Hello Fellow GEARs Members:
On the 8th of July at 6:00 pm the GEARs board and membership, along with the Christian Church on 11th and Oak, are hosting a group of students from the University of Texas who are bicycling more than 4,000 miles for the fight against cancer. These students spent 18 months participating in a leadership development and training program before starting out on their ride from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, which is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. The Texas 4000 bicycle riders have raised more than $4.5 million in the fight against cancer since their inception in 2003. We will also have the privilege of attending a presentation about themselves and what it took to get this far with their mission of Hope, Knowledge and Charity for cancer patients.
The owners of Keystone Café have graciously volunteered to prepare various pasta sauces with the pasta to feel the riders, as well as those who are interested in attending the students’ presentation a little later in the evening. But, we need volunteers to bring salads and bread to go with the pasta. The church members are bringing desserts and feeding the hungry with breakfast before they leave Eugene on the 9th.
SO we need volunteers from GEARs to:
• Attend the students’ presentation; and/or
• Bring Salads; and/or
• Bring bread (hopefully some gluten free); and/or
• Help set up the dining room before dinner; and/or
• Help break down the dining room after their presentation; and/or
• Help clean up the kitchen.
As GEARs riders we have the privilege of meeting them along their ride from Roseburg on the 8th and escorting them safely into Eugene and to the church. Also, we plan on escorting them out of Eugene and part of the distance as they head for Corvallis on another leg of this awesome trip. Keep your eyes on the GEARs website for times and routes to meet them on the 8th and to escort them part of the way on the 9th.
If you want to volunteer, please contact Paula Erickson at perick54@yahoo.com or 541-953-2894 via text or voice to let us know how you can help!

I am reaching out in hopes that we find some volunteers for a couple big events coming up. I have listed the events, dates and times we need volunteers below.

USATF is coming up quickly and it would be great to have some help, however, Art & Vineyard is one of our biggest events and we need several volunteer at all times.

Please let us know if you can help out and what times you may be available. If you cannot work, but, you may know someone who is interested — please forward this information to them.

Children are also great to have as volunteers and they can receive a credit of $5 dollars per hour to Eugene Bicycle Works shop.

If you can help out please contact:
Kate L. at bikevalet@catoregon.org
Valet Bicycle Coordinator
Center for Appropriate Transport

Click HERE to see a list of dates and shifts available.

On Tuesday June 30 at 7 pm, at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., Greater Eugene Area Riders presents an evening of short films celebrating women and bicycling. Filmmaker Jennifer Hardacker of Pacific University in Forest Grove presents her film The WInd in Our Hair which portrays the joy and benefits of cycling through her own story and the experiences of five women of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds and a chorus of young girls who describe how cycling makes them feel. The New Woman, a 27-minute documentary by director Gillian K. Willman  tells the story of Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, a fiercely independent young woman who climbed aboard a 42-pound bicycle and set off from the tenements of Boston in 1894 to circle the globe. Georgena Terry, directed by Amanda Zackem, presents the story of Georgena Terry, pioneer designer and builder of women’s bicycles and founder of Terry Bicycles.

Professor Hardacker will answer questions and lead a discussion following the films.

Filmed by Bike showcases the world’s best bike movies with curated programs that travel the world and a huge festival here in Portland May 22-24 at the gorgeous, historic Hollywood Theater. I want to make sure your club knows about this year’s new features so you can come and enjoy the full weekend celebrating a love of bikes!

  • New Belgium Opening Night Street Party – all ages, free – Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern (live entertainment, beer garden, food carts and more)
  • The world’s best bike movies: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Let’s Ride, presented by Yakima. Women’s Programming featuring the important film “Half the Road: the Passion, Pitfalls and Power of women in Pro Racing”, bike ride, beer social, panel discussion and more.
  • Adventure Night: Amazing tales of two-wheeled journeys on the rugged road
  • Brewery Tour Bike Ride with the filmmakers

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Bike Movie Matinee: Premium Rush
at The David Minor Theater

Saturday, January 12th
Doors open at 1:00 PM
Suggested donation: $10
Ages: 21+

Join Trips for Kids-CAT for good food, local beer, and great raffle prizes contributed by businesses such as REI,Blue Heron BicyclesHutch’s BicyclesCo-Motion CyclesRolf Prima, Dianne Davis L.M.T., and more.

This is a fundraising event for Trips for Kids-CAT. Proceeds will be used to buy mountain bikes through a great deal provided by Life Cycle Bike Shop.

The event is being made possible by the Disciples of DirtGOATSThe David Minor Theater, and a good number of other businesses … getting kids off the couch, off the streets, and into the wild.

John Herberg
Trips for Kids-CAT


Bike Maintenance Class: Fix Up Your Bike!

Bring in your bicycle, give it a full tune up with supervision from our professional staff and ride away with confidence. People with no mechanical experience learn side by side with people who have much experience. Everyone can benefit regardless of what bike they ride and how they use it. During the class enjoy a great discount on new parts!

A wheel building class is available for people who want in depth knowledge of truing, tensioning and assembling wheels. Our seamstress, Glynn, teaches sewing classes that include the construction of a waterproof waxed canvas backpack.

We have weeknight and weekend classes available, each with 3 consecutive sessions. There is a maximum of 5 students per class, so register early!

Weeknights: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30 — 9:00 pm (7.5 hours) $45;
Weekend: Saturdays Nov 17th, 24th and Dec 1st 9am -Noon (9 hours) $50

To register email ebw@catoregon.org or call (541) 683 3397

Center for Appropriate Transport
455 W 1st Ave