Shift Lanes: 13th Avenue

Let's shift from the vehicle lane to the bike lane, reduce our carbon emissions, and enjoy Eugene's newest protected bikeway located between Lincoln Street and the University of Oregon campus. Shift Lanes: 13th Avenue is a weeklong extravaganza of physically-distanced fun for all ages: group rides, discounts at local businesses along the route, livestream talks, the Filmed by Bike Film Festival, and so much more!

  1. Group Rides
  2. Ride + seek deals
  3. Livestream Events
  4. Film Fest + Art
  5. Family Fun
  6. The Vision
  7. Pro Tips

Join Physically-Distanced Group Rides!

Groups and organizations throughout the city will host rides throughout the week. Join one to explore the bikeway in community. All rides will have physical-distancing and mask-wearing requirements (see below). 


Bikeway Design Ride

Group of Women on Bikes Stopped and Smilng

Ride the bikeway on opening day with Reed Dunbar, the City of Eugene's Transportation Planner, and Aaron Fisher, Lead Inspector on the project. Learn about the original vision, get into the nitty gritty of the design, and get all your questions about Eugene's newest bikeway answered. See below for COVID safety guidelines. 

  • Date/Time:  Friday, October 23, 12 p.m. 
  • Meetup Point: Kincaid Street at 13th Avenue


Ride 4 Justice

Organized by the Minority Freedom Network with support from local organizations, the Ride 4 Justice is a protest/demonstration bicycling event in the name of protesting racism and police brutality and calling for increased accountability on transportation and other city policies. This ride is family-friendly, will feature teach-in moments throughout the ride, and will be held rain or shine. We will meet at Alton Baker Park at 12:30 p.m., and the ride will begin at 1 p.m. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Saturday, October 24, 12:30 p.m. gather, 1:00 p.m. ride
  • Meetup Point: Alton Baker Park
  • More details


Climate Revolutions by Bike

This ride will meet at Monroe Park, ride to Lincoln Street via 12th, then ride the 13th Avenue bikeway to campus, loop back to Monroe, and then complete the same loop at least a couple of more times. At some point, this ride will meet up with Ride 4 Justice, a bicycling protest and fundraiser for the NAACP.  That ride gathers at Alton Baker Park at 12:30 p.m., and will have teach-in moments throughout. Formed by a group of concerned citizens and cycling enthusiasts, Climate Revolutions is a grassroots advocacy campaign that believes in the need to increase the number of everyday cyclists radically in order to reach Eugene's climate action goals and help to cut carbon levels quickly and deeply. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, October 24, 2 p.m.
  • Meetup Point: Monroe Park
  • More details


Kidical Mass - Dispersed Ride

Child Biking with Teddy BearTake the whole family on a ride along the new bikeway anytime between 3 and 5pm Sunday, October 25, for a dispersed group ride for families. Start anywhere along the route and wave to friends and neighbors you pass. Be sure to wear a mask! Kidical Mass is a legal, safe and FUN bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. Started in Eugene in 2008, this family-friendly bike ride has spread around the world and brings families together to enjoy riding bikes together in their communities. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Date/Time: Sunday, October 25, 3-5 p.m.
  • Meetup Point: Anywhere along the bikeway – this is a dispersed ride!


BEST (Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation)

Led by BEST advisor Richard Hughes, this ride meets at the EMU (University of Oregon's Erb Memorial Union) and goes west on 13th to Lincoln Street, 12th to Charnelton Street, then back on 13th, returning to the EMU. Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation brings people together to promote transportation options, safe streets, and walkable neighborhoods. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2 p.m.
  • Meetup Point: Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
  • More details


GEARS Casual Cruise

This ride starts in Alton Baker Park and showcases the new 13th Ave Bikeway as well as the Amazon Diagonal crossing. The Greater Eugene Area Riders is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and encourage bicycle riding for transportation and recreation. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 5 p.m.
  • Meetup Point: Alton Baker Park - near the restrooms by the pond
  • Approx. Distance: 11 miles


AARP - Dispersed All Day Ride

Try out this new, all-ages piece of protected bike infrastructure in our city! Put on your mask and roll down the new bikeway anytime Friday, October 30, with AARP.  Wave hello to friends and stop by local businesses along the route for ride + seek deals -- simply show your bike helmet to get a discount. The AARP's Livable Communities initiative  works to make communities more livable and inclusive for people of all ages. See below for COVID safety guidelines.

  • Date/Time: Friday, October 30 - all day!
  • Meetup Point: Anywhere along the bikeway - this is a dispersed ride!


Halloween All-Electric Ride

Calling all E-bikes, E-scooters, Boards, Unicycles and Onewheels! Electric Avenue will host the first annual All-Electric Halloween Ride to cap off the final night of 13th Street Bike Lane opening celebrations. Join after the ride at Roaring Rapids Pizza for a free slice. Don't forget to wear a costume! Electric Avenue’s goal is to be the first and final destination for fun and functional recreational e-vehicles in Oregon.


COVID Safety

If you choose to attend, you will need to follow public health precautions to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining physical distance. Community members of all ages have an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

All group rides will adhere to the following safety standards: 

  1. All participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask during the ride. If you do not wear a mask, you will be asked to follow from the back of the ride at least three bike lengths between you and the person in front of you.
  2. Contact information for  attendees of group rides will be recorded in case later contract tracing is necessary. For disbursed rides that are open for riders to come and go on their own schedules, no contact information will be recorded.

Ride leaders will have disposable masks and hand sanitizer for use. Members of vulnerable groups should take extra care in considering whether a group ride is for them.