Today, Executive Director Alison Graves announced the formation of the newest gem in the Cycle Oregon crown – UniCycle Oregon. “We’ve been watching current trends, and we really think this boom in unicycling will continue to chip away, and eventually surpass, the popularity of bi-wheeled cycling,” said Graves.
In a nod to both elegant simplicity of the one wheeled cycle and the good work of the Cycle Oregon Fund, this year’s inaugural theme will be: Do More with Less! The ride will feature 695 beautiful miles of varied terrain over five days in January. While this route features over 56,000 ft of climbing, don’t be too quick to shy away. “We figure with half the weight gone from the bike, riders would need something a little more challenging,” noted Ride Director Steve Schulz.
Insiders are already heaping praise on the UniCycle Oregon ride. “Absolutely brilliant,” exclaimed Ride the Rockies Director Chandler Smith, “we’ll probably copy this ride ourselves.” RAGBRAI executive TJ Juskiewicz believes the ride could become the biggest cycling event in the nation, “if they would just add bacon stops on the route, half our riders would go.”
Space will be limited to the first 10,000 riders, so be sure to register early!