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SAVE THE DATE – CLASSIC XXXII

When we cancelled Cycle Oregon’s slate of 2020 events last spring our plan was to navigate the pandemic until it subsided and start 2021 with another full schedule. Fast forward to today and the uncertainty around hosting events remains. While we are hopeful that it will be safe to host an event in 2021, we are also very realistic that this may not happen.

Around this time each year we would be gathering for our Kickoff Party and the big route reveal but a reminder that we will not be hosting our annual winter get-together. We’ll miss seeing everyone, hearing the oohs and ahhs as the routes come to life, and we know you will miss being there, too. The good news is that you’ve already seen the amazing “Ride The Painted Hills” route. Start dreaming and pencil in a ‘Save the Date’ for Classic XXXII from September 11 – 18, 2021. 

While our hopes are high, we cannot in good conscience take registrations for this or any event at this time. More will be known about vaccine rollout and the potential for gatherings as we get into late spring, at which point we will make a formal announcement about events and official registration details.

You have come to expect a high-level experience on Cycle Oregon events. If we cannot deliver that experience to you while efficiently complying with all safety requirements, we will not hold any events in 2021. If we can, you will be the first to know when and where! 

We thank you for your continued support of Cycle Oregon and our mission, and we look forward to the amazing experiences we will all share by bicycle in this wondrous state.

Together we ride,
-Steve Schulz


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  1. If everything works out, I’ll be in Oregon and California in the summer of ’21.
    Participating in this tour would be fantastic, of course. I’m from Germany and my plan is to cycle along the US Pacific Coast. Hopefully we’ll have that *** virus under control by then and everything is back to normal….

  2. Keeping fingers crossed for “all systems go,” but genuinely appreciate your caution. I remember the year of the norovirus like yesterday, and it spread like wildfire overnight before the final CO day. Norovirus wasn’t potentially deadly as COVID is. Thanks for prioritizing riders’ health and well-being!

  3. We can only dream and hope!
    Thanks for the thoughtful communication and for all Cycle Oregon stands for!
    Can’t wait to ride – and brew some coffee – at CO again!

    1. There is still too much uncertainty with state guidelines and restrictions for Spring and early Summer 2021 so we are looking to Classic as our earliest event. As we learn more towards the middle part of the year we will determine what, if any, other events may take place. Please stay tuned here and to our newsletter for the most up-to-date information. Thank you.

  4. Looking forward to this September, with vaccinations in my arm (hopefully in March) and all the camera gear in my bicycle’s handlebar bag, ready to be volunteer photo-catcher!

  5. I would like to do the event this year if it’s happening, please add my e-mail to the contact list, thanks!

  6. Got it penciled in. I expect it will be my last as I turn 70 in May. I know riders older than I have done it, got pictures, but this might be my last. My first CO 8 was around the Wallowas .
    My Cycle O bike is twenty years old, young as brazed steel is measured!
    Maybe I will look into electric assisted bike in the future.

    1. Doing a self contained ride across Arizona the end of April. Looking for a week long ride this fall. Would love to do Cycle Oregon. A great ride.
      Message to Doug, I am 71 years old

  7. I did cycle Oregon III back when I was in college and had many memorable experiences. I hoped to do it again as a 30 year celebration. Getting out training and indoor resistance riding. Whether its a go this year or next, I will be signing up!

  8. When will you be able to update about the September ride? Just wondering if proof of vaccination was required if the event would continue. I’ve noticed several marathons are on the book for around the same time. Fully realize it’s a different experience but just wanted to ask.

    1. Hello and thank you so much for your interest in our events.

      We are still in the planning process at this time and will be sharing our plans as soon as we can, which will likely be sometime in May or early June. As you know, information is changing almost daily, so we are monitoring government and CDC regulations until we have a clearer picture on what an event might look like. If and when we decide to hold an event this year, we will be following CDC guidelines and ensure the event meets the Cycle Oregon safety standards and experience our team and our riders have come to respect.

      Thank you again for reaching out and we hope to see you at a future event.

    1. We’re looking to June as our likely earliest announcement for details on the event. Thanks for the excitement and interest; any news on the event will appear here so please stay tuned. Again, thanks!

  9. Already vaccinated and ready to ride the Painted Hills on an e-bike. I was one of 10 I believe that were pre-authorized to ride an e-bike before the cancellation. Would like similar authorization. Even though vaccinated more than willing to honor CDC Covid-19 safety protocols on masking, distancing, and washing hands.

  10. I really hope we can do the event in September. Everyone should be vaccinated by then. Couldn’t you request that people who go on the ride be vaccinated?

  11. I’m still ready to roll in support of the Cycle Oregon Team. I miss those small communities in the amazing places you take us.

  12. If it happens I will be there. I have never ridden that part of Oregon but I do remember visiting the Painted Hills as a kid. I grew up in California but live back East now. Here’s to hoping that the vaccine distribution proceeds quickly and smoothly so we can get back to doing the things we love.

  13. With events like Portland Blues Festival opening and women’s soccer at Portland Stadium…..this event should happen…….I will help volunteer…. can’t get much safer than distancing between bikes, right ? If need be, make it a smaller group to ride this year….oh, yeah and lots of people vaccinated, too…..

  14. My wife and I have our vaccinations, have done 5 or 6 CO’s and will be 72 and 75 respectively this year and are hoping to ride this CO if it happens. Sure hope so.

  15. I’m looking forward to the Classic Ride whenever the next one can be put on. The current pandemic state makes that schedule still an unknown, but until then keep up the communication.

  16. I am continuing to keep the FAITH !
    CO is my favorite way to take a vacation and whenever it happens again I will be IN

    1. Hello, Penny, we do not have plans to host WEEKENDER for 2021 as it looks like statewide conditions and restrictions will be in place for a little longer. Please stay tuned to our blog and social media as any changes or updates will be immediately notified through those channels. Thank you and we look forward to riding together someday soon.

  17. Entirely reasonable to limit it to people with vaccines at time of sign up. Should state this early and often.