Mayor Lucy Vinis has declared, through official Proclamation, that May 2017 is “Bike Month”! To celebrate this recognition, City staff have partnered with many community organizations to promote a month’s worth of biking activities, bike rides, events, speakers, parties and much more. With more than 30 bike rides and events happening throughout ‘May Is Bike Month,’ it’s the perfect time to try something new.
The kickoff event will be held Monday, May 1st, from 4- 6 p.m. at the Broadway Commerce Center (44 W Broadway). The event will include information about Eugene Bike Share and an opportunity to take a survey to select where bike share stations should be located. Free valet bicycle parking will be available.
‘May Is Bike Month’ has something for everyone. Do you usually ride for recreation? Try commuting and sign-up for the Business Commute Challenge to win great prizes. Are you a casual biker who only rides for errands? Join the UO Bike Program and UO Zero Waste for their Bucket Bike Pannier Building class. Want to get your kids riding more? Attend a Confident Cycling for Families class with River Road Park & Recreation. There’s also the Mother’s Day Eugene CycloFemme Ride which celebrates women on wheels and a Bike to School Day.
The City of Eugene also kicks off its decade old Breakfast at the Bike Bridges program with two events in May. Enjoy FREE bagels, coffee, bike tune-ups and registration. The events are listed below and run from 7–9:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 16, at the DeFazio Bridge (on the EWEB side)
- Friday, May 26, at the Richardson Bridge (on Fern Ridge Path near Quaker Street)
After the two May events the Breakfast at the Bridges events will occur on the last Friday of each month. “Like” We Bike Eugene on Facebook for more information or visit webikeeugene.org to learn more about the various bike month events. For more information please contact Lindsay Selser, Transportation Options Coordinator at (541)682-5094.