Jordan Bailey’s Bicycle Way of Life
Advocate, adventurer, instructor, and jouster Jordan Bailey lives the bicycle way of life. Originally from Beaverton, Jordan came to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon. After he earned his BA in magazine journalism, he worked for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, toured to Mexico, and played bicycle polo in Guadalajara and London.
Now he’s back in Eugene, teaching bicycle safety for Safe Routes to School through the City of Eugene Outdoor Program at the River House.
I show up to a school with a trailer of bikes and helmets to teach a 10-day curriculum featuring on-the-bike and on-road experience to 5th and 6th graders in the Eugene and Springfield area. I get to ride bikes with kids every day and share my passion with them!
He’s also a key player in the Eugene bicycle polo scene, attracting new players locally and inviting teams from other cities to play.
I love polo because it gives me the chance to ride a bike in the most technical fashion while also playing a team contact sport. Plus, the camaraderie between players on and off the court has led me to an amazing worldwide community of friends.
Their crew is looking forward to June 21, when the West Jefferson skate park has its official grand opening day.
When the WJ Skatepark is having its grand opening with live music, pro skaters, and a skating competition, bike polo will also have the chance to have exhibition games on the courts that are going to be installed over the next couple of weeks.
Thanks, Jordan, for coming down the the Bicycle Way of Life studio with your trusty polo bike!
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