Thaw Out & Come Out

The snow is gone and this weekend is packed with bike events!

Friday, Dec. 13th:
Reception for Cascadian Courier Collective at Arriving By Bike (27th & Willamette) 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cascadian Courier Collective reception with libations from Falling Sky Brewery. Drop by to help celebrate Eugene’s newest bicycle couriers – now delivering from the Falling Sky Pour House and Delicatessen as well as from Laughing Planet on Blair Blvd.

Plus, bicycle cookie decorating – create a portrait of your current steed or of your dream ride on homemade bike cookies!
Cascadian Boys
Saturday, Dec. 14th:

Confident and Safe Cycling Class, Whitaker Community Center (Clark & N. Jackson) 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This 3+6-hour GEARs class guides cyclists in state laws as they pertain to bike riders, crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. The extra six hours provides on-bike skills, on-road practice and experience. Adults and children above age fourteen are perfect for this packed, three-hour course. This curriculum is provided by the League of American Bicyclists and meets the City of Eugene’s Municipal Court requirements for bike traffic citation diversion. This class has a $10 fee.

Ugly Sweater Cargo Bike Ride leave from Arriving By Bike (27th & Willamette) 11:00 a.m.
Gather  wearing your favorite ‘not-in-public’ sweater or if that doesn’t float your bike, just pretend it’s Halloween again. We’ll take a casual, crazy ride and stop for hot chocolate, coffee, tea and treats courtesy of ABB. We’re hoping to see cargo bikes of every description – this is a great chance to check them out if you are curious. All riders are welcome.Holiday Swarm

Bicycle Holiday Swarm on South Willamette St. – 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Biking and shopping along S. Willamette St. for a couple hour swarm. Join in to show your support for local businesses and let them know you’d like to see a street design that supports a ‘Willamettette for All’ outcome with on-street bicyclle access and a better walking envirionment.

Our Children’s Trust mural dedication and reception at Arriving By Bike (27th & Willamette)  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Mural dedication at 2:00 p.m. – Our Children’s Trust video at 4:30 p.m.
Our Children’s Trust youth are painting a mural on the side of the Arriving By Bike building, and it’s looking great. We’re excited! Ranging from 8 to 18 years of age, these youth are calling attention to their local Climate Recovery Ordinance which they have submitted for consideration to the Eugene City Council.
We’re hosting a reception for the Our Children’s Trust youth and the dedication of the mural during the 2nd Saturday South Willamette Art Walk afternoon. Enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate and popcorn!

Holiday LightsKidical Mass Holiday Lights Ride meet at Monroe Park 5:00 p.m.
Celebrating this fun annual ride one week before Winter Solstice to include families who may be gone by the 21st. Add light to this special change in the season by lighting up yourself and your bike! We’ll ride around looking at holiday lights and end up somewhere warm- probably Cozmic Pizza for dinner.
Dazzle us with your lights and celebrate the change in the weather and the change of the season.

PS- There may be a sneak peek at a very cool locally made cargo bike at the ride….the Bike Friday Haul-a-day! Rumor has it the color scheme will be pretty awesome.

Sunday, Dec. 15th:

Go for a ride!

 

Author: Shane MacRhodes

Contributor & co-editor. Papa. Active Transportation Professional. BEST Board Member.