Sun, Bike Month, Walk + Bike Challenge…Oh My!

The sun is peeking out a bit more frequently these days and loads of great bike happenings are popping up on the Events Calendar. Here are some highlights not to be missed for in the next couple of weeks followed by a summer schedule:

The League of American Bicyclists’ Executive Director, Andy Clarke, is in town tomorrow to commemorate the UO’s Silver Bicycle Friendly University award. Come ride with him at Noon (18th & University) or to a social and lecture (5:30, 206 Lawrence Hall).

The Bike Music Festival is happening this Saturday!

The Business Commute Challenge is right around the corner, May 14-20. Sign up now and get ready to ride!

There’s a Confident Cycling for Families class on May 21st aimed at families interested in cycling more often with more confidence. Register here.

A great intro to bike commuting is also happening on May 10: If you have any friends or family who are thinking about commuting but are a little uneasy check out the “Bike Commuters Night Out … and how to get around town on your bike.” It’s hosted by GEARs at the Hilyard Community Center (6:30-8:00 pm). There will be a short presentation by a local expert with information about proper gear and clothing, riding skills, technique, cycling laws, street confidence, and bicycle maintenance. Then a diverse panel of six women will share their personal stories and talk about fears and barriers to getting around by bike and how they have overcome them.

The City of Eugene has announced it’s dates for their popular Breakfast at the Bridges events and they are kicking it off at the DeFazio Bridge on National Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 20, 7-9)! Commuters traveling on the River Path Friday will be treated with a FREE breakfast of bagels & coffee, FREE bike bells, FREE bike safety checks provided byArriving by Bike, bike registration by the Eugene Police Department, and bike resources from the City of Eugene and BikeLane Coalition. Commuters can get all this next to EWEB plaza near the DeFazio Bridge.

Here’s a full schedule of fun going on throughout the summer. Be sure to watch the Events Calendar and subscribe to the SRTS E-News to stay up to date.

May 7- Bicycle Music Festival, UO Campus.

May 10- Bike Commuting How-To Night Out, Hilyard Community Center, 6:30-8:00 pm

May 14-20 – Business Commute Challenge

May 21- Confident Cycling for Families Class, Roosevelt Middle School, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

May 21- Kidical Mass; GeoCaching Ride, University Park, 3 p.m.

June 16-18Oregon SRTS Retreat (Bend)

June 18- Kidical Mass; Traditional Ride– Monroe Park to Prince Pücklers, 3 p.m.

June 25/26- Kidical Camping– Monroe Park to Armitage Park, 10 a.m. Register Here

July 16- Kidical Mass; Bike & Boat the Willamette– Sladden Park & back, 1 p.m. Register Here

August 6/7- Weekend on the Amazon/Blackberry bRamble Bike Celebration– Amazon Park 11 a.m.

August 20- Kidical Mass; Bike to Baseball– Westmoreland Park to PK Park, 5 p.m. Register Here

September 17- Kidical Mass; Pirate Treasure Hunt, Oakmont Park to “Buried Treasure”, 3 p.m.

October 15- Kidical Mass; Pumpkin Ride, Monroe Park, 3 p.m.

November 19- Kidical Mass; Giving Thanks Ride, ATA/Family School, 3 p.m.

December 17- Kidical Mass; Holiday Lights Ride, Monroe Park, 5 p.m.

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