23 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, March 2 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Keystone Cafe – 395 W 5th Ave, Eugene. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

General Meeting

“Rob and Hal’s Big Adventure Cycling Across America on The TransAmerica Bicycle Route”

Wednesday, February 17th, 6:30 PM, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. Eugene.
Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served.

In 2015 GEARs members, Hal Brown and Rob Roy cycled across the US, following Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Bicycle Route from Oregon to Virginia. Riding over 4,300 miles through 10 states for 81 days, they camped and cooked their meals, stayed in campgrounds, churches, city and state parks, fire stations, motels, private homes and even a former city jail! Rob will present pictures and stories from their cross-country trip and display some of the equipment they carried on the route. He will discuss how he and Hal addressed the logistics of cycling together for 3 months, especially their menus, packing, and daily routines.