It’s about that time of year again, time to ride even more! May is going to be a GREAT month for biking in Eugene and Springfield. It’s a good time for fair-weather cyclists to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together. With over 30 bike rides and events happening during Bike Month it’s the perfect time to try out something new! Usually ride for recreation? Try out commuting! Casual cyclist who only rides for errands? Try a longer recreational ride! Want to get your kids riding more? We’ve got events for you! Come ride with us in May.
Bike Month Highlights
April 27: Business Commute Challenge Kickoff
May 1-31: Walk & Roll Challenge and Sky In May
May 1: Bike Share Open House & Bike Month Kickoff Event
May 3: Planners Pub
May 8-22: Wheel Building 101
May 10: National Bike to School Day
May 11: Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic
May 13: Women’s MTB Saturday Social Ride at Alsea Falls
Bike to Blooms Wildflower Ride
Mohawk Valley Metric Century: A Pedal for People
Confident Cycling Class
May 13-19: Business Commute Challenge
May 14: Cyclofemme Ride
Scio Covered Bridges Ride
May 15: Campbell Bike Week- Get Your Bike Ready for Summer
May 16: Breakfast at the Bike Bridges- BCC Edition
Campbell Bike Week – Free Coffee for Cyclists
May 17: Campbell Bike Week – Non-traditional Bike Demo Day
Ride of Silence
May 18: Mountain Biking 101
Campbell Bike Week – Eugene Mural Bike Tour
May 19: National Bike to Work Day
Campbell Bike Week – Row River Tour
May 20: Kidical Mass 9th Birthday Ride
Springfield Willamalane Family Bike Ride
Confident Cycling for Families Class
May 21: Mountain Bike Trail Build Day
34th annual Beals on Wheels
May 23: Bike in Shapes Ride
May 25: Bike Touring 101
BCC Wrap Up Party
Flat Fix & Prevention Clinic
May 26: Breakfast at the Bike Bridges- Richardson Bridge
May 27: Bike to Permaculture Tour
May 28: Internal Gear Hub Ride
May 30: Accessible and Appropriate Transit Fair
Bike Maintenance Basics: Level 1
May 31: Bucket Bike Pannier Building
June 3: Andar en Bicicleta con Confianza– Clase para familias (en español)
Host Your Own Ride! We're excited to get more people organizing their own fun rides. Simply make up your own ride and register it at this page . We'll post it here and on the Community Bike Calendar.
Bike Month Events & Descriptions
Thursday, April 27th
Business Commute Challenge Kickoff, Oakshire Brewing, 207 Madison Ave., 4-6:30pm
It’s time to get ready for the 2017 BCC! Come on by to sign-up, pick up your team captain kit, enjoy live music, receive food discounts (including $1 off beverage), and have fun with fellow BCC’ers!
Walk & Roll Challenge, Schools throughout Eugene-Springfield
The Walk+Roll Challenge is a friendly, month-long competition—held annually in May—aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk, bike and roll to and from school and throughout their neighborhoods. The Challenge is hosted by The Street Trust (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) with support from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, our sponsors and other partners.
Sky in May, All Falling Sky Locations
To celebrate Bike month we will give you $1 off whenever you ride to any Sky location with 1 or more other riders. LIMIT 1 discount per location per day/ not to be combined with other discounts.Just say RIDE!
Monday, May 1st
Bike Month Kick-Off and Bike Share Open House, Broadway Commerce Center (44 W. Broadway), 4:00-6:00pm
May is Bike Month in the Eugene/Springfield area and we are launching the month with a special Bike Share Kick-Off event! The event will include the launch of the Eugene Bike Share website where users can learn more about the program and take a survey to select where bike share stations should be located. You can also learn about bicycling events happening during May is Bike Month, see the calendar of events happening all summer long through the City of Eugene’s Transportation Options program, and maybe even get inspired to organize your own ride during the month.
Wednesday, May 3rd
LiveMove Planners Pub, Tap & Growler, 207 E 5th Ave., 6:30-8:00pm
Have you ever wondered what “vision zero” means for our streets? Or what makes a street “green?” Join LiveMove at our final Planner’s Pub (of the year) with Transportation Planning Manager for the City of Eugene, Mr. Rob Inerfeld! Light refreshments will be provided.
Livability Drinks, Sam Bonds Foundry (East 8th), 5:30pm
Connected Livability Professionals (CLP) hosts Livability Drinks with Cascadia Green Building Council and Essex General Construction at Sam Bond’s Foundry (540 E 8th Ave, Eugene)on Wednesday, May 3rd. Come out and have a drink with professionals interested in the livability of our communities.
Monday, May 8th
Wheel Building 101, UO Bike Program in Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 6:00-8:00pm (Series: Mondays 5/7, 5/15, 5/22).
Take the next step in your bike maintenance journey by attending this 3-session workshop in which you will plan, lace and tension your own wheel. Mondays (5/7, 5/15, 5/22) 6-8 pm at the UO Bike Program in the Erb Memorial Union. Registration required: sign-up at the UO Bike Program in the Erb Memorial Union Monday-Friday 12-5 pm. Students: $35, Community Members: $35 plus $25/year membership.
Wednesday, May 10th
Thursday, May 11th
Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic, Arriving By Bike (2705 Willamette St.), 7:30-9:30 PM
Join Arriving By Bike Bike Technichian, Sam, in this hands-on clinic that focuses on basic bike maintenance.
Do you have squeeky brakes? Issues with your shifting? If you have a nagging concern, or a desire to learn more about your trusty steed and how it functions, sign-up for this one-night clinic!
This is a small, hands-on class, so please stop by in person or call us at 541-484-5410 to pre-register. Cost: $10
Saturday, May 13th
Women’s MTB Saturday Social Ride at Alsea Falls, Alsea Falls, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate the coming of spring and join the ladies of Team Dirt and No Apologies! for a Saturday Social Ride! This is a NO DROP ladies only ride. Meet in the Alsea Falls Trail System parking area and ride a loop of the system. Learn about Team Dirt’s advocacy and trail building efforts in the area and have fun exploring one of the best flow trail systems in the area. No pressure, just good times!
Bike to Blooms Wildflower Ride, Bake Stewart Park, Dorena, 8:00am-3:00pm
With a local expert as your guide, we invite you explore a series of rare, remnant prairie and oak habitats along Dorena Lake. Bikes to Blooms is a free, educational event that features activities for families and nature enthusiasts, including a morning bird walk, stewardship opportunities, educational booths hosted by local organizations and guided wildflower walks. Travel east of Cottage Grove and experience this ecologically valuable and scenic landscape and to see the southern Willamette Valley in bloom.Mohawk Valley Metric Century: A Pedal for People, McKenzie River, 8:00am
A beautiful scenic ride along the McKenzie River and scenic forests just north of Eugene. Four routes: 100+K, 100K, 60K, and 40K. This will be the 6th annual fundraiser for Oregon Supported Livings Arts and Culture Program. This year brought to you by Eugene Velo cycling club. Registration $55 until April 16, then $65.
Confident Cycling Class, Whitaker Community Center, 9am-6pm
This class informs and covers the skills and techniques to give riders the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic and on the trails. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike riding skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age twelve, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling and is a great resource for cyclists from beginning to experienced. A safe bike and helmet are needed in this class. Certification from the League of American Bicyclists’ for “Smart Cycling” is achieved upon the successful completion of this course. This class has a $40 fee*.
Business Commute Challenge, All Over, All Week
Join a friendly competition – workplace against workplace – to see who can walk, bike, bus, carpool, or telework the most during the week of the event. The workplace with the highest participation wins, along with great prizes for individuals!
Sunday, May 14th
Cyclofemme Ride, Owen Rose Garden, time TBA soon…
CycloFemme is a Global Celebration of Women created TO HONOR THE PAST from the shoulders of those who stood before us, for the freedom to choose and the chance to wear pants. TO CELEBRATE THE PRESENT with strength and courage, voices raised, moving together. TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE of women everywhere, the backbone of positive social change
Scio Covered Bridges Ride, Scio, Oregon 9:30am-2:00pm
The route is 30 miles with a few rollers. We will take a lunch break upon reaching Larwood Bridge, so bring your lunch, snacks and water. Also I may add an optional route of 50 miles with 1200′ of gain if there is sufficient interest. You must sign-up at http://www.obsidians.org/ to participate.
Monday, May 15th
Get Your Bike Ready for Summer, Campbell Community Center, 5:30-8:30pm
Bicycling is one way to get fit and have fun while saving money. Join us for one or all of these bike-related events. This basic maintenance class will teach you the skills to get ready for summer riding: 6-point safety check, repairing tires, brake tune-ups and repair, adjusting your shifters and more! Bring your favorite bike and dress to get grubby. Registration Required, $15.
Tuesday, May 16
Breakfast at the Bike Bridges- BCC Edition, DeFazio Bridge, south west side of the bridge 7:00-9:30 am
Breakfast at the Bridges is designed for path users and commuters to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee, meet City staff, learn more about transportation in Eugene, and get a bicycle safety check all at the same time.
Campbell Bike Week – Free Coffee for Cyclists, Campbell Community Center, 8:30am-6:00pm
Coming to or by Campbell Center? Bike and you can enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!) on us all day.
Wednesday, May 17th
Campbell Bike Week – Non-traditional Bike Demo Day, Campbell Community Center 9:30am-2:00pm
Tandems? Recumbents? Tricycles? Hand cycles? Try out our amazing fleet of bikes for people who can’t or don’t want to ride standard bike frames. The Eugene Police will also be on hand to do free bicycle registrations and answer questions. Every person who registers their bike gets free chocolate! You can also join the Campbell Bike Group at 10am for an approximately 15-mile ride in town.
Ride of Silence, Bailey Hill Memorial Plaza 6:00 PM
The Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
Thursday, May 18
Mountain Biking 101, UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave) 6:00-8:00pm
Interested in trying mountain biking but aren’t sure what you’ll need, where to go, or who to ride with? Join Disciples of Dirt and the UO Bike Program for a presentation on the local mountain biking trails and opportunities. FREE!
Campbell Bike Week – Eugene Mural Bike Tour, Campbell Community Center 10:00am-12:00pm
See the best of Eugene’s public art! We will follow the 2016 Lane Arts Council Mural Tour route on bicycle. Bring your own bike and helmet. Pre-registration required; call or stop by Campbell Center (541-682-5318) or go to getrec.org
Friday, May 19th
If you only bike to work one day during the Business Commute Challenge this is the day to do it!
Wheels by the Willamette, Aspen and W D St in Springfield (adjacent to the boat launch) 4:00-6:00pm
The City of Springfield, in partnership with Point2Point at Lane Transit District, will host a Wheels by the Willamette event along the Northbank Path to promote biking and walking as transportation options. Free bicycle safety checks will be provided. Additionally, free bike and pedestrian materials, such as maps, will be offered to attendees to learn more about biking and walking as transportation options in Springfield. Light snacks and refreshments included.
The Row River Trail is so stunning it was selected as the first state Scenic Bikeway. Join our experienced guide and bike this level pathway. Ride is 10-30 miles long. Bring your own bike and helmet. Pre-registration required; call or stop by Campbell Center (541-682-5318) or go to getrec.org
Saturday, May 20th
Plus it’s Bike Month in May so we’ll have special treats and birthday surprises so come join the extra fun celebration!!
Tuesday, May 23rd
Bike in Shapes Ride, Claim 52’s The Abbey at Sprout, 7:00 pm
Bike in Shapes is a monthly community bicycle ride. Every month since 2010, we trace and ride around whimsical shapes and conclude with a brew. All are welcome!
Thursday, May 25th
BCC Wrap Up Party, Sweet Cheeks Winery Tasting Room, 5th Street Market, 4:00-6:30pm
Time to celebrate the Challenge and all that you accomplished! Stop by, pick-up your prizes, hang out with your team, receive the team awards, enjoy $1 off your beverages, appetizers, and live music!
Bike Touring 101, UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.), 6:00-8:00pm Gather tips, stories, and inspiration for your next two-wheeled adventure at this interactive presentation with the UO Bike Program, which includes a Q&A, book browsing, and gear show-and-tell. Free!
Flat Fix & Prevention Clinic, Arriving By Bike (27th & Willamette), 7:30-9:30 pm
Learn how to fix a flat tire and how to prevent one, too. This is a small group and hands-on learning environment. Bring your own bike, or use one of ours! Please pre-register in person or call the shop at 541-484-5410. Cost: $10
Friday, May 26th
Breakfast at the Bike Bridges, Richardson Bridge (Fern Ridge Path by Bike Friday, near Quaker St. south side of the bridge) 7:00-9:30 am
Breakfast at the Bridges is designed for path users and commuters to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee, meet City staff, learn more about transportation in Eugene, and get a bicycle safety check all at the same time. Come check out this month’s “West Side Edition” with our guests Bike Friday and Patchwork Repair.
Saturday, May 27th
Bike to Permaculture Tour, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL) 1801 Moss st., meet at 12:30 to ride
Bike to and tour the home of local community member and permaculture enthusiast, Jan Spencer!Bike to and tour the home of local community member and permaculture enthusiast, Jan Spencer!
Sunday, May 28th
Internal Gear Hub Ride, SW end of Valley River Bike Bridge, 1-3pm
Dust off your old 3 speed and ride the river front loop from Maurie Jacobs Park to the Owosso bike bridge and back, then maybe the loop to the DeFazio bridge or farther East! Any bike equipped with an IGH welcome.
Tuesday, May 30th
Accessible and Appropriate Transit Fair, The green behind Erb Memorial Union (EMU) on UO Campus, 10 am- 2 pm
In partnership with the Hilyard Center and the AccessABILITY Student Union, the UO Bike Program will provide information and resources about accessible sustainable bike transportation, plus swag! Free!
Bike Maintenance Basics: Level 1, REI Eugene, 7:00-8:30pm
If you ride a bicycle, then you need this class! In this informative session you will learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle that will keep you riding smoothly and prolong your bike’s life. No experience necessary! Note that this is a demonstration class; please do not bring your bike.
Free – Registration Required
Wednesday, May 31st
Bucket Bike Pannier Building, UO Bike Program in Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 6:00-8:00pm
In collaboration with the UO Bike Program and UO Zero Waste, participate in this DIY clinic in which we’ll make sturdy, sustainable, waterproof panniers out of plastic buckets! Bring your bike rack for the perfect fit. Free!
Saturday, June 3rd
Andar en Bicicleta con Confianza- Clase para familias (en español), El Camino del Rio/River Road Elementary, 9:00am-Noon
Incluso si su hijo sabe montar en bicicleta, su familia puede tener preguntas y preocupaciones sobre montar la bicicleta en la calle. Unase a nosotros para aprender las habilidades básicas de tráfico como una familia, así como la forma adecuada de ajustar el casco, ajustar la bicicleta al tamaño del niño, llevar cosas en la bicicleta y realizar un control de seguridad de la bicicleta. También aprenderán sobre el equipo, ropa e iluminación y cómo acegurar la bicicleta correctamente. Vamos a pasar la mitad de nuestro tiempo en el interior y la última parte se llevará a cabo en la cancha de baloncesto para practicar habilidades y ejercicios antes de un recorrido divertido en las calles del vencindario. Mas informacion…