Getting Classic ready, part deux.
Our Ride Guides are a great source for all the details you’ll need to know for your week on the Classic and you should definitely read it word for word. While they cover all the important stuff, it doesn’t really paint a picture of a typical day with Cycle Oregon and all the options and services you’ll have available to you in camp. So, with that, let’s get to painting!
Every day starts with breakfast – the most important meal of the day. And as we all know, the most important beverage to go with the most important meal is coffee. Nossa Familia coffee has been with us on Cycle Oregon events for many years. They get up at the crack of dawn to boil the water, then use the largest French Press you have ever seen to brew up their delicious coffee – all so you can get your perk-up no matter where you wake up in Oregon. Bring some cash, because their coffee is extra, but it’s totally worth it.
After your ride each day, all kinds of services await you back at camp. You know about Rider Services, where our friendly volunteers are available to answer to just about any question you might have. And the Cycle Oregon Gift Shop, where you go when you forgot to pack your chamois butter, or just want to check out some new swag.
There are also hot showers in the shower trucks. If you’ve never showered in a converted semi truck trailer, you’re in for a real treat. It’s not all marble, chrome and mirrors, but after a long ride, any kind of shower feels great. Be sure to bring your own towel.
If you have sore muscles or are nursing an injury, there are several services that are here to help. Massages are incredibly popular and you can book these in advance here. Yoga classes take place twice a day in the afternoons and are a great way to stay loose and limber after a long ride. Mats are provided and you can find the schedule at Rider Services. Physical Therapy is also available thanks to Megan Moseley of Bodywise PT. She will be available everyday after the ride for free injury consultations including a brief evaluation, hands-on treatment as needed.
You burn a lot of calories riding bikes up mountains and you’ve gotta feed the machine right? If you’re feeling snacky after your ride and can’t wait until meal time, we’ve got you covered. You can grab a fresh-made smoothie or a slice of wood fired pizza. Or, grab one of each! Pizza is made by Al Forno Ferruzza in the back of their pickup-turned-pizza oven and smoothies are made with fresh local fruit daily. And if you are in need of something stronger, find your way over the the Whiskey Wagon for a wide selection of pours that are brown, oakey and aged.
The best thing you can do though, if you happen to find yourself with some time on your hands, is to explore the community! That’s why we’re here, right? Depending on the location, we may have a shuttle into town or events planned for riders to interact with the people who live there. Browse the stores, buy some stuff, chat up the locals, learn the history and make a good impression. It’s the best way to ensure we’ll get invited back again someday.