June 9, 2018
Grab your girls and your bikes, we’re heading back to wine country with new routes for 2018! Whether you’re a casual cruiser or a seasoned pedal pusher, come join us for Cycle Oregon’s one-day celebration of women and bikes. Join us just for the ride or make a weekend out of it.
Choose from three stunning routes then kick back and celebrate, Cycle Oregon style. That means groovin’ live entertainment, decadent rest stops, a fabulous finish line feast and Stoller Family Estate’s finest vino.
Sorry, fellas. This ride is for women, but we’d be happy to have you come and volunteer!
Click here for the Joyride Guide
New Medium and Long routes for 2018!
Course Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Must start all routes my 10 a.m.)
Short: MILES: 16.2 // ELEVATION: 634′ // Rolling terrain
Medium: MILES: 39.5 // ELEVATION: 1,317′ // Rolling terrain
Long: MILES: 65.3 // ELEVATION: 3,167′ // Rolling terrain, with some steep hills and longer climbs (including one 4 mile climb)
Food, Drink & Entertainment
Joyride will offer ample opportunities to sample some of the local fare being perfected throughout Oregon.
There will be a finish-line feast at Stoller Family Estates featuring a bounty of Oregon products, last year’s menu featured:
- Scratch Farm pasture raised chicken marinated and grilled on-site with James Gang (Lincoln City) BBQ sauce
- Zenner Family farms sausages
- Tofurkey meatless patties
- Oregon mixed greens with feta and hazelnuts in white balsamic vinaigrette
- NW Classic Foods fresh pasta salad with vegetables, veganaise dressing, smoked salmon on side with Rogue (Newport) gourmet sea salt
- Roasted sweet potato and carrot salad
- Grilled seasonal vegetables from Kruger Farms Sauvie Island Grilled Oregon rainbow chard and asparagus
- Lauretta Jean’s Biscuit Bar with local strawberry blueberry, Alpenrose whipped cream, Oregon jams and honey
In addition to enjoying good food, you’ll hear great live entertainment. There also will be wine tastings where you can sample some of Stoller Family Estates top wines. If you’re in the mood for self-care, there will be massage therapists, physical therapsits and acupuncturist available for appointments.
There is no camping allowed at Stoller, but lucky for you there are a number of wonderful places to stay nearby (including these lovely guest houses on premise). Camp sites and yurts are available at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Also consider The Vintages, a collection of mid-century trailers on a lovely property just miles from the event or the bike-friendly and newly-renovated Amity Flats just a little further down the road. For a list of numerous additional lodging options Visit McMinnville has everything you need to find the right place to stay during your visit to wine country. We recommend booking early as rooms throughout the area fill quickly in the spring.
Rider Services is the Cycle Oregon customer service department. This is the place to ask questions, get help solving a problem, meet friends, leave a note on the message board or locate missing items at lost and found.
The Cycle Oregon Gift Shop is where you’ll shop for Cycle Oregon merchandise including cycling gear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, jewelry and much more. Look for the Cycle Oregon Gift Shop in the big yellow trailer.
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 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.
Megan Moseley, PT, LMT, of Bodywise Physical Therapy, will be available before and after the ride for free injury consultations including a brief evaluation, hands-on treatment as needed including myofascial release, graston, mobilization, 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!
Betsy Platt L.Ac of AcuOm is returning for her 13th year with Cycle Oregon. Acupuncture has many benefits including, but not limited to – joint and muscle pain, overuse injuries (chronic and acute), inflammation, recovery rate, digestive concerns, headaches and much more. In addition to acupuncture – electro-acu, moxibustion (heat therapy), cupping, and topical herbs are also available as treatment modalities. If you haven’t had a chance to personally benefit from acupuncture, on the ride is a great place to try it. Betsy can bill your insurance and accepts cash/card. Appointments can be made prior to the ride, or at the acupuncture tent in camp. She welcomes questions and is always willing to do ‘introductory’ treatments. Book at acuomacupuncture.com
The Bike Gallery supplies a team of bicycle technicians who provide mechanical support on the route and at Stoller. Technical support is available for emergency repairs of well-maintained equipment. It is your responsibility to make sure your bicycle arrives in good condition. Any repairs performed along the route will be basic in nature and designed to get you to camp.
Check-In and Packet Pick-Up
June 9, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Packet pick-up will not be available at the office prior to the Joyride.
When you check in, you will be asked to sign a waiver and then you will receive your packet, which includes a wristband and course maps. 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.
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