Servicing the cycles of beginner and advanced riders alike, Collin's Cycle Shop coasts on its reputation of attentive customer service and mechanical excellence. The cycling-centric staff assists riders in finding a range of pedal-worthy products to complement their tour du jour. A variety of fenders ($50), indoor racks ($40), and car racks ($75) dot the brightly lit showroom alongside fixed-gear and multi-gear bike brands from manufacturers such as Giant, Redline, and Specialized. Helmets ($45+) and lights ($20–$145) ensure rider safety while U-locks ($45) protect bikes from floating away into the stratosphere. Cyclists enjoy free tune-ups with all new bike purchases, as wells as free lifetime truing on all custom-made wheels. Recognizing the varied goals and needs of every customer, Collin's Cycles offers customized bike fitting ($50–$300) for commuters, enthusiasts, and professional riders. A two-wheeling tech works with each rider during the fitting by installing ergonomically savvy combinations of handlebars, stems, and grips on the bike for optimal positioning and comfortable saddling of damsels in distress.
For nearly 30 years, Mudslinger Events/Oregon Trail Runs has encouraged Oregonians to explore their state by foot or by wheel. Started by a group of mountain biking enthusiasts, the organization creates runs and rides that get the blood pumping?including its namesake event, the Mudslinger, which sends cyclists racing through the Starker Forests. Off the bike, trail runs to the top of Mary's Peak and probably not through the Alsea Falls give participants a new perspective on the lush Northwest landscape.
It’s not uncommon for beginners to trip over their own feet during a social dance class at Eugene Dance Studio; it’s just as likely, however, that they’ll laugh off their small mistakes and continue to build connections with their partners and fellow classmates. The studio’s instructors foster a welcoming atmosphere that allows for this kind of interaction and leaves room for a misstep here and there. The schedule of group classes encompasses Latin styles such as salsa and Argentine tango, as well as social dances geared toward couples. The instructors—some of whom boast than 20 years of dance experience—also train students privately in informal lessons that impart delicate steps in preparation for upcoming weddings or jewelry heists.
A dancer since 12, Jose Cruz moved to the states at the age of 18 and performed with a dance group in Eugene. Soon enough he realized that his talent and passion for dance was pushing him to start his own troupe. A few years later, Salseros Dance Company was born. Cruz also started a dance studio where he and his hand-selected instructors teach the dance styles that first enticed Cruz to the United States. Private and group classes along with workshops and parties give students a chance to learn at instructors' skilled dressed feet. During parties, Cruz himself DJ’s; students practice the steps they learned in class, or confusedly imitate their instructor and make disc-scratching sounds all night.
Great Grand Master Lee is a former U.S. Olympic trial tae kwon do judge and trainer. He's also spent time as a Korean Secret Service agent and a hand-to-hand-combat instructor in the Korean army. Armed with five decades of experience, Master Lee teaches classes for all types of students with all types of goals. Whether it's an Olympic-style tournament class or a fitness-focused lesson, Master Lee's curricula blend mental positivity and with self-discipline and perseverance. Children, senior citizens, and people of all ages in between are welcome on the mat.
Hoping to get in shape, start kickboxing, or learn the most effective methods of self-defense, visitors to Peaceful Fighter will enjoy the benefit of one-on-one attention from its personal trainers. The classes ranges from mixed martial arts to meditation and even include a Pay It Forward class on Saturday designed for young, at-risk kids in the community to get involved.