Blackberry bRamble Early Registration Specials

2013bRamble1jpgIf you’re thinking of registering and riding the Blackberry bRamble this year (and why wouldn’t you…it is the best biking event of the year AND it supports bike education in Eugene) now is the time to register and take advantage of one of two specials being offered only until JUNE 6:

Special Offer #1
This is a deal you can’t pass-up! Feast on dinner the night before the ride and watch a Pedal Powered Movie in the Park (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure) while supporting the City of Eugen’s Adaptive Recreation program. After dinner, Eilee Thalheimer, author of Bicycle Sojourners will share with you the joys of touring and her experiences touring in Oregon. Then ride the Blackberry bRamble Sunday morning wearing your newly designed event jersey (click HERE to see jersey), all for $99. You save $29, you’ll be supporting the city’s adaptive cycling program, and you’ll have your registration in before we fill up. Click HERE to register.

Special Offer #2
Okay, so you can’t do the ride because you’re volunteering on Sunday, August 4 or you have other commitments. You can still enjoy the Saturday’s dinner and movie plus the event jersey, both for $60. You save $29, you’ll be supporting the city’s adaptive cycling program, and you’ll get your cool bRamble jersey. This is also a good option if you  plan to do the Community Ride (10-20 miles). Click HERE to purchase the Dinner/Jersey combo (then click HERE to register for the Community Ride).

Remember the Blackberry bRamble Bike Celebration is open to all (no admission charge) and is on Sunday after the ride. We will have eclectic music, jugglers, demos, competitions, a skateboard contest food and vendor booths. Relax at the the Ninkasi Beer Garden with wine too.  At 4pm many prizes will be raffled including a bike frame set, a set of wheels, a complete bike, gift cards and more.

This Saturday: Ninkasi Hosts Bicycle Powered Block Party

Local film maker Terry Holloway has teamed up with the UO Bike Program to host a bicycle powered block party at Ninkasi this weekend.  It will feature local bands and a screening of Holloway’s film “Pedal Power,” which documents last May’s Bicycle Music Festival. The event will also feature the UO Bike Program’s new bicycle powered LED projector, which is 40% more energy efficient than a regular projector.   Of course the sound will be bicycle powered as well.

Read the following Press Release from for more information:

Eugene brewery hosts bicycle powered block party

Local documentary screening and free concert powered by bicycle at Ninkasi Brewery

A scene from "Pedal Power"

Eugene, OR – March 9, 2011– Local artist and filmmaker, Terry Holloway, is holding a screening of his new film titled “Pedal Power” at Ninkasi Brewery on Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. The 30-minute independent documentary takes a closer look at the emerging bicycle music scene in Eugene, Oregon. The film was shot last summer at the 2010 Bike Music Fest and will be included in a future feature length documentary documenting similar events in San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

The show is scheduled to take place Saturday night at Ninkasi Brewery on Van Buren St. from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The Screening will include a demonstration of new breakthrough technology in bicycle power and a free concert by local Eugene band The Conjugal Visitors. Bring a bike, drink a beer, and power a party!