Walk, bike, drive, fly, carpool, take the train or bus, just get your buns down to Eugene, specifically Hutch’s Bicycles at Charnelton and 10th (by the downtown library) on March 6th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and you can get yourself, among a slew of great offers, 15% off Bike Fridays!!!
In addition to that, you’ll be able to check out some of the finest manufacturers of bicycles and bicycle accessories in the Northwest, including Chris King, Burley, Co-Motion, Rolf, Castelli, Detours, Redline, Yakima, and Showers Pass.
The local bicycle club, GEARs (run by our very own Paul) will be there, as will Lee Shoemaker, representing the city of Eugene, and one of two certified bicycle schools in the country, from Ashland, Oregon, the United Bicycle Institute.
William L. Sullivan, author of THE BEST guidebooks about the wonderful state of Oregon, will be there as Oregon Adventures. I’m still bummed I missed his workshop on car free recreation at the Eugene Walking/Biking Summit.
edit 2/24/9: Oops on the above. Turns out this is the other Oregon Adventures, from Oakridge, Oregon. They do guided bicycle adventures. Cool stuff, but not William L. Sullivan, who still is the best.
Music will be provided by Skip Jones, a local boogie piano man, who calls on the likes of Otis Spann, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Leon Russell, and James Booker for inspiration. Ought to keep it lively.
You can meet the mayor of Eugene, Kitty Piercy, who has pushed through resistance from the community (which, despite its hippie/anarchist reputation, is surprisingly about half right-wing) to try to make Eugene a more fun, sustainable, livable space. She deserves your thanks as it much of our success can be attributed to her support.
There’ll be door prizes and contests. They’ve got wine tastings, too!
All of this is free! Seriously, this cannot be missed.
Mike and I should be there to represent Bike Friday so come say hi!