We’re excited that you’re joining us for an adventurous Cycle Oregon WEEKENDER of riding and camaraderie! Here’s everything you need to know.

Packing, getting to the ride, checking in, booking a massage, getting your dorm– it’s all here in the WEEKENDER Ride Guide. If you’re new to the event, it’s a great investment of your time to go over these details. Even if you’re a veteran, peruse the guide as a reminder of the things you’ll need to make your journey a great one.

Preparation and Arrival

The Oregon State University campus opens to WEEKENDER riders at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 22 and the event closes Sunday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Friday is a check-in day, riding takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Driving and Parking

    From the East via I-5 (Portland, Salem, Eugene area):

    • Follow I-5 (South from PDX/Salem, North from Eugene)
    • Take exit 228 for OR-34 toward Lebanon/Corvallis
    • Head west onto OR-34 W/Corvallis-Lebanon Hwy 210
    • In 9.6 miles, use the left two lanes to turn left onto OR-34
    • In 1.5 miles, turn right onto SW 15th Street
    • RV’s will turn left onto Western Blvd and follow signs directly to RV parking at Reser Stadium.
    • Cars will stay on 15th and follow signs to direct you to Dorm and Camping Parking.



    Dorm and Camping parking is located adjacent to their respective areas and there will not be a drop off area. Please do not park in an undesignated area to unload your vehicle.

    Parking passes will also be available for purchase for $15 (cash preferred) when you arrive on site if you forgot to purchase ahead of time.

    Passes will be emailed the week prior to the event. Look for an email with the subject line “WEEKENDER Parking Pass Attached”

    RVs will go directly to parking at Reser Stadium, then proceed to Packet Pickup outside Memorial Union.

    *Please note, your Cycle Oregon Parking Pass will not go into effect until 3:00 p.m. on Friday and parking on campus WILL be enforced until that time. If you arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. you can purchase a pass on campus for $1-$2 per hour. Pay stations can be found on this map.

  • Packet Pick-Up

    Once you park your vehicle, you may then head to check-in, located outside Memorial Union. You must show your photo ID to pick up your packet and you cannot check in for someone else.

    Packet Pickup will be available during these times:

    • Friday, July 22  3:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Outside Memorial Union)
    • Saturday, July 23  7:00 – 9:00 a.m. (Rider Services)
  • Dorm Check-In & Check-Out

    Check in: East Quad near the Dorm Halls. (You may check into your dorm prior to going to Packet Pick-Up near Memorial Union if you wish.)

    • Friday, July 22 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 23 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.


    Check out: East Quad near the Dorm Halls

    • You must check out by NOON on Sunday, July 24.
    • If you lose a key, you will be responsible for a $100 replacement fee.


    What to Bring:

    • Pillow
    • Sheets and blanket or sleeping bag
    • Toiletries and towel
    • Rooms are not air conditions so you may want to bring a fan if it’s hot.



    • Singles, doubles, triples are located in Wilson, Callahan, or McNary Hall, with shared bathrooms down the hall.
    • Suites are located in Tebeau Hall. There are separate bedrooms in each suite, 2 beds in each room which opens up into a common area with a bathroom. Some additional bathrooms (& showers) are located down the hall. There is one micro-fridge per suite.

Camp Services

Our camp is filled with every thing you need for the weekend, from hot showers, to delicious meals, to great entertainment. View a site map of the layout on the campus of OSU HERE.

  • Bike Parking

    Secure bike parking is available in McAlexander Fieldhouse during the below hours. When you check in you will receive a sticker with your rider number on it that matches your wristband, this is how you will check your bike in and out of the secure bike parking area.

    • Friday: 3:00– 11:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    For those staying in the dorms, please utilize the secure bike parking and do not bring your bike into your dorm room.


  • Showers


    For campers, showers are located in Dixon Recreation Center. Dorms have their own showers. Dixon Recreation Center showers will be open:

    • Friday  3:00 – 11:00 p.m.
    • Saturday  6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    • Sunday  6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Meals and Menu


    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: 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch on course (long route only): 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Lunch in camp: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Dinner: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


    FRIDAY Taco Bar (choice of Beef Barbacoa, Chicken Tinga, or Citrus Marinated Portobellas with Zucchini & Mushrooms), Cilantro Lime Rice, Borracho Beans (vegetarian), Tortilla Chips, Churros
    SATURDAY Tillamook Cheddar, Scrambled Eggs, Plain Scrambled Eggs (no dairy), Tofu Scramble (vegan), Homestyle O`Brien Potatoes, Pork Sausage Links, Tofu Sausage Links, Fruit, Oatmeal Ham & Swiss Sandwich (gluten free option available), Roasted Vegetable & Cream Cheese Sandwich (vegetarian; gluten free option available), Baby Carrots, Sun Chips, Cookies (gluten free option available) Hamburger or Cheeseburger with toppings (gluten free option available), Vegan Burger with toppings (gluten free option available), Coleslaw, Baked Beans (vegetarian), Potato Chips, Fresh Baked Cookie
    SUNDAY Tillamook Cheddar Scrambled Eggs, Plain Scrambled Eggs (no dairy), Tofu Scramble (vegan), Homestyle O`Brien Potatoes, Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Tofu Sausage Links, Fruit, Oatmeal Turkey & Cheddar Sandwich (gluten free option available),
    Greek Garden & Hummus, Sandwich (vegetarian; gluten free option available), Apples
    Kettle Chips, Brownies (gluten free option available)
  • Beer & Wine Garden

    This year we’ll be featuring a variety of local beers and wines from the Willamette Valley area and throughout Oregon. Beverages are available for purchase in the Memorial Union Quad near the Mainstage.

    • Friday: 5:00–10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 12:00–10:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Entertainment & Announcements

    Every evening at 8:00 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.


    • 7:30-8:00 p.m. – Outer Orbit
    • 8:00-8:30 p.m. – Announcements
    • 8:30-10:00 p.m. – Outer Orbit



    Add some baseball to your weekend of summer fun! The Corvallis Knights will be playing home games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Goss Stadium, located right in heart of campus, against the Portland Pickles. Tickets are $9 for general admission. For more information or ticket purchases, visit: https://corvallisknights.com/

  • Rider Services

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

    • Friday: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 7:00 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. There’s tons of fun stuff: lights, coffee mugs, windbreakers, water bottles, and more.

    • Friday: 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • 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.

  • 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 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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 beginning April 1. 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

    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.

    Classes are on Saturday only at 3:30 & 4:30 in Dixon Rec Center, Room 3.

  • Physical Therapy

    Megan Moseley PT, of Bodywise Physical Therapy will lead a fun, full body, cycling oriented, alignment, stretching, and injury prevention class from 4-5 p.m. on Friday. This class is geared toward balancing and stretching your body to counteract the forward positioning on the bike, and stretch over used muscles / joints related to cycling long distances.

    On Saturday, Megan is available between 4 and 6 p.m. for complimentary Physical Therapy consultations. These action packed 15 minute sessions include education about the underlying cause of your issue, instruction in stretches, exercises and self-care techniques, hands-on treatments i.e. myofascial release, graston, cupping, mobilization, taping, bracing, and insole adjustments to get you feeling better, and back on the road!  Additionally, Megan will make bike-fitting recommendations, and help you coordinate care with your massage therapist. Sign up at the orange Bodywise tent, located near the medical tent.

  • 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.

On the Course

Course Hours

  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • All riders must be on course by 10:00 a.m.

Course support services are available only during the course hours. If you leave 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 the closure time 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.

UPDATE for Gravel Options – Day 2: Since the time of our initial planning and publishing of WEEKENDER routes there are now scheduled logging operations in the area for our Day 2 gravel options. These operations will not allow access for Cycle Oregon support vehicles and with safety as our paramount concern we will no longer offer these route options. All Day 2  gravel options have been removed from official course maps and route files. No paved routes are affected and Day 1 gravel options remain in place and will have course support.  All route maps and course files are updated here in the guide and on Ride with GPS. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 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: Day 1 Map and Day 2 Map.

  • Rest & Water Stops

    One to two Rest Stops and will be available along the routes each day to provide water, restrooms, beverages and snacks.

    Rest Stop signs alert riders when one is ahead. You can also see the location of each Rest Stop on the route maps. Rest Stops are generally open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    In addition to the Rest Stops, some routes include Water Stops to provide water and restrooms (indicated by a water bottle on the route map).

  • Lunch

    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.

    For those riding the short and medium routes, lunch will be served in camp in the dining area at Memorial Union Quad.

  • 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 between 4 and 5 p.m.

  • SAG Vehicles

    If at any time you need assistance, please signal a SAG vehicle with a “thumbs down” signal. If you do get into a SAG vehicle, you may not be transported directly to camp. SAG vehicles usually wait until they are full to go back to camp.

    SAGs are available to transport cyclists due to mechanical problems or injuries. They also have plenty of extra water, sunscreen, and encouraging words (if needed).

  • 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 course, you should notify a SAG vehicle, ambulance, or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.

  • Safety Patrol

    Motorcycle Safety Patrol volunteers drive the course each day. They are a great source of information and assistance, and they enhance the overall safety of the ride by interacting with riders and locals.

Event Timeline

  • Friday July 22
    3:00 p.m. Packet Pickup opens – Memorial Quad
    Dorm Check In opens – East Quad near Calahan, NcNary, Wilson, and Tebeau Halls
    Bike Parking opens – McAlexander Fieldhouse
    Showers open – Dixon Rec Center
    3:30 p.m. Gift Shop opens – Memorial Quad
    5:00 p.m. Beer Garden & Dinner opens – Memorial Union Quad
    7:30 p.m. Entertainment begins – Memorial Quad
    8:00 p.m. Dinner Closes – Memorial Quad
    Announcements – Main Stage – Memorial Quad
    8:30 p.m. Gift Shop closes – Memorial Quad
    9:00 p.m. Packet Pickup & Rider Services close
    Dorm Check in closes
    10: 00 p.m. Beer Garden closes & Entertainment ends – Memorial Quad
    11:00 p.m. Bike Parking closes – McAlexander Fieldhouse
    Showers close – Dixon Rec Center
  • Saturday July 23
    6:00 a.m. Breakfast opens – Memorial Quad
    Bike Parking opens – McAlexander Fieldhouse
    Showers open – Dixon Rec Center
    7:00 a.m. Packet Pickup & Rider Services open – Memorial Quad
    Dorm Check In opens – East Quad near Calahan, NcNary, Wilson, and Tebeau Halls
    Course opens
    9:00 a.m. Dorm Check in closes – East Quad
    Lunch on course opens
    10:00 a.m. All riders must be on course
    11:00 a.m. Lunch in Camp opens – Memorial Quad
    12:00 p.m. Beer Garden opens – Memorial Quad
    1:00 p.m. Gift Shop opens – Memorial Quad
    3:30 p.m. Yoga – Dixon Rec Center – Room 3
    Entertainment begins – Memorial Quad
    4:30 p.m. Yoga – Dixon Rec Center – Room 3
    5:00 p.m. Dinner opens – Memorial Quad
    6:00 p.m. Course closes
    8:00 p.m. Dinner closes – Memorial Quad
    Gift Shop & Rider Services close – Memorial Quad
    Announcements – Main Stage – Memorial Quad
    10: 00 p.m. Beer Garden closes & Entertainment ends – Memorial Quad
    11:00 p.m. Bike Parking closes – McAlexander Fieldhouse
    Showers close – Dixon Rec Center
  • Sunday July 24
    6:00 a.m. Breakfast opens – Memorial Quad
    Bike Parking opens – McAlexander Fieldhouse
    Showers open – Dixon Rec Center
    7:00 a.m. Course opens
    Rider Services opens – Memorial Quad
    10:00 a.m. All riders must be on course
    11:00 a.m. Lunch in Camp, Beer Garden, and Gift Shop open – Memorial Quad
    4:00 p.m. Course closes
    5:00 p.m. Beer Garden closes
    Event closes
    6:00 p.m. Showers close
  • Corvallis Knights Baseball at OSU

    Add some baseball to your weekend of summer fun! The Corvallis Knights will be playing home games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Goss Stadium, located right in heart of campus, against the Portland Pickles. Tickets are $9 for general admission. For more information or ticket purchases, visit: https://corvallisknights.com/

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 on the course or at the overnight site. We will not transport you to a medical facility unless it is a critical situation. If you require transport by 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. If no one is in the tent, knock on the van door.


    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 WEEKENDER.

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.