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.

 

Apr 25
Banff Mountain Film Festival7:00 p.m.

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|
April 25 7:00 p.m.
McDonald Theatre

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

Apr 28
Alsea Falls Mountain Biking9:00 a.m.

Come join the  OP and the city of Eugene River House for a day of mountain biking at the Alsea falls Trail system! This ride is geared towards beginners but ALL ARE WELCOME!...
April 28 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come join the  OP and the city of Eugene River House for a day of mountain biking at the Alsea falls Trail system! This ride is geared towards beginners but ALL ARE WELCOME! We will meet at the Outdoor Program Rental Barn and head over to the trails together, where we can work on technique, tips, and tricks, or just ride! This event will be led by two ladies who are stoked on biking and want to provide an introduction to mountain biking for everyone. See you on the trails!

Cost: $30* rental bike included!
Date: Sunday, April 28th
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn
Sign-up: Sign-up Monday- Friday 12- 5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365

Pre-Trip: Friday, April 26th 5:00 pm, OP Rental Barn

*Outdoor Program Membership Required: Students are already members! Others can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25. 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 the Rental Barn for affordably priced outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu or call 541-346-4365.

Apr 29
Bike School: Bike Maintenance Course7:00 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the Bike Program DIY Workspace. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard...
April 15–May 20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008 - Outdoor & Bike Program

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction in the 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-session course*
Date: Mondays, April 15th- May 20th
Time: Mondays, 7-9 pm
Location: Outdoor & Bike Program, EMU 008
Sign-up: Sign-up Monday- Friday 12- 5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365
Gear: Bring your own bike to repair and maintain

*Outdoor Program Membership Required: Students are already members! You can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25. 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 the Rental Barn for affordably priced outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu or call 541-346-4365.

May 1
May is Bike Month8:00 a.m.

A month of rides, events, classes, and fun, all centered around biking. #WeBikeLane May is a GREAT month for biking in Lane County and this year will be extra special as...
May 1–31
webikelane.org

A month of rides, events, classes, and fun, all centered around biking. #WeBikeLane

May is a GREAT month for biking in Lane County and this year will be extra special as we’re celebrating a year of PeaceHealth Rides with a free monthly membership!

This is a great time for new riders to try out bike share, for returning riders to roll those steads out of the garage, and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together. Besides the many events planned by organizations and businesses we encourage anyone and everyone to organize their own rides! Visit webikelane.org to register a ride or to see the full schedule of events! 

 

Date: Daily, May 1st - May 31st

Time: Various events through the month. Check out webikelane.org for more information.  

Location: See webikelane.org for more information.

Sign-up: None required  

 

 

 

May 1
Kayak Pool Session8:00 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. Cost: $10 students and OP Members...
April 17–May 22
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.

Cost: $10 students and OP Members with rental, $6 with your own kayak.

Date: 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Pre-trip: None

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 Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M-F, noon-5 p.m.

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! 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, and entry to Outdoor Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365 or message us on the Outdoor Program Facebook page.

May 3
May Is Bike Month Kick Off Event at First Friday ArtWalk5:30 p.m.

It’s that time of year again, it’s a month filled with fun rides and events, it’s Bike Month! It’s a good time for returning riders to roll those steads...
May 3 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Kesey Square (Downtown Eugene)

It’s that time of year again, it’s a month filled with fun rides and events, it’s Bike Month! It’s a good time for returning riders to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together.

To kick things off, visit Lane Art's Council First Friday Art Walk on May 3 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Kesey Square will be an official stop on the tour to celebrate bikes and the amazing art and bike culture in Eugene.


The space will feature local artists displaying creative bike art, including:


Unveiling of the Pacific Pub Cycle bike "Mural on Wheels" by local Whiteaker Artist, Wayde Love. (With generous grant by City of Eugene Cultural Services Urban Canvas program).
Matt Burney of So Metal Fab will be displaying a new free-standing piece. An example of his work can be found in the photo above, one of the coolest bike parking spots at Hop Valley!
PeaceHealth Rides unicorn wrapped bikes by local graphic artists.
More bike art to come!



In addition to a variety of bike art on display, there will also be information about May is Bike Month and all the fun events happening throughout the month.

More about May is Bike Month:  https://webikelane.org/
More about Lane Arts Council First Friday Art Walk: http://lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk/

Location: Kesey Square (Downtown Eugene at Willamette and Broadway)

Cost: FREE

Sign-up: Not required

May 8
UO Transportation Day (Spring Edition)10:00 a.m.

Discover all your transportation options for getting to and through campus. Register your bike, get help with route planning (bus and bike), learn about transportation services...
May 8 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
ASUO Street Faire (13th Street)

Discover all your transportation options for getting to and through campus.

Register your bike, get help with route planning (bus and bike), learn about transportation services on campus, and much more. FREE swag!

A May is Bike Month #WeBikeLane event.

Cost: Free
Location: ASUO Street Faire (13th Avenue on campus)

May 8
Bike Touring 1017:00 p.m.

Want to go on a bike adventure or learn more about packing for a bike adventure? Join the UO Bike Program and our guest presenters to learn the ins and outs of bike touring in the...
May 8 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Want to go on a bike adventure or learn more about packing for a bike adventure? Join the UO Bike Program and our guest presenters to learn the ins and outs of bike touring in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Bring your route, gear, and logistics questions!
 

A May Is Bike Month #WeBikeLane Event.

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday. May 8th
Time: 7- 8:30 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)
Sign-up: No sign-up necessary

May 11
BicyClean10:00 a.m.

Help the UO Outdoor Program and UO Bike Program clean-up the river trails by bike! Bring your own bike, or rent one from us beforehand. Fantastic snacks and prizes. Some of our...
May 11 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Help the UO Outdoor Program and UO Bike Program clean-up the river trails by bike! Bring your own bike, or rent one from us beforehand. Fantastic snacks and prizes.

Some of our past sponsors have been De Casa Foods, Nancy’s Yogurt, KIND, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Coconut Bliss!

A May Is Bike Month #WeBikeLane Event

Cost: Free
Date: Saturday, May 11th
Time: 10 am- 2 pm
Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)
Sign-up: None required
Gear: Bring your own bike or rent one from us ahead of time

May 12
CycloFemme Bike Ride1:30 p.m.

CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. This annual Mother’s Day ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or bicycle...
May 12 1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Owen Rose Garden

CycloFemme is a socially-driven grass-roots celebration of women on bikes. This annual Mother’s Day ride unites riders, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or bicycle preference to share in the joy of cycling. Everyone is welcome!

Ride with us in Springfield or Eugene on May 12, 2019 as we Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Empower the Future of Women in Cycling. Both rides will convene in Island Park at the end for a group celebration.

Springfield ride: 1:30 p.m., Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St.
Eugene ride: 1:30 p.m., Owen Rose Garden City Park, 300 N. Jefferson St.

Joint celebration at 2:45 p.m. in Island Park (south shelter). We will relax, celebrate, and eat snacks.

Don't have your own bike, but want to join the fun?! Pick up a bike share bike from any PeaceHealth Rides Bike Share station. There will be a "special zone" at Island Park since it's normally out of the system area.

A May is Bike Month #WeBikeLane event.

Cost: Free
Sign-up: None required
Gear: Bring your own bike or rent a PeaceHealth Rides Bike Share bike

 

Jun 8
Stress Less Outing10:00 a.m.

Join us for an easy, local adventure at Sweet Creek Falls to blow off some stress! Sign-up Monday-Friday noon - 5 p.m. at the Outdoor and Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or...
June 8 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 Monday-Friday noon - 5 p.m. at the Outdoor and Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365.

Cost: $10 students and OP members.

Pre-trip date, time, location: No pre-trip.

Gear: None.