About

COME RIDE THE ROADS LESS TRAVELED. Grab your gravel grinder and your beefy tires because we’re heading down roads less traveled for two amazing days of sweeping vistas and wide open roads. Explore by day and party by night with a couple hundred of your new best friends, rockin’ live music, and plenty of free local beer.

The Ride

  • 2022 Date: TBA

  • Route Options: Short and long options


Route

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ride Logistics

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.

  • Camp Services

    Showers

    Hot showers will be provided at the overnight site. The showers come with dressing rooms and sinks. Please remember to bring a towel or two, as we do not provide towels or toiletries.

    Rider Services

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

    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. There’s tons of fun stuff: lights, coffee mugs, windbreakers, water bottles, and more.

    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.

    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.

    Yoga

    Stretch out the muscles that get tight during cycling. Yoga 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. Mats are provided.

    Medical Services

    Medical services 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.

  • Food, Drink & Entertainment

    Meals

    Cycle Oregon will provide dinner at the overnight site on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. All meals will be served in camp.

    Beer & Wine Garden and Whiskey Wagon

    The Beer & Wine Garden will feature a variety of local beer and wine as well as your favorite cocktails mixed inside the Whiskey Wagon.

    Entertainment

    Cycle Oregon showcases some of Oregon’s most talented performers. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings on the Main Stage.

  • Course Support

    Cycle Oregon prides itself on providing a fully supported ride. Our goal is to help you finish each day’s ride. To that end, our course is complete with the following services and amenities.

    Course Hours

    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. Those still on the course after closure 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.

    Food and Drink on the Course

    There will be rest stops available along the route each day to provide water, beverages, and nutritious, delicious snacks. Rest Stop signs alert riders when one is ahead. Lunch is also provided during each day of riding. You can also see the location of each Rest Stop on the maps that will be inside the rider packet you receive when you check-in.

    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 and Gear

    What bike should I ride and what should I carry?

    Our courses 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.

Ride Archive

Relive rides of yore with our handy ride archive: