Big Bike Week

Lot’s of great bike happenings in the coming weeks. Join the fun!

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Walk+Bike to School Day

Join the National Walk+Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. Whether you join one of the local schools participating or simply walk or bike to school, work, or running errands you’ll be part of the fun!

When: October 7th
Where: Schools all around Eugene-Springfield
Cost: FREE


 

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World’s Shortest Bike Race

Come compete in the second annual World’s Shortest Bike Race. No training necessary (except drinking some beer)- the only thing you need is a bike- and even if that is too much work- you can just use ours. First 100 to register- receive a FREE T-Shirt. Just email us at info@fallingskybrewing.com with your names to register. Prizes for the fastest and slowest. Kid’s Race too! 13.9 feet of hell.

When: Sunday, Oct. 11th 3pm
Where: Falling Sky Brewing
Cost: FREE


 

UO Transportation Day

UO Transportation Day

Come out and screen print a cool bike shirt on the spot, register your bike, get help with route planning (bus and bike), practice putting your bike on a bus rack, learn about transportation services on campus, interact with local bicycle businesses, and much more.
FREE! Food, music, t-shirts, reflective stickers, bike repairs, and swag.
PRIZES! Enter to win a waterproof jacket and pants from Showers Pass, bike lights from Planet Bike, coffee mug and water bottle holders fromPortland Design Works, and more.

When: October 13, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Chapman Hall on 13th Ave. (across from Lillis)
Cost: FREE


 

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Roaster’s Ramble Bike Ride

We will explore Eugene’s finest downtown coffee roasters, by bike! Grab your bike and bring your friends to discover your soon-to-be new favorite place to get your coffee buzz on.
Sign up online at outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu/events for free! Must be a UO student or OP co-op member to participate.

When: October 14, 3:00pm
Where: UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)
Cost: FREE (for UO Students or OP co-op member)


 

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Willie Weir: Three Styles of Bike Travel

Instead of escaping urban congestion and heading to the country, what if your bike tour never left the city? Willie Weir has explored three different styles of bike travel in Portland, Minneapolis and Montreal. Come listen to his stories and be inspired to plan trips you’ve never before imagined.

When: October 15, Doors at 6 pm, show at 7
Where: Pacific Hall Room 123 (UO Campus)
Cost: $5 general, $3 UO students and OP co-op members


 

Bike School

Bike School: A Gateway to the World of Bike Mechanics

Interested in knowing how to maintain and repair your bike? Well, you’re in luck because Bike School is back! Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional mechanics Al Hongo and Nick Wogan.
During our three week course, you will learn to maintain and repair your standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. You must bring your own bike.
Pre-register at the UO Bike Program inside the UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E 18th Ave) or call 541-346-4371. Must be a UO student or OP co-op member to participate.

When: Wednesdays, 6- 8 pm, October 14th- November 18th
Where: UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)
Cost: $65 for the class


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The Disaster Relief Trials (DRT) is a cargo bike event designed to help demonstrate the capabilities of bikes in disaster situations. The riders will plan and navigate a course of their choosing through the city, to designated check points, in order to fulfill the criteria of the trials, with fully loaded bikes on city roads. At each check point riders will encounter obstacles or complete tasks to assist response teams (like a neighborhood Community Emergency Response Team – CERT group). While the riders are completing the course, a Resiliency Fair will be held at Alton Baker Park (the start/finish line) as well as a “Fiets of Parenthood” short course for family cargo bikers and younger riders.

The DRT is a fundraiser for Eugene-Springfield’s Safe Routes to School Bicycle Education Program.

The Fair
The Disaster Resiliency Fair will be a great place to show off emergency preparedness supplies, bikes, resiliancy gear and information to people interested in living a sustainable and prepared lifestyle. DRT riders will come back to the Fair several times during the day, so it will be a fun place to watch the action and get you and your family prepared! The Fair will be from 11:00am – 6:00pm and includes an Oakshire beer garden.

Logistics
The DRT will start and finish at Alton Baker Park on Saturday October 17th with staggered start times beginning at 10:00 am!

The Resiliency Fair will be at the Alton Baker Park site from 11:00am to 6:00 pm and will include music, vendors, community booths, family activities, competition excitement and more! Awards ceremony for the DRT will be held at 5:00 pm at Alton Baker.

Volunteer!
We need volunteers to make the event a success; consider registering to volunteer for a couple hours at the event. You’ll be doing your part to help out…and get a cool DRT shirt out of it!

Raffle:
Sales from the DRT Raffle Tickets go right to Safe Routes to School to support our Bike Safety Education Program AND you could win a Bike Friday Haul-a-Day Cargo Bike or lot’s of other great bike and preparadeness gear! Sales of other items (and registration fees) support the event and any profits go to SRTS and the Oregon Chapter of the Red Cross.

When: October 17th 11am-5pm
Where: Alton Baker Park (Picnic Shelter area)
Cost: FREE (or register as a racer for a small entry fee)

Author: Shane MacRhodes

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