World’s Shortest Bike Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Cyclists raced head to head Sunday in downtown Eugene, but this wasn’t your typical bike race. Falling Sky Brewery is calling it the world’s shortest bike race. Around 100 cyclists raced in multiple heats, the distance only 13.1 feet. Kids and adults, on all sorts of bikes including unicycles peddled quickly on … Continue reading »

Eugene Makes List of Best Bike Cities

EUGENE, Ore. — It may be Tracktown USA, but people in Eugene love to bike, and it shows. The city comes in at number 15 on a list of America‚Äôs Best Bike Cities by Bicycling Magazine. Staff considered things like the number of miles of protected bike lanes clearly marked, roadways, and feedback from everyday … Continue reading »

Sanipac Builds Bikes for Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of us might remember wanting a new bike for Christmas, and thanks to several local organizations that wish can come true for more children than ever before. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer takes a look at Sanipac’s efforts to build bikes for kids in need.

Riding Refurbished

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of bikes almost became recycled metal, instead they’re refurbished. The storage trailer at St. Vinnie’s donation center on Highway 99 is where donated wheels are dropped off; it’s also where refurbished bikes are stored for a special delivery. “This is essentially a mid-level product that doesn’t need a whole lot of … Continue reading »

40 Bikes Stolen from 4J School District

EUGENE, Ore. — Bicycle safety education has suffered a major setback in Eugene after 40 bikes were stolen from Prairie Mountain School. The bikes were in a large, white, unlicensed cargo trailer that was parked behind the school on Royal Avenue. That trailer was last seen on Saturday around noon. The fleet of bikes belonged … Continue reading »

City Counts Bicyclists at Intersection

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene recently revamped a bike lane near the University of Oregon. Now it’s surveying its success. Crews put out counting strips Thursday near the intersection of East 18th Avenue and Alder Street. They mark how many people use the reworked section. It’ll then be compared to the numbers before all the work … Continue reading »

Springfield Seeks Bike/Pedestrian Panel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is looking for 10 to 15 residents to serve on a pedestrian and bicycle advisory committee. The committee will meet about six times a year to discuss issues related to pedestrian and bicycle programs and facilities. You have to be a resident of Springfield to apply, and the … Continue reading »