Local News

August 2022

Join Shift Community Cycles and Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation on Saturday, August 13, for a celebratory ride to the EugPride! Festival in Alton Baker Park. The ride will meet at Oakshire Public House at 12:00 p.m. and will depart to the EugPride! Festival at 12:30 p.m. The ride will last about 30 minutes before arriving at the festival at Alton Baker Park. PeaceHealth Rides will be offering free bike valet for those arriving to EugPride! by bike and no parking fees for those arriving on PeaceHealth Rides bikes. This event is family-friendly.

Phase 1 of the amazing Blue Biosphere Mural, painted by our friend Esteban Camacho Steffensen, is complete. Bike over to 27th and Willamette at Arriving by Bike and check it out. Phase 2 will run throughout the summer, and early fall with a dedication planned in October! Most beautiful mural in South Eugene!

Climate Revolutions by Bike Haul Your Assets Ride: How to Carry Heavy and Awkward Stuff -

Saturday, August 27th, 2 - 4 p.m. Monroe Park, 954 Monroe.

Bikes are useful, as well as fun. Whether you are a veteran kid-hauler or occasional grocery toter, come challenge yourself to DO MORE! We will meet at Monroe Park at 2 p.m. for a demonstration on how to load your bike, then bike through Saturday Market (hauling a band playing music!!) and on to Alton Baker Park, where we will help each other stretch our load limits. Bring your sturdiest bike, a trailer if you have one, any straps or tie-downs you happen to have, and an open mind! (Also water shoes!) Gather in solidarity to gain skills for hauling what needs hauling - useful for whatever life throws at you.

EWEB is offering $300 rebate for E-bikes. https://www.eweb.org/environment-and-climate/electric-transportation/e-bike Their goal is "to increase access to more affordable, zero emission electric bikes and support our community’s commitment to transportation electrification and active transportation options." Funding for this program is in part made possible by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. The applicant must be the purchaser of the bicycle and be an EWEB residential electric customer with an active account or an authorized individual under the account. The rebate is $300 and not to exceed 50% of the cost of the bicycle, and you can only get two rebates per EWEB residential electric account.

MovingAhead: In May the Metropolitan Policy Committee approved MovingAhead, opening up federal funding to make River Road, Highway 99, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and Coburg Road safer for all of us. Unfortunately, some still believe that streets must serve people driving cars first and foremost, putting other people at risk. Some people want to reserve all five lanes on River Road just for those driving, ignoring the safety of people walking, biking, or riding the bus. If you value human life, speak out in favor of MovingAhead and against the people who want to recall city councilor Claire Syrett just because she supports safe streets.

Updated Eugene and Springfield Bike Maps! We all know Google and Apple maps can fall short at helping us choose the best biking routes. Luckily Eugene Transportation staff and partners have created an updated 2022 bike map for Eugene and Springfield, offering a useful navigation tool for your next bike ride. You can pick-up a FREE physical bike map at any Eugene bike shop, the Eugene Library, Travel Lane County, or the Eugene Community Centers, or see it digitally here: Digitial Bike Map Access

Climate Revolutions by Bike River Ride -

Sunday, September 11, 2-4 p.m. To the river! We’ll start at Monroe Park at 2 p.m. then head to the shady Ruth Bascom River Trail. You can point out your favorite river spots along the way and we’ll make a stop at one of our favorite spots for a toe (or more) dip. You might want to bring a swimsuit, towel and water shoes (Slippery!). The more, the merrier - bring the kids!

Electrify Eugene Campaign: On July 27th, the Eugene City Council passed four resolutions that put us on a pathway to reduce local emissions through ground-breaking building electrification policy! A big thanks to all the bikers who delivered lawn signs -We have finally made tangible progress on the climate front in Eugene after YEARS of dogged, fearless advocacy. With a bit more work, it looks like we’ll be the first city in Oregon to mandate all-electric in new building construction! NEXT STEPS: Get rested for the big push in September ahead of the fall Eugene City Council work sessions and electrification public hearing. (Save the council meeting dates: September 12th and 26th at 7:15 pm. Time to speak truth to power!

Seeking bicycle advocates: The City of Springfield is accepting applications for six voting member positions on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) by Friday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m. The Committee advises City staff and partner agencies on bicycle and pedestrian policies, programs, and facilities. The Committee meets approximately six times each year during even-numbered months, with subcommittee meetings on the alternating months. Candidates will be appointed to serve a three-year term beginning in January 2023. Applicants should have an interest in promoting walking, biking, and other forms of active transportation in Springfield. The City would like to have diverse representation on the committee, including but not limited to youth, seniors, people of different races and ethnicities, people with mobility, hearing, sight, or cognitive disabilities, and mountain, BMX, and electric assist bicycle riders.

Eugene Disaster Trials: Eugene Trials and Resiliency Fair is postponed indefinitely. We did a lot of great groundwork and will build momentum and interest for the future. Contact Daniel at daniel.gregory.wilson@gmail.com

March 2020

Eugene Mission Seeks Used Bikes

Bikes offer transportation freedom from expensive car ownership. To help more people attain that freedom, the Eugene Mission has begun collecting used bikes which are repaired and then given to Mission guests.

The program wants to build on its success. As the Eugene Mission Director of Strategic Operations and Resources Tabitha Eck said, “As a result of generously donated bikes and the tireless work of our Bike Shop volunteers and guest helpers, the Eugene Mission is excited to offer refurbished bikes to our guests with transportation barriers who are working and seeking employment in the community.”

To keep the program successful, the Eugene Mission needs your used bikes. In just the last three months the bike program has provided 40 bikes, with a goal to rebuild and distribute two bikes per week. To keep up with this goal, they have a goal of eight donated bikes a month.

To donate: visit the donation center at 1509 W 1st Ave in Eugene (next to the bike shop). Hours are Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions or for bike donation pick-up contact: furniture@eugenemission.org or 541-344-3251 x167.