2021 Events + Rides

Whether in person or online, join friends and neighbors for bike events and rides all month long! Be sure to check back– new events added frequently through May 1!


Week One (May 3 – 9)

Slo-Mo Monday Bike Ride w/ GEARs: 5/3, 9am

Slower ride starting in Alton Baker Park and going to Jasper via Pleasant Hill. Total miles: 31 on rolling terrain with a few short, steep climbs and a focus on sight-seeing rather than speed. The group will stay together — no riders left behind! Must sign up for this ride at least 90 minutes in advance. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Walk & Roll to School Week: 5/3 – 5/7

Schools across Eugene and Springfield will be encouraging students to walk and bike to school throughout the week, whether it’s their usual way of getting to school, or whether it means trying something completely new! Families who live too far from school to use active transportation the whole way can try to “Park and Stride” or “Park and Ride.” These families would park somewhere close to school and walk or bike from there. More info…

Eugene Public Library Art Kits with Safe Routes to School: 5/3 – 5/8

Safe Routes to School is partnering with the Eugene Public Library to provide Art Kits for all interested kids the week of May 3rd. Kids will be using bike maps to measure different distances and find fun new routes to try out with their families. More info…

Branch Out Bike Ride (for UO students): 5/4, 12-4pm

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff’s favorite spots around Eugene, including a ride to Dorris Ranch! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they are great for folks looking to start biking a little bit further, but who aren’t yet experienced cyclists on the road. Sign ups are required – group size is limited – call the Outdoor Program M-F, 12-5pm, 541-346-4365 to register. More info…

Drop by the Shop (PeaceHealth Rides): 5/4, 12-1pm

Virtually drop by the PeaceHealth Rides bike shop during their special “shop hours.” Meet the new operator, Cascadia Mobility, and ask fleet technicians any questions you might have about bike repair, PeaceHealth Rides, safety tips, or the best place to get a good burrito in town. Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, stop by and say hi! More info…

Biking 101 w/ AARP: 5/4: 1-2pm

Tired of binge watching TV shows? Let’s go cycling! Enjoying a ride outside gives you a dose of vitamin D and fresh air. Sunlight is the only natural way for your body to get vitamin D which helps improve mood and reduces stress levels. Exercise also takes your mind off worries and allows you to de-stress. You’ll also learn about upcoming National Bike Week events in your community. Let’s get cycling! Register here.

Shift to E-Bikes Workshop: 5/4, 7:00 – 8:15pm

Shift to E-Bikes covers all the basics. A virtual workshop, local e-bike experts will share: different types of e-bikes (throttle vs assist), the distance an e-bike can cover, speed capabilities, cargo-carrying options, and safety considerations. Representatives from local e-bike shops will be present to answer any additional questions attendees may have. Attendees will qualify for a discount ($50 off an e-bike that costs less than $2000, $150 off a bike that costs $2000 or more) at participating retailers. Registration required.

Bici & Busca: 5/8, 2-3:30pm

Reunámonos en el estacionamiento de la escuela para disfrutar de un divertido y agradable circuito de tres millas para toda la familia que incluye una parada en Golden Gardens Park para una búsqueda del tesoro. ¡Todas las edades y habilidades son bienvenidas! Alegremente organizado por voluntarios del Comité de Transporte Activo de Eugene. !Vamos a montar en bici! Mas información…

Ride and Seek: Bethel Neighborhood Family Ride & Treasure Hunt: 5/8, 2-3:30pm

A ride in the Bethel neighborhood from Shasta Middle School to Golden Gardens, where kids can enjoy a real treasure hunt! The ride is approximately 3 miles and will be on neighborhood streets and on the Jessen Path Brought to you by the City of Eugene’s Active Transportation Committee. More info…

Beginner Ride by GEARs: 5/9, 12pm

Slower ride starting in Alton Baker Park and going the Alvadore Short route. Beginners welcome! Total miles: 30 on mostly flat and rolling terrain. Must sign up for this ride at least 90 minutes in advance. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Week Two (May 10 – 16)

Slo-Mo Monday Ride with GEARs: 5/10, 9am

Slower ride starting in Alton Baker Park and going to Upper Camp Creek Road. Total miles: 37 on rolling terrain with a few short, steep climbs and a focus on sight-seeing rather than speed. The group will stay together — no riders left behind! Must sign up for this ride at least 90 minutes in advance. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Learn to Ride a Bike: 5/10, 4pm

Learn how to ride a bike. All ages are welcome. Many sizes of bike and helmets are available to use or bring your own. This is a free event thanks to the Safe Routes to School program and Eugene Recreation. Equipment will be sanitized between use and please bring a mask to wear while learning. Registration is required for a one hour time slot. You do not need to be a student at the hosting school to participate. More info…

Bike Basics Online w/ GEARs: 5/11, 12-1pm

We want to help everyone feel comfortable getting on a bike! Join League Cycling Instructor Karen Goodwin, President of Greater Eugene Area Riders, as she goes over the basics of getting ready to ride by fitting your bike properly, learning some basic rules of the road, and hearing other tips and tricks for enjoying your bike riding in Eugene! We’ll answer your questions and talk about other good resources for learning. Join us, comment or ask a question and we’ll send you a gift card for a free lunch to enjoy on your next bike ride! More info…

Bike Tune-Up Basics: 5/13, 12-1pm

Have a bike that needs tuning up for the warm weather months? Would you like to learn a few easy steps for doing it yourself at home? Join Josh Méndez, a former mechanic at Sopo Bike Cooperative in Atlanta, for a virtual bike mechanics workshop. We will cover basic adjustments to brakes, tires, and shifting, but will be happy to address any questions that come up. Many common problems can be diagnosed and fixed right at home! More info…

LiveMove Talk: The Misconceptions, the Facts and the Future of Transportation: 5/13, 1:30 – 2:30pm

This panel discussion with the City of Houston will center on the work being done by planners to increase bicycle, micro-mobility, and pedestrian infrastructure. The event will bring a different perspective than we are used to in Oregon and will address some perceptions and myths about how Houston is planning for the future. Hosted by LiveMove, a student club at the University of Oregon. More info…

Beginner-Friendly Bike Ride by GEARs: 5/13, 6-8pm

Slower ride starting in Alton Baker Park and going around the Mill Race Loop. Beginners welcome on this beautiful park springtime ride through the park. Mostly flat with some rolling terrain. Total miles: 17. Must sign up for this ride at least 90 minutes in advance. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Retro Ride Brewery Tour w/ 360 Cycles: 5/15, 12pm

360 Cycles is hosting its very first group ride! Bring your favorite retro ride or whatever you’d like to cruise around on for the evening. We will gather in the parking lot next to RiverPlay at Skinner Butte Park. We’ll give an overview of the brew tour route, bike safety, and ogle any retro bicycles in the group! Shortly there after we head to the breweries sampling Eugene’s finest brews. Ages 21+. More info…

Paddle and Pedal the Willamette: 5/16, 10am-3pm

Let’s mix our sports and explore the Willamette River using stable inflatable kayaks and also biking to the put-in. No experience necessary. Bring water, snacks, clothing that can get wet. We’ll begin at the River House Outdoor Center and pedal to the Island Park boat ramp in Springfield. Trade your bike for a boat and float back down to the River House where your bike will be waiting for you. All river gear provided. You can borrow a bike and helmet. Ages 12-17. Register online or by calling 541-682-5329. Cost $45. More info…

Climate Revolutions 2021 Revival Ride: 5/16, 2-4pm

Monroe Park at 2 p.m., ride to High Street via 12th Ave, then North on High Street to the South River Bank Path. We will proceed along the river to Maurie Jacobs Park for a short break to give ourselves a chance to get acquainted – and reacquainted – over tea and cookies; all appropriately socially distanced, of course. After that we will return along the riverbank path and make our way back to Monroe Park. More info…

Week Three (May 17 – 23)

Eugene’s Path to Becoming a World-Class Biking City: 5/18, 12-1pm

We know that when we build cities for people on bikes that it creates a more healthy, livable, and sustainable city. Let’s talk with local thought leaders on what we need to do to make Eugene a world-class biking city. What can our past, our current plans, our big dreams, lessons from abroad, and new ideas tell us about what concrete things we need to do to get there? Join the conversation and let’s think big, dive into the weeds, and start down that path. More info…

Bikepacking for Beginners: 5/18, 6-7pm

Join an in-person discussion on bikepacking, a combination of mountain biking or gravel riding with minimal camping gear to extend your traveling adventure. How is bikepacking different from backpacking or bicycle road touring? Join a representative from Eugene’s Co-Motion Cycles a local bike manufacturer, to learn about the possibilities and gear. This is a free event, but registration is required for COVID limitations. More info…

Bike Riding for Fun and Fitness: 5/19, 10am-12pm

Join this weekly bike group for older adults on a special ride. Rides typically 10-20 miles at a leisurely pace. Provide your own bike. Helmets are required. More info…

Taller de Ciclo-Mécanica Hazlo-tú-Mism@: 5/20, 12-1pm

¿Tienes alguna bici que necesita un poco atención antes de poder salir a disfrutar de los meses primaverales? ¿Te gustaría aprender como hacer ajustes fácilmente en casa? Te invitamos a participar en un taller de ciclo-mecánica impartido por Josh Méndez, previo mecánico de la Cooperativa Sopo Bicis en Atlanta. Te mostraremos como hacer ajustes básicos a frenos, llantas y cambios. Si tienes más dudas podremos tratarlas también. Verás que muchos problemas comunes pueden diagnosticarse y corregirse desde la comodidad de tu hogar. Mas información…

Historic Eugene Bike Tour: 5/20, 1-3pm

Take a short interpretive bike tour of some of Eugene’s historic locations. Bring your own bike or check one out at a PeaceHealth Rides station. More info…

Beginner-Friendly Bike Ride by GEARs: 5/20, 6-8pm

Slower ride starting in Alton Baker Park and going around the Mill Race Loop. Beginners welcome on this beautiful park springtime ride through the park. Mostly flat with some rolling terrain. Total miles: 17. Must sign up for this ride at least 90 minutes in advance. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Bike to Work Day! 5/21

Try biking to work today! Or– if you’re working from home and miss your commute time– ride to your office and back home. Biking to work can decrease your stress level and improve your health. Give it a try! More info…

Mobility Justice Listening Session: 5/23, 1-3pm

Our goal is for this community feedback to guide city and county stakeholders in reprioritizing transportation investments as we build back from the effects COVID-19 had on our transportation system.
Feedback provided by community members will be taken and compiled for regional transportation leadership to begin to develop and address equity-focused solutions to community concerns around transportation. More info…

Women’s Hill Climbing Clinic by GEARs: 5/23, 1pm-5pm

Are you struggling to climb hills? Gals with GEARs (Greater Eugene Area Riders) presents expert women riders, Jaimie Lusk and Sarah Fishler Rice in a four-hour clinic designed to build your confidence and skills for hills. This event is designed for beginner and intermediate riders. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

Strides for Social Justice Group Bike Ride: 5/23, 4pm

Join us for a May is Bike Month group and family-friendly bike ride using PeaceHealth’s new app, Strides for Social Justice! Strides for Social Justice is a free, inclusive, family-friendly program that engages and educates participants on the contributions, achievements, and milestones of Black residents of Lane County, and also highlights the injustices many have faced. More info…

Week Four (May 24 – 31)

Learn to Ride a Bike: 5/25, 4pm

Learn how to ride a bike. All ages are welcome. Many sizes of bike and helmets are available to use or bring your own. This is a free event thanks to the Safe Routes to School program and Eugene Recreation. Equipment will be sanitized between use and please bring a mask to wear while learning. Registration is required for a one hour time slot. You do not need to be a student at the hosting school to participate. More info…

Intro to Riding with GEARs: 5/26, 5:30pm

Come meet Ride Leaders, discuss Ride Level options, our schedule, how to sign up and how to prepare for a GEARs Ride. Afterwards, we’ll take a short ride together to a place of “adult refreshment.” Suitable for ages 16+. Meet at Maurie Jacobs Park. Greater Eugene Area Riders promotes and encourages safely riding bicycles for transportation, health and recreation. More info…

All Month Long!

Explore on Your Own: Peacehealth Rides Tapas Tour

Pick up a FREE Peacehealth Rides bikeshare bike or bring your own for a tour of some delicious small plates around Downtown Eugene. More info…

Explore on Your Own: Strides for Justice App

Ride between destinations as you learn about and reflect on the roles Black community members have played in shaping Eugene and Springfield. In addition to the milestones and achievements of Black community members, Strides for Social Justice tours illuminate the ways in which Black residents have been subjected to displacement, exclusion, segregation and racism. Take a look back so we can move forward. This is history in motion. Download the app for free and explore on your own.

May is Bike Month Club (for Youth): Mondays, 4-7pm

May is bike month and what better way to celebrate the bicycle than with a Monday May Bike Club. Join us each Monday in May after school to talk, ride, work on and have fun with bikes. Learn basic bike maintenance, ride to new places around the city and practice your traffic and bike safety skills. Expect to ride 3-6 miles each day. Loaner bikes are available. Contact City of Eugene River House Outdoor Center to register 541-682-5329. Ages 10 – 12. Cost: $100. More info…

Explore on Your Own: Mural Tours

Explore the beautiful murals of Eugene and Springfield! This family-friendly ride has an I Spy component, and you can pick the length of your route! Below are the PDFs of the mural instructions.

Springfield Mural Tour Guide

Eugene Mural Tour Guide

Explore on Your Own: 13th Avenue I-Spy Family Game

Bike signals, ghost bikes, murals and more! While riding along the new 13th Avenue Protected Bikeway (which runs between Lincoln and Alder Streets near Downtown), look out for interesting things along the bikeway with your littles. “I spy on the bikeway…”

I-Spy Family Game Guide

PeaceHealth ON – Bike to Work Month (for PeaceHealth caregivers)

A month long event for PeaceHealth caregivers. The intention of this event is to promote fun and healthy behaviors in the form of cycling. Category winners will be awarded prizes at the end of the month (highest commuting mileage- solo, most commuting days, highest combined mileage- team, most mileage logged- stationary, PH Rides). This is to be a safe and inclusive event. The PeaceHealth ON “Bike to Work” Month is presented by the ON Health and Wellness Council to promotes personal, environmental, and community health and wellness.

Bike-Up Discounts + Giveaways

Free/Discounted Bikeshare w/ PeaceHealth Rides

Ready to commit? Use promo code PEACE21 to take $5 off a new or existing Monthly Membership Plan. Redeem by May 15. Interested in trying it out? Take a ride on us, use promo code GETRIDIN21 to get a free ride up to 30 minutes on the Single Ride Plan. Redeem by May 15, ride by May 30. More info…

Weekly Raffles w/ Get There Oregon

This May, when you ride your bike and record it on Get There Oregon, you will earn points that can be redeemed for weekly raffle gift cards all month. Earn points for every bike trip you log. Twenty-six prizes throughout the month. Ride your bike, record your trip, and you have a chance to win! More info…

FREE Tune-Ups on the Broadway Streatery : Thursdays, 4-6pm

Join the bike mechanics from 360 Cycles for a free tune-up and some conversation Thursdays in May on the Broadway Streatery. Get a tune-up and then grab some dinner! First come, first served. More info…

FREE Bike Rentals for Youth

Free bicycle rentals available for youth for up to one month. Strider bikes for learning to ride and pedal bikes are available. Bike rentals include bike, helmet, lights and lock. Secure storage availability required. Ask about adaptive bikes for varying abilities. Call the River House Outdoor Center for more info. Bike availability is limited. More info…

Discount: Thinking Tree Spirits 5/14-5/30

Ride your bike to Thinking Tree Spirits and receive $1 off all cocktails and draft beer! Ages 21+ though kids are welcome at the venue. More info…

Raffle: Mountain Rose Herbs

Present your helmet to us during the month of May and receive an entry to win a gift certificate! More info…

Raffle: Krismatic Hair Salon and Spa

Helmet hair got you down? Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #mayisbikemonth #helmethairdontcare and tag Krismatic Salon and Spa! Each week, we will do a drawing for those who participated and one lucky winner will win a self care gift! At the end of bike month, all that participated will be entered into a drawing for a MEGA self care basket that will be awarded to one lucky biker! More info…

New events added frequently, so check again soon!