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Cycling Heritage

Oregon was the first state to pass a Bicycle Bill in 1971 and the first state with official Scenic Bikeways in 2005. In 2018, a downtown Eugene bike share program was launched to further increase access to bicycles.

MIKE the bike in downtown Eugene

Eugene's strong bicycling culture has a history of innovative alternative transportation. Burley's original bike trailer was first designed and built here by a resident who rode each week to the Saturday Market with his growing family. Co-Motion Cycles, a national leader in tandem bicycling, was founded here in 1988.

Bike Friday at King Estate by Molly Blancett

And Bike Friday, another top local manufacturer known internationally for their amazing travel bicycles that fold up to fit in a suitcase, designs custom cycles for the discerning rider.

Today, all three of these great companies maintain national headquarters along the same bike path in Eugene.

Cycling Newlyweds by Loren Kerns

For a sampling of local residents' raw cycling creativity, explore a unique collection of non-motorized conveyances at the Center for Appropriate Transport's "rideable museum." Or just find a shady park seat and see what rolls by!

Eugene has a well-coordinated system of bikeways which includes 42 miles (67.59 km) of shared-use paths, 81 miles (130.36 km) of on-street bicycle lanes, 35 miles (56.33 km) of signed bikeways, and five bicycle/pedestrian bridges spanning the Willamette River and two spanning major roads (source: City of Eugene).

With plenty of bike-friendly buses, bicycle shops and active cycling advocacy clubs, it's no surprise that the League of American Bicyclists awarded Eugene gold-level status (2012) as a bicycle-friendly community. Eugene is also considered one of the top 18  bicycling cities in the nation by Bicycling Magazine (2016).

Rolf Prima Criterion Children in Cottage Grove by Greg Lee

Eugene's sister city of Springfield connects with a seamless network of bicycle paths and the same bike-friendly transportation. On any given day in Eugene - Springfield you are guaranteed to see entire families out for a ride often on tandem bicycles; commuters on bicycles with trailers and carts; pedicabs and bicycle couriers; recreational riders on adapted low riders or high riders or tricycles; and even trick riders on unicycles!

Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway in Fall by Greg Lee

Oregon's Willamette Valley offers enchanting rides for cyclists. The nearby town of Cottage Grove boasts the Row River Bike Trail, a 15-mile (24-km) paved trail that has replaced the tracks of the Oregon Pacific and Eastern Railway. From Cottage Grove to Coburg, ride non-congested back country roads past green pastures, historic covered bridges and winery after winery.

Gran Fondo Cycling in Cottage Grove by Buzz Summers

Thirty miles southeast of Eugene is the mountain town of Oakridge, a designated silver-level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

The Oregon Coast is also a popular cycling destination with dramatic views along Highway 101 and mountain biking trails around quiet coastal lakes.