Saturday, August 2, 2014
General Meeting & Pasta Dinner
Saturday, August 2 at 6:00pm
Hilyard Community Center – 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene
Please help us to support Eugene Adaptive Recreation by joining us at the pasta dinner Saturday, August 2 at 6:00 pm at the Hilyard Community Center. The cost of the dinner is $10.00 All proceeds will be given to the Adaptive Recreation Program.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take an extended bicycle tour? Or maybe you are an experienced bicycle tourer and wondered what the route from Kanas City to Washington D.C. is like. If you come to the dinner you can find out all about the tour four GEARs members took earlier this summer. Lyn Gilman-Garrick will give a presentation of the tour she took with Ray Hull, Art Sather and Edana Paz from Kanas City, Mo. to Washington D.C.
Be sure to stick around after the meeting for a movie in the park. As a part of the evening’s entertainment there will be a screening of Breaking Away, starting around 9:00pm.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Whether you’re a road cyclist in top form, a weekend recreational rider, or a parent pulling two kids in a trailer, Eugene’s Blackberry bRamble is the ride for you.
The Blackberry bRamble has long been known for its scenic route, extraordinary food at rest stops, reliable support and free blackberry pie and ice cream at the finish.
Early Online Registration for the Blackberry bRamble is $39 through July 31, 2014. Late Registration, beginning August 1, 2014, will be $49
Registration will be limited to the first 600 riders.
Register for the 100 mile, 62 mile or 40 mile ride, which is limited to 600 riders. Each registered rider over 21 years can get one free beer at our beer garden.
All rides leave from the Hilyard Community Center. Note: If you are not pre-registered, your starting time will be later than the stated times. All routes will close at 4:00 PM.
Blackberry bRamble Post-Ride Celebration
Whether you’ve chosen the 100 mile Wolf Creek Century, the 62 mile Poodle Creek Metric Century, the 40 mile Crow Loop or the 10/20 mile community ride you’ll arrive back at Amazon Park where you’ll find a bike celebration in progress, and of course, your free pie and ice cream reward. Local vendors, with great food, community booths and the Beer Garden for the adults will all be part of the celebration.
Relax in the REI Members tent after the ride and enter to win prizes to be raffled by REI.
If you would like to have a booth at the celebration you can download the Booth Registration Form.
More about the Ride
A big ride with 4 distance options – a full century, a metric century, a 39-mile or a 10/20 mile ride community. Rest stops with food, water, mechanics on site, SAG wagon support on the three longer routes, and more. A special blackberry pie & ice cream treat at the end of the ride.
- 100 mile Wolf Creek Century 6:30 – 8:30
- 62 mile Poodle Creek Metric Century 7:30 – 9:00
- 42 mile Crow Loop 7:45 – 9:00
- 10/20 mile Community Ride 10:00 am
The starting point is at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street Eugene, OR 97405. If traveling on I-5, take the E. 30th Avenue exit, then West on E. 30th Avenue to Hilyard Street (apx. 3 miles) then take a right and go about 4 blocks to the Hilyard Community Center.
The Blackberry bRamble Routes
The Blackberry bRamble is a premier ride in the Northwest. Each year more cyclists enjoy a beautiful ride with lots of good food.
You climb slowly out of the Willamette Valley with a scenic view of Eugene below and then pass into the farms and vineyards of the Lorane Valley … read more
For in depth route descriptions and route maps click HERE.
View the photos of the 2012 event.
THANKS To our supporters and sponsors!