Getting Up to Speed

The Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School mission is to serve a diverse community of parents, students, and organizations: advocating for and promoting the practice of safe bicycling and walking to and from schools throughout the Eugene Springfield area. More about Eugene Springfield SRTS.

FREE Springfield Bike Repair Event

Leading up to Walk+Bike to School Day, Springfield SRTS is partnering with Hutch’s bicycle shop to provide FREE bike tune-ups to Springfield families. Come on out to Briggs Middle School at 10AM on Saturday, October 4th to get your bike looked at and to decorate your helmet with fun reflective stickers.

Bike Repair and Helmet Decorating 10.4.2014

When: Saturday, Oct 4th, 10AM – Noon

Where: Briggs Middle School (pavement around side of school)

What: Free bike tune-ups and helmet decorating

Why: It’s fun! Prepare your bicycles for Walk+Bike to School Day and lots of fun fall riding.

Volunteers Needed: Bike Safety Education Rides

Volunteers are needed to help with our Bike Safety Education rides.

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Bike Safety Education Ride. Photo by Cawood.

Guess what? You get to ride your bike around, role model good bicycle behavior, and empower more youth to be safe, responsible bicycle riders. How fun!

Please sign up for Bike Safety Community Ride!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/mB5HUx
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Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3.
Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me (zane.s.wheeler@ci.eugene.or.us) and I can sign you up manually.

As our regional Safe Routes to School program expands, we need even more volunteers to help us reach our goal of providing bicycle safety education to every student in Springfield, 4j, and Bethel school districts. In the 2014-2015 school year we will reach over 1,500 students with our bike safety education course. THANK YOU in advance for your contributions to making this vision become reality.

 

Bike Education Fleet Maintenance

The Safe Routes to School bike fleet maintenance night is this Thursday!

BSEVolunteerThe Eugene-Springfield SRTS program is having our fall bike fleet maintenance night and you can come help! We will be servicing a fleet of bicycles to prepare for this fall’s Bicycle Safety Education programs in the schools across the region. Please come out and help if you are able! Bike Fleet Maintenance (all levels of bike mechanic skills encouraged to come) and FREE Café Yumm food!

You can help play an integral part in preparing our bikes to teach over 1,500 students Bike Safety Education traffic skills as part of PE class this school year across Eugene and Springfield.

When: Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 6pm – 9pm
Where: UO OP Bike Barn (18th and University)

Please drop Zane an email to let him know you’ll be coming: Zane.S.Wheeler (at) ci.eugene.or (dot) us

 

Welcome Back! Have fun while walking and biking to school…

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Springfield Students to Return to Improved Bike Parking

The City of Springfield partnered with Springfield Safe Routes to School to encourage more students to bike to school in the downtown area by installing better bicycle parking next to school buildings along Main St. Three staple racks were installed in front of the A3 Health and Sciences Campus on 4th and A, two were installed at the front entrance of the main A3 building to add to their existing secured student/staff parking, and two were installed on Main St by Gateways High School (see photos below).

Bike Parking

City of Springfield Installed 7 Staple Racks at Downtown Springfield Public School Buildings

Our hope is that by providing more bicycle parking along Main St, Springfield residents will choose to visit downtown school buildings and businesses more frequently by bicycle. We expect to see students utilizing the new racks in fall when school is back in session and will work to promote them through Walk+Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 8th.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the Springfield Traffic Staff for their help and look forward to partnering on more Safe Routes to School projects in the future!

Join the Solution Revolution!

This coming weekend holds some great family biking (and walking) opportunities with both Kidical Mass rides from Eugene and Springfield happening on the new Middle Fork Path PLUS Eugene’s Sunday Streets event!  We’re going to continue the fun into the next week with the Solution Revolution as part of the Sports Science Symposium and the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships happening on campus this coming week. We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these events! Here’s more on the Solution Revolution:

Come learn how early childhood physical literacy unlocks the potential for life-long enjoyment in physical activity, academic achievement, and enhanced athletic performance.

Solution RevolutionWhen: Monday, July 21, 2014
Time: 9:00a – 12:30p
Where: University of Oregon Law School, 1515 Agate St., across from Hayward Field

  • Enjoy presentations inside the Law School and discover free and low-cost kids’ activities in your neighborhood on the Law School lawn.
  • Plenty of snacks provided.
  • Move between indoor presentations and outdoor activities.
  • Kid-friendly activities, demonstrations and events on-site.
  • Win great raffle prizes including event and sport tickets!

Detailed information, including an agenda of indoor presentations is available on the event webpagewww.slocumfoundation.org/solutionrevolution

Check for updates on raffle prize offerings and event happenings on the Active Youth Consortium’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/activeyouthconsortium

No advance registration is required, but will assist in accurate catering counts.

The Slocum Foundation and Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are pleased to partner with the University of Oregon’s International Sports Science Symposium, the Neurospine Institute Foundation and PacificSource Health Plans to host this free community event.