attractions include a “Fiets of Parenthood” bicycle obstacle course (to be completed by parents and children teams), food vendors, beer garden, pedal powered music, fire trucks, Smokey the Bear, cargo bike viewing, fundraising raffle and emergency preparedness information.
You can even register to compete for the race in the Family Class !! Ride 10 miles with some basic emergency supplies and complete some fun simulation tasks; with your kid(s) on board your bike!
Previous Events (for historical purposes only):
River Road Parks How To Get From Here To There!
How many ways can you get around town? This week we will be looking into the many avenues of transportation such as, riding a bike, taking the bus, walking and maybe a dune buggy ride! We will check out the different ways to get from one place to another. River Road Park and Recreation District registration required.
Nearby Nature Wheels to Water Day Camp (2 sessions) (Ages 8-11)
June 29-July 3 OR July 27-31, 9am-4pm, Alton Baker Park
Explore the Willamette riverside by bike! Watch water wildlife, visit CAT (the Center for Appropriate Transport), make bike smoothies, and learn to fix flat tires. Use maps to pedal yourself to some of Eugene’s best outdoor adventure spots. Park the wheels for one day and enjoy the water as you canoe on the canal with Northwest Canoe Tours! *You must have or borrow a bike and helmet for this camp. Extra fee for canoeing. See registration form.
July 18, 10am, Monroe Park
Does it get any cuter?! Kids, bikes, teddy bears, picnics, come on!
Picnic! Kids of all ages, bring a picnic, your favorite teddy bear (or other precious equivalent) and join Mike and Carleen and the band for a fun filled hour of music, make a teddy bear craft and join Panda and Brown Bear in the Teddy Bear Parade to finish off the concert! Whee!
Learn to Ride Clinic and Traffic Garden at Eugene Sunday Streets (Downtown)
July 26, Monroe Park
Blackberry bRamble Community Ride and Celebration
August 2, 9:30am, Hilyard Center (2580 Hilyard)
Whether you’re a road cyclist in top form, a weekend recreational rider, or a parent pulling two kids in a trailer, Eugene’s Blackberry bRamble is the ride for you.
The 10 and 20 mile community rides will begin at 10:00am, and is limited to 200 riders. Children under 12 are free, when accompanied by an adult. We are still planning the route will be posted when it is ready. After the ride you’ll end up at the celebration to enjoy your pie and ice cream, music, and other entertainment.
Pacific Source has offered a special matching sponsorship so your registration funds, which will go directly to SRTS Bike Safety Education Program, will be doubled!
Singletrack Mt. Bike Camp (City of Eugene Rec)
August 3-7, 10am-4pm
Saturday, August 15th, 12:30pm at Hilyard Center (2580 Hilyard)
It’s the last ride before school starts, let’s make it count! We’ll be meeting at the Hilyard Community Center to check out some of their cool adaptive bikes, do a ride around the neighborhood, and then end up back at Amazon pool where we’ll join the Recreation Swim! Come check out a family tandem, a handcycle, or other interesting adaptive bikes- you can even take it for a spin on our ride! Then join us for a special Kidical Mass swim and BBQ!
Thanks to the City of Eugene Hilyard Community Center and Amazon Pool staff for supporting the ride! .
–Hot Dogs, burgers, buns, and fixings will be provided (with veg. options), bring along a food or drink item to share if you want too!–
Adventure Bike Camp (City of Eugene Rec)
August 17-21, 10-4pm
This camp is a week of wheeled adventure! You’ll explore the natural world, cruise the wetlands bike path, race the BMX track, mountain bike, and raft down the Willamette River. Become a safer cyclists by learning basic bike handling and maintenance skills, the rules of the road, and bike etiquette. These are taught by the same Bike Safety Instructors who teach our Bike Safety Education classes in the schools; they are cool, safe, and fun instructors! Here’s more information and go here to register. Don’t miss this camp!
Ages 11-13, Registration Required $205.00
Nearby Nature Wandering Wheels (ages 9-13)
August 17-21, 9am-4pm, Alton Baker Park
Explore nature along our area’s wonderful bike trails. Spend three days on the Willamette River bike paths plus one day on the Middle Fork Path (near Dorris Ranch) and one day on the Fern Ridge Bike Trail. Hone your bike maintenance skills and go on a special a ride to Skinner Butte Park for an introduction to Rock Climbing at the famous Columns, taught by the City of Eugene’s Outdoor Program. Note: Different drop-off locations may be required for off-site rides. Participation limited to those who have previously attended Wheels to Water or whose biking skills can be verified by our instructor (must make arrangements in advance). Extra fee for climbing, see registration form.
Bike & Boating will be happening for the first time in Springfield this year! We will meet at Island Park, ride bikes up river along the Middle Fork Path, eat a picnic lunch at Clearwater Park, and then float down the river in rafts with recreation staff as our bicycles are transported back to Island Park for us. Springfield residents have priority, Eugene residents will be welcome but placed on a ‘wait-list’ first.
Registration is required. $10/person.