Welcome to fall 2014. Back to school and back to biking!
Eugene is a fantastic place to bike to school (and beyond). There are lots of designated bike routes and bike lanes, and the weather never gets too hot or cold.
Not to mention the feeling of well-being and bliss you will experience.
So what do you need to get started?
Bike: Choose from a step-thru or diamond frame, 8 speeds or 24, and internal or external gearing. Some bikes come ready to go with rack, fenders, and lights.
Familiarize yourself with your possible commute length and terrain and then start riding bikes to see what will work best for you. Riding is the best way to determine what YOU like.
For those with more gear or passengers to carry, cargo bikes can be a good option.
What else do I need to ride to school?
Lights: Front white and rear red for safety. Choose from rechargeable or battery run in so many sizes.
Fenders: It rains in the Pacific Northwest and fenders are a wonderful way to stay dry and biking into the winter.
Rear Rack: Gives you the option to attach a basket or bag to your bike.
Bike bag or basket: Carrying heavy books, computers, and other necessities is far more comfortable when it’s not on your back!
U-lock: Locking your bike frame and wheels securely keeps your bike safe, sound, and happy.
You may also want…
Water bottle cage and bottle
Flat fix kit or flat resistant tires
Purnell offers active lifestyle clothing perfect for the city bike rider.
The lightweight button down shirts are a great summertime option and the shorts are classic and comfortable. Come try it on!
Bike Share for Eugene? What do you think?
Come give your input about the future of Bike Share in Eugene:
Eugene Bike Share Feasibility Public Meeting, Lane Community College Downtown Campus, Wednesday February 12th, 6- 7:30 pm.
The new Busch & Muller Lumotec IQ Eyc N Plus dynamo front light is small and weighs in at only 70 grams. It’s ideal for the urban commuter who primarily needs to see potholes and be seen by others.
Run off of a dynamo generator hub in your front wheel and powered by your pedaling, this light is always on your bike ready to go. Bright, permanently attached, and battery-free, it’s a winner.
You’ll no longer have to grab your light at store stops again. Greatest commuting option ever?
Read more about dynamo lights here.