Bill Would Require Bike Registration

EUGENE, Ore. — You could soon need a license to ride. A new Senate bill would require adults in Oregon to register their bikes and pay an annual fee. Ted Campbell came up with the idea for Senate Bill 177. He says his main goal is accountability. The bill would require anyone over 18 years … Continue reading »

Bike Path Decision Delayed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There is another delay in the Corvallis-Albany bike path decision. The Benton County Planning Commission met Tuesday night originally to deliberate on the proposal, which would put a path near Highway 20 through private, Exclusive Farm Use (EFU) zoned land. But because someone requested to keep the record open, the county is … Continue reading »

UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly

EUGENE, Ore. — The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Oregon with a Gold Bicycle Friendly University Wednesday. The University of Oregon encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as way-finding signs, bike parking and fix-it stations throughout campus. Being a bike friendly university has created opportunities for … Continue reading »

Bikes Power Band at Ballpark

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of home run power is on display Tuesday night at PK Park. But, they won’t be the only power people are talking about. Anybody coming into the stadium for the Northwest League All-Star Game from the front gates will see Pedal Power Music. It’s a blend of people on stationary bikes … Continue reading »

Interview: Safe Routes to School

EUGENE, Ore. — Students all over our area bike and walk to school, and we, of course, want to make their routes safe. That’s where Springfield Safe Routes to School steps in. Programs Coordinator Emma Newman joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the program and its upcoming bike tune-ups event. The … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed to Clean Bike Paths

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is known for being bike friendly. This weekend, some friendly bikers are hitting the paths to do some cleaning. The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is gathering volunteers for a campaign called BicyClean. It’s aimed to clean the major bike paths around Eugene. The project coordinator says they want to serve … Continue reading »

Bike Share Program Could Come to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve seen them in Portland and across the country, and now a bike share program could be coming to Eugene. The city, Lane Transit District and the University of Oregon are teaming up to get the ball rolling, or in this case, the bikes. The city wants to have 46 stations, which … Continue reading »

Biking to Work Up 60% in Last Decade

(CNN) — Have you noticed more cyclists on the road lately? A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people biking to work has increased about 60 percent over the last decade. A 2008 to 2012 survey found about 786,000 Americans said they biked to work. That’s up from the 488,000 who … Continue reading »

City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a few reminders for bicyclists about staying safe on the road, now that we’re seeing warmer weather. The city’s bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven’t used your bike recently, it’s a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully … Continue reading »

Interview: Protecting Your Bicycle

EUGENE, Ore. — A bike can be a wise investment. Riding it, you burn calories and save money on gas. It’s worth value is not just to you but to thieves. Crime Prevention Specialist Steven Chambers from the Eugene Police Department explains how you can make sure your bike is protected.

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