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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Our next Board Meeting will be 5:30pm Wednesday, July 1st. The meeting will be held at the Keystone Cafe – 395 W 5th Ave, Eugene. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, August 1st at the Hilyard Community Center from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Meet other riders at the community dinner, where you can enjoy all you can eat pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. After dinner GEARs welcomes a presentation by Rick Dancer. The cost of the dinner is $10.00 per person. GEARs members get a $5.00 discount, use the code GEARsMember. Tickets can be purchased on our Blackberry bRamble registration page, or on site on the evening of the dinner. All proceeds from the community dinner go to support Eugene’s Adaptive Cycling Program.
The 2015 Blackberry bRamble is fast approaching. We are in need of volunteers to help us put on a great event. If you are able and willing to help us you can contact either Mike Cantrell or Garry Swanson.
Due to the hot weather we have been having the start times for the morning recreational rides have been moved to 8:30am. There is no scheduled evening ride for Wednesday, July 1st. The July ride schedule is now available.