Bike School; The Gateway to the World of Bike Mechanics
Wednesdays, April 8th-May13th, 6-8 PM
This six week course will cover topics like brakes, derailleurs, bottom brackets, hubs and more. Each two hour class will provide an in-depth description of the topic and time to explore that system on your own bicycle. This course will give you skills needed to maintain and repair your standard road, mountain or commuter bike. Bring your own bicycle and clothes you are comfortable working in. Internally geared hubs and coaster brakes will not be covered.
Date: Wednesdays from April. 8th to May. 13th, 6-8 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E 18th Ave)
Cost: $65 for six week course
Preregister and pay at the Outdoor Program Barn or call (541) 346-4371.
Does your bike need some TLC? Stop by campus on 13th in front of Lillis Hall anytime between 10 am and 3 pm and Bike Program bike mechanics will perform bike safety checks and minor adjustments free of charge!
Is your bike already in great shape? Come say “hi” and get updates on the Bike Program DIY Bike Shop and the Outdoor Program gear rentals and trips.
Date: Monday, April 6th, 10 am- 3 pm Location: 13th St. (In front of Lillis Hall) Cost: Free!
The Outdoor Program and HOPES (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) are teaming up to deliver the ultimate tour of Eugene’s finest examples of sustainable systems – and we will pedal ourselves to our destinations! We will bike to and tour MWMC’s BioCycle farm, EWEB’s Roosevelt Operations Center, the Center for Appropriate Transport, Skinner City Farm, and UO’s Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living. Must be able to complete a (mostly flat) 25 mile loop, including areas with automobile traffic.
UO students, OP co-op members, and non-members are all welcome to join! This event is free unless a bike rental is needed ($5). The pre-trip will be this Thursday April 2nd at 5pm, however, if for any reason you cannot make the pre-trip you are still welcome to join the tour.
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.
Local documentary screening and free concert powered by bicycle at Ninkasi Brewery
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!
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.