We’re excited that you’re joining us for the special-edition Tygh Valley Rally— ‘built for the moment’ unique back-to-back weekend cycling events. The basecamp for both events is the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley, where riders can camp under the stars far from any city lights.

Riders will have the whole Cycle Oregon experience – After a day of riding, cyclists can enjoy a warm shower, sip locally crafted beer and wine, participate in basecamp activities and share stories while listening to live music and enjoying a fully catered meal. Get all the details for getting to the ride, checking in, meals, and fun between events– it’s all here in the Ride Guide.

It’s a great investment of your time to go over these details. Even if you’re a veteran to Cycle Oregon, peruse the guide as a reminder of the things you’ll need to make your journey a great one.

UPDATE 9/1/2021Cycle Oregon continues to amend our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan as the situation evolves in Oregon. Our most recent update to the plan, issued today, addresses protocols for anyone associated with Tygh Valley Rally, including COVID-19 vaccination / negative test requirements, mask wearing requirements, and COVID-19 mitigation measures for both the event site and on the route. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to arriving at Tygh Valley Rally. You can view this update here.

Preparation and Arriving

The Wasco County Fairgrounds will open to riders at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 10 and the event closes Sunday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Friday is a check-in day, riding takes place on Saturdays and Sundays.

The overnight site is located right at the Wasco Country Fairgrounds and parking is located on site. To ensure a smooth arrival, please follow the directions below when entering the site.

  • Driving and Parking

    From the West/North via I-84 (Portland area or The Dalles):

    • Follow I-84 East
    • Take exit 87 in The Dalles and follow US-197 S towards Dufur/Bend
    • Follow US-197 S for about 30 miles
    • Just BEFORE milepost 33, turn right on to Shadybrook Road
    • In about a mile, turn left on to Fairgrounds Road
    • Continue following Fairgrounds road, you will see signs for long-term parking on your left.


    From the South via US-97 (Bend Area):

    • Follow US-97 North
    • After milepost 68, take US-197 N
    • Follow signs through Maupin to stay on US-197 through town
    • Quickly after milepost 33, turn left on to Shadybrook Road
    • In about a mile, turn left on to Fairgrounds Road
    • Continue following Fairgrounds road, you will see signs for long-term parking on your left.


    Parking is free of charge and located on site at the Fairgrounds. Reserved RV slips are available for purchase until August 27, click here to add one to your order. (Need help adding to your order, click here.)

    For camping, all personal vehicles will be guided to the long term parking area located near the overnight site. You will not be able to drive your vehicle in to the camping area to unload. RVs will be guided to their pre-assigned slip on site.

  • Packet Pickup

    Once you park your vehicle in long term parking, head over to check-in, located at the Rider Services trailer. You will sign a waiver and receive a wristband. You must show your photo ID to pick up your packet and you cannot sign in for someone else.

    When you arrive at Tygh Valley Rally, you will be required to show either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results to enter camp and ride on course.

    UPDATE 9/1/2021: Cycle Oregon Event Protocols for COVID-19 at Tygh Valley Rally

    Registered riders must be at least two weeks past receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Acceptable forms of proof are a CDC vaccination card, a photocopy of the card or a photo of the card on a mobile device.

    Documentation of a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of arrival at the event.

    At the event we will be following the most recent COVID-19 safety plans and protocols developed within guidelines established by the Oregon Health Authority.

    If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event, please stay home and ride with us virtually through our online ride challenge. Thank you.

    Packet Pickup will be available during these times:

    WEEKEND #1 / Gravel Forward

    Friday, September 10, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 11, from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    WEEKEND #2 / Road Forward

    Friday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    Riders participating in both weekends will need to check in each weekend to receive a new wristband.

  • Accommodations

    Tent Camping
    Camping is available beginning Friday (after 3 p.m.) and Saturday nights at the Wasco County Fairgrounds. Park first then follow signs to the tent camping area. You might want to bring something (ribbon, flag or blinking light) to identify your tent among all the others. Don’t forget to bring your tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag, and pad. Cycle Oregon does not provide tents. See the “Between Weekends” section below for information about camping during the week. 

    RVs, Campers, Trailers, and Car Camping

    Camping in RVs, campers, trailers and your car is available Friday (after 3 p.m.) and Saturday at the Wasco County Fairgrounds in a reserved RV spot. You will not be allowed to camp/sleep in your car in the long term parking area. RV slips are available for purchase for $75 per weekend until August 27, click here to add one to your order. (Need help adding to your order, click here.) Any tents set up in the RV area need to be contained to the slip space. See the “Between Weekends” section below for information about camping during the week

    Camp fires, camping stoves, open flames, and smoking is prohibited during the event.

  • What bike should I ride and what should I carry?


    Our courses for the weekend are a mixture of farm and forest gravel roads in combination with fast-rolling stretches of pavement. Gravel-specific bikes and touring bikes with 35c (or greater) tires and low gearing will thrive on our routes. Cyclocross bikes are a good option providing you have low gearing for adventure rather than racing-focused high gears. If you are running knobbies, something with a smoother center section, and knobs on the tire shoulders for a lower rolling resistance will likely suit better for the pavement portions of the course. We recommend that you or your bicycle has the capacity to carry two water bottles in order to stay properly hydrated and take full advantage of our renowned rest stops.


    Call it asphalt, tarmac, macadam, or pavement, this is a weekend for high-pressure, fast rolling tires. Sure, any bike can ride on the road but for road bike pursuits we’ve built a weekend around your fastest bike. 25c to 28c tires will be ideal across all routes though we do not recommend going smaller than 23c. There are sustained climbs on most routes and we recommend compact front chainrings such as 50-34 and/or low gearing, 34t or greater, on your cassette. We recommend that you or your bicycle has the capacity to carry two water bottles in order to stay properly hydrated and take full advantage of our renowned rest stops.

  • E-bikes at Tygh Valley Rally

    We welcome e-bikes on all routes. There is no limit to the number of e-bikes permitted at this 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 the event. Visit our e-bikes page for more information.

  • Ship Your Bike

    If you’re flying or don’t want the hassle of dealing with your bike on the way to the event, ship your bike with BikeFlights.com to and from our event.

    Be sure to click the “Imperial River Company” link on their page to set the delivery address. Your bike will be shipped to secure location and delivered right to the starting line in advance of the event by Cycle Oregon Staff.

    Click the below link to get started:

    Weekend #1/ Gravel Forward/ Sept 10-12

    Weekend #2/ Road Forward/ Sept 17-19

    Trek Bicycle PDX (formerly Bike Gallery) will be available in camp to assemble and disassemble bikes at no charge.

Camp Services

Our camp is filled with every thing you need for the weekend, from hot showers, to delicious meals, to great entertainment, and of course, beer. The idea is to have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend of riding. The key to that? Take care of as many details as possible before the ride. In this section you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know to make your Cycle Oregon experience a great one. Check out the site map here so you know where to find everything.

  • Meals

    Cycle Oregon will provide dinner on site Friday and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

    Breakfast: 6:00 – 8:30 a.m.

    Lunch on course: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Dinner: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


    Date Breakfast Lunch Dinner


    N/A N/A Chicken Fajita Or Tofu, Rice, Beans, Grilled Veggies, Corn Salsa, Salad Bar, Dessert


    Baked goods, Oatmeal, bar w/ toppings, Plain Scramble, Manchego & Vegetable Fritatta, Bacon, Home Fries Turkey sandwich, Pasta salad, Chips, Cookie


    Korean Chicken, Kalua Pork, Yakisoba with Vegetables, Vegetable stir fry, Rice, Mac Salad, Green Salad, Fruit Salad


    Baked goods, Oatmeal Bar w/ toppings, Buildable breakfast bowls: Turkey sausage, veggie sausage, veggies, eggs, biscuit gravy Ham & swiss sandwich, Potato salad, Chips, Cookie N/A


    N/A N/A Roasted chicken with lemon & capers, Meatballs, Penne with red sauce or pesto alfredo, Garlic Bread, Seasonal Roasted veggies, Salad bar, Dessert


    Baked goods, Oatmeal Bar w/ toppings, Plain Scramble, Mushroom Frittata, Sausage, Home Fries Roast beef sandwich, Pasta salad, Chips, Cookie Smoked beef brisket, Lemon Caper Salmon, Vegetarian option, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Roasted Veggies, Green salad, Dessert


    Baked goods, Oatmeal Bar w/ toppings, Buildable breakfast bowls: Pork sausage, veggie sausage, veggies, eggs, biscuit gravy Turkey sandwich, Potato salad, Chips, Cookie N/A

    * Must be registered as a vegetarian to receive the vegetarian main course option.

  • Beer & Wine Garden and Whiskey Wagon

    The Beer & Wine Garden will feature a variety of craft-brewed ales, a selection of great wines, and daily cocktail specials from the Whiskey Wagon.

    Friday: 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on September 17)

    Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Entertainment & Announcements

    Every evening at 7:00 p.m., the Cycle Oregon community gathers around the Main Stage. It’s a great opportunity to get the latest weather forecast, hear tips about the next day’s route, learn about the places we’re visiting and catch up on some local folklore. Best of all, it’s always followed by terrific entertainment.

    Friday, September 10

    4:45 – 5:55 p.m. – Sure Does

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Scott Napoli / ODFW

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Outer Orbit

    7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Announcements

    7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Outer Orbit

    Saturday, September 11

    1:15 – 2:30 p.m. – Tevis Hodge

    3:00 – 4:20 p.m. – Megan Alder

    4:50 – 5:50 p.m. – Tyson Huckins

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Delson Suppah, Sr. / CTWS

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – The Resolectrics 

    7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Announcements

    7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – The Resolectrics

    Sunday, September 12

    11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Shane Brown Duo

    2:30 – 4:45 p.m. – Jager Bumz

    Friday, September 17

    4:45 – 5:55 p.m. – Jenner Fox

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Zach Harvey

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Geebsville

    7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Announcements

    7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Geebsville

    Saturday, September 18

    1:15 – 2:30 p.m. – JoAnna Lee

    3:00 – 4:20 p.m. – Jess Clemons

    4:50 – 5:50 p.m. – Argyle

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Ian Madin – Geology Rocks!

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Jager Bumz

    7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Announcements

    7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Jager Bumz

    Sunday, September 19

    11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – David Lane

    2:30 – 4:45 p.m. – Smock Dogs

  • Showers

    Hot showers will be provided every day on site utilizing fairground facilities and a shower truck. Please remember to bring a towel or two, as we do not provide towels or toiletries.

  • Bike Repair

    The Trek Bicycle PDX (formerly Bike Gallery) team of bicycle technicians provides mechanical support at the overnight site. Technical support is available for emergency repairs of well-maintained equipment. It is your responsibility to make sure your bicycle is in good condition.

  • Rider Services

    Look for the Rider Services trailer near the entrance into camp. Here you can ask questions, meet friends or locate missing items at lost and found.

    Friday: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on September 17)

    Saturday: 6:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

    Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Cycle Oregon Gift Shop

    The Cycle Oregon Gift Shop is where you can shop for some great Cycle Oregon merchandise. We’ll have this year’s ride jersey and a selection of Cycle Oregon merchandise.

    Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Massage

    The majestic mountains of Oregon seem mighty tall when you’re pedaling up them and knowing that a massage awaits you can make that climb a lot easier.

    On Saturday only, after a long day in the saddle, bring your tired legs down to the massage tent. Our therapists use a variety of Swedish, deep-tissue and sports massage styles to keep you riding strong all weekend. Massage relieves muscle pain and tightness by stimulating circulation, helping you recover after extreme exertion and stopping spasms before they stop you from riding. Massage can be tailored to your pressure preferences and to the areas where you need it most.

    Pre-booking is available for all rides. To pre-book appointments, please visit the Cycle Oregon Massage Team’s Web site, click on the ride that you would like to book an appointment for, choose a therapist and contact them directly.

    Massage rates are $100.00 for a 60-minute appointment and $145.00 for a 90-minute appointment. We accept all major cards or cash. A limited number of 30-minute appointments may be available the day of the ride. Come to the massage tent directly to inquire.

  • Yoga

    On Saturday only, stretch out the muscles that get tight during cycling. Yoga is free of charge and will help you stay close to your breath this weekend. Not only will this help you feel better, but stretching can also help prevent injury. Sessions will be held at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Due to concerns with COVID-19, mats are NOT provided, so please bring your own mat.

  • Physical Therapist

    Megan Moseley, PT, LMT, of Bodywise Physical Therapy, will be available everyday after the ride for free injury consultations including a brief evaluation, hands-on treatments including myofascial release, graston, cupping, mobilization, and kinesio-taping. Megan will educate you about the origin of your symptoms, instruct you in stretches, exercises, and self-care techniques to get you back on the road! Additionally, Megan will make recommendations for bike fit adjustments as needed.

    Get your CO adventure rolling early by attending Megan’s stretching, and injury prevention class from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, your first night in camp. This a fun, interactive, and educational class geared toward teaching you core exercises and stretches to balance your body, prevent injuries, and relieve pain you may have due to the repetitive stresses and chronic positioning related to cycling long distances.

  • Medical Services

    Medical services provided by Adventure Medics will be available on the course, and at the overnight site. There is no charge for medical services on the course or at the site. If you require transport to or from a local medical facility, you will be financially responsible for transport and medical services there.

On the Course

Course Hours

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Riders must be on course by 10:00 a.m.

Course support services are available only during the course hours. If you start before the course opens or are still riding after the course closes, there will be no support services available. All Cycle Oregon riders must be on the course by 10 a.m. Those still on the course after 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sunday) will be offered a ride to camp. If you choose not to take the ride you will be on your own to get back to camp.

  • Maps

    With a focus on sustainability and an appreciation for what Ride with GPS offers our community we will not be handing out printed maps at the event. All daily routes will be thoroughly signed by Cycle Oregon so, if you choose, you don’t need to have maps in any form for navigation.

    For those using a cycling computer or Ride with GPS app on your phone we encourage you to download the digital route files listed here.

    Official Cycle Oregon maps with cues can be viewed/printed as PDFs here:

    Weekend #1 / Gravel Forward / Day 1 / September 11

    Weekend #1 / Gravel Forward / Day 2 / September 12

    Weekend #2 / Road Forward / Day 1 / September 18

    Weekend #2 / Road Forward / Day 2 / September 19

    For Maprika app users:

    Event maps have been uploaded to the Maprika phone app. Install Maprika on your smartphone you can download the maps on your phone and use it to follow your location. The app works in remote locations when you do not have cell coverage – you can also set your phone to airplane mode and save the battery. 

    On the iPhone the app search for Maprika.  The app will come up as “GPS on ski map by…” and the icon is an M on a red kite shape. 

    On the Android store the description is “GPS on ski map – Maprika” and the icon is a blue globe with the M on a red kite shape. 

    To find the maps on the iPhone first pick “select map” at the top left.  Next, select “more maps” and then “Search Maprika Collection” and then in the search box enter CO21Tygh. 

    To find the maps on Android select the three horizontal bars at the top left, then “All maps”, then the search icon and enter the keyword CO2021Tygh 





    Maps are downloaded to your phone and saved for future use 

    Maprika also has a feature to make a track as you ride.  You can also share your location with friends when there is cell service available.

  • Rest Stops

    There will be one or two rest stops available along the route each day to provide restrooms, water, beverages, and nutritious, delicious snacks. Rest Stop signs alert riders when one is ahead. Rest Stops are generally open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. depending on the location. In addition to the Rest Stops, some routes include Water Stops to provide water and restrooms.

  • Gear Drop

    Each day at the first rest stop or at lunch, you can drop off a limited amount of clothing to be taken back to the evening’s campsite. This service is for small items such as jackets, tights, leggings, gloves, etc. No half-eaten bananas, half-stuffed panniers or other oddities will be transported. Gear drop can be picked up near Rider Services, generally available by 4 p.m.

  • Lunch

    Lunch is provided on the course each day. Lunch sites will be complete with food, beverages, restrooms, water, and bike mechanics. Lunch is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • SAG Vehicles

    There will be multiple SAG vehicles on the course each day. They are available to transport cyclists in cases of mechanical problems or medical injuries. They also have extra water, snacks, and sunscreen if needed. If at any time you need assistance, please signal a SAG with a “thumbs down” signal. If you do get into a SAG, you may not be transported directly to camp. The SAG vehicles usually wait until they are full to go to camp.

  • Bike Mechanics

    Trek Bicycle PDX (formerly Bike Gallery) will have mechanics in camp and on course. They will make basic repairs in order to get you through the weekend, and do their best to have available parts (supplies are limited nationally). If you have specialized/specific parts (i.e. spokes, brake pads) please bring your own parts and they will install them if necessary to keep you on the road.

  • Medical Service

    Adventure Medics provides around-the-clock medical support on the course and in camp. If you require medical attention on the course, you should notify a SAG, ambulance, or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.

  • Safety Patrol

    Motorcycle safety patrol volunteers drive the Cycle Oregon course each day. They are a great source of information and assistance and enhance the overall safety of the ride by interacting with riders who may pose a hazard by unlawful or unsafe riding.

Event Timeline

  • Friday

    3:oo p.m. (11:00 a.m. on 9/17) – Packet Pickup opens, CO Gift Shop open, Beer Garden opens

    5:00 p.m. – Dinner opens

    6:30 p.m. –  Entertainment begins

    7:00 p.m. – Announcements

    8:00 p.m. – Dinner closes, CO Gift Shop closes

    9:00 p.m. – Packet Pickup closes, Entertainment ends

    10:00 p.m. – Beer Garden closes

  • Saturday

    6:00 a.m. – Breakfast opens, Rider Services opens

    7:00 a.m. – Course opens

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast closes

    10:00 a.m. – All riders must be on course

    11:00 a.m. Beer Garden opens

    11:30 a.m. – CO Gift Shop opens

    2:00 p.m. – Entertainment begins

    4:00 p.m. – Yoga session 1

    4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Reverse Steer Bike Challenge

    4:15 – 5:00 p.m. – Bike Rodeo Race

    5:00 p.m. – Dinner opens, Course closes, Yoga session 2

    7:00 p.m. – Announcements

    8:00 p.m. – Dinner closes, CO Gift Shop closes

    9:00 p.m. – Rider Services closes, Entertainment ends

    10:00 p.m. – Beer Garden closes



  • Sunday

    6:00 a.m. – Breakfast opens, Rider Services opens

    7:00 a.m. – Course opens

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast closes

    10:00 a.m. – All riders must be on course

    11:00 a.m. Beer Garden opens, CO Gift Shop opens

    11:30 a.m. – Entertainment begins

    4:00 p.m. – Course closes

    5:00 p.m. – Event ends and site closes

Between Weekends

Tygh Valley and the surrounding region has a lot to offer, including road and gravel riding (of course!), whitewater rafting, day hiking, wine tasting and more. Riders are welcome to stay between events or arrive early for WEEKEND #2. Below are some great options, including guided historic tours and hikes, area museums, restaurants and local businesses.  Take the time between events and truly immerse yourself in the area!

  • Arrival, Parking, and Accomodations

    If you were not registered for WEEKEND #1, please do not arrive at the Wasco Country Fairgrounds prior to 7 p.m. on Sunday September 12.

    Car parking and tent camping is free of charge, please follow the driving directions and signs when you arrive.

    RV Parking midweek between events (September 13-16) is available for an additional $75 and can be added to your registration until August 27.

    Showers and bathrooms will be available on site during this time, however meals and other Cycle Oregon camp services are NOT provided.

  • Restaurants

    Tygh Valley (2.5 miles from camp)

    Molly B’s Diner, 57740 Main St, Tygh Valley, (541) 483-2400. Tuesday – Sunday 7:00 am – 1:45 pm and Friday until 6:45 pm. Closed Monday.

    Dufur (18 miles from camp)

    WE3 Coffee & Deli, 576 NE 5th St, Dufur, (541) 467-2330. Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday.

    Balch Hotel Bistro, 40 South Heimrich St, Dufur, (541)-467-2277. Breakfast, Dinner, & Happy Hour – hours vary, call ahead to confirm

    Maupin (12 miles from camp)

    The Riverside, 597 US-197, Maupin, (541) 395-2438. Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday & Monday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

    Imperial Bar & Grill, 304 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, (541) 395-2511. Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm. Closed Monday.

    Rainbow Tavern, 411 Deschutes Ave, Maupin, (541) 395-2497.11:00 am – 2:00 am

    Wamic (8.5 miles from camp)

    Cottage By the Creek, 57036 Wamic Market Road, Wamic, (541) 544-2286. Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

    Lucky’s Bar & Grill, 34 N Mariposa Dr, Tygh Valley, (541) 544-2044. 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Sportsman Pub & Grub, 56826 Wamic Market Rd, Tygh Valley, (541) 544-3011. Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. Closed Monday.

  • Grocery and Pharmacy

    Tygh Valley General Store, 57723 Tygh Valley Rd, Tygh Valley, (541) 483-2324. Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Kramer’s Market, 121 N Main St, Dufur, (541) 467-2455. Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

    Maupin Market, 507 Deschutes Ave, Maupin, (541) 395-2888, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Safeway, 520 Mt Hood Street, The Dalles, (541) 298-9634. Pharmacy hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Laundromat

    Dufur Mini Storage & Laundromat, 50 NE Aikin Street, Dufur, (541) 993-4958. Always open

  • Community Hosted Activities

    Wamic Tour – Gateway to the Barlow Road, Oregon Trail

    Enjoy the day at a leisurely pace and get to know the town of Wamic up close and personal. Main street is open for you – come visit!

    Just up the road from the Wasco County Fairgrounds and above the Tygh Valley lies the town of Wamic (pronounced by locals as “WAH-Mick”). Wamic also is the gateway to the Barlow Road, a branch of the Oregon Trail that opened in 1846.

    Cycle or drive the scenic 7.9 miles from Tygh Valley (1,142 feet) to Wamic (1676 feet) and come explore! We’ll open up the Smock Prairie School, a historic 1906 one-room schoolhouse, and share the Barlow Road story with you. You’ll see early farming tools, educational materials, and learn more about the Oregon Trail. Walk across the road to grab an ice cream or other refreshments and relax on the outdoor patio at The Cottage by The Creek. Mosey up the Main Street to see the great hall at the Barlow Gate Grange and learn more from locals about the area. Knowledgeable local history buffs and storytellers will be available at every stop on this self-guided small-town tour to share more about the fascinating history and culture of this area.

    Location: Tour starts at The Smock Prairie School, Wamic, Oregon 97063

    Dates and Hours: All sites open 10am-2PM, daily, Monday-Friday, Sept 13-17. Barlow Road video (13 mins) will be shown on the hour daily at the Smock Prairie School.

    Cost: Suggested donation is $10 for access to all sites and tour materials. All proceeds to benefit the Wamic Historical Society and Barlow Gate Grange.

    Reservation Details: No limit on guests, but Eventbrite tickets are required so we can plan logistics. Thank you so much for helping us with this effort by registering in advance on Eventbrite. If we do not have at least four registered tickets for any given day, we reserve the right to cancel due to low registration. Please contact us if you have questions. Go to Eventbrite.com and search for the title of this event to reserve your tickets or use the direct link listed below. Ticket sales close at 8AM each event date (two hours before opening time).

    For More Information Contact: Kate Willis, South Wasco Alliance, at info.southwascoalliance.org or phone/text 503.699.1312.

    What to Bring / Other Info: Bring your thirst for learning and an extra bag if you want to take home tour materials or fresh soups and other homemade goodies from The Cottage by The Creek cafe. Snacks, groceries, and general merchandise also are available during tour hours at The Wamic Market.





    Conversation with Modern Day Pioneers: Jo Harvey & Elizabeth Unti

    It’s not often you get the chance to have an upfront and personal conversation with intrepid, undaunted, and plucky ranchers and farmers, let alone be invited to tour their land. Well, here’s your chance.

    Join us as local small/specialty farmer, Elizabeth Unti, and long-time big rancher, Jo Harvey, share their stories and give us insights into what it “really takes” (no bull) to live and work out in this challenging agricultural environment. Jo Harvey is one of two daughters who grew up here in a homesteading family that still owns and manages the 15,000-acre KW Ranch in Tygh Valley. We’re talking 400 head of cattle, wheat, alfalfa, and stories that span decades. Elizabeth Unti owns and manages a 12-acre farm and is regarded by many in the area as a “plant whisperer” – a highly gifted and knowledgeable grower and forager of a wide range of foods, some commonly known and many not. Don’t miss this chance to meet these pioneering women, hear their stories, and see what they do in Tygh Valley!


    Morning tour starts at KW Ranch, 84033 OR-HWY 216 (also known as Sherar’s Bridge Road, 4.9-mile bike ride from Wasco County Fairgrounds, fairly level, but highway riding conditions).

    Afternoon tour starts at Unti Farm, 57557 Tygh Valley Road (2.4-mile bike ride from the Wasco County Fairgrounds, level country road). Both located in Tygh Valley, Oregon 97063.

    Please note that you will need to reserve separate tickets for the morning and afternoon tours.

    Date and Hours: Monday, Sept 13-Thursday, Sept 16.

    KW Ranch, 9AM-12PM daily, Monday-Thursday.

    Unti Farm 3:00-4:30PM daily, Monday-Thursday.

    Lunch is “open time” between tours (12:00-3:00PM), if you want to do both in a day.

    Feel free to order a box lunch (see “Reservation Details,” below) or bring your own and have a picnic at KW Ranch if you are doing the morning tour. If you prefer, you can drive or bike about 1 mile down the road and picnic at the White River State Park, where the White River falls 75 feet over a broad horseshoe-shaped ledge cut in the basalt bedrock. During the peak of spring runoff, the entire ledge is usually submerged and creates a thundering wall of water that can stretch to as much as 250 feet in width.

    For more information, see:


    More about Elizabeth Unti and Unti Farm

    South Wasco Specialty Farmers – Emergent Trend in South Wasco .

    Cost: $10 for each tour – feel free to book “same day,” with a recommended lunch break and/or ride time in between. See above for picnic recommendations and see below for “What to Bring.”

    Reservation Details: Go to https://www.eventbrite.com and search for this event title to reserve tickets or use the direct links listed below. Please note that you will need to reserve separate tickets on Eventbrite for the morning and afternoon tours. Ticket sales close each event date one (1) hour before opening time.

    Contact The Cottage at the Creek at 541.544.2286 or Lexie at 541.993.5034 if you would like to reserve a box lunch option. We will pick it up and have it ready for you at the end of the morning tour. See “Date and Hours” for other lunchtime options.

    For more info, see: Cottage by the Creek Facebook Page

    Changes and Cancellation: We require a minimum of four participants per tour, so will contact you if we need to make scheduling adjustments due to low registration rates on any given date. In such case, we will make every effort to place you in your “next preferred” date. Otherwise, will be happy to refund your registration fee. Please be sure to provide correct contact information when registering so we can contact you. Thank you!

    For More Information Contact: Kate Willis, South Wasco Alliance, at info.southwascoalliance.org or phone/text 503.699.1312.

    What to Bring: Bring hiking boots or sturdy shoes for dusty and rugged terrain. KW Ranch has several “outback” homestead sites we may explore (TBD). If you decide to visit White River Falls as a lunchtime option, there is a steep, rocky hike into the canyon. Feel free to bring your own food, snacks, beverages, or pre-order a box lunch (see “Reservation Details” and “Date and Hour” for more information).


    For the KW Ranch Morning Tour, please go to Eventbrite to order tickets using this link:


    For the Unti Farm Afternoon Tour, please go to Eventbrite to order tickets using this link:




    White River Store “Dig” & Pine Grove 180-degree Viewpoint Hike

    What if you could go back in time to an old country store from the 1930s or possibly to a forgotten trading post from Oregon Trail days?

    You’ll be one of just a few folks who will see what’s been unearthed this summer in The White River Store restoration project. Locals will share stories about who owned the store, what they used to sell, and who used to hang out there (it might surprise you!). After touring the White River Store, we’ll head out to Pine Grove, 18 miles from Maupin, for a short, but steep, hike to a spectacular 180-degree view of Mount Hood, the National Forest, Juniper Flats, and the Tygh Ridge. This was a great vantage point for the 2017 Path of Totality, the solar eclipse across Oregon. If the group is game, we’ll take you through the White River Canyon crossing on the way back to the Wasco County Fairgrounds.

    Location: Tour starts at the old White River Store, 83091 Tygh Valley Road, Tygh Valley, Oregon 97063. You’ll need a car or to carpool from the store for the second part of the tour.

    Dates and Hours: Monday, Sept 13 and Thursday, Sept. 16. Tours run 2:00-6:00PM on both dates.

    Cost: $15. All proceeds go to the South Wasco Alliance, a local 501c3 that supports local community, economic, and food system development work in South Wasco County.

    Reservation Details: Go to https://www.eventbrite.com and search for the title of this event to reserve tickets or use the direct link listed below. Ticket sales close each event date one (1) hour before opening time.

    Changes and Cancellation: We require a minimum of four participants per tour, so will contact you if we need to make scheduling adjustments due to low registration rates on either date. In such case, we will make every effort to place you in an alternative date. Otherwise, will be happy to refund your registration fee. Please be sure to provide correct contact information when registering so we can contact you. Thank you!

    For More Information Contact: Kate Willis, South Wasco Alliance, at info.southwascoalliance.org or phone/text 503.699.1312.

    What to Bring: Bring hiking boots or sturdy for dusty and rugged terrain. The hike to the Pine Grove viewpoint is fairly short, but steep and rocky. Since we’re going in the late afternoon, feel free to bring your own snacks or beverages. We’ll take a moment to enjoy the panoramic view from a camping platform located at the top of one of the natural meadows.


    Sept 13 Tour: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-river-store-dig-pine-grove-180-degree-viewpoint-hike-2pm-sept-13-tickets-166011660345

    Sept 16 Tour: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-river-store-dig-pine-grove-180-degree-viewpoint-hike-2pm-sept-16-tickets-166354913023

  • Other Activities and Places to Visit

    Imperial River Company

    Half and full day rafting adventures on the beautiful Deschutes River. And all the amenities you need for an awesome summer experience! 304 Bakeoven Rd, Maupin, (541) 395-2404, deschutesriver.com

    Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

    54 acres of natural gardens and river views with a 48,000 sq ft museum dedicated to the appreciation and stewardship of Wasco County and the Columbia River Gorge. Live raptor presentations at 11 am and 2 pm. www.gorgediscovery.org. 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, (541) 296-8600, Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    East Gorge Food Trail

    Boasts family-owned farms, farmstands, orchard u-pick, canneries, farm-to-table experiences, historic hotel lodging and expertly crafted cider, wine, and beer. Explore at your own pace; suggested itineraries and maps available at eastgorgefoodtrail.com. (And bike route ideas are available at columbiagorgecarfree.com.)

    National Neon Sign Museum

    A dynamic and entertaining environment that promotes an understanding and appreciation of advertising and signage and the unique role it has played in American history. More than 20,000 sq ft of electrifying signs, ephemera, and interactive displays that date from the late 1800’s through the 1960’s. 200 East 3rd Street, The Dalles, (541) 370-2242, Limited entry tours. Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sunday – Wednesday hours vary. www.nationalneonsignmuseum.org

    Dufur Living History Museum

    40 NW Main Street, Dufur, Visit the Living History Museum to check out old tools, information on living in the pioneer time, and enjoy walking around nearby Dufur. www.dufurhistoricalsociety.org. Open on a limited basis; call to confirm hours. (541) 467-2205

    Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort

    Rent paddleboats, fishing boats, kayaks or SUPs or just go swimming in this clear spring-fed lake. Enjoy great year-round fishing for trout, bass, bluegill and catfish. 34 N Mariposa Drive, Wamic, (541) 544-2271, Hours vary, likely 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

    Pine Meadows Golf Course

    9-Hole golf course open to the public. Call for tee times and rates. 8A Pine Hollow Access Rd, Tygh Valley, (541) 544-2422

    White River Falls State Park

    Central Oregon’s White River Falls plunges 90′ over a basalt shelf, testament to the violent geological forces that carved the region millions of years ago. An overlook is a short walk from the parking area. White River Rd, Maupin, Day use only.

Emergency Information

In extreme emergencies, family members can contact a rider by calling the Oregon State Police at 541-776-6111. Please ask them to send an urgent message to Cycle Oregon officials. Bear in mind that it may take up to 12 hours to locate a rider and relay a message.

If you are on the road and in serious need of medical assistance, do not hesitate to call 911. In the case of a minor emergency, flag down any Cycle Oregon volunteer and they will dispatch a SAG van or ambulance.

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. If there is no one around to help, call 911.

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.

  • On-Course

    If you or someone near you is having an emergency, do not hesitate to dial 911. Often one of our medical team will pick up the call on their radio.

    Extensive Communications

    You have lots of help on the road in case of an emergency. HAM radio operators provide emergency and logistical communication. HAM radio operators ride in SAG vehicles so that event managers, medical services and staff are in touch at all times. If no one is around to assist in the event of an emergency, call 911.

    Please note: There is no charge for medical services rendered by Adventure Medics on the course or at the overnight site. Adventure Medics will not transport you to a medical facility unless it is a critical situation. If you require transport using Adventure Medics, 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.

  • In-Camp


    Go to the medical tent, as a medic will be on call at all times.


    Announcements throughout the campsite will alert the riders to prepare for evacuation. Please go immediately to the Main Stage for instructions.

    Severe Weather

    Harsh weather may warrant the use of contingency facilities for shelter, if available. Details will be announced from the Main Stage. In the event of lightning, seek low ground and get away from metal.

Rules of the Ride

The number one priority of Cycle Oregon is your safety. Therefore, here are a few rules we insist you follow:

1.  Only bicycles propelled by human power are allowed to participate in a Cycle Oregon sponsored event. Class 1 and Class 3 pedal-assist e-bikes are welcome on all courses at the Tygh Valley Rally.

2.  Helmets and two water bottles (or equivalent) are required on Cycle Oregon events. The use of rear-view mirrors is recommended as a safety measure.

3.  Cycle Oregon uses a group of Safety Patrol volunteers on motorcycle who provide an on-course presence and are a good source of information or assistance during the ride. They enhance the overall safety of the ride by interacting with riders who may pose a hazard by unlawful or unsafe riding. Heed their advice.

4.  By Oregon law, bicyclists are operators of vehicles and must comply with all traffic laws.Cycle Oregon reserves the right to expel any participant who demonstrates a reluctance to ride in a safe and lawful manner. Riders who violate safety laws in the Oregon motor vehicle code are also subject to citation by law enforcement officials.

5.  The Cycle Oregon event courses are open for designated hours. Course support vehicles and other support services are available only during course hours. Any cyclist(s) still on the course after the designated closing time will be offered a ride to camp; if you choose not to take it you are on your own to get into camp and no course support services will be available for those who choose to stay out.

SAG support is to be used for mechanical and/or medical reasons only. Excessive use of SAG support (3 or more times) for any other reason may exclude participants from registering for future Cycle Oregon events.

7.  The course will be clearly marked. If you leave the official course, you are not part of the ride and will not receive any services or support.

8.  We try to direct as much vehicle traffic as possible off the route. Nevertheless, the tour travels on public road. Therefore, ride no more than two abreast. Ride beside a pal only where it is safe to do so, and where you do not block traffic or force other riders to swing far out to pass.

9.  Never draft behind a vehicle. Pace lines are prohibited in areas of high vehicle or cyclist traffic and are limited in size to a maximum of seven riders. Be especially careful at railroad tracks, cattle guards, and busy intersections. Course monitors and safety vehicles may be stationed in areas of special concern.

10.  Call “ON YOUR LEFT” to alert a rider you intend to pass. The call “CAR BACK” passes the message forward when a vehicle is approaching from behind. Use arm signals to indicate turns. Point out potholes, broken glass and other hazards to those behind you. Signal your intention to stop, and pull off the roadway.

11.  Use of headphones while riding on Cycle Oregon events is highly discouraged. Safe group riding in an event such depends on communication between cyclists. Headphones interfere with that process and make it difficult for people to hear instructions such as “CAR BACK” and “ON YOUR LEFT.” Headphones also make it difficult to hear approaching cars or trucks, negatively impacting the safety of cyclists and motorists.

12.  Cycle Oregon enjoys a reputation for leaving our campsites, lunch spots, rest stops, and course spotless. Please dispose of all trash and recyclables in the appropriate places.

13.  Cyclists must keep the roadway clear when stopping at an event-designated stop or any other location. Please ensure that bicycles are parked off the road and that cyclists do not congregate on the roadways.

14.  Cycle Oregon events include assorted drinks at meals and all rest stops. Still, the responsibility for carrying sufficient water and remaining properly hydrated is yours. Make sure you drink extra fluids before, during, and after the ride to reduce the risk of dehydration. While in the saddle, you should consume an average of one liter of fluid for each hour of riding. Drink before you become thirsty. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already slightly dehydrated. Muscle cramping can also be a sign of dehydration. If at any time you run low on water, signal a SAG van with a “thumbs down” and ask for a fill-up. Do not be tempted by roadside rivers and streams, as the water may contain bacteria or parasites.