On Saturday The Willamette Valley Music Festival returned to the University of Oregon Campus with the Bike Music Festival providing the main stage power and entertainment at the EMU fishbowl. This was the debut of the UO Bike Program’s new “Biker Bar” power generator and dual Mundo bicycle generators. The three generators, in conjunction with RockTheBike‘s vertical tandem generator, provided all the power needed to run the main stage.
The University of Oregon Bike Program recently received a grant and other monies to fund the purchase of a bicycle-powered stage setup and the event costs for their May 8th Bike Music Festival. The event coincides with the Willamette Valley Music Festival, which will be returning to the University of Oregon campus this year. The Bike Music Festival will run the main stage at the EMU Amphitheater.
The UO Bike Program received a $10,000 grant from Lane Country Tourism for the purchase of a Biker Bar and one Mundo Bicycle, speaker rental, and general event costs. EWEB contributed $5,000 towards the event, and the UO Student Sustainability Fund contributed another $2,675 towards the purchase of an additional Mundo Bicycle.