Ducks Live for the Outdoors

Whether you are a newbie or an experienced explorer, the Outdoor Program is excited to introduce you to the many wonders in Oregon and beyond. We offer a variety of all-levels group outings, bike rides, classes and clinics, and service projects led by Outdoor Program student staff and trip initiators.

OP Outing or Common Adventure Trip—what’s the difference? OP Outings are group outings led by knowledgeable Outdoor Program staff who are very familiar with the activity or area. OP Outings are entry-level, led instead of consensus-based, and do not last overnight. Common Adventure Trips are adventures planned and led by students and community members who have taken our Trip Initiator Clinic. Common Adventure Trips operate on a group-consensus, decision-making process and tend to vary in difficulty. Some are easy and require little to no experience, while others are technical and require more experience.

Students are automatically members of the Outdoor Program, so take advantage of our low-cost outings and trips and try out a new activity.

Type of Events

CLINICS AND CLASSES
Learn a range of outdoor basics from raft guiding and snow shelters to mushroom picking.

OP OUTINGS
Outings include everything from hikes and bike rides to kayaking and visits to hot springs, led by our staff.

COMMON ADVENTURE TRIPS
Cooperative travel for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels—planned and led by students like you.

OP EVENTS
Movie premiers, guest speakers, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, and more.

SERVICE PROJECTS
Environmental restoration such as beach clean-up, Hendricks Park trail restoration, and more.

BIKE PROGRAM
Your hub for all things bike related—a DIY workspace, repair stations, classes, rides, and rentals.

 

Apr 20
Branch Out Bike Ridenoon

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they...
April 20 noon–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Room 008

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they are great for folks looking to start biking a little bit further, but who aren't yet experienced cyclists on the road.

 


Date: Tuesday, Apr. 20th

Time: 12pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

 


Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance; all equipment provided 

 



Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 



*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm . 



OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 




Apr 21
Headlamp Hike!6:00 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday evenings this term for headlamp hikes around Eugene! These hikes will have a range of mileage options, and will accessible from campus. The OP will provide...
April 21 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us on Wednesday evenings this term for headlamp hikes around Eugene! These hikes will have a range of mileage options, and will accessible from campus. The OP will provide headlamps and any other necessary gear (raincoats, hiking boots, etc). Hiking groups will be capped at 6 people to allow for social distancing. We've had a great time hosting these evening explorations the past couple of years, and can't wait to get started again!

 
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 6 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th Ave
Sign-up: Sign-up at the OP Barn (541-346-4371) during open hours (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 12-5) Closed Wednesdays, sign up early!

This hike will be level 1 or 2 depending on group preference:

Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration

Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance; all equipment provided

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu

Apr 22
Flat Fix Class4:15 p.m.

Come join the Bike Program mechanics for part 1 of 3 maintenance classes during spring term! This first maintenance class will go through the process of patching a flat tire on...
April 22 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Come join the Bike Program mechanics for part 1 of 3 maintenance classes during spring term! This first maintenance class will go through the process of patching a flat tire on your bike. Come with your own bike to work on or work on one of ours! All necessary tools will be provided. The maintenance classes will be capped at 6 people, so sign up ahead of time to get a spot! We will be observing masking, tool sanitizing, and social distancing protocols during the classes and will doing all maintenance in bike stands outside, in front of the EMU Bike Program space. Participants can sign up for just one class ($5) or all three ($10).

 

Date: Thursday, Apr. 22nd

Time: 4:15-5:30pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

 


Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration 

 

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 

*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M,T,Th,F 12pm-4pm. 

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 

Apr 27
Bakery Bike Brigade1:00 p.m.

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to one of our staff's favorite bakeries in Eugene! This ride is considered level 1, which means it's a great way to...
April 27 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Room 008

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to one of our staff's favorite bakeries in Eugene! This ride is considered level 1, which means it's a great way to start biking outside the campus area without having to leave the safe streets of South Eugene.

 


Date: Tuesday, Apr. 27th

Time: 1pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

 


Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration 



Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 



*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M,T,Th,F 12-4pm. 



OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 




Apr 29
Brake Maintenance Class4:15 p.m.

Come join the Bike Program mechanics for part 2 of 3 maintenance classes during spring term! This second maintenance class will go through a brief overview of different styles of...
April 29 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Come join the Bike Program mechanics for part 2 of 3 maintenance classes during spring term! This second maintenance class will go through a brief overview of different styles of brake systems and how to adjust and maintain them. Come with your own bike to work on or work on one of ours! All necessary tools will be provided. The maintenance classes will be capped at 6 people, so sign up ahead of time to get a spot! We will be observing masking, tool sanitizing, and social distancing protocols during the classes and will doing all maintenance in bike stands outside, in front of the EMU Bike Program space. Participants can sign up for just one class ($5) or all three ($10).

Date: Thursday, Apr. 29th  

Time: 4:15-5:30pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration 

 

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 

*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M,T,Th,F 12pm-4pm. 

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 

Apr 29
Redefining "Outdoorsy": A Conversation with The North Face's First Adaptive Athlete and Outdoorsperson Vasu Sojitra6:00 p.m.

Join us spring term as we host a series of speakers that are working to redefine the term “outdoorsy”. Often times the term “outdoorsy” seems exclusive to...
April 29 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Join us spring term as we host a series of speakers that are working to redefine the term “outdoorsy”. Often times the term “outdoorsy” seems exclusive to one demographic: straight, white men. Throughout the term we will be bringing in a variety of different speakers who will discuss creating and holding space in the Outdoors where often times their identities are not always welcome.

Our second speaker this term will be Vasu Sojitra! Vasu continues to challenge the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his intersectional work which include being the first adaptive athlete for The North Face, an advisor for The Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E Initiative, the co-founder of Inclusive Outdoors Project, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) stratagist for In Solidarity Network and independently. With the motto of “ninjasticking through the wood to bring intersectionality to the outdoors” we are so excited to have Vasu join us!


Location: Zoom 

Meeting ID: 947 2047 7616

Sign-up: None required!

May 4
Branch Out Bike Ridenoon

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they...
May 4 noon–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Come enjoy spring in Eugene with a group bike ride to some of our staff's favorite spots around Eugene! This ride and others like it are considered level 2, which means they are great for folks looking to start biking a little bit further, but who aren't yet experienced cyclists on the road.

 


Tuesday, May 4th

Time: 12 pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

 


Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance; all equipment provided 



Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 



*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M-F 12pm-5pm. 



OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365. 




May 6
Drivetrain Maintenance Class4:15 p.m.

Come join the bike program mechanics for part 3 of 3 maintenance classes during the spring term. During this third and final maintenance class, we will be going over how to...
May 6 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Come join the bike program mechanics for part 3 of 3 maintenance classes during the spring term. During this third and final maintenance class, we will be going over how to maintain your chain and check if it needs to be replaced, as well as going over how to do basic adjustments on your shifting. Come with your own bike to work on or work on one of ours! All necessary tools will be provided. Participants can sign up for just one class ($5) or all three ($10).

Date: Thursday, May 6th  

Time: 4:15-5:30pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday 12-4 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365 

Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration 

 

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu 

*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M,T,Th,F 12pm-4pm. 

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365.