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 5:30pm Wednesday, April 1st. The meeting will be held at the Keystone Cafe – 395 W 5th Ave, Eugene. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

General Meeting:

Tuesday, March 31
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hilyard Community Center

Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky and Transportation Coordinator Lydia McKinney will speak to a GEARS general meeting Tuesday March 31 about the proposed county Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) for road maintenance, the Territorial Highway Corridor Plan, and other issues of interest to cyclists.

Recreational Rides

Tuesday, March 24 – 9:30 am Alton Baker Park

Fox Hollow, return ride will depend on the weather. 25-50 miles, 12-15 mph avg pace

Thursday, March 26 – 9:30 am Alton Baker Park

Ride 125a, Clearwater Trail & Springfield, 25 miles, 12-15 mph pace

Saturday, March 28 - 9:30 am Alton Baker Park

Ride 227c  - Applegate Trail CCW, 49 miles, 12-15 mph pace

Sunday, March 29 – 9:30 am Alton Baker Park

Ride 301b  - Crow via Petzold and Central, 38 miles, 10-12 mph pace
Ride 302e  - Veneta via Bolton Hill, 49 miles, 11-15 mph pace

March Ride Schedule