We are nothing more than a product of our environment, and Bike Friday embodies the pioneer spirit, innovation and dogged determination that makes Oregon what it is.
We created this page to give you a glimpse at the background photos we use, and to share our passion for our state. Below is a list of resources to enhance your visit.
Our founders came to Oregon to start our business here because the energy of this amazing place creates the perfect environment to live the outdoor life we encourage.
We believe the best way to explore Oregon is on a bicycle. And if you spend any time here, you'll see that thousands of others agree.
Portland. Eugene. Corvallis. We're proud of these cities that annually rise to the top of any list when it comes to Bicycle Friendly Communities.
We'd love to have you come by and visit our Factory Showroom. Take a factory tour. Meet the folks here. You'll see what we mean.
We think Eugene is centered in the heart of Oregon. Visit us, and spend the day cycling along Eugene's vast network of bike paths, including the Willamette River paths or the Fern Ridge Bike Path that brings you right to our door.
Not far away, just 30 minutes from Eugene, is the The Row River Trail, outside of Cottage Grove.
When you are in Eugene, we suggest you visit the Inn at the 5th, Eugene's only luxurious boutique hotel.
In less than two hours drive, you can be on the Oregon Coast gazing at the Pacific Ocean from a lighthouse. Or in the Cascades, skiing in the winter or fishing mountain lakes in the summer. Just three hours will get you to Crater Lake National Park, and a view you will remember for as long as you live. Or visit the seemingly endless list of waterfalls.
John Rezell, or Raz, our Guardian of the Message, spent a few years writing an outdoors column for The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene. Here is his list of things you MUST SEE if you come visit:
-- Multnomah Falls: Oregon is the land of waterfalls, but the tallest, most recognizable and possibly easiest to visit is 620-foot Multnomah Falls, just east of Portland off Interstate 84 (exit 35). [http://www.fs.usda.gov/]
-- The Oregon Dunes: While Oregon's Pacific Coast is a seemingly nonstop array of scenic wonders, exploring the vast sand dunes near Florence can be unforgettable as you listen to the crashing surf. [www.fs.fed.us]
-- The McKenzie River Trail: Whether you hike or mountain bike the 23-mile trail that hugs the roaring McKenzie River just east of Eugene, the variety of waterfalls, forests, lava fields and bridges will give you more photo ops that you can imagine.
-- Crater Lake National Park: The clearest lake in the United States is a stunning vision from anywhere along its shore in Southern Oregon. And if you take the boat ride, remember, if you drop your camera, you can watch it sink for 142 feet before it disappears! [www.nps.gov]
-- Silver Falls State Park: Imagine walking past, around and behind 10 waterfalls on a 6-mile trail. Just outside Salem, this is one of the most amazing day trips for any family. [www.oregonstateparks.org]
Other great websites that can help you plan a visit to Oregon include:
Some other options of places to stay in Eugene:
- The Campbell House (Bed and Breakfast near the Riverbank Trail)
- C'est la Vie Inn (Bed and Breakfast located between Downtown and Bike Friday)
- Valley River Inn (Hotel located right alongside the Riverbank Trail)
- Inn at the 5th (Luxury hotel located between the Riverbank Trail and Downtown)
- Eugene Hilton (Hotel located Downtown):
- La Quinta Inn (Hotel/Suites near the Riverbank Trail)
- Residence Inn (Hotel/Suites near the Riverbank Trail)
- Hampton Inn Conveniently located adjacent to the West End Business District.
Things to do in and around Eugene (besides cycling):
- Eugene Saturday Market
- First Friday Art Walk
- Last Friday Art Walk
- Lane County Covered Bridges Tour
- Fifth Street Market
- Lane Events Center
- Hendricks Park
- Skinner Butte Park
- Owen Rose Garden
- The Hult Center
- The Shedd Institute
- The WOW Hall