25 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, March 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.
Finding My Brave: Russia to Portugal on Two Wheels with Cindy Smith
Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30 to 8:00
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street
In 2016, GEARs member, Cindy Smith joined TDA Global Cycling for an amazing expedition. She rode 4000 miles from Russia to Portugal in 3 months across 13 countries. She started in St. Petersburg, one of the worlds most beautiful cities, and followed the ancient amber trade route used by the Romans to the Baltic States, before ending in Lisbon, Portugal where centuries ago explorers set sail to discover the New World.