Business Commute Challenge Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Mini Business Commute Challenge starts Wednesday as a warm-up for the big one in May. Coordinators set up a warming hut at the LTD Next Stop Center on the corner of Olive and W 11th. Travel options include biking, walking, taking the bus, carpooling and working from home. Last year was … Continue reading »

Interview: Mural Bike Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — If you haven’t seen the amazing murals in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, this weekend is your chance. The Great Mural Bike Tour is free, and anyone who attends can see the art and meet the artists. It kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. Jessica Watson from the Lane Arts Council joined us live … Continue reading »

Eugene Sunday Streets Fill Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — Three miles of the busy downtown streets were shut down for residents to walk, roll and bike around. Sunday was the third annual Eugene Sunday Streets event. Downtown Eugene had it all. From live music to kids activities, people gathered downtown for Eugene Sunday Streets. “He’s having a grand time. It looks … Continue reading »

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 »

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