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.

 

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


Jan 11
Snowshoe to Bechtel Shelter9:00 a.m.

Join us for a day snowshoeing in the Oregon Cascades! We will snowshoe ~4.5 miles round trip, with a pit stop midway at Bechtel Shelter where we can enjoy the warmth of...
January 11 9:00 a.m.–5:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join us for a day snowshoeing in the Oregon Cascades! We will snowshoe ~4.5 miles round trip, with a pit stop midway at Bechtel Shelter where we can enjoy the warmth of Bechtel's wood stove and fuel up on hot cocoa (or other treats)! Snowshoes and snow gear (including clothing!) will be provided.

 

Date: Saturday, January 11th
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th Ave
Pre-trip: Thursday, January 9th, 5 pm, OP Rental Barn, 1225 E. 18th Ave.
Sign-up: Monday-Friday 12-5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call (541) 346-4365


Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginners; 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.

Jan 12
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo (+ Hot Springs)6:00 a.m.

Get in full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area followed by an hour soaking in Belknap hot springs. This is a great opportunity to spend the day sliding down...
January 12 6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn




Get in full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area followed by an hour soaking in Belknap hot springs.

This is a great opportunity to spend the day sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After, you’ll  head to Belknap hot springs for a relaxing dip. Next, you’ll grab dinner at the Obsidian Grill. Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, January 7 at 4:30 PM at the EMU OP Office, Room 008-- (NOT the barn).

At the pre-trip meeting, the trip will be discussed, questions answers, and spots on the trip paid for. People earn a spot on the trip based on when they sign up here online.

If you earn a space on the trip, you’re expected to pay CASH at the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Costs:


The base fare is $10 Gas + $44 lift ticket = $54 CASH
Need rentals? Add $18 to the base fare and pay $72 CASH at the pre-trip
Need rentals and lessons? Add $30 to the base fare and pay $84 CASH at the pre-trip
Hot springs is $8 for an hour and not paid at the pre-trip meeting


If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. The trip initiator only handles details of the trip. If you have questions about how to sign-up, contact Liana at trips@uoregon.edu

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





Trip Initiator: Jared Macary



Trip Initiator Contact: jmacary@uoregon,edu



Pre-trip Meeting: January 7, 4:30pm



Pre-trip Meeting Location: EMU OP Office, Room 008



Departure Date: January 12, 6:00am



Departure Location: Outdoor Program Rental Barn