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Friends in High Places

It’s a bicycle oasis! We’re doing it again on Sunday, May 31 – our 5th Corvallis Spring Roll!

  • Off-Road Skills Course
  • Bike Safety
  • Bicycle-Powered Spin Art
  • Trick Out Your Bike
  • Learn to Ride
  • Bike Swap
  • Prize Giveaways, including a new bike courtesy of Corvallis Cyclery!

Did we mention food? Registered riders receive a mini-quesadilla from Zia and Jamba Juice smoothies (until supplies last). McWeenie’s is back, too!

Be inspired by last year’s safe and strong riders and register to ride with us in 2015!

One More For Our Community

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Thank you for your generous support of Corvallis Spring Roll! This was our fourth annual community kids’ bike and trike event, and its success showed that this bike-friendly community knows how to have fun! More importantly, it demonstrated that Corvallis is invested in the health, safety, and spirit of its children. Volunteers, sponsors, and partners alike, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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On event day, June 1, 2014:

240 kids participated, a handful more than last year.

  • 2011: 65 participants
  • 2012: 153 participants
  • 2013: 234 participants

The mean age of participants was 6 years old. Our youngest rider was 1 year old and our oldest rider was 12.

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Seven participants asked for and were awarded scholarships for the full cost of race registration, more than double from last year.

12 emerging riders participated in Learn to Ride.

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We distributed bike safety materials to all participants.

17 local organizations and businesses participated in the Cycle Fair.

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More than 40 people volunteered at the event.

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24% of the participants were awarded 58 raffle prizes, one of which was a new bike.

Proceeds support Corvallis Spring Roll activities, including next year’s event. Our mission is to introduce and encourage bicycling as a fun, safe and healthy activity for kids throughout their lives. See you in the bike lane!

 

High Fives All Around

Thank you for coming to Corvallis Spring Roll!

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Between the cycle fair and the road ride, we had just shy of 250 kids on bikes learning that bicycling is a fun, safe and healthy activity they can do throughout their lives. It was a wonderful experience for us and we hope it was for you and your kids, too!

While you wait for us to post more pictures, catch up on your Gazette-Times front page reading. Look at this community!

Practice those skills in this beautiful weather and get ready for summer. Don’t forget Wednesday’s final Walk+Bike2School Day of the year, too. See you in the bike lane!

 

Rush Hour

Today is the last day to pre-register! We have so many great things to give away, so come get ’em! All registered riders are automatically entered to win – and what a list of prizes! Just to name a few (really, just a few):

Gift cards from Yogurt Extreme
Cateye Velo 7 cyclocomputer from Bike N Hike
Helmets from Peak Sports and Corvallis Safe Routes 2 School
Gift certificate from Wacky Indoor Bounce
Chalktrail from The Toy Factory
A new bike from Corvallis Cyclery!

Sunday is all about fun on bikes, so come find us at Cloverland Park June 1 and join in! Event day registration and check-in start at 10 am.

See you there!

Fun in the Forecast

Bicycling is fun. Corvallis Spring Roll is fun!

Fueling up is fun! Jamba Juice, Laughing Planet and Soup Cycle will have goodies on hand for registered riders, too (as supplies last). Need more fuel? Feed your rider at the cycle fair with McWeenie’s!

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Sun is fun. Sunny skies are in the forecast. June 1 is going to be a great day for a ride!

Don’t forget to register! Pre-registration prices are good until event day on June 1. Registration and check-in start at 10 am at Cloverland Park. Visit the cycle fair while you wait for the ride to start!

See you there!

 

Cycle Fair Fun

The cycle fair is the warm up before the ride! Come check it out at 10 am (and don’t forget to register for the ride):

Off-road bike course with Team Dirt: Located in the grass by the tennis courts, kids can practice balancing and maneuvering their bikes on and through obstacles and discover a fondness for off-road riding.

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Face Painting with Sparkling Faces Face Art

Jefferson School will represent with kid-crafted bicycle art projects.

The Unknownswe know they’re a fun group of kid musicians who rock!

Safety Skills with Corvallis Safe Routes to School: Find them in the tennis courts and practice hand signals, right of way, and much, much more!

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Corvallis Cyclery – we’re giving away one of their 20″ bikes!

Laughing Planet (free mini-burritos for registered riders, until supplies last)

Jamba Juice and Banana Man! (free smoothie samples for registered riders, until supplies last)

Bike Swap and Bicycle Maintenance with Corvallis Bicycle Collective: Near the off-road course, you’ll find the people who can fine tune your child’s bike before s/he starts the ride. They can also show you basic bike maintenance skills you can practice at home. Bring a bike for the swap, too! It’s a great way to trade for the appropriate sized bike.

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Helmet Fitting with Mid-Valley Bicycle Club: Those helmets need to be snug to be safe. MVBC will show you how a helmet should fit and help your child get road-ready!

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Thistledown Photography will take a photo of your registered rider with his/her bike and make one free download available to you online.

Sports Authority will have a deconstructed bike where kids can test the parts and see how a bike works.

Soup Cycle: sample locally-made soups and meet the Soup Guy!

Chalktrail: we’ll have one at the Learn to Ride station. Make a chalk drawing using your bike!

Toadally Insane will represent da Vinci Days and the Graand Kinetic Challenge. Check out the toad on the road!

Trick Out Your Bike: Every bike needs a little bling! Decorate a bike . . . a helmet . . . yourself . . . just keep it safe for the ride. We’ll be there with lots of fun stuff, you bring the creativity!

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Learn to Ride: The transition to independent riding requires confidence, patience and a little motivation. With so many kids on bikes at the event, it may be just enough for your emerging two-wheel rider! Practice on the MyKick  donated by Burley for practice, use a handle that attaches to your child’s existing bike to make it a little easier, or run alongside the old-fashioned way. We’ll be there to support you and your child.

Coyle Designs – beautifully handcrafted wooden helmets

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Our prize giveaway starts promptly after the ride ends at noon and all registered riders are automatically entered to win. Local bicycling educator Greg Alpert will share his bike safety knowledge with all the kids, too!

Did we mention our goodie bags? Goodie, for sure! All registered riders get one – as supplies last, but we’re ready for a lot of you!

Corvallis Spring Roll. Sunday, June 1. Cloverland Park. 10 am. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration

This morning my six-year-old rode his bicycle to school for the first time – a mile and a milestone. He said, “Mommy, I’m not riding the ride along ever again.” (I won’t hold him to it. Not yet.) It was a good morning.

Someone else in the world is feeling it, too.

How about you?

Learn to ride with us! See you June 1.

Reasons

We have a lot of reasons to forge friendships that go the distance – there is no limit to how far we can go on a bike! Meet our friends who are out there teaching, learning, working, and having fun on bikes, too – and come meet them in person at Corvallis Spring Roll on June 1! (Don’t forget to register.)

Team Dirt, a Chapter of IMBA, is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use, and purpose built trails, to preserve access for mountain bikers through advocacy and education, and to promote responsible trail use. Team Dirt is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the BLM, Starker Forests, OSU College of Forestry, the USFS and other land managers to build and maintain trails throughout Benton County.

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Corvallis Bicycle Collective. Our Philosophy: Putting Bikes Under People
The Corvallis Bike Collective is a 501(c)(3)  non profit organization. We are comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to putting safe, affordable, working bikes under all people of Corvallis and putting those bikers on the roads. We want as many people as possible to have access one of the safest, healthiest, affordable, and environmentally sustainable forms of transportation. We help promote access by helping bikers not just keep their bikes running, but also teaching people how to care for their bikes and putting tools in their hands to do it. We educate bikers about maintenance, repairs, safety, and sustainable transportation advocacy. All of our services are currently free and all of our bikes and parts are sold at very affordable prices.

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Mid-Valley Bicycle Club. The MVBC is a non-profit cycling club centered in Corvallis, Oregon. The club is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities.

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Corvallis Safe Routes 2 School. The Safe Routes to School (SR2S)movement is a national effort that supports students and families traveling to and from schools in ways that reduce traffic, increase safety, nurture healthy bodies, and contribute to clean, green living. One of the key activities that falls under the SR2S umbrella is elementary schools’ monthly Walk/Bike to School (WB2S) Days.

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Look at these riders! This is why we bring kids and bikes together.

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Corvallis Spring Roll: Sunday, June 1, 2014. We want to see you there!

Register. Volunteer.