Dayton // June 11, 2016
Grab your friends, daughters, sisters, and moms and escape to the countryside! Whether you’re a newbie or veteran rider, we hope you’ll join us for Cycle Oregon’s annual one-day event celebrating women on bikes.
You can come just to ride or make a weekend out of it—riding, laughing, and relaxing as you relish in Oregon wine country. With three stunning routes and signature Cycle Oregon support, simply come ride your bike, kick back, and be pampered. Locally sourced rest stops, a gourmet finish-line feast with live entertainment, and temptation stations of wine, cheese, and chocolate will have you wishing you could take a Joyride everyday.
Sorry, fellas. This ride is for women, but we’d be happy to have you come and volunteer!
The ride originates from Stoller Family Estate, a historic vineyard in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley, and travels through the surrounding countryside. With routes of 17, 38 and 60 miles, there’s something for cyclists of all levels.
June 11 // Dayton
Food, Drink & Entertainment
Joyride will offer ample opportunities to sample some of the local fare being perfected throughout Oregon. Beginning at registration, Nossa Familia of Portland will be serving up coffee while Metolius Tea of Bend offers tea.
Rest stops along the routes will feature fresh berries from Sweet Oregon Berry Farm in Dayton, hazelnuts from Ken & June’s in St. Paul, spreads and jams from the Republic of Jam in Carlton, Tillamook cheese, and bread from Grand Central Bakery in Portland.
There will be a finish-line feast at Stoller Family Estates featuring a bounty of Oregon products:
• Deck Family Farm (Junction City) pasture-raised chicken marinated and grilled onsite with James Gang (Lincoln City) BBQ sauce or twice-baked squash
• Fresh-sliced Grand Central Bakery (Portland) breads with Oregon jams and honey
• Organic mixed greens with hazelnuts from Ken & June’s (St. Paul) and Vincent Family (Bandon) cranberries
• Vinaigrette potato salad with Rogue (Newport) gourmet sea salt
• Grilled seasonal vegetables from Kruger Farms (Sauvie Island)
• Hood River-sourced pear and apple cinnamon crumble with fresh Alpenrose whipped cream
In addition to enjoying good food, you’ll hear live entertainment from Jillian and Tyler Morin, and Butterfly Breakdown. There also will be wine tastings where you can sample some of Stoller Family Estates top wines, including a newly released rose. If you’re in the mood for self-care, there will be a massage therapist and acupuncturist available for appointments, and a yoga class offered from 2-3pm.
For those who feel like turning the day into a nighttime affair, Stoller Family Estate will be offering a winemaker’s dinner and winery tour at the vineyard beginning at 5pm. Dinner will include appetizers, three courses, dessert and wine pairings for $85.This requires additional registration and is limited to the first 20 people who sign up. See the 2016 menu here and email James to sign up.
There is no camping allowed at Stoller, but lucky for you there are a number of wonderful places to stay nearby. Camp sites and yurts are available at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Also consider The Vintages, a collection of mid-century trailers on a lovely property just miles from the event. On that historic note, go back a little further in time at The Hotel Oregon. Now a McMenamins, this beautiful building has provided a home away from home for travelers since 1905. Looking for something a bit more modern? Try The Inn at Red Hills and continue the wine tasting in charming Dundee, just a short drive from Stoller. Or you could go all out and splurge on a trip to The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. We recommend booking early as rooms throughout the area fill quickly in the spring.
Rider Services is the Cycle Oregon customer service department. This is the place to ask questions, get help solving a problem, meet friends, leave a note on the message board or locate missing items at lost and found.
The Cycle Oregon Gift Shop is where you’ll shop for Cycle Oregon merchandise including cycling gear, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, jewelry and much more. Look for the Cycle Oregon Gift Shop in the big yellow trailer.
After a long day in the saddle, bring your tired legs down to the massage tent. Our therapists use a variety of Swedish, deep-tissue and sports massage styles to keep you riding happy. Massage relieves muscle pain and tightness by stimulating circulation and can be tailored to your pressure preferences and to the areas where you need it most.
Megan Moseley, PT, LMT, of Bodywise Physical Therapy, will be available before and after the ride for free injury consultations including a brief evaluation, hands-on treatment as needed including myofascial release, graston, mobilization, kinesio-taping. Megan will educate you about the origin of your symptoms, instruct you in stretches, exercises, and self-care techniques to get you back on the road!
Betsy Platt, L.Ac, MAcOM, of AcuOm will be available by appointment to provide specialized acupuncture and Eastern medicine to alleviate muscle, bone and joint pains; increase stamina and boost energy; relieve arthritis; stop headaches; address respiratory problems; ease gastrointestinal disorders; and more. Signups are available at the Acupuncture tent.
The Bike Gallery supplies a team of bicycle technicians who provide mechanical support on the route and at Stoller. Technical support is available for emergency repairs of well-maintained equipment. It is your responsibility to make sure your bicycle arrives in good condition. Labor is usually free, compliments of Cycle Oregon and The Bike Gallery, while cyclists pay for all parts. Labor charges may apply if your bicycle does not meet pre-ride requirements. Any repairs performed along the route will be basic in nature and designed to get you to camp for the evening.
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