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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Our next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm at Axe Billy Grill which is located on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Athletic Club. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.
Cycling Over 50: Don’t Let Age Slow You Down
Dr. Anita Christie, U of O Asst. Professor, Dept. of Human Physiology
Wednesday, January 25th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St.
Most active individuals exceed the current national guidelines for recommended daily physical activity. What, then, is the best way to stay fit and improve performance, particularly for an active cyclist over the age of 50? In this talk, Dr. Anita Christie, Department of Human Physiology, Univ. of Oregon, will discuss some of the inevitable changes in the nervous system and muscles as we age, and highlight recent, cutting-edge evidence on optimal strategies to slow these changes and maintain or even improve performance.
The 12:00pm ride scheduled for Saturday, January 14 starting at Twin Oak Church has been canceled due to hazardous riding conditions in the Crow area.