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.

 

Oct 22
Intro to Biking in Eugene1:30 p.m.

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun...
October 15–November 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU 008 - Outdoor and Bike Program

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun with the Bike Program! 

Intro to Biking in Eugene is a series of four group rides designed to teach introductory bike maintenance and navigation around Eugene. Each session will meet at the Bike Program with a short demonstration of how to maintain a main component of a bike, followed by a group ride to a top destination in Eugene using the most comfortable routes and bicycle facilities. By the end of the class, students will be familiar with the best routes through town and will know what to do to keep a bike in working order. Bring your own bike or we will provide a PeaceHealth Rides bike free of charge!


Ride 1 - Oct. 15 - Downtown Eugene
Ride 2 - Oct. 22 - Riverpath to Downtown Springfield
Ride 3 - Oct. 29 - South Eugene Neighborhood Greenway
Ride 4 - Nov. 05 - Riverpath, The Whitaker, and Fern Ridge


Dates: Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, and November 5

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: UO Bike Program EMU 008

Cost: FREE

Sign-up: Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092

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.

Oct 23
Bike School: Bike Maintenance Course6:30 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the UO Bike Program Workspace. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road,...
October 23–December 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the UO Bike Program Workspace. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring hands-on instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Sam Miller!   

Dates: Wednesdays October 23 – December 4 (skipping November 27)

Cost: $65 for the six-week session

Sign-up: Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092.

*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, noon-5 p.m.

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.

Oct 24
Women's* Bike Maintenance Night 5:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of bike maintenance and get a hands-on instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Madeline. This night strives to facilitate a learning environment that is...
October 24 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008

Learn the basics of bike maintenance and get a hands-on instruction from Bike Program Mechanic Madeline. This night strives to facilitate a learning environment that is accessible, welcoming, and safe to those who traditionally feel unwelcome and excluded from bike culture.

*This is a safe and educational space for all self-identified women, including trans women and non-binary folk.

Location: UO Bike Program, EMU Room 008    

Cost: Free 

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365.

*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 noon-5 p.m.

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.

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

Oct 25
Hike to Hendricksnoon

Come join the Outdoor Program during Healthy Campus Week! We’ll be taking a mini hike through Hendricks, our local gem of a park, it’s open to all, and suitable for...
October 25 noon–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come join the Outdoor Program during Healthy Campus Week! We’ll be taking a mini hike through Hendricks, our local gem of a park, it’s open to all, and suitable for kids.

Sign up at the Barn or the EMU OP office.

 

Hike : 12:00-2:00

Meet at the Barn at 12:00-we’ll have raincoats if necessary!

Cost: Free!

Oct 26
Common Adventure: Mckenzie River Trail Run 7:00 a.m.

Come for a trail run on the Mckenzie River Trail with Claire! There will be different mileage options depending on the gorup, gorgeous scenery, the sweet sounds of the river...
October 26 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn




Come for a trail run on the Mckenzie River Trail with Claire! There will be different mileage options depending on the gorup, gorgeous scenery, the sweet sounds of the river and lots of dirt to run on! All you need is a trusty pair of running shoes, and we'll see you on the trails!

Mandatory Pre-trip meeting: Thursday October 24th, 5:00PM at the Outdoor Program rental barn (1225 E 19th Ave)

Cost: $5-$15





Trip Initiator: 


Claire Bjorson




Trip Initiator Contact: 


claire.bjornson@gmail.com (503) 877-8185




Pre-trip Meeting: 


October 24, 5:00pm




Pre-trip Meeting Location: 


Outdoor Program Rental Barn




Departure Date: 


October 26, 7:00am




Departure Location: 


Outdoor Program Rental Barn


Nov 11
Carry Your Cargo: Mounting Racks and Baskets5:30 p.m.

Come to this hands-on clinic to learn how to mount those tricky racks and baskets, perfect for carrying groceries, backpacks, roadside treasures, and any other precious cargo....
November 11 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008

Come to this hands-on clinic to learn how to mount those tricky racks and baskets, perfect for carrying groceries, backpacks, roadside treasures, and any other precious cargo. Mechanics will be on staff to give guidance and answer any questions. Bring your own or purchase a used rack or basket ($5-$15) at the event!  

Date: November 11th

Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program, EMU Room 008 

Cost: $5 

Sign-up:  None required  

*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. 

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

Nov 16
Mushroom Field Trip9:00 a.m.

Join Ed Fredette, local fungal fanatic and expert, to learn in the field and harvest specifmes for eating and examining. The forage outing will be on Saturday November...
November 16 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join Ed Fredette, local fungal fanatic and expert, to learn in the field and harvest specifmes for eating and examining. The forage outing will be on Saturday November 16th.

There will also be an informative and fun presentation with Ed Fredette Friday, November 15th at the Outdoor Program Rental Barn 5:30-6:30 pm (FREE).

Date: Saturday, November 16th

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th Ave

Cost: $20

Sign-up:  Sign-up Monday-Friday 12-5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365

*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor & 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.

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

Dec 14
Common Adventure: California Coast Bike Tour! 6:00 a.m.

This Winter break, join Claire for a 10-day van supported bike tour down the California Coast, ending in San Diego! Camp alongside the pacific ocean, enjoy panoramic views...
December 14 6:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.




This Winter break, join Claire for a 10-day van supported bike tour down the California Coast, ending in San Diego! Camp alongside the pacific ocean, enjoy panoramic views and ride yo' bike! This trip is designed to gather people together who are excited about bikes and feel up to the challenge of riding 50-80 miles a day with a few days for rest and play sprinkled in. The First meeting will be an information session to gauge interest and discuss logistics, inherent risks and the experience levels of the group! Once the roster is filled, our group of about 12 riders will go on a few training rides to prepare for the trip!

Mandatory Pre-trip meeting: Thursday October 17th at 4:30PM in the EMU OP Office.

Cost: TBD





Trip Initiator: 


Claire Bjorson




Trip Initiator Contact: 


claire.bjornson@gmail.com (503) 877-8185




Pre-trip Meeting: 


October 17, 4:30pm




Pre-trip Meeting Location: 


Outdoor Program EMU Office




Departure Date: 


December 14, 6:00am




Departure Location: 


Outdoor Program Rental Barn