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: Continue reading “Go Ducks! UO Bike Program Already Champions”

Via KVAL: University of Oregon’s bike loan program

WeBikeEugene contributor Alexander Hongo, long active in the eugene cycling scene, was featured in a story on KVAL.com this morning.

Alexandar Hongo via KVAL.com

‘Work on your own bike … with the enthusiastic aid of a skilled mechanic’

“By Sreang “C” Hok for KVAL.com”

“EUGENE, Ore. — Amid the hanging tools, bikes and assorted parts at the University of Oregon’s bike loan program, skilled mechanics regularly fix bicycles with their voices and skilled guidance rather than their hands and tools.”

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“In other situations you come into a bike shop and there is a very distinct line of separation between where the customers are allowed to be and where the magic happens,” said Alexander Hongo, a Bike Loan Program mechanic. “The cool thing about our shop here is you get to come right into the magic.”

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“The mechanics, rather than working on customer’s bikes, empower students to fix their own bikes by teaching maintenance. Customers are allowed to come right into the maintenance area and access the shop tools and work space free of charge.

Go to KVAL.com for the full story many pictures.