Eyes On Wheels

Volunteer Riders For Safe Public Events

Portland, OR   |
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Eyes On Wheels

EIN: 84-2907452


Eyes On Wheels organizes and operates volunteer motorcycle deterrence patrols for public events in Oregon. Our volunteer riders patrol visibly during an event to deter interference or other undesirable behavior by spectators. In over two decades of running patrols for Hood to Coast, Eyes on Wheels (EOW) has detered countless acts of interference with the racers, come to the assistance of participants who are in distress or injured, and acted to bring in race officials and law enforcement when the situation warrants their involvement. Eyes on Wheels is an Oregon and IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Contributions to Eyes on Wheels are fully tax-deductible. We are happy to accept contributions on our Donate page, or you can mail a check to our address.

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Gary Wasserman


Michael McDonald

Main address

PO Box 22812

Portland, OR 97269 USA

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Subject area info

Traffic safety



Public safety

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LGBTQ people


Women and girls

Men and boys

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NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


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Patrol for Reach The Beach Bicycle Ride

The American Lung Association sponsors the Reach The Beach Bicycle Ride each spring. Eyes On Wheels has been supporting the ALA and RTB for many years (possibly two decades or more). Eyes On Wheels typically deploys between 9 and 12 patrol riders to cover the entire 100 miles course where we serve as a vital link between the race organizers and participants, deter interference by spectators, and provide assistance to riders in distress.

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Gary Wasserman

Over twenty years ago Gary volunteered for his first motorcycle safety patrol. Since then he has patrolled for footraces, bicycle races, and a triathlon. He has been riding since 1984 including cross country trips, long tours, camping trips, and group rides. Many years ago he taught motorcycle safety courses in several states including Oregon. Gary has been President of Eyes On Wheels since 2019. His goal is to put Eyes On Wheels on a firm footing from which it can operate and grow into the future.


Michael McDonald

Michael rode his first Hood To Coast patrol in 2008 and, with one exception, he has been on the route every year since. A Motorcycle Safety Instructor with Team Oregon since 2010, his passion for motorcycling and safety fit well with the goals of Eyes On Wheels where he has served as Secretary since 2019. Michael says: “What could be better than riding our motorcycles and making a positive impact on people and events in our area.”

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No