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:

GEAR’s Annual General Meeting & Board Elections

Tuesday,  December 1st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Washington Park Cottage
2025 Washington Street, Eugene

The candidates for the 2016 Board are set. You can read about them HERE. Voting in the election enters you in a drawing to be held during the General Meeting on December 1st. You DO need to be present to win. Click here to vote >>

Join us for salad, pizza, drinks and cookies during our annual meeting and Board Elections beginning with a presentation:

Cycling the Loire River: 650km through the Heart of FranceIMG_4729_scaled

Ruthy Kanagy and Lynda Christiansen present their 650km bicycle tour along the Loire River – the longest river in France. They began their journey in Le Puy en Velay, in the Massif Central, near the source of the Loire, and pedaled over mountains and gorges to the Loire Valley, stopping in picturesque villages, farms, vineyards, cathedrals, and castles. They traveled light and stayed in B&Bs and small hotels. Bike demo included. Come see their glorious adventure!

The evening will continue with presentations of the Annual GEARs Awards, including ‘Volunteer of the Year’ and the ‘Most Club Miles Ridden’.

The evening will conclude with the announcement of the 2016 GEARs Board.

The next meeting of the 2016 Blackberry bRamble Committee will be held at the Keystone Cafe on Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm.

Our next Board Meeting will be announced soon. The meeting will be held at the Keystone Cafe – 395 W 5th Ave, Eugene. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.