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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Registration is open for the 2014 Blackberry bRamble. Click HERE to read more about the event and for a link to the registration page.





Next Meetings:

Our next Board Meeting will be August 11 at 6:00 pm. Board meetings are held at the Keystone Cafe, 5th and Lawrence, Eugene [map]. Board Meetings will be held on the first Monday of the month at Keystone unless noted otherwise. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.
General Meeting – Saturday, August 3 at 6:00pm
Hilyard Community Center – 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene

Dinner and Presentation:

Please help us to support Eugene Adaptive Recreation by joining us at the dinner next Saturday, August 2 at 6:00 pm at the Hilyard Community Center. The cost of the dinner is $10.00 at the door, but GEARs members can get a $5.00 discount by signing up on the bRamble Registration page. Click on ‘Enter Promotional Code’, enter the code ‘Adaptive’ and click apply. The price to the dinner will change to $5.00. All proceeds will be given to the Adaptive Recreation Program.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take an extended bicycle tour? Or maybe you are an experienced bicycle tourer and wondered what the route from Kanas City to Washington D.C. is like. If you come to the dinner you can find out all about the tour four GEARs members took earlier this summer. Lyn Gilman-Garrick will give a presentation of the tour she took with Ray Hull, Art Sather and Edana Paz from Kanas City, Mo. to Washington D.C.

Be sure to stick around after the meeting for a movie in the park. As a part of the evening’s entertainment there will be a screening of Breaking Away, starting around 9:00pm.


Recreational Rides

Wednesday, July 30 – 6:00 pm at Alton Baker Park

Ride 229a – Irving Rd to Fir Butte, 25 Miles, 12-15 mph avg pace

Thursday, July 31 – 9:00 am at Alton Baker Park

Ride 114b –  McKenzie View & Sunderman, 35 Miles, 12-15 mph avg pace

Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 am at Alton Baker Park


Sunday, August 3 – 6:30 – 10:00 am at Hilyard Community Center

16th Annual Blackberry bRamble – Register Here!