Valet Bike Parking Gearing Up for Season, Needs Volunteers

Valet Bike ParkingThe Center for Appropriate Transport has been doing Valet Bike Parking in Eugene for two decades. Each summer they provide a great service to the community at many area events. Once again they are searching for volunteers to help this season. It’s a great way to meet new folks, be a part of the action, get involved with your local non-profits and give back to the community. There are some big events coming right up that they need volunteers for; most urgent is the NCAA track and Field championships happening this week. If you can volunteer for that event, please contact Kate on her cell: Four14-659-1955.

All other inquiries can be emailed to bikevalet@catoregon.org

Here are the upcoming events they need help at:

NCAA Track and Field Championships, Wednesday June 10th:  12:00-3:00, Thursday June 11th: 12:00-3:00, Friday June 12th: 12:00-3:00, Saturday June 13th: 12:00-3:00, 3-5:30 – take-down

Gordon Lightfoot – Sunday, June 14th @ Cuthbert 5:30pm (Arrive at Cuthbert at 5:00 for set-up – Take-down between 11-12)

USATF Championships– Thursday June 25th: 7:30-12:00, 12:00-5:30, 5:30-9:30, Friday June 26th: 6:45-12:00, 12:00-5:30, 5:30-9:30, Saturday June 27th: 7:45-12:30, 12:30-6:00, 6:00-10:15, Sunday June 28th: 8:15-11:45, 11:45-3:00

Art and the Vineyard– Friday July 3rd:  11:00-3:00, 3:00-6:00, 6:00-9:30, Saturday July 4th 10:00-2:00, 2:00-5:00, 5:00-10:30, Sunday July 5th: 11:00-2:00, 2:00-4:00, 4:00-7:00

Thanks for being part in keeping your local non-profits alive and thriving. We hope to work with you soon!

Kate L. , Valet Bicycle Coordinator, Center for Appropriate Transport

 

Two BPACs Looking for People to Serve

Both the City of Eugene and the City of Springfield are looking for new BPAC members. Apply and get engaged on building a better active transportation environment for our community! Eugene applications are due Nov. 22nd and Springfield on Dec. 2nd.

The City of Eugene is seeking new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee members.
The application period is open until November 22, 2013. Terms begin in January 2014.
BPAC 2014 Application HERE

Info about Eugene BPAC:

Current Eugene BPAC

Eugene’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advises the City of Eugene Transportation Planning staff and community organizations and partners on the following:

  • Implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan
  • Community and constituent interests in transportation planning decisions
  • Provides feedback to staff on projects relating to walking and bicycling

BPAC meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Sloat Conference Room at the Eugene Atrium Building (99 W. 10th Ave) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.Guests and members of the public are always welcome to attend.

All BPAC meetings are open to the public. Guests will be provided with opportunities to speak at the beginning of each meeting.Use the links on the right side of this screen to access meeting notes and related information.

The staff liaison to the BPAC is Lee Shoemaker, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. He can be reached at (541) 682-5471.

Applications for Springfield Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Available

The City of Springfield is currently seeking applications from Springfield residents to serve on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee; applications will be accepted until December 2 at 5:00 PM. The City will fill up to eight (8) positions on the Committee from the applications received by the deadline.

The Committee provides citizen input on pedestrian and bicycle policies, programs, and facilities. Applicants should have an interest in promoting pedestrian and / or bicycle interests in Springfield. The Committee meets approximately six times each year and candidates will be appointed to serve a two-year term beginning in January 2014.

What: Applications being accepted for Springfield’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

Who: Springfield residents, electors, or property owners within Springfield’s Urban Growth Boundary can apply.

When: Applications will be accepted until December 2 at 5:00 PM.

Where: Applications are available in the City Manager’s Office at 225 Fifth Street in Downtown Springfield

Additional information:  Contact Molly Markarian, Senior Planner, at 541.726.4611 or email at mmarkarian@springfield-or.gov.

 

Volunteer to Help the Next Generation of Bikers


Thanks to over a dozen staff and volunteers our three bike fleets are maintained and rolling in our schools, now we need volunteers for our rides! The Bike Safety Education season is rolling and SRTS and the City of Eugene need volunteers to join our community bike rides!  We are reaching more students at more schools than ever.  We have three different sessions in the fall and spring with two to three schools each session.

To teach the hundreds of kids we do every season it takes dozens of volunteers helping us as we take up to 40+ kids out on our community streets each session. The rides are usually on Thursdays and Fridays and happen at various times. See the VolunteerSpot Calendar to see the dates and times and to sign up! These rides are a lot of fun for the kids and the volunteers and are a key component to our ten hour bike drivers-ed style course. Thanks for helping!

VOLUNTEER

 

Volunteer for Bike Safety Education Fleet Maintenance

It’s back to school time and the Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School Program is gearing up by getting our bike safety education fleets in good working order for the year. This year we’ll be teaching hundreds of students our 10-hour “bike drivers-ed” class and our fleets get a lot of use and abuse. We depend on volunteers and the support of the local bike industry to keep these bikes on the road and under kids bottoms.

Come volunteer this Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 pm at the UO Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18 Ave.). We’ll have work for all skill levels. We’ll also have pizza. Drop us an email if you can to help us figure logistics or just show up and lend a hand!

VOLUNTEER

Project Homeless Connect Needs Bike Mechanic Volunteers!

This just in from the coordinator of the Project Homeless Connect bike area. I volunteered here last year and it’s a great project! Please consider signing up to help out. You don’t have to be a pro mechanic, many of these bikes need major help but just getting them to the “safe” level of working brakes and parts not falling off is big step towards safer mobility for a lot of people!  Here’s the information:

I am the logistics coordinator and the bicycle repair area leader for Project Homeless Connect. The event is happening next Thursday at the Lane Event Center. Each year, many social service agencies, with the help of hundreds of volunteers provide a multitude of services for about 1500 homeless and at-risk persons. I still need 7-10 bicycle mechanics to help repair bicycle for homeless and at risk persons at the event. You don’t need to be a professional or have training. We are only doing minor tune-ups and changing flat and worn tires and tubes. If you have some basic tools and a repair stand, I can really use your help! I am needing mechanics for both morning and afternoon shifts, but am especially desperate for mechanics to fill the 11:30am -3:30pm shift. We typically repair over 100 bikes each year at the event. If you can spare a few hours next Thursday, please sign-up to help. You can sign up by using this link:

https://volunteer.truist.com/uwlane/user/events/one.tcl?event_id=10437031643

Scroll down (to #4) to find the bicycle mechanic position and sign up! There are other positions that still need volunteers if you prefer not to work on bikes. I hope to see some of you at the event. If you wish to learn more about the event, feel free to contact me at kko@springfield-or.gov.

Cheers, Kevin Ko