Bicycle Touring 101 & Beyond Workshop

Interested in Bike Touring the beautiful Oregon Coast – or anywhere else for that matter? Bike Touring 101 and Beyond – a May is Bike Month event at 6 p.m., Monday, May 6 in the Springfield Public Library – will give you tips and tricks on Bike Touring! Presented by the City of Springfield, Springfield Public Library and Greater Eugene Area Riders (GEARs), the event will include bike displays put together by local bike touring experts, local bike organizations and a presentation on a bike tour of the Oregon Coast taken by three GEARs members in 2018.

Bike Touring 101 and Beyond is part of the regional May is Bike Month celebrations. National Bike Month has been celebrated since 1956 and Springfield has participated since 2014. Bike Month is designed to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to give biking a try. For more May is Bike Month information, including a full listing of events being held, visit WeBikeLane.org.

For more information on Bike Touring 101 and Beyond call 541.726.2238 or visit https://webikelane.org. All events are free and open to the community.

What: Bike Touring 101 and Beyond – a May is Bike Month event,

When:  6 p.m., Monday, May 6

Where:  Library Conference Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541.726.2238, mriddle@springfield-or.gov

 

Basic Bicycle Maintenance

Want to know how to do your own bike maintenance?  Come to the Springfield Public Library at either 4:30 or 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7 to learn!

Both sessions will offer the same, one hour introduction. Teens, adults, and children with a participating adult are all welcome!  You are welcome to bring your own bike and volunteer it for example maintenance, but there is no guarantee your bike will be worked on or that you will be able to apply the tools to your own bike. Come prepared for any weather as we hope to be outside, but under cover if necessary!

Thanks to University of Oregon volunteers, LiveMove, and the Friends of Springfield Public Library for bringing this class to the Springfield Public Library.

What: Basic Bicycle Maintenance

When:  4:30 or 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7

Where:   Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541.726.4653, ckinsey@springfield-or.gov

 

Springfield Celebrates Authors: Austin Meek of The Register-Guard

Following popular discussions on hiking, the modern essay, YA/middle grade novels and poetry the Springfield Public Library is giving you one more chance to celebrate authors with local sports columnist Austin Meek.  As the final event of Springfield Celebrates Authors 2019, Meek will present “Covering Sports in TrackTown USA” at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11. The talk will delve into Lane County’s role in the birth of the recreational running movement as well as covering Oregon sports. Meek, who has been named a top-10 columnist four times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, has been a sports columnist at The Register Guard since 2013 and studied journalism at Kansas State University.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national and international authors. Springfield Celebrates Authors will be back in 2020 with a very special guest!

All events are free and open to the community.

What: Springfield Celebrate Authors: Austin Meek presents “Covering Sports in TrackTown USA”.

When:  2 p.m., Saturday, May 11

Where:  Library Conference Room, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Kristen Curé, 541.726.2232, kcure@springfield-or.gov

 

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