Go Ducks! UO Bike Program Already Champions

Today’s the big game but the UO is already national champions for cycling! Well officially they are Gold and Davis and Stanford are currently ahead of them with Platinum but they are hot on their heels. Below is some information about some of their current programs, some of which are available to the broader community with an Outdoor Program membership.

UO Mobile Repair Trike with tools and stand (photo by Alexander Hongo)
UO Mobile Repair Trike with tools and stand (photo by Alexander Hongo)

Other big news from the program is that Kelsey Moore has been hired as the new Program Coordinator for the Bike Program, replacing Briana Orr who was hired last year as a Communication Specialist by the Cascade Bicycle Club. You may know Kelsey as the manager at Arriving by Bike or her work with Willamette; A Place for Everyone. It’s really exciting to see Kelsey move into this position, she’ll bring great energy, knowledge, and community connections to this growing UO program. Here’s some information on some current projects at the UO Bike Program:

UO Bike School

Bike School- The gateway to the world of bike mechanics

This six week course will cover topics like brakes, derailleurs, bottom brackets, hubs and more. Each two hour class will provide an in-depth description of the topic and time to explore that system on your own bicycle. This course will give you skills needed to maintain and repair your standard road, mountain or commuter bike. Bring your own bicycle and clothes you are comfortable working in. Internally geared hubs and coaster brakes will not be covered.

Bike Appreciation Day Jan2015Bike Appreciation Day
Monday, January 12th, 10 am- 3 pm

Does your bike need some TLC? Stop by on 13th in front of Lillis anytime between 10 am and 3 pm and Bike Program bike mechanics will perform bike safety checks and minor adjustments free of charge!  Is your bike already in great shape? Come say “hi” and get updates on the Bike Program DIY Bike Shop and the Outdoor Program gear rentals and trips. Today on 13th St. in front of Lillis Hall. Free!

Bike Loan Checkout Day
Tuesday, January 13th, 12 pm- 4 pm

The Bike Program is checking out loaner bikes to students Tuesday, January 13th 12 pm to 4 pm.  Are you in Eugene for only a term? Would a bike help you get around? Then a Bike Program loaner bike may be the answer for you. You will need to visit the Outdoor Program website and complete an online orientation first!  Location: Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E 18th Ave). Cost: $30 per term

Bike Program
DIY Bike Shop

Lube that chain, and pump those tires! Winter is a great time to tend to your bike’s needs. Remember, the DIY Bike Shop is open to students, staff, and Outdoor Program co-op members! The DIY Bike Shop is equipped with bike specific tools to perform anything from general maintenance to building wheels. Mechanics are on hand during our operation hours to provide guidance and assistance if you are unsure how to repair your bicycle.  Open Monday- Friday, 12- 5 pm, Outdoor Program Barn, (1225 E 18th Ave)

Live Move Student Group

LiveMove Transportation and Livability Student Group focuses on the planning and design of transportation systems as they relate to community quality of life and livability.

Winter term meetings are every Wednesday 4-5 pm.  This is a great opportunity to collaborate on planning and design projects, to gain leadership skills, to bring in high-profile guest speakers, and to network.

 

Click here if you’d like to subscribe to future UO Bike Program emails and stay tuned here for more information on the UO Bike Program including an update on the Bike Share program and Kelsey’s plans for the future.

Author: Shane MacRhodes

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