25 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 Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the small conference room in the Stellaria Building, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd Suite #104. Members and the public are encouraged to attend.

March Program


TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH, 6:30 TO 8:00

Come join Taryn Hand, a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, to learn all about fueling your cycling performance. Nutrition strategies before, during and post exercise will be discussed, and more!

Taryn works at the University of Oregon Health Center and with the Athletic Department as a dietician. She received her MS in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Oregon State University. Her professional areas of interest include sports nutrition, disordered eating, and wellness and general nutrition. She also really enjoys researching the science of nutrition and translating that into practical, easy strategies to maximize health and wellness.

Outside of work, she enjoys cycling (both road and mountain—and jumping into the occasional race), trail running, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking (really anything outdoors), baking, reading, and playing with dogs.


Transportation Survey

In April, 2015, the Oregon Department of Transportation adopted its first statewide Transportation Options Plan. “Transportation options” programs expand the opportunity for people to travel by providing education, outreach, and resources on how to take the bus, bike, walk, share rides, and telecommute.

As part of implementing the ODOT Transportation Options Plan, your local transportation options provider Point2point at Lane Transit District is conducting an annual survey to better understand how people currently travel and the awareness and satisfaction of their current transportation options program offerings.

Please take about 10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation will help inform future transportation options program investments in your community and expand transportation options and access for all.

At the end of the survey, you may enter a prize drawing to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards!

This survey will close on February 23, 2018.

To learn more about Point2point, visit their website at LTD.org/Point2point.