Plant Trees! By Bike!

Friends of Trees Plant It!

 

The Eugene Friends of Trees program is doing a great job expanding their plant-by-bike tree planting events. Let’s work toward having all trees planted by bike!

It is really fun and efficient to join in a planting event with a bicycle. You can join a bike team for a planting event with just yourself and bicycle, or bring along a trailer if you have access to one.

 

There are two upcoming events:

Saturday, April 4th, 9:00AM

Friends of Trees Office – 11th and Lincoln

 

Saturday, April 25th

University of Oregon area

 

RSVP to Jennifer (jenniferk@friendsoftrees.org) and to request more details.

Volunteers Needed: Bike Safety Education Rides

Volunteers are needed to help with the Safe Routes to School Bike Safety Education rides.

Guess what? You get to ride your bike around, role model good bicycle behavior, and empower more youth to be safe, responsible bicycle riders. How fun!

Please sign up for Bike Safety Community Ride!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/mB5HUx
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me (zane.s.wheeler@ci.eugene.or.us) and I can sign you up manually.

As the regional Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School program expands, we need even more volunteers to help us reach our goal of providing bicycle safety education to every student in Springfield, 4j, and Bethel school districts. In the 2014-2015 school year we will reach over 1,500 students with our bike safety education course. THANK YOU in advance for your contributions to making this vision become reality.

 

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Eugene Sunday Streets Rolls into Bethel Neighborhood September 8th

ESS_VertENGLISH_Poster.v2The City of Eugene will present its second Sunday Streets event of the summer, which promotes healthy, active lifestyles, in the Bethel neighborhood on September 8th. From 11:30AM – 4:00PM people are invited to enjoy a 1.5-mile car-free route by foot, bicycle, roller skate, wheelchair, or any other human-powered transportation that they wish.

The Sunday Streets Bethel route connects activity centers at Petersen Barn Park and Fairfield Elementary School. These activity centers will feature pedal powered live music, food carts, free soccer clinics, yoga classes, tree walks, hula hoops, and more. ShelterCare will be providing free helmets that event attendees can decorate at the City of Eugene Recreation booth. The Petersen Barn Activity Center Stage will include musical performances and classes including Neil Bjorklund and His Bodacious Band, the North Eugene Ukulele Orchestra, line dancing, and Steel Wool.  Samba Ja, a local Brazilian percussion ensemble, will be performing along the route and Won Tan Nara Drumming and Dance Ensemble and GreyMatter Jugglers will perform at the Fairfield Elementary School activity center.

Eugene Sunday Streets events are fun, safe, and successful with the help of over 150 volunteers per event. There is still a need for more “Intersection Superheroes.” Intersection Superheroes help direct traffic flow, answer questions, help local residents access their homes, and set up or take down barricades at their designated intersection. There are two shifts available: 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 1:45 to 4:15 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to www.eugene-or.gov/essvolunteer to sign up, or call the Eugene Sunday Streets volunteer coordinator at 541-501-0390.

If you are wondering how you may get to or from the event, you need not worry any longer. Visit eugenesundaystreets.org/ to print off a FREE LTD bus pass for the event, view the schedule for group bike rides and suggested routes to and from the event, or look at the route map to view the available event parking at Fairfield, Malabon, and Cascade schools. Please call the Eugene Sunday Streets Coordinator, Emma Newman, at 541-501-0356 if you have questions about transportation.

With no designated start or finish, the two-way car-free Sunday Streets route can be enjoyed at everyone’s own pace by many different from of healthy, active transportation. The event is designed to get the entire community outside, having fun and enjoying healthy activities in Eugene’s public spaces while showing how easy it is to get around by human-powered transportation.

To learn more about Eugene Sunday Streets go to www.eugenesundaystreets.org or call 541-501-0356.

Eugene Sunday Streets Bethel Route Map
Eugene Sunday Streets Bethel Route Map

Calling All Superheroes! Sunday Streets Needs Volunteers!

sunday_streets_130This summer marks the third year of Eugene Sunday Streets, a free event that focuses on building community and promoting active lifestyles. On Sunday, July 21st and September 8th, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM, people will be able to walk, roll, and dance in the streets along a car-free route. The first event will be held in Downtown Eugene and the second event will be held in the Bethel Neighborhood.

Eugene Sunday Streets still needs over 100 volunteers for the July 21st event to make it safe and fun for everyone. Intersection Superheroes are especially needed.  Intersection Superheroes help direct traffic flow, answer questions, redirect neighborhood traffic, and set up or take down barricades at their designated intersection. There are two shifts available: 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM and 1:45 to 4:30 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to www.eugene-or.gov/essvolunteer to sign up or call the Eugene Sunday Streets Volunteer Coordinator at 541-501-0356.

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Sunday Streets Downtown is presented by the City of Eugene, in partnership with the first ever TrackTown City Center Mile and fast-paced Rolf Prima Downtown Criterium bicycle race from 7am – noon, presented by dark30 sports. Kesey Square and Monroe Park will feature major activity centers along the route. The Summer in the City activity center in Kesey Square will include a beer garden, public art unveiling, obstacle course, and pedal powered music stage. Local businesses will also be providing free samples and specials on the day of the event. Monroe Park will feature Eugene Yoga classes, children’s Burley MyKick push-bike races, circus arts and gymnastics for all ages, and live musical performances by Water Tower, the North Eugene Ukulele Orchestra, RevelleveR, and Kudana marimba group.

With no designated start or finish, the two-way car-free route can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, roller skates, or dancing at everyone’s own pace. The event is designed to get the entire community outside, having fun and enjoying healthy activities in Eugene’s public spaces while showing how easy it is to get around by human-powered transportation.

To volunteer or learn more about Eugene Sunday Streets please go to www.eugenesundaystreets.org or call 541-501-0356.

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