Web Extra: Vin Lananna and Ian Dobson

TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna: Former Olympian and event organizer Ian Dobson:

Sheldon High Raises Funds for Bike Racks

EUGENE, Ore. — Sheldon High School students were still short of their fundraising goal to get 70 new bike racks on campus, Monday. Students with the school’s Green Club said the money for the first half of the project came quickly, but donations have slowed down since those first few days. With about ten days … Continue reading »

Number of Bike Thefts Increase in 2013

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Police Department reported an increase in bicycle thefts in 2013, so far. Since January 1, 174 bikes have been reported stolen in Eugene. That’s up 64 percent from last year, when 106 bikes were stolen in the first three months of 2012. A total of 848 bicycles were reported stolen … Continue reading »

Buisiness Commute Challenge: Bus

EUGENE, Ore. – The Business Commute Challenge is making an impact on the environment. Together, this year’s 173 teams have already saved more than 29,000 miles and 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Wednesday some were rewarded for their efforts with the opportunity to drive an LTD bus. Participants say the challenge benefits more than the … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Bike Day

EUGENE, Ore. – Pleasant weather on day four of the Business Commute Challenge, allowed participants to advantage when commuting to work. Participants used all different forms of transportation, including walking, biking, public transit or car-pooling, to get to work and cut down on emissions. On Tuesday organizers celebrated all the people biking to work and … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Is On

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge was in full motion this weekend. The week-long competition kicked of Saturday, and was already off to a great start. Whether by bike, on foot or by bus, many people ditched their cars Sunday in favor of greener ways to get to work. A total of 162 teams, more than 1,600 … Continue reading »

Recovered Bikes Headed to Auction

ALBANY, Ore. — Bicycles are among the most common items stolen in Albany. Many of them will never be returned to their owners, so they will be auctioned online. “It’s a crime of opportunity. A lot of times these bikes are left out in the open, parked in the driveway, left leaning against a tree, and … Continue reading »

Eugene Ranked for Bike Infrastructure

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s bike infrastructure is among the most innovative in the country, according to the U.S. State Department. Cyclists in Eugene are encouraged that more people are choosing to be behind a set of handle bars rather than the wheel of a car, but they think the city can do better. The state … Continue reading »

Registration Opens for Commute Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — Online registration for the 2013 Business Commute Challenge opened Monday. This annual competition gives local businesses and their employees a chance to outdo one another, by finding ways to drive less and rethink their commute. This years challenge will take place May 11-17, making competitors find an alternative route to work for … Continue reading »

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