The Best Bike Ride in America

Course Support

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

Course Hours: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m. (on Sunday the course will close at 4 p.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 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.

Gear Drop

Each day, at either the first rest stop or lunch, you can drop off a limited amount of clothing to be taken back to the overnight site. This service is for small items such as jackets, tights, leggings, gloves, etc. No half-eaten sandwiches, half-stuffed panniers or other oddities will be transported. Gear drop items can be picked up near Rider Services, generally between 4 and 5 p.m.

SAG Vans

There will be multiple SAG vans on the course each day. They are available to transport cyclists as needed due to mechanical problems or medical injuries. They also have extra water and snacks, 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.

All minors age 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on all SAG or official Cycle Oregon vehicle transports, except in the case of an emergency.

Ambulance Service

MetroWest provides three Advanced Life Support ambulances that give around-the-clock medical support on the course. If you require medical attention on the course, you should notify a SAG van, ambulance or staff vehicle with the “thumbs down” signal.

Safety Patrol

Volunteer motorcycle patrol officers ride 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.

Motorcycle Patrol Officers

Milwaukie 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 motor vehicle code of Oregon – which, of course, includes bikes.

Bike Mechanics

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 back to camp. All mechanical services are provided compliments of The Bike Gallery. Cyclists will incur any charges associated with parts or extensive repairs.