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 Wednesday, July 6th at 5:30 pm. The meeting location will be announced soon. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.
Cycling Through Tasmania with Tyler Burgess
Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30 PM
Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street
In Winter 2016, Tyler Burgess trekked and cycled around the island of Tasmania off the Southern Coast of Australia. She enjoyed spectacular views of the ocean and beaches, charming tiny towns, and terrific food. Please join GEARs for a fun evening of stories and breathtaking photos from Tyler’s adventures Down Under. Everyone is welcome!
Friday, June 10th
The Wine Rides are back! Join us starting in June! This is a leisurely and relaxing Friday evening ride. We leave at exactly 6:00 pm! Make sure you have your helmet! We ride out the Fern Ridge Bike Path (no cars) and then on to street bike paths (5th). We stop at 3 urban wineries during the evening. Ride begins and ends at Noble Urban Winery – 560 Commercial Ave, next stop is the Wine Lab, 488 Lincoln, next is Territorial Wine, 907 W 3rd then head back to Noble Urban Winery. Usually folks eat at the Wine Lab, at the Da Nang food cart. You are welcome to bring your own food.
Sunday, June 12th
Meet at the McKenzie Bridge Ranger Station at 9:30AM.
GEARs and Eugene Velo joint ride up Highway 242. Go part way up, to the summit, or all the way to Sisters and back! It’s your choice. Don’t miss the fun. (No GEARs Ride Leader) Note: Start time has changed to 9:30AM
Saturday, June 18th
Row River Trail to Cedar Creek Campground. Meet at 9:00AM to carpool or 10:00AM at the Mosby Creek Trailhead.
Thursday, June 30th
Our local 16 Tons Beer and Wine at 265 E 13th Avenue in Eugene has graciously offered to have fundraiser rides once a month throughout the summer for the Thursday night women’s ride. These rides will all start 6:00 pm at their 13th Avenue location. All rides will also end at the same location for some drinks and socializing. What a great way to really get to know each other! Even though this is normally a slow riding group, all levels are welcome to ride. 16 Tons will give GEARs the proceeds to help fund our various projects. If you can’t ride on the 30th, join us after the ride for beer and fun! Let’s enjoy a ride, each other, great drinks and at the same time let 16 Tons know how much we appreciate their support for GEARs projects.
Saturday, July 2nd
Our local 16 Tons Café Fundraiser Ride – Meet 9:00 am at Alton Baker Park. The ride will end at the 16 Tons Café at 29th & Willamette (2 doors down from Market of Choice). All riders are invited to share in this fun. We will have leaders for the 10-12 mph and the 12-15 mph riders but those who are a part of the 16+ are welcome to also end their ride at the 16 Tons Café. Plan to eat and identify yourself as a GEARs rider because 16 Tons will donate 35% of meals purchased on this ride to help support our various GEARs’ projects. Let’s enjoy a ride, each other, great food and at the same time let 16 Tons know how much we appreciate their support for GEARs.