E-bikes at Cycle Oregon
E-bikes at Tygh Valley Rally
We’re excited about the experience e-bikes offer riders and with the unique arrangement of the Tygh Valley Rally campsite we welcome e-bikes on all courses for both weekends.
Which e-bikes are allowed at the Tygh Valley Rally?
Class 1 and Class 3 pedal-assist e-bikes are welcome on all courses for the Tygh Valley Rally.
Class 2 e-bikes with a purely throttle-powered mode are not allowed.
Notes about E-bikes at the Tygh Valley Rally
Our camp at the Wasco County Fairgrounds means there is a high probability of access to electrical outlets for charging access. There is no limit to the number of e-bikes permitted at the event.
Cycle Oregon cannot guarantee electrical outlet access to all areas of camp though we will work in the time leading up to the event to map best availability. You must bring your own charging cord and/or charging dock for your bicycle to this event.
Riders are responsible for ensuring their bicycle battery is fully charged before beginning each route and that they understand its capabilities for the distance, speed, and elevation they have chosen to ride that day. There will be no charging stations on course.
If a rider with an e-bike requires SAG support on course there is potential for delay due to the weight or design of certain e-bikes. Not all Cycle Oregon SAG vehicles and/or volunteers can accommodate e-bike transfer in every case. SAG vehicles do not carry charging equipment or additional batteries.
E-bike riders are required to follow the same event safety rules as well as abide by local and state laws. For details on Oregon law regarding e-bike use please review this legal guide prepared by Portland law firm Thomas, Coon, Newton, & Frost.
Trek Bike Store PDX, formerly The Bike Gallery, returns as our tech support sponsor for the 33rd consecutive year! Their staff has significant experience with our events and are fully trained in contemporary e-bike technology though we ask that your bike arrives for the weekend in proper working order. Due to the wide-ranging nature of e-bike systems we ask that you bring any special parts or equipment unique to your bicycle.
Cycle Oregon’s mission is to transform individuals and communities through bicycling and we endeavor to do so in a positive spirit towards all people on bicycles. We believe every rider who joins us has made the most appropriate determination for their equipment and we respect that choice without need for justification. Despite humorous intent, “teasing” or “joking” comments towards a rider on an e-bike may be perceived as insulting or threatening. Even with a motor, cycling these routes requires real effort. Likewise, riders with pedal-assist are asked to be mindful of their pace, pass with care, and not to “tease” riders on analog bicycles. We encourage every rider to focus on their own time in the saddle and enjoy their own ride, not the ride of any others.