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 to sign up or call the Eugene Sunday Streets Volunteer Coordinator at 541-501-0356.


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 or call 541-501-0356.


Help Provide Bicycling for the Blind

tandem cyclists
We are looking for some folks who would like to do some piloting for a tandem bike program for the blind at the City of Eugene Hilyard Community Center. Strong biking skills is an asset. Experience piloting a tandem is not a requirement, because we will train you. If interested or if you have any questions contact —– at 541-682-5311.
Your assistance will be very much appreciated.
T. Andy Fernandez, CTRS, CPRP
Section Manager, Senior/Adult & Adaptive Recreation Services
City of Eugene – Library, Recreation & Cultural Services
2580 Hilyard Street
Eugene, OR 97405
541.682.6306 Direct

Exchange Students With Cycling Interests Seek Host Families for 2013/2014 School Year

Council on International Educational Exchange seeks host families for international high school students. Some information on a few of the great students is below. More information is available at or from Rebecca Amodeo, CIEE Local Coordinator for Lane County, Oregon at 541-632-3328.

Rabea is a 16 year old girl from Germany. “I would describe myself as an open-minded, creative, sometimes a little bit shy but very sympathetic girl.” Rabea enjoys dancing, playing the piano, singing and she likes to go on bike rides and go skiing with her family. Rabea also likes to volunteer and has performed concerts in retirement homes and tutored younger students. She has worked at both a local radio station and a TV station and she would like to pursue a career in journalism. At her new school, Rabea would be interested in joining a cheerleading squad, a drama club and singing in a choir. Rabea has one twin brother and two cats.

Ines is a 16 year old girl from Spain. “I am a very active person, I love singing all kinds of music…I am very open-minded, responsible, funny and above all an extroverted person.” She enjoys sports, especially cycling, hiking, soccer, and volleyball. She also likes movies, animals, and spending time with friends. Ines would like to join choir, debate club, or a science club at her American high school. She is an only child. Ines also studies French. She is excited to share her culture and experience American culture.

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