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Emergency Information

In extreme emergencies, family members can contact a rider by calling 503-780-4406 or 503-381-4614. Bear in mind that it may take up to eight hours to locate a rider and relay a message.

You can help in an emergency

If you witness an accident on the course, please do the following:

  • Do not move the injured rider, especially if you suspect a head or spinal injury.
  • Notify a passing ambulance, SAG van or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.
  • Take care of yourself. Do not step into the path of vehicle traffic.
  • Keep the injured person calm.
  • Once a Cycle Oregon official is on the scene and you have given a statement, please continue on the ride.

Extensive Communications

HAM radio operators provide emergency and logistical communication for Cycle Oregon. A HAM radio operator rides in most Cycle Oregon course vehicles so that event managers, medical services and all staff are in touch at all times.

Motorcycle Patrol Officers

Milwaukie Motorcycle Patrol Officers accompany Cycle Oregon each day. They provide a moving network of safety patrol and communications between the tour and the communities through which we ride. They can also be contacted for any emergency issues on the course. These officers have full authority to enforce the motor vehicle code of Oregon – which, of course, includes bikes.

Ambulance Service

MetroWest provides three Advanced Life Support ambulances that give around-the-clock medical support on the course and in camp. If you require medical attention on the course, you should notify a SAG van, ambulance or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.

Please note: There is no charge for medical services rendered by MetroWest on the course or at the campsite. MetroWest will not transport you to a medical facility unless it is a critical situation. If you require transport using MetroWest, a local ambulance or helicopter, you will be financially responsible for any resulting charges. You are also financially responsible for any services provided by local medical facilities.