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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Next Meetings:

Our next Board Meeting will be Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 pm. The meeting location will be announced. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

General Meeting – Wednesday, May 18th
Tour of Rolf Prima Wheels – “Built Right. Here.”
Meeting Times: 
3:00 – Oakshire Brewery, 3:30 – Rolf Prima Factory, 940 Wilson St, Eugene

Wheels. They are essential to our bikes, but we often don’t pay much attention to them. That is until something goes wrong…a busted spoke, a bent rim, loose bearings. Then we’re going nowhere…fast! Come learn more about these essential parts of our bikes from the experts, the craftsmen at Rolf Prima Wheels. On Wednesday, May 18th, at 3:30 they are opening the doors of their manufacturing plant to show us how they make some of the fastest, strongest, best-built wheels in the world.

You can meet us at the Rolf Prima Factory at 3:30. But better yet, let’s gather at Oakshire Brewery at 207 Madison St at 3:00 and bike over together to Rolf Prima. It’s only a couple of miles. After the tour, we can bike back to Oakshire and enjoy a cold beer and talk about wheels!

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Lyn Gilman-Garrick at lyngg@efn.org or 541-520-1388.


GEARs Annual Cinnamon Roll Ride
May 21 – 9:00 am at Alton Baker Park

Join us for our annual ride to Paula’s house for her wonderful homemade cinnamon rolls. More information will be on the May ride schedule.