If you’re on the waitlist for The Classic, it is unlikely we will pull anyone off the waitlist this year. While the ride is completely sold out, our good friends at Oregami are still offering a chance for you to win a free registration to The Classic here.
If you’re on the waitlist for Tent + Porter, we will have a limited number of spots for people that got on the list early (February). We will reach out to you when a spot becomes available.
Don’t Wait!After August 9th we are no longer able to offer any refund in the case of cancellation for The Classic. Sorry, no exceptions for medical, family or work related cancellations. We cannot offer transfers or credits for future events.
ROUTE TALK – SQUATCH COUNTRY
On Day 5 we leave the sparkling, glassy waters of Dorena Lake behind and pedal our way to the town of Oakridge, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The first 11 miles of the day may look familiar–that’s because they are the last 11 miles of yesterday’s ride, only heading in the opposite direction. Read more
PARKING PASSES, BUS PASSES AND SHIPPING
Don’t delay any longer! Get your bus pass, parking pass and get your bike shipped:
Taking a Bus – If you would still like to purchase a bus ticket, you can get one here before August 16. Tickets will be emailed the first week of September.
Drive and Park – You will need a parking pass to leave your car in the nearby Cycle Oregon lot (click here to get oneby August 19th). There will be security on the lot from sundown to sunrise every day. Passes will be mailed August 25th.
Ship Your Bike – Don’t wait, make arrangements now! Ship your bike with BikeFlights.com to and from our event. Click here to get started. Be sure to click the Tumalo State Park link on their page to set the delivery address. Your bike will be shipped to a nearby FedEx location and delivered in advance of the event.
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT – OAKRIDGE
150 miles south of Portland and 40 miles southeast of Eugene on Highway 58 is Oakridge, Oregon–a small community in the midst of a rebirth. In its early days, Oakridge was a rough-and-tumble railroad boomtown in the heart of timber country. Read More
In July, the city of McMinnville and Linfield College hosted Cycle Oregon’s WEEKENDER and oh what a weekend it was! On hand were thousands of happy cyclists of all ages, beautiful rides through the surrounding countryside, a kids camp, and plenty of barefoot booty shaking in front of the stage. Read more
BIKEGALLERY.COM CYCLE OREGON DISCOUNT
Bike Gallery is offering a special Cycle Oregon discount for first time purchasers at Bikegallery.com; order using code: CYCLEOR17 through September 7 for 15% off. Offer is not valid for labor, gift cards, or for already discounted items. Our partners from Bike Gallery supply a team of bicycle technicians who provide mechanical support on the route and at each overnight location during The Classic. 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 Bike Gallery, while cyclists pay for all parts. Labor charges may apply if your bicycle does not meet pre-ride requirements. If you will be joining us for The Classic, please stop by any Bike Gallery service department to schedule a check up before you depart.
GET YOUR KICKS ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELLS CANYON
You’ve seen the pictures… pristine, snow-capped mountains, no crowds, no traffic lights and one of the cutest little frontier towns you’re likely to find anywhere in the state.
We’re talking Halfway, OR.
Pine Fest, a two-day music festival (named 2016 Music Festival of the Year by the Oregon Festival and Events Association) will take place in Halfway September 8 and 9th at the Pine Valley Fairgrounds. With alpenglow on the mountains as a backdrop, this year’s line-up will feature the smoking-hot talent of Robbie Laws Band, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, Will West and the Friendly Strangers and more. Read More
PRO TIPS FROM A GUY WITH RED SHOES
It’s always a good idea have solid technique in order to be a more efficient rider. This is espeicially true when it comes to hills. This short video has some good tips on how to master those climbs and not look like a total plunker.