24 Years and Still Riding

Welcome to GEARs. The Greater Eugene Area Riders is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and encourage bicycle riding for transportation and recreation. We coordinate weekly rides, provide safety and skill education, defend the rights and responsibilities of bike riders, and work to enhance the bicycle culture in Eugene and surrounding area. Membership in GEARs has its rewards! In addition to all of the rides and advocacy work we do, there are additional benefits. Local bike shops and other businesses are now offering discounts for GEARs members. Go to our Bike Rewards page to see a list of participating business members. Join GEARs Now.

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Next Meetings:

Our next Board Meeting will be Wednesday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm. The meeting location will be announced soon. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

GEARs and the City of Eugene Present:
State of our Roads City Bike Tour

Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00pm to 3:00 PM (appx.)
Complimentary Lunch for GEARs Members
(Enrollment limited to first 20 members who register)

Tour Eugene cycling facilities with city planners to get an idea of road works in progress and planned changes. Most of us are familiar with the cycling system like the river paths and road bike lanes, but many do not see the traffic designs and management aspects that, when done well, recede into the background. City traffic planner Reed Dunbar will lead us on a 10 – 12 mile tour showcasing past, present and future projects to give us a deeper understanding of what the city has done and will do to improve cycling facilities. This is also an opportunity for members to offer ideas and voice concerns about the roads we ride on.

Where: Meet at the new Whole Foods Market, 353 East Broadway, Eugene (north side). The tour will end at 16 Tons Cafe, 2864 Willamette St. where GEARs members will be provided with lunch (limited special diet accommodations).

The tour will be limited to 20 participants. Non GEARs members may attend as space allows. Only GEARs members will receive lunch. Email michael@eugenegears.org to register or for questions.