Bikestravaganza Comes to Eugene!

Elly Blue (of BikePortland.org fame) and Joel Biel are stopping in Eugene on their Bikestravaganza: Off the Chainring Tour!  They’ll be giving a free 2 hour presentation at the Greater Eugene Area Riders (GEARs) general meeting.  Quoted from the GEARs blog:

For our September general meeting GEARs is pleased to present Joe Biel and Elly Blue in their Traveling Bikestravaganza!  Please join us on Thursday, September 9th from 6pm to 8pm for a traveling road show of bicycle talk, movies, zines, and transportation activism and advocacy. Elly Blue and Joe Biel will present short videos and a slideshow about Portland, Oregon’s famous bicycle culture and infrastructure, followed by an interactive discussion of the future of transportation infrastructure and advocacy in our town and beyond.

(click here for the full GEARs blog post)

Everyone is welcome at the event, even non-GEARs members.  It will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, Sept 9th in Room 240A, McKenzie Hall, University of Oregon. (map)

I asked Blue to provide WeBikeEugene with a short explanation and writeup of her travels (10 states in 30 days!), and to explain what the Off the Chainring Tour is all about.  Take the jump to read her response and to view their video trailer.

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