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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-953-2894 via text or voice to let us know how you can help!
Hello Fellow GEARs Members:
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 email@example.com
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.
Wednesday, May 20
Ride of Silence, a ride to remember our community members who have lost their lives or been injured while riding their bicycles on the streets of Eugene.
Starting point: Educational Memorial Plaza on Bailey Hill Road, 300 meters South from intersection with 18 Ave. West Eugene.
Meeting time: 6:00 pm. Listen to the invited speaker and the reading of the names of members of our community who have been injured and killed on the streets while riding their bicycles.
Ride starting time: 6:30 pm. Ends at the David Minor Theater.
Approximate length of the ride: 5miles (Map of the Route)
“Alone we are but a whisper, together we will speak loudly through a silence that will resonate around the world”
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
Take advantage of one of two specials being offered for the Blackberry bRamble until JUNE 6 ONLY:
Special Offer #1
This is a deal you can’t pass-up! Feast on dinner the night before the ride. After dinner, Eilee Thalheimer, author of Bicycle Sojourners, will share with you the joys of touring and her experiences touring in Oregon. Then ride the Blackberry bRamble Sunday morning wearing your newly designed event jersey (click HERE to see jersey), all for $99. You save $29 and you’ll be supporting the city’s adaptive cycling program. Click HERE to register.
Special Offer #2
Okay, so you can’t do the ride because you’re volunteering on Sunday, August 4 or you have other commitments. You can still enjoy the Saturday’s dinner feast plus the event jersey, both for $60. After dinner, Eilee Thalheimer, author of Bicycle Sojourners, will share with you the joys of touring and her experiences touring in Oregon. You save $29 and you’ll be supporting the city’s adaptive cycling program. Click HERE to purchase.
Remember the Bike Celebration is open to all (no admission charge) and is on Sunday after the ride. We will have eclectic music, jugglers, demos, competitions, a skateboard contest food and vendor booths. Relax at the the Ninkasi Beer Garden with wine too. At 4pm many prizes will be raffled including a bike frame set, a set of wheels, a complete bike, gift cards and more.