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InMotion July 2010
Have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy all of the activities going on in our area this month! While out walking and biking “Be safe, be seen” and continue to stay active.
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MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT Bike to Baseball Kidical Mass – Sponsored by SmartTrips: Eugene – July 17 Blackberry Bike Jamboree – July 31 Blackberry bRamble – August 1 FEATURED NEWS Eugene Setting the Course for Walking and Biking into the Future Walk or Bike to Summer in the City Events Valet Bicycle Parking – Volunteers Needed for Summer 2010 PUBLIC MEETINGS AND INPUT OPPORTUNITIES The City of Eugene Climate and Energy – Health Impact Assessment Open House – July 13 LCHAY RiverBend Run Needs Your Help! CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Construction along the South Bank Path in Skinner Butte Park - July Paving in the City Path Safety around I-5 Willamette River Bridge Construction Fern Ridge Path Rehabilitation – Summer 2010 Stay Updated on Area Construction Projects and Detours
AREA EVENTS It’s Parks and Recreation Month! Take an Interpreted Walk in a Park! Strolling for Seniors Ladies Only Skatepark Clinic Monday Mountain Bike Rides on the Ridgeline Trail Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness - Every Wednesday
City Offers 3 Weekly Adult Walking Groups - For Free! Go Take A Hike! Confident Cycling for Families – July 10 Adaptive Bike Clinic at Alton Baker Park – July 11 New Belgium – Clips of faith tour – July 16 Breakfast at the Bridges – DeFazio Bridge – July 30 4 Wineries on 2 Wheels – August 28 All City sponsored meetings and workshops listed are open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, an interpreter or FM assistive listening system can be provided with 48 hours notice prior to the meeting. To arrange for these services for any of the City workshops listed above, please contact City staff at (541) 682-5291. MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT Bike to Baseball Kidical Mass – Sponsored by SmartTrips: Eugene – July 17 Meet at Oakmont Park, on Oakmont Way between Oakway Rd. and Coburg Rd, at 5:00pm on Saturday, July 17th. Join the growing international phenomenon that was created right here in Eugene – Kidical Mass. A monthly, rule following, family fun ride. This month families can ride with the Em’s mascot, Sluggo, to PK Park. Game tickets have been discounted by generous donations from Fred Meyers, SmartTrips: Eugene, the Ems and Safe Routes to School Eugene. Tickets will be $5/person and include game entrance, a meal, group festivities and more! It’s even FREE jersey night! Registration Required. Register now at www.eugenesrts.org/events/biketobaseball. Call Lindsay Selser with any questions at 541-682-5094. Blackberry Bike Jamboree – July 31 This year the Blackberry Jamboree ride and the sixth annual Bike Day will be rolled into one extravaganza – The Blackberry Bike Jamboree! The ride starts at 11AM and is a 10-15 mile family-friendly loop through the neighborhoods of Eugene with stops planned at parks along the route. Cost is $5 for an individual or $10 for the whole family. Everyone who rides gets blackberry pie and ice cream! The Jamboree celebration will take place from Noon to 6PM and will include music, entertainment, demos, vendor booths, local bike builders, food and community group booths, bike rodeo, competitions, bike safety checks from local shops and all types of celebration of Eugene’s Bikulturalism. Visit http://edu.eugenegears.org/bramble to register. Blackberry bRamble – August 1 A big ride with 3 distance options – a full century, a metric century or the 43-mile route in the beautiful coastal range southwest of Eugene. Rest stops with food, water, mechanics on site, SAG wagon support on all routes, and more. A special blackberry pie & ice cream treat at the end of the ride. Registration is $25 for early registrants, $30 until pre-registration closes and $35 for day-of-event registrants for each of these rides. GEARs Members get a $10 discount on these rides. Click here, Join the club, get the discounted entry here and enjoy all the Rewards Program discounts that are available to GEARs members. Full 100-mi. Century Starts 7-9 AM, Metric Century and 43 Miler Starts 8-10 AM. All routes will close at 4:00 PM.
Presented by GEARs Education and sponsored by many community businesses and organizations. Proceeds from the rides will be used for the bicycle education program in local schools conducted by GEARs Education and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Visit http://edu.eugenegears.org/bramble to register.
FEATURED NEWS Eugene Setting the Course for Walking and Biking into the Future How will our community set priorities for walking and biking projects and policies for the next twenty years? The answer to this question is just beginning to take shape in the update of Eugene's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. City Transportation Planning staff are working with a consultant team and a dedicated Project Advisory Committee (PAC) to start assembling data and inputs for the first stages of this 14-month planning process. Part of this early phase involves gathering all of the input we've received from individuals, organizations and through various community events over the past several years to compile into a draft pedestrian and bicycle needs assessment, otherwise known as existing conditions. We'll be holding community-wide open house this fall to present the draft version of this report and to solicit additional input and suggestions. We hope you'll stay tuned and provide us with your ideas and suggestions. A project website will go live soon at www.EugenePedBikePlan.org. In the meantime, for more information contact Dave Roth, Associate Transportation Planner, at (541) 682-5727. Walk or Bike to Summer in the City Events Talk about enjoying parks and recreation, the City of Eugene is offering more than 40 free or low-cost Summer in the City events this summer. Many are held in neighborhood parks, giving you a great opportunity to walk or bike to the event. Here are some highlights for July: • Summer in the City – Live Music Music will be in the air in City parks this month with several free concerts (formerly called Concerts in the Park). At Washburne Park, 6:30 p.m., hear the Eugene Symphonic Band on July 4, Calamity Jazz Dixieland jazz and swing on July 11, Eugene Highlanders Pipe Band on July 18, and Idit Shner Jazz Trio, Playing hits of the swing era. On July 17, 8 p.m., at Cuthbert Amphitheater, hear the Eugene Symphony Concert in the Park. (This concert is free, but tickets are required, details at www.eugenesymphony.org.) then, on July 24, 6:30 p.m., enjoy the Ty Curtis Band as they perform blues, rock and funk at Amazon Park. Summer in the City – Downtown Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., it’s just “happenin’” at the Broadway Plaza, downtown. All entertainment is free with your donation of a can of food for the Relief Nursery. On July 7, Enjoy an evening of community choirs and classic cinema. You’ll be serenaded by City Singers, In Accord, and Soromundi. After a dinner break, awaiting dusk, you’ll be enchanted by an al fresco screening of Casablanca, starting at approx. 8:45 p.m. On July 14, hear live rockin’ music by Eugene’s “talents of tomorrow”! Bring the whole family, try skateboarding and watch the community’s best local skaters perform. On Thursday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., Hookah Stew, a vibrant and energetic trio from Portland, plays rock, funk, and powerpop in a frenetic live performance at Monroe Park, 10th & Monroe. On July 21, see and hear two great bands and then join in playing
dodgeball in downtown streets! Ninkasi presents Volifonix, a funk/rock/experimental band, and Sea Bell, a folky/indie rock band – both are winners of local best band competitions! On the 28th, the Broadway Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor dance parlor, so you can learn how to dance like a pro. Watch and learn from dance demonstrations, and then put your fancy footwork into action, dancing the night away to live music, including Mood Area 52. • Summer in the City – Movies The “Movie Night in the Park” tradition continues under this new name. All movies begin at dusk, about 9 p.m. On Friday, July 9, watch Son of Rambow (PG 13) at Petersen Barn Park, 870 Berntzen Road. On Saturday, July 10, watch Legend (PG) at Amazon Park, 2700 Amazon. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG) shows on Saturday, July 24, at the Willamette Gardens apartment complex, 3545 Kinsrow St. And on Friday, July 30, Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG). plays at Churchill Youth Sports Park, Bailey Hill & W. 18 St. Northwest Community Credit Union provides free treats at the movies on July 9 and 30 with their human-powered smoothie maker.
Valet Bicycle Parking – Volunteers Needed for Summer 2010 Valet Bicycle Parking (VBP) for summer 2010 is underway and seeking volunteers. VBP, a project of the Center for Appropriate Transport, sets up at Eugene/Springfield area events to provide secure parking for large numbers of bicycle commuters. Throughout the summer we will provide service to Cuthbert events, Art and the Vineyard, the Eugene Celebration and much more. In 2009, we parked over 10,000 bikes! VBP volunteers get the chance to meet fellow riders and create a bike-friendly community. Most events provide free admission to our volunteers. Please call 541 344-1197 or email email@example.com for information on volunteering or scheduling VBP for an event.
PUBLIC MEETINGS AND INPUT OPPORTUNITIES The City of Eugene Climate and Energy – Health Impact Assessment Open House – July 13 The City of Eugene and Upstream Public Health have partnered together to evaluate potential health benefits to implementing Land Use and Transportation actions in the Climate and Energy Action Plan. Upstream Public Health will present their analysis on health benefits related to Land Use and Transportation, and request input on the report. The forum will help to inform recommendations for improving health in the final report. Please join us and share your insight. Free. Date/Time: July 13th, 3 - 5pm Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Ave. With questions please contact Matt McRae by phone at 682-5864 or by email at Matt.A.McRae@ci.eugene.or.us LCHAY RiverBend Run Needs Your Help! Do you enjoy event planning and promotion? We're looking for a committed volunteer or intern to help with the October 16, 2010 LCHAY RiverBend Run/Walk; a family-friendly 5k race
with an emphasis on fun, personal best fitness and community participation. Get more information about this exciting opportunity here.
CONTRUCTION UPDATES Construction along the South Bank Path in Skinner Butte Park - July Skinner Butte Park Veterans Memorial Project Dates: Mid - July Parks and Open Spaces would like to announce an upcoming construction project along the South Bank Bike Path in Skinner Butte Park that might have some impact on bike/pedestrian traffic in the area. A volunteer group will be working on the Veterans Memorial in the middle of July (located on the north side of the bike path adjacent to the whale sculpture near Lamb Cottage). When bringing in equipment along the path they will have flaggers and will have cones and signage at all times while they are working out there. For the most part, the interruption to traffic flow will be kept as minimal as possible and peak commute hours will be avoided. More details will be posted soon. Paving in the City Paving projects around town will start as early as May and continue through the summer. Currently, there are 24 signs that identify local gas tax and street bond-funded rehabilitation or reconstruction projects. The idea to place signs far in advance of the work came from the citizen Street Repair Review Panel. This is one way for people to take a closer look at the streets that are getting fixed before they’re under construction. Paving signage will also serve as a reminder to area residents that they may want to consider alternate routes once roadwork begins. Paving details in Eugene are available on the city’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/pw or for those who use twitter at www.Twitter.com/EugenePW . For more information about pavement preservation projects, contact Public Works Civil Engineer II Matt Rodrigues at 541-682-6036. Path Safety around I-5 Willamette River Bridge Construction As construction continues on the I-5 Willamette River Bridge, the Oregon Department of Transportation wants to ensure that path users in the Whilamut Natural Area remain aware of path detours and safety issues. ODOT recently developed a public service announcement to alert pedestrians and bicyclists on the importance of obeying flaggers along the paths. I appreciate anything you can do to help spread the word about path safety and helping to make users aware of the video. A link to the video is included here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U1gQwefcks. Let me know if you have any problem with the link or would like additional information. Fern Ridge Path Rehabilitation – Summer 2010 The Fern Ridge Path Project will rehabilitate/reconstruct major portions of the Fern Ridge Path between Chambers and Van Buren St. (W-E) and between 16th and 18th avenues (N-S). There will also be construction on the path connecting 22nd Ave. to the Arts and Technology Academy. The City plans to conduct this project in July and August of 2010, while the 4J schools are on summer break. During construction, major sections of the path will be closed (there are convenient detours available). It will be our intent to keep path closures as short as possible,
but construction will significantly impact path uses this coming summer. Visit the project website for more information: www.eugene-or.gov/pwprojects > click on Fern Ridge Path Project. Stay Updated on Area Construction Projects and Detours Does it seem like everywhere you turn something is under construction? Stay updated with local construction project at the site www.keepusmoving.org .
AREA EVENTS It’s Parks and Recreation Month! Since 1985, July has been the nation’s official Park & Recreation Month. In recognition, it’s worth noting that our parks resources and recreation opportunities clearly fit the Triple Bottom Line of sustainability: • Parks and recreation preserve our natural environment by improving water quality, protecting groundwater, preventing flooding, improving the quality of the air, providing vegetative buffers to development and producing habitat for wildlife. Parks and recreation provide an economic prosperity by increasing property values, expanding the local tax base, increasing tourism, attracting and retaining businesses, and reducing crim., and maintain the social equity of access and opportunity for everyone to enjoy the benefits of our resources and services. Eugene’s parks and recreation provide social equity by being accessible to all. Parks are open to everyone and hundreds of recreation opportunities, activities and community festivals are offered each year for free or low cost. All recreation programs are open to people of all abilities, and inclusion services are offered to ensure everyone is welcome.
So get out there and: • Celebrate! Eugene’s abundance of park and recreation opportunities! • Advocate! for parks and recreation and their importance in your life! • Recreate! and have fun in our local parks and recreation programs. Here are a few ideas: Take an Interpreted Walk in a Park! Eugene Recreation Outdoor Program offers free, First Saturday Park Walks that are led by local experts who will help you explore and learn about the ecology and management of Eugene’s parks. On July 3, hike the recently acquired natural area in southeast Eugene that contains the headwaters of Amazon Creek. Go south on West Amazon Pkwy to the very end, turn left on Martin St. and right on Center way; park at the end. On August 7, explore Maurie Jacobs Park. Meet at the playground near the parking lot at the end of fir Lane, east side of the river. Call 541-682-6358 for more information. Strolling for Seniors
Walk your way to health with fellow steppers every Wednesday, 9-10 a.m., through August 25. Build your flexibility, strengthen and stamina through low impact, moderately passed walks designed for mature participants. Walks are 2-3 miles, generally flat on sidewalks and paths. Free. Meet at Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard St. 541-682-5311 for information. Ladies Only Skatepark Clinic Females only of all ages are welcome at this drop-in clinic from 9-11 a.m. July 17 at Meadowview Park, 1855 Legacy St. The clinic will focus on instruction in a supportive learning environment. Helmets are required; full pads recommended. Some equipment is available for loan. Parent attendance is required for girls age six and younger. A parent or a caretaker attendance is required for girls 7-9. The cost is $3. All proceeds go to Skaters for Eugene Skateparks. For information, call 541-682-6321. Monday Mountain Bike Rides on the Ridgeline Trail Starting Monday May 31, MTB Eugene will begin hosting weekly rides on the Ridgeline trail system on Monday evenings at 6pm. We'll meet at 6pm at the corner of Martin Street and Canyon Drive, at the bottom of Headwaters trail. These rides will be beginner friendly, and we will have frequent regroups. If we get enough people showing up, maybe we'll split up based on fitness and pace, but please don't come out looking to race or hammer out a training ride. We'll put in at least 8 miles, and can easily add more miles through the use of loops, some gravel roads, and a few paved ones. Add in the commute from home to the trail and back, and you've got yourself a good workout. Helmets are absolutely required for anyone joining us. Lights should not be needed, as the ride will end by 8pm. Participants are expected to be respectful to other trail users, and to follow IMBA's Rules of the Trail. Our goal is to expose more people to the Ridgeline trail system, and prove to other trail users that MTB riders are polite and respectful people who can share a trail without conflict. We're looking for some experienced riders to step up and help lead these rides. If you are interested in coming out for a few rides, and feel comfortable leading a group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can work out a schedule so that we always have a few "guides" but so that no one has to come out every Monday evening. These rides will make for a great after work escape, and I hope people will start to come out and ride the Ridgeline trails more frequently. See you on the trail.....MTB Eugene is an advocacy group dedicated to the expansion of mountain biking opportunities in the Eugene, OR area. Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness - Every Wednesday Try Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness. Senior bike riders depart from Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., for in-town rides every Wednesday from 10;30 a.m.-noon beginning Jan. 13. It’s free. Helmets are required; weekly attendance is not. The Rides vary in length and time depending on ability. For more information, call 541-682-5318. City of Eugene Recreation Services Program offers 3 FREE Walking Opportunities this Summer Walk with Us to better health walks from Petersen Barn Community Center (meet in the lobby), 870 Berntzen Rd., on Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Walk'n'Talkers is a self-led group that walks 3-5 miles at a quick pace every Friday from Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The route varies and may have hills or rough pavement. Walk a Bit to help you get out and get in shape. These new walks are at a moderate pace for one hour. The routes are 2 -3 miles, generally flat on sidewalks or bike paths. The walks leave from Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., every Monday at 9:00 a.m., beginning April 5. Please check with your doctor if you have not been exercising. Campbell Center walk information: 541-682-5318, Peterson Barn walk information: 541-6825521, Hilyard Center walk information: 541-682-6365 Go Take A Hike! Let the experienced leaders of the City of Eugene Outdoor Program show you the way in a day spent hiking a regional trail. Hikes include the beach, Brice Creek, Finley Wildlife Refuge, Tamolich Pool, and Kentucky Falls. These hikes, for adults, will get you up close and personal with the natural world. Transportation Provided from Campbell Community Center. For more information, fees, or to register, go to www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll or call 541-682-5813. Confident Cycling for Families – July 10 Traffic Skills for Parents and Kids: Bike Education Classes 11:00am – 2:00pm Class attendees will not only learn about basic traffic skills but also learn how to perform a bicycle safety check, how to properly fit a helmet, how to size a bicycle for a child, and how to properly carry things on a bicycle. Information will also be provided about gear and clothing, proper lighting, use of lights, and locking a bike. The majority of the course will be conducted indoors but the last portion will be held in the parking lot where drills and a final ride on neighborhood streets will be conducted. This class is geared towards children ages 5 – 13 and their parents. It is free and open to all families but registration is required: http://eugenesrts.org/events/streetskillsforfamilies Adaptive Bike Clinic at Alton Baker Park – July 11 The City of Eugene, Adaptive Recreation Services will hold a FREE adapted cycling clinic at Alton Baker Park, 632 Day Island Park – Shelter #1 on Sunday, July 11th 9 -11am clinic. Try your hand at biking on one of the many different types of adaptive bikes that will be available to ride. Gain skills on how to ride these two and three-wheel bikes. Clinic is open to anyone with or without disabilities who would enjoy trying a handcycle, tandem, 3-wheeler, GlideCylce or some of our recumbent bikes. Program is in sponsorship with Oregon Disability Sports and Shriners Hospital. Volunteers are needed to assist during the clinic. For more information regarding the clinic or being a volunteer contact Patty Prather at Adaptive Recreation Services, 541-682-6365. Pre-registration is requested.
New Belgium – Clips of Faith Tour – July 16 Eugene – July 16th 8pm - 11pm Alton Baker Park MAP
ROLL IT! The Clips of Faith season is upon us and the 14 cities get to view HANDMADE FILMS while enjoying HANDMADE BEERS under the stars. Bike to this event and help raise funds for a local bike organization. For more information visit www.clipsoffaith.com . Breakfast at the Bridges – DeFazio Bridge – July 30
Visit us on the West side of the bridge, EWEB side, from 7:00am to 9:30am on July 30th. FREE coffee, bagels, Holy Donuts, bike safety check and bike registration. This year we are partnering with Oregon Imaging Center and the Komen Foundation to raise awareness for the Race for the Cure. Come on by and see what it’s all about. 4 Wineries on 2 Wheels – August 28 Come Home to Europe: 4 Wineries on 2 Wheels. French Style Winery Tour with catered lunch, five star star/four course dinner at King Estate. Trip includes road support, winery tours, all food and beverages, return home via luxury coach. Taking advanced discounted reservations now for Saturday, August 28. Call 541-543-5986 or email: email@example.com Space Limited.
CITY RESOURCES Report a Pothole Program It's easy to report a pothole to the Eugene Public Works Maintenance Division! There is even a handy online pothole reporting form available at www.eugene-or.gov/pothole! The form will ask for some brief information about the pothole, including its location (if on the path, try to give as much location info as possible). There's also a place for you to provide your contact information. If you would prefer, you can call Public Works Maintenance at 541-682-4800 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and file the report over the phone. If you'd like to follow up with the City after making a pothole request, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "pothole" in the subject line. (Please remember that Eugene Public Works only repairs potholes on streets/paths in the city of Eugene. We will make a field inspection of every reported pothole within two business days. In many cases we will immediately fill the pothole; however, in some cases we may choose to wait to schedule an alternate treatment such as maintenance overlay. FMI: go to www.eugene‐ or.gov/pothole)
(TOP) COMMUNITY RESOURCES Water Bottles to Benefit the Jane Higdon Foundation Honorary water bottles are being sold, with all proceeds going to help support the Jane Higdon Memorial Fund. The water bottles are $5.00 and being sold at Newman’s Fish Co. at 1545 Willamette Street, Eugene. Jane was an avid cyclist. She wanted to make a difference in the world and focused on ways to make her life more meaningful. She was tragically killed in 2006, when she was struck by a truck while on a bicycle training ride on a beautiful Oregon rural road. The Memorial Fund supports scholarships and grants to encourage girls and young women to pursue healthy, active lifestyles and academic excellence. The Memorial Fund also makes donations to non-profits that advocate and work for bicycling and pedestrian safety in Oregon. Additional information can be found at: www.janehigdonfoundation.com Don’t Forget to Purchase Your “Share the Road” License Plates
Oregon residents can help support cycling throughout Oregon by purchasing “Share the Road” license plates from the Oregon State Department of Motor Vehicles. Proceeds go to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Cycle Oregon to help fund bicycle education and advocacy.
GOVERNMENT Point2Point Solutions promotes and offers transportation options programs to the Lane County region’s businesses, organizations, and educational institutions for their employees, staff and students. It is supported by Lane County’s jurisdictions and is housed at Lane Transit District. http://www.ltd.org/cs/csindex.html www.eugene-or.gov/bicycles the City of Eugene website contains bike maps and resources for biking in Eugene. www.keepusmoving.info This site is user friendly and contains regional information about the transportation planning process, current projects, and information about transportation options. The site is maintained by the Lane Council of Governments. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) website includes links to the Oregon Bicycle Manual and information on laws and regulations and a list of bike travel web resources. Smart Ways to School (www.swts.ltd.org) offers free services to parents of K-12 students to help them walk, bike, carpool, or ride LTD to school. We offer a SchoolPool, a free carpoolmatch service. We can help parents find other students to form a walking or bicycling “school bus.” Smart Ways to School also manages the free LTD pass program for students in grades 612. Call 682-6212. UO Bike Program now offers bicycle maintenance classes every term. Call 541-346-4365 or come into the Outdoor Program office in the basement of the EMU to register. The U of O Department of Public Safety strongly encourages bicycling as a way of responsible transportation. With Oregon weather, bicycling in winter months can be discouraging and challenging for those that may not have the proper riding gear. You'll find information in this site about the availability of covered parking, safety recommendations, and a listing of local shops where you may purchase adequate gear for the conditions. (TOP) COMMUNITY PARTNERS: The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a statewide organization that works to promote bicycle use and safety and to improve bicycling conditions throughout the state of Oregon. In the Eugene/Springfield area, the BTA's Bicycle Safety program brings safety education to middle schools every year. For more information, go to www.bta4bikes.org .
BikeLane Coalition is a local non-profit organization that promotes safe cycling in Lane County. Membership opportunities include the Corporate Membership option: web page for the company, commuting assistance and route planning; and the Premium Membership option that includes membership in the League of American Bicyclists, The League Magazine, Bicycle Magazine, Roadside assistance and the usual benefits of membership such as discounts at participating bike shops. A discount is offered for those already members of other local cycling organizations. For more information go to www.bikelanecoalition.org Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) is a non-profit organization committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation. The first organization of its kind, the Center was founded in Eugene, Oregon in the fall of 1992. Since that time the CAT has established a number of projects under one roof designed to further this mission including Pedalers Express delivery service, education and youth programs, Eugene Bicycle Works community bike shop, and more. CAT has also established an apprenticeship program that focuses on cargo bike frame building. For more information, go to www.catoregon.org Eugene-Springfield Mossback Volkssport Club - Volkssports, literally "popular" or "folk" sports, are organized walking, swimming, bicycling, roller skating, and cross-country skiing events providing exercise that contributes to physical fitness. The Mossback Club usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Willamalane Senior Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street, Springfield. Please call 726-7169 or 747-6470, to verify meeting location. Club events are listed and described at their website, www.mossbacks.org. For more information contact Carmella at email@example.com . GEARS (Greater Eugene Area Riders) invites the community to join club members on several weekly bike rides. Rides vary in location, distance, and terrain. The main purpose of GEARs is to foster bike riding. All cyclists must wear an ANSI or SNEL/ASTM approved helmet. Riders should also carry a water bottle, tire pump, spare tube and patch kit. Everyone is welcome to attend Eugene GEARs Board Meetings. For more information or times and location go to www.eugenegears.org/ The Eugene Safe Routes to School Program is a community approach to encourage and enable more people to walk and bike to school safely. We support schools and families in their efforts to increase active transportation choices by supporting individual SRTS committees, growing bicycle and pedestrian education for adults and children, and working to establish policies that encourage healthy, fun, and safe transportation choices. For more information contact Shane Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-556-3553 Nordic Walkers: For more information on Nordic Walking classes and lesson costs contact Barbara or Dan Gleason: 345-0450 or 345-3974 or email them at email@example.com . (TOP) BUSINESS PARTNERS: Walk a Smile In: Step up, step out, step forward! Avid longtime walker/retired nurse walks oneon-one with clients to support improving personal and planetary fitness. Call or email for details, charges, appointment. Gift certificates available. Call or email Jenny at 541-343-6049,
The Eugene Running Company offers a diverse series of walking and running groups for people of all levels from beginner to the hard-core. All groups and training are lead in a fun and supportive atmosphere. For more information on dates and times go to www.eugenerunningcompany.com Second Summer Tours is a group led by Rob Templin, a local rider in Eugene. Join Rob and friends as he shares some of the ‘secret’ paths that will challenge you with tough climbs but reward you with deserted, traffic-free riding; and scenery to take your breath away. Tours are based out of Eugene. For more information go to: http://www.secondsummertours.com/oregon.php Spirited Walkers Group Joining the Spirited Walkers marathon training group is a wonderful way to start the new year by making commitment to becoming more healthy and active, whether you actually want to walk a marathon or not. Registered walkers meet once a month for a sit down meeting of guest speakers who cover information about yoga for walkers, nutrition, hydration, clothes, shoes, and mental training techniques. There is a large group walking every Sunday. Beginning and intermediate mileage schedules are available. If you are interested, please contact Kay Porter at 342-6875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , or go to www.thementalathlete.com for more information on times and cost. Walk With Me! Walk the World with Tyler Burgess, fitness walking instructor and marathon walking coach for the University of Oregon and Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Tyler walks to see the world, whether it is a big city, foreign country or our own backyard. Free walking tours take place on Tuesday nights from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Meet at the end of High Street by the Campbell Senior Center. It is free, fun, and for beginners. For more information go to www.walk-with-me.com (TOP) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This message has been sent by the Transportation Options Team to the individuals and organizations listed in our database who have requested information about transportation activities and options in Eugene, OR. Transportation Options is part of the City of Eugene Public Works Engineering. Our offices are located at 99 E. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401. If you do not wish to receive these messages in the future please email email@example.com . Thank you and our apologies if you received this message in error.