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.

 

Feb 23
Common Adventure: Hoodoo Ski/Snowboard Day Trip (+Hot Springs)6:15 a.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After...
February 23 6:15 a.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After an awesome day on the slopes, you will head to Belknap hot springs for a relaxing dip, this will be followed with dinner at the Obsidian Grill. Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Cost: $43 ticket, ~$10 gas, $18 rentals, $12 lessons
*Payment must be made in cash with exact change at the pre-trip meeting*

Mandatory pre-trip: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4:30pm at the OP EMU

If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Community members contact trips@uoregon.edu to inquire about signing up. 

Feb 24
Common Adventure: Hoodoo Ski Trip! Woohoo!6:30 a.m.

Join Kelsey and Scott for a full day of skiing and snowboarding at Hoodoo! Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out. Cost: $43 ticket,...
February 24 6:30 a.m.

Join Kelsey and Scott for a full day of skiing and snowboarding at Hoodoo! Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Cost: $43 ticket, ~$10 gas, $18 rentals, $12 lessons
*Payment must be made in cash with exact change at the pre-trip meeting*

Mandatory pre-trip: Thursday, Feb. 21st at 6pm at the OP EMU

If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Community members please contact trips@uoregon.edu to inquire about signing up. 

Feb 24
Lower Hardesty Trail Hike9:30 a.m.

Join us for a relaxing hike through old growth forest and surreal riverbeds. This hike will be a couple miles and beginner level. Cost: $15 students and OP Members Date:...
February 24 9:30 a.m.–2:30 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for a relaxing hike through old growth forest and surreal riverbeds. This hike will be a couple miles and beginner level.

Cost: $15 students and OP Members

Date: Sunday, Feb. 24th

Time: 9:30 am

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

Pre-trip date, time, location: Friday, Feb 22nd, 5 pm, Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008

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

Gear: Hiking boots suggested, available for rent at the Outdoor Program Barn

 

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

 

Students are automatically members of the Outdoor and Bike Program. If you are not a student you have two options:


Pay an extra $5 for the event as a one-time day-use fee.

Or, you can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 by coming into one of our above listed locations. You will also need to purchase a one-time 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 affordably priced outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace full of professional tools, and entry to Outdoor Program events and Common Adventure trips.


Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, or message us on the Outdoor Program facebook page.


Feb 25
Bike School: A six-week maintenance course6:00 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the UO Bike Program DIY Workspace.   This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain...
January 28–March 4
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program, Room 008

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the UO Bike Program DIY Workspace.

 

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

 

Cost: $65/six week course (students and OP members*)

Pre-trip meeting: None

Date and Time: Mondays weeks 4-9, 6-8 pm

Location: UO Bike Program in the EMU

Gear: Bring your own bike to repair, or borrow one from us

Sign-up: Pre-register at the UO Bike Program, EMU 008, M-F 12-5 pm

 

Community members will also need to purchase an OP Membership in order to paricipate; $25/year for OP Membership and a one-time "UO Community Card" for $10.

Feb 26
John Muir Trail Presentation6:00 p.m.

Come to this presentation to hear how two completely regular and untrained people hiked 210 miles through the Sierra Nevadas! We will be reviewing food plans, permits, water, and...
February 26 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come to this presentation to hear how two completely regular and untrained people hiked 210 miles through the Sierra Nevadas! We will be reviewing food plans, permits, water, and logistics as well as a couple unexpected problems along the way. Laugh and learn with backpacker and UO student Violet Fox for free at the Outdoor Program Barn from 6-7pm Tuesday 2/26.

Feb 27
Bike Pannier Building: Workshop5:30 p.m.

Interested in carrying groceries or gear on your bike? Join the UO Bike Program for a DIY clinic focused in the art of making sturdy, sustainable, waterproof panniers out of...
February 27 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program, Room 008

Interested in carrying groceries or gear on your bike? Join the UO Bike Program for a DIY clinic focused in the art of making sturdy, sustainable, waterproof panniers out of plastic buckets! We will provide buckets, materials and instruction. Bring your own bike rack for the perfect fit. Free.

 

Cost: Free!

Pre-trip: None

Date and time: Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: UO Bike Program, EMU 008

Gear: Bring your bike if you have one, a rear rack is helpful if you plan to make a pannier

Sign-up: Not required. Just show up and bring your bike and a friend.

Feb 27
Kayak Pool Sessions8:00 p.m.

Practice your kayaking moves in the SRC pool before heading to the river, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Register at the Outdoor Program...
January 16–March 6
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Downtown Aquatics

Practice your kayaking moves in the SRC pool before heading to the river, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Register at the Outdoor Program Barn or the EMU Outdoor Program office!

Mar 16
Stress Less Outing10:00 a.m.

Join us for an easy, local adventure at Sweet Creek Falls to blow off some stress! Sign up in the Outdoor Program Barn or the EMU Outdoor Program Office!
March 16 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for an easy, local adventure at Sweet Creek Falls to blow off some stress!

Sign up in the Outdoor Program Barn or the EMU Outdoor Program Office!

Mar 22
Common Adventure: University of Oregon to San Francisco Bike Tour12:00 a.m.

Join the adventure of a lifetime and spend spring break biking to San Francisco from your front door! This trip is capped at 12 participants. I expect this trip to fill up...
March 22 2018– March 22 2019
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the adventure of a lifetime and spend spring break biking to San Francisco from your front door! This trip is capped at 12 participants. I expect this trip to fill up fast so I need to hear from you promptly if you are interested. We will be biking for 10 days, camping for 9 nights. The trip will follow the Oregon-California coastline, culminating in the glorious crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. This trip is of high difficulty due to the high mileage without rest days, elevation, and the weather. This is going to take tremendous planning, collaboration and effort from all participants. If you are seriously considering participating in this adventure please sign up here on the website, and follow up with me via email. I look forward to riding with you on the Pacific Coast Highway!

Cost: TBD

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday October 30th, 5-6pm at the OP EMU