The sun is peeking out a bit more frequently these days and loads of great bike happenings are popping up on the Events Calendar (see the sidebar over there—>). Here are some highlights not to be missed for National Bike Month:
The League of American Bicyclists’ Executive Director, Andy Clarke, is in town tomorrow to commemorate the UO’s Silver Bicycle Friendly University award.
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!
A great intro to bike commuting is 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.
There’s a Confident Cycling for Families class on May 21st aimed at families interested in cycling more often with more confidence. Register here.
Finally, 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 by Arriving 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.
There are even more events going on but my question is, who is going to organize the Bike From Work ride to a brew-pub?! Do it and let me know about it.