Fern Ridge Bike Path Cleanup Set for Sat., Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m.
Almost 45 years ago, city of Eugene staffers and a few dedicated citizens formed the first Eugene Bicycle Committee. By 1972, they had established the city’s first budget for bikeways—a whopping $30,000, used mostly to match state and federal transportation grants.
By the end of the decade, the city had built miles of trails and bike lanes and worked with partners to construct four of the five pedestrian/bike bridges that now cross the Willamette River, providing critical connections to paths on both sides of the river.
Today, the city’s bike network includes 41 miles of bike paths, 81 miles of on-street paths, 35 miles of dedicated bikeways, and a fifth pedestrian/bike bridge across the Willamette.
In 1998, Lane Audubon adopted a section of the Fern Ridge bike path between Stewart Pond (and Euphoria Chocolate!) and Terry Drive and committed to cleaning it every six months or so. Please join us in this volunteer effort to uphold Eugene’s vision of a citizen-supported bike path, help beautify the Fern Ridge path, and have some fun!
When: Saturday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Where: Meet at the Stewart Pond Overlook, the gravel parking area east of the intersection with Bertelsen Road on Stewart Road in Eugene. We’ll look for waterfowl before we head out.
What to bring: Gloves, water, and snacks, and wear weather-appropriate clothing.
What’s provided: Trash pickers and bags
For more information and to confirm that you will be helping, please contact Kat Beal at 541.517.0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.