Ducks Live for the Outdoors

We push ourselves farther, seek out the remotest regions, find beauty and wisdom in every adventure. Whether you are an experienced explorer or a newbie, the Outdoor Program is excited to help facilitate your next trip. We offer a variety of class and clinics, bike rides and events, service projects, and group trips and events planned by Outdoor Program staff and co-op members.

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.

 

Sep 21
Friday Bike Rides!3:00 p.m.

Join the Bike Program staff for guided and accessible rides around Eugene on Fridays weeks 2, 4 ,6, and 8 of the academic term calendar.  Each ride has a creative...
September 21–November 16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Join the Bike Program staff for guided and accessible rides around Eugene on Fridays weeks 2, 4 ,6, and 8 of the academic term calendar. 

Each ride has a creative theme such as a Eugene Mural Tour, Coffee Shops, Willamette River Path, etc. And depending on the weather we might end up back at the OP for some hot cocoa!

Bring your own bike or rent one from us ahead of time- adaptive bicycles available!

Sep 23
Outdoor Programs Trips10:00 a.m.

First Year Students! Come join the team at the Outdoor Programs for the following FREE events: Bike Tour of Campus at 10:00 a.m, noon, or 2:00 p.m. Hike the Butte at 10:00...
September 23 10:00 a.m.–noon
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

First Year Students! Come join the team at the Outdoor Programs for the following FREE events:


Bike Tour of Campus at 10:00 a.m, noon, or 2:00 p.m.
Hike the Butte at 10:00 a.m, noon, or 2:00 p.m.
Float the River at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.


To sign up for one or a few of these FREE trips, visit the Outdoor Programs table at the Flock Party! They'll be tabling IN the Erb Memorial Union and will be ready to sign you up in person! COME HAVE SOME FUN WITH US!

Sep 27
Outdoor Program Open House!5:00 p.m.

Come for the weiner roast and s'mores and stay for the epic adventures! First-year students can use this opportunity to sign for trips like Paddling Clear Clake, Coastal...
September 27 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come for the weiner roast and s'mores and stay for the epic adventures!

First-year students can use this opportunity to sign for trips like Paddling Clear Clake, Coastal Hikes and Tidepools, Waterfall hikes on the McKenzie River trail, trekking up Tidbit Mtn. or the North Sister, biking around the Eugene River Path, and SO MUCH MORE! 

We will be getting together and celebrating the start of the year with you from 5pm to 7pm at the Outdoor Program Barn. Costs for trips will be anywhere from $5-$40.

Sep 28
Week of Welcome (WOW) Tripsnoon

Are you a first-year student? Join the Outdoor Program on these trips set up just for you! From September 28th through October 7th we've got weekend coastal...
September 28 noon
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Are you a first-year student?

Join the Outdoor Program on these trips set up just for you! From September 28th through October 7th we've got weekend coastal hikes, bike riding, cascade views, waterfalls, and Waldo Lake paddling! Something for everyone.

Take this opportunity to explore the wilderness just outside of your new home and meet new friends. Sign-up for WOW trips at the Outdoor Program Barn Open House on September 27th at 5pm.

Oct 1
Make Your Own Chalk Bag!3:00 p.m.

Welcome all climbers and crafters! Join the craft center to learn how to make your own chalk bag for climbing around Oregon or beyond. Acquire some basic sewing skills and...
October 1 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Craft Center

Welcome all climbers and crafters!

Join the craft center to learn how to make your own chalk bag for climbing around Oregon or beyond. Acquire some basic sewing skills and learn a simple, useful pattern. All materials provided. No experience required.

Class Day and Time:  Monday 3:00-6:00

Student Price $20.00

Non Student Price $25.00

Dates:  10/01/2018

Register here: https://craftcenter.uoregon.edu/workshops/fiber-arts-term-specials/3128

Oct 2
Bike Appreciation Day10:00 a.m.

Learn about the Bike Program and Do-It-Yourself Work Space for bikes in the EMU. We have resources for helping you be a happy and safe Eugene biker including bike rides,...
October 2 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Chapman Lawn

Learn about the Bike Program and Do-It-Yourself Work Space for bikes in the EMU. We have resources for helping you be a happy and safe Eugene biker including bike rides, maintenance classes, and tools galore! 

We will have treats, bike repairs, 

Oct 4
Bike Program Open House5:30 p.m.

Visit us to learn more about what the Bike Program offers! Check out our Do-It-Yourself Workspace and learn about our maintenance classes, tool selection, and...
October 4 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Visit us to learn more about what the Bike Program offers!

Check out our Do-It-Yourself Workspace and learn about our maintenance classes, tool selection, and rentals. Chat with the Bike Program staff and meet new people who also dig bikes.

See you there!

Oct 5
PeaceHealth Rides How-to-Clinic10:00 a.m.

Interested in the new bike share program in town, but don't know where to start? PeaceHealth Rides is hosting regular 'how-to' clinics the first Friday of every month...
September 7–October 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Outdoor Program and Bike Program Room 008

Interested in the new bike share program in town, but don't know where to start? PeaceHealth Rides is hosting regular 'how-to' clinics the first Friday of every month right here on campus!

Drop in to the Outdoor Program office (EMU 008) at 10am. A friendly member of their team will be there to show you how to:


set up an account with or without a smartphone
register with your @uoregon.edu email for reduced rates
earn free ride credits by delivering bikes to hubs and priority hubs
find and reserve bikes remotely using the app
put a bike on hold when you're running a quick errand
ride and lock a bike outside the system area without incurring out-of-system fees


These info sessions are the first Friday of every month at 10am in EMU 008. No cost, no need to register in advance. 

 

Oct 6
Great Willamette River Clean Up8:45 a.m.

Join us in this annual effort to clean up the Willamette River with volunteers across Oregon. We will have limited space in the rafts and will possibly need helper on the shore as...
October 6 8:45 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us in this annual effort to clean up the Willamette River with volunteers across Oregon. We will have limited space in the rafts and will possibly need helper on the shore as well!

This is a great opportunity to get to know our backyard river better and help preserve the surrounding environment for future fun!

MANDATORY Pre-Trip Mtg: October 5th, 6pm at the OP Barn

Event: October 6th, 8:45am at the OP Barn, FREE!

Sign-up at the OP Barn or OP Emu space and at this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eugene-knickerbocker-bridge-to-eweb-bicycling-and-walking-on-land-tickets-49970066815

 

Oct 8
UO Transportation Day10:00 a.m.

Screen print a t-shirt, register your bike, learn about transportation options on campus and in the Eugene community, and get help planning your route to school or work. Free...
October 8 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Chapman Hall, Lawn between Condon and Chapman Halls

Screen print a t-shirt, register your bike, learn about transportation options on campus and in the Eugene community, and get help planning your route to school or work.

Free bike repairs, t-shirts, reflective stickers, and swag!

Event: October 8th, from 10am-3pm @ the Chapman Lawn for FREE! 

Oct 8
Bike School6:00 p.m.

This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Sam...
October 8–November 12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Sam Miller!

These classes are on Mondays weeks 3-8 from 6pm-8pm for $65.

Sign-up and pay to reserve a spot at the Bike Program EMU space in Room 008.

Oct 9
Kayak Paddle-Making Class4:00 p.m.

Make your own wooden kayak paddle based off traditional designs from the first indigenous kayakers of Greenland and the Arctic!  This class will be held at the Craft...
October 9–30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Craft Center

Make your own wooden kayak paddle based off traditional designs from the first indigenous kayakers of Greenland and the Arctic! 

This class will be held at the Craft Center woodshop so you'll need to sign up through them here: https://craftcenter.uoregon.edu/workshops/woodworking/3212 

Student: $50 Non-Student: $60

Oct 10
Kayak Pool Sessions8:00 p.m.

A weekly, drop-in, practice session at the UO Rec Pool to refine or work on your rolling, stroking, or general kayak skills! Wednesdays, weeks 3-8, and 10 from...
October 10–November 28
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool

A weekly, drop-in, practice session at the UO Rec Pool to refine or work on your rolling, stroking, or general kayak skills!

Wednesdays, weeks 3-8, and 10 from 8-9:30pm, $4 if you bring your own kayak and $6 to rent one in advance!

Oct 11
Trip Initiator Clinic6:00 p.m.

Become a trip initiator and plan your own trips through the OP! This is a great opportunity to meet other people who are excited about getting outside and get familiar with the...
October 11 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Become a trip initiator and plan your own trips through the OP!

This is a great opportunity to meet other people who are excited about getting outside and get familiar with the Outdoor Program and it's staff. The clinic teaches you about OP Philosophy, liability, trip planning, group leadership basics, and safety procedures!

 

October 11th from 6-8pm, FREE! @ the OP Barn 

Oct 12
Friday Floats!noon

Ride inflatable kayaks through the mellow rapids of the Willamette River in town! This is an awesome way to get to know our backyard river for future river fun as well as meet...
October 12–19
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Ride inflatable kayaks through the mellow rapids of the Willamette River in town!

This is an awesome way to get to know our backyard river for future river fun as well as meet some new people.

October 12th and 19th from 12pm-4pm @ the OP Barn, $10

Sign-up and pay at the OP Barn or OP EMU space.

Oct 17
Women's Bike Maintenance Nights5:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of bike maintenance in this hands-on class geared towards those who identify as female, trans, femme, or non-binary. Hosted by Bike Program Mechanic Becca...
October 17–November 21
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Learn the basics of bike maintenance in this hands-on class geared towards those who identify as female, trans, femme, or non-binary. Hosted by Bike Program Mechanic Becca Perrin!

Sign-up and pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU space, Room 008.

October 17th and November 14th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for $5 at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU space, Room 008.

Oct 21
Hike and Hotsprings10:00 a.m.

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it...
October 21 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it offers.

Sign-up and pay at the OP Barn or OP EMU space, Room 008.

MANDATORY Pre-Trip: October 18, 6pm @ the OP Barn, bring $20 plus $10 for the hotsprings.

Event: October 21, 10am-5pm meeting @ the OP Barn.

Oct 24
Bike Maintenance 1015:30 p.m.

This is a one-night, hands-on class designed to give you the skills to understand and repair your commuter bike. Awesome for a beginner or someone who can't make each session...
October 24 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

This is a one-night, hands-on class designed to give you the skills to understand and repair your commuter bike. Awesome for a beginner or someone who can't make each session of Bike School. 

October 24 and November 7th from 5:30-7:30pm for $5 at the EMU Bike Workspace Room 008

Sign-up and pay to reserve your spot at our EMU space, Room 008.

Oct 26
Barn Dance!7:00 p.m.

Join us again for a night filled with dancing, fun, food, and friends!  Last year we had live music, square dance instruction, and CAKE- what will we have in store for you...
October 26 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us again for a night filled with dancing, fun, food, and friends! 

Last year we had live music, square dance instruction, and CAKE- what will we have in store for you this time around? Stay tuned!

October 26th from 7pm-10pm at the OP Barn for FREE!

Oct 27
Storm Watchers Beach Hike10:00 a.m.

Travel to the beautiful Oregon Coast to witness the power and beauty of winter storms on the PNW! Get some sand in your toes and hot chowder in your tummy on this adventurous...
October 27 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Travel to the beautiful Oregon Coast to witness the power and beauty of winter storms on the PNW! Get some sand in your toes and hot chowder in your tummy on this adventurous outing to our spectacular and rugged beaches.

MANDATORY Pre-Trip: October 25th at 6pm at the OP Barn, $20

Event: October 27th from 10am-5pm 

Sign-up and pay to reserve your spot at the OP Barn or OP/BP EMU space, Room 008.

Oct 28
Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah9:00 a.m.

Hop in the OP Van and visit the annual Mushroom Fetsival on Mount Pisagh!  There are culinary workshops, mushroom displays, food carts (with fresh hot cider), plants for...
October 28 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Hop in the OP Van and visit the annual Mushroom Fetsival on Mount Pisagh!

 There are culinary workshops, mushroom displays, food carts (with fresh hot cider), plants for sale, live music, and local craftsman of jewelry, books, soaps, teas, and so much more!

Event: October 28th from 9am-2pm.

Bring $5 for gas, anywhere from $5-$10 cash for a donated entry fee, and of course some money for the amazing goods, and food should you want to shop a little!

Nov 2
Mushroom Presentation6:30 p.m.

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles,...
November 2 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles, boletes, maitakes, oysters, lobsters, and more!

You are welcome to come to one or both!

Nov 2nd Friday Presentation from 6:30pm-8pm: samples of local specimens and a talk from Ed Fredette. FREE!

Nov 3-4 Mushroom Outings 9am-2pm: Venture out into the forest to forage for fungal fun! Mushroom IDs will be done to help you understand what you found. $20 per day.

Nov 3
Mushroom Outing9:00 a.m.

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles,...
November 3 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles, boletes, maitakes, oysters, lobsters, and more!

You are welcome to come to one or both!

Nov 2nd Friday Presentation from 6:30pm-8pm: samples of local specimens and a talk from Ed Fredette. FREE!

Nov 3-4 Mushroom Outings 9am-2pm: Venture out into the forest to forage for fungal fun! Mushroom IDs will be done to help you understand what you found. $20 per day.

Nov 4
Mushroom Outing9:00 a.m.

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles,...
November 4 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join mushroom extrordinaire and fungal fanatic Ed Fredette on this annual mushroom workshop and hunting expedition! You will learn some local favorites like chanterelles, boletes, maitakes, oysters, lobsters, and more!

You are welcome to come to one or both!

Nov 2nd Friday Presentation from 6:30pm-8pm: samples of local specimens and a talk from Ed Fredette. FREE!

Nov 3-4 Mushroom Outings 9am-2pm: Venture out into the forest to forage for fungal fun! Mushroom IDs will be done to help you understand what you found. $20 per day.

Nov 7
Bike Maintenance 1015:30 p.m.

This is a one-night, hands-on class designed to give you the skills to understand and repair your commuter bike. Awesome for a beginner or someone who can't make each session...
November 7 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

This is a one-night, hands-on class designed to give you the skills to understand and repair your commuter bike. Awesome for a beginner or someone who can't make each session of Bike School. 

October 24 and November 7th from 5:30-7:30pm for $5 at the EMU Bike Workspace Room 008

Sign-up and pay to reserve your spot at our EMU space, Room 008.

Nov 7
Make Your Own Bike Stem Bag!6:30 p.m.

This bag is awesome and easy! A quick, fun project to introduce the basics of pattern sewing and construction, with a useful product at the end. Experience...
November 7 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Craft Center

This bag is awesome and easy! A quick, fun project to introduce the basics of pattern sewing and construction, with a useful product at the end.

Experience Level:  Any Level

Class Day and Time:  Wednesday 6:30-9:30

Student Price $50.00

Non Student Price $55.00

Dates:  11/07/2018 to 11/14/2018

Nov 15
Ski/Board Waxing Clinic6:00 p.m.

Bring your skis and/or snowboard to the Outdoor Program Barn to get a demo on how to wax your own gear so it's in tip-top shape for the oncoming season.  Wax, iron,...
November 15 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Bring your skis and/or snowboard to the Outdoor Program Barn to get a demo on how to wax your own gear so it's in tip-top shape for the oncoming season. 

Wax, iron, and scrapers provided!

November 15th from 6pm-8pm at the OP Barn, FREE!

Nov 18
Hike and Hotsprings10:00 a.m.

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it...
November 18 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Hike the Mckenzie River trail, then soak at the Belknap Hot Springs Pool! This is a beautiful hike that showcases the Oregon cascades and the many things that it offers.

Sign-up and pay at the OP Barn or OP EMU space, Room 008.

MANDATORY Pre-Trip: November 15th, 6pm @ the OP Barn, bring $20 plus $10 for the hotsprings.

Event: November 18th, 10am-5pm meeting @ the OP Barn.