OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Event information on this page is for our planned 2020 event that has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our hope to host this event as detailed below in 2021 at a date to be determined later. The health and safety of our community—our riders, volunteers and the towns we visit—is paramount. For more information about the cancellation and how to support Cycle Oregon during these uncertain times, please click here.
The two most fun-filled days of summer are back! Round up your crew and join us at the campus of Oregon State University for amazing bike rides, jammin’ live music, friendly college vibes, and all the Corvallis-style fun you can fit into 48 hours. Sleep in the dorms, kick it in the quad, and explore the beautiful town and surrounding areas. It’s all about great rides and good friends.
RALLY IN THE VALLEY
SATURDAY JULY 25
SHORT: 12.3 miles | 100 feet of elevation gain
MAIN: 38.2 miles | 1,022 feet of elevation gain
LONG: 70.9 miles | 4,407 feet of elevation gain
LONG with gravel: 68.2 miles (29.3 miles of gravel) | 5,307 feet of elevation gain
Adventurous individuals from far and wide will gather in Corvallis with only two things on their minds: riding bikes and having fun. We’ve got them covered on both accounts. On Day 1, riders choose from four ride routes ranging from mellow to seriously epic. They will venture past farmlands, orchards, and forests towards the Coast Range, doubling back from whence they came after an invigorating interlude at a cascading waterfall. After that, it’s back to campus for a frosty beverage, kicking back with the crew, and rocking out to live jams until the final encore.
SUNDAY JULY 26
SHORT: 10.9 miles | 297 feet of elevation gain
MAIN: 38.3 miles | 1,475 feet of elevation gain
MAIN with gravel: 49.4 miles | 3,435 feet of elevation gain
LONG: 66.6 miles | 1,683 feet of elevation gain
LONG with gravel: 77.7 miles (21 miles of gravel) | 3,643 feet of elevation gain
You: There’s no way I could possibly fit any more fun into this weekend.
Day 2: Hold my beer
You’ve explored the grounds, had a taste of the party scene, and figured out how to score an extra dessert in the cafeteria. Now it’s time, once again, to ride. Day 2 offers up 4 incredible, easy-cruising options traveling east from Corvallis through postcard-worthy farm country. Out here the scenery opens up into more grand, expansive views of the Willamette Valley with every pedal stroke. Once back at campus, between packing up and goofing off there will be plenty of time for hugs, high fives, and making plans to do it all again next year.
For Cycle Oregon’s WEEKENDER, you’ll have several options for accommodations. You can camp in a tent on campus, stay in a dorm room, sleep in your RV, or arrange for other lodging in town.
The overnight site will have an area designated for camping – “Tent City,” as it’s affectionately known. Don’t forget to bring your tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag and pad. (We do not offer tent service for this event.)
If you wish to upgrade and sleep indoors over the weekend, you can choose from traditional one-room dorms with 1-4 beds and shared bathrooms down the hall, or suites with 5 or 6 beds and a private bathroom. All rooms have single (twin) beds. Get a dorm or suite, here. (Need help adding to your order, click here.)
|Dorm Room Rates (Price listed is for two nights, Friday and Saturday)|
- Only one person needs to sign up for the room.
- Bring a pillow, pillowcase, bottom sheet, sleeping bag or other linens, toiletries and towel.
- Check-in from dorm rooms is from 3-10 p.m. on Friday. Check-out is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday.
- Residence halls are not air-conditioned, feel free to bring a fan for your room.
Sleep in Your Vehicle
If you’d like to bring your RV or camp trailer, you must register your vehicle as we have a limited number of spots. The cost for bringing an RV is $40. There will be no hookups available. An RV is defined as anything that cannot fit into a standard parking space.
You may also sleep in your non-RV vehicle if you prefer.
Directions to the campus will be emailed to you in the Ride Guide in June.
Overnight parking for Friday and Saturday nights is available for $10 (click here to get a pass). We will provide directions to the event in the Ride Guide (emailed in June).
About RV Parking:
- The RV Parking site will be based on campus. It’s not an RV park, and no hook-ups are provided.
- A registration fee of $40 is required for each vehicle. Click here for a pass. (Need help adding to your order, click here.)
- Guests can purchase meal tickets for breakfast ($15) and dinner ($20) at the Cycle Oregon Gift Shop.
- Guests are not registered riders; they should not be riding the route.
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.
Hot showers and any other amenities you might need will be provided at the overnight site. If you are camping, showers will be available on this event (generally in the campus Recreation Center). If you are staying in a dorm, showers will be down the hall or within the suite. Please remember to bring a towel and soap, as we do not provide towels or toiletries.
Friday: 5–11 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
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 week. 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 instructor Jennifer Hanson will be along on the ride (she actually rides in addition to teaching) to teach two yoga classes Saturday. Yoga is an excellent way to tame sore muscles, relax and stay flexible after a long day’s bicycle ride. Classes are free to all Cycle Oregon riders and mats are provided.
Megan Moseley, PT, LMT, of Bodywise will teach a stretching and injury prevention class from 4-5 p.m. on Friday. This class is geared toward balancing areas of the body that are stressed and stretching muscles that are overworked when cycling long distances.
On Saturday, Megan is available between 4 and 6 p.m. for free injury consultations including evaluation of your current complaint, education about the origin of your symptoms, instruction in stretches, exercises and self-care techniques, hands-on treatment, taping, bracing, insole adjustments and coordination with massage therapists and bike-fitting experts. Sign up for these 15-minute slots at the Bodywise tent, located near the medical tent.
The Bike Gallery supplies a team of bicycle technicians who provide mechanical support on the route and in camp. 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 available at a discount. Any repairs performed along the route will be basic in nature and designed to get you to camp for the evening.
Are you flying in for the event or and prefer not to transport your bike? Bike Gallery offers rentals that makes it easy. Bicycle pick-up and return is right on on-site at the WEEKENDER overnight location. Sizes are limited so click here or call 503-281-9800 to book your reservation early.
Look for the Rider Services trailer in a visible location near the entrance into camp. Here you can ask questions, meet friends, leave a note on the message board, locate missing items at lost and found, or just stop by for a piece of candy.
Cycle Oregon Gift Shop
The Cycle Oregon Gift Shop is where you’ll shop for Cycle Oregon merchandise including cycling gear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, jewelry, sundries, and much more. You can also buy extra meal tickets there. Look for the Cycle Oregon Gift Shop near Rider 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
Cycle Oregon will provide dinner at the overnight site on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast at the overnight site on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be served Saturday and Sunday on the course for the long route only and served in camp for short and medium routes.
Breakfast: 6–9 a.m.
Lunch on course (long route only): 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lunch in camp: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Dinner: 5–8 p.m.
Beer & Wine Garden
This year we’ll be featuring a variety of local beers and wines from the Willamette Valley area and throughout Oregon.
Beer Garden Hours
Friday: 3–10 p.m.
Saturday: 12–10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., the Cycle Oregon community will gather around the Main Stage. This is a great opportunity to hear tips about the next day’s route, learn exciting information about the places we’re visiting and catch up on some local folklore. Best of all, it’s always followed by legendary Cycle Oregon entertainment.
Cycle Oregon showcases some of Oregon’s most talented performers, from country rockers to clog dancers, blues divas to jazz greats. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings on the Main Stage.
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: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m. (Sunday 4 p.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 still on the course after 6 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.
Food and Drink on the Course
Lunch is provided on the course each day for the long route only. Lunch sites will be complete with food, beverages, restrooms, water, bike mechanics, gear drop and a medical attendant. Lunch is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At least one, usually two, rest stops will be available along the route each day to provide water, beverages and nutritious, delicious snacks. Rest Stop signs alert riders when one is ahead. 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. Rest Stops are generally open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to the Rest Stops, one or two water stops per day will provide water and restrooms.
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 between 4 and 5 p.m.
There will be multiple SAG vans 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 van with a “thumbs down” signal. If you do get into a SAG van, you may not be transported directly to camp. The SAG vans usually wait until they are full to go to camp.
The Bike Gallery will provide mechanics on the course, at rest stops and at lunch. They will make basic repairs in order to get you to an overnight campsite. Cyclists will incur any charges associated with parts or extensive repairs.
MetroWest provides Advance Life Support ambulances that give around-the-clock medical support on the course and in camp. If you require medical attention on the course, you should notify a SAG van, ambulance or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.
Motorcycle Patrol Officers
Motorcycle Patrol Officers accompany Cycle Oregon each day. They provide a moving network of safety patrol and communications between the tour and the communities through which we ride. These officers have full authority to enforce the vehicle code of Oregon – which, of course, includes bikes.
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.
Check-In and Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up will be available during these times:
- Friday, July 24, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, July 25, from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Packet pick-up is not available prior to event.
Do not pitch your tent prior to 3 p.m. on Friday.
When you check in, you will be asked to sign a waiver and then you will receive your packet, which includes a wristband, course maps and t-shirt. Bring a photo ID. You must show your photo ID to pick up your packet. Once we affix your wristband, it should not be removed unless you leave the ride. The wristband is what identifies you as a participant and gives you access to meals and course support.
EVENT POLICIES AND FAQS
We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel your registration. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so. Please note we do not make exceptions in our cancellation policy (including family, medical, or employment situations). We cannot offer credits or transfers.
Click here to review our cancellation polices.
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