June Breakfast on Bikes and Much More

One of my favorite times of the month is when I get the all-inclusive, know-everything-about-bikes-in-Salem emails from Eric Lundgren, man about town on two wheels. Man, are these updates getting longer? Are there MORE things to do on two wheels than ever before??? YES!

Wait…isn’t it supposed to be sunny out?  The weather may be mercurial just now, but there’s lots of great bicycling opportunities in the next month!

Breakfast on Bikes
– Friday, May 28th
On Friday, the 28thth, between 7am and 9am  Breakfast on Bikes will be at 12th and Chemeketa.  Please join us!  And please remember our sponsors!
Cascade Baking Company
Coffee House Cafe
LifeSource Natural Foods
Salem Bicycle Club
Willamette University Sustainability Council

Mechanics from Santiam Bicycle will also be available for quick check derailleur adjustment, lube, and tire inflation!

(And we still need a few more volunteers to help with pick-up and delivery of food!  If you’d like to help B on B occasionally, please let me know!  Thank you.)

Kidical Mass – Sunday, May 30th
The Mini Cookie Metric Decade was a blast. The “Friends & Flowers” ride meets at Englewood Park at 2pm.  Decorate your bike with flowers and flowery flair!  (And be sure to read the Salem Weekly profile! – Kat needs help with planning the fall and taking over the project, so there’s more volunteer opportunities there!)

Vision 2020 – Wednesday, June 2rd
The Vision 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian workgroup meets the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30pm.

SKATS Transportation Improvement Program Open House – Wednesday, June 2rd
Learn more about the projects Federal and State dollars will fund between 2010 – 15.  4:00-7:00 p.m., MWVCOG Conference Room, 109 High St. SE.  There will also be a hearing on the 22nd, at which time public comment will close.

Oregon Bike Summit
– Friday, June 4th

Alice Awards & Auction – Saturday, June 5th
Support the BTA, honor the superstar advocates, and have a whole lot of fun.  There’s nothing like seeing an entire ballroom of passionate supporters of bicycling!

Friends of Salem Saturday Market Bike Valet – Saturday, June 5th
Bike valet service returns to the market!  Another reason to bike on Saturday.

Bicycle Maintenance Class – Thursday, June 10th
Chemeketa Community College and Bike Peddler offer a bike maintenance class.  For more info and how to register see here.

Pedalpalooza – June 10th through June 27th
There might be no greater celebration of things bikey than Pedalpalooza.  If you’re going to be up in Portland, you should check out the schedule and see if anything suits you!  And maybe you’ll find an idea or inspiration for something you want to organize here in Salem!

MWVBTA Meeting – Tuesday, June 15th
The Mid-Willamette Valley chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance meets the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 2pm at the Sassy Onion.  Check the breakfast blog for more agenda and meeting details.

SKATS Transportation Improvement Program Public Hearing – Tuesday, June 22nd
Comment on the projects Federal and State dollars will fund between 2010 – 15.  12:00 Noon, Senator Hearing Room, Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE.

Breakfast on Bikes – Friday, June 25th

Boys and Girls Club Cycle Challenge
– Saturday, June 26th
The Boys and Girls Club rolls out a new ride this year!  The Cycle Challenge will be a spectacular ride through the Willamette Valley through vineyards, the Oregon Gardens, over the historic Gallon House covered bridge and across the Willamette River on the Wheatland Ferry. Choose from a 75-mile route, a 40-mile route or bring the kids for the family fun ride through the park.  Children on the fun ride will get a medal when they finish!

Kidical Mass – Sunday, June 27th

Fairview Circuit Race – Sunday, June 27th

Introduction to Bicycling Class & Ride – Saturday, July 3rd
Look for more information and probably a new website!  League Cycling Instructor Gary Obery is going to start a introduction to city bicycling class and ride aimed at teenagers and adults new to bicycling.  We’ll have more on this next month, but it looks to be an exciting new program during the summer!

Ongoing Rides:
Santiam Bicycle Beginning Mountain Biking Rides – check the message board for next ride!
Salem Bicycle Club High Wheeler Rides – Introductory club rides every Sunday afternoon at 1:30
Salem Bicycle Club Family Rides – Shorter club rides every Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

Other News:
Updating the Salem-Keizer Bike Maps – Help identify low-traffic alternatives to bike lanes on busy streets!
Summer Bike Counts – Look for an announcement on date & time for orientation and training!
Cherriots Fastlane program – Register, Ride, and Win!
And if this is not enough, there’s always more on the Breakfast Blog!

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