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.

 

Oct 26
Bike School5:30 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction from Bike Program mechanics. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road,...
October 12–November 16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with in-depth instruction from Bike Program mechanics. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. This class does not cover hydraulic or electric systems. Despite this limitation, all bikes are welcome. 

Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 12 to Nov 17

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

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

Oct 27
Public Library Bike Ride5:00 p.m.

Let's pedal to and patron the wonderful Eugene Public Library! We will be riding to the Eugene Public Library and back by bike to check out what the library offers. Feel free...
October 27 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Let's pedal to and patron the wonderful Eugene Public Library! We will be riding to the Eugene Public Library and back by bike to check out what the library offers. Feel free to bring a piece of personal mail and your ID to get a free library card or just scope out a good study spot! If you don't have a bike, we will be providing PeaceHealth bike promo codes to rent a bike for free! Helmets are required and can be provided.

Location: Outdoor and Bike Program EMU 008.

Sign-up Monday-Friday noon-5 pm at the Outdoor and Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092.

Cost: $5

Level 2: some previous experience with this activity may make it more enjoyable. 

Oct 27
Kayak Pool Sessions 7:00 p.m.

Practice your kayaking moves in the Rec Center pool, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Wednesdays, from 7pm-8:30pm. These sessions will...
October 6–November 17
Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool

Practice your kayaking moves in the Rec Center pool, and meet other kayakers! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions! Wednesdays, from 7pm-8:30pm. These sessions will run from October 6th to November 17th. Call the Outdoor Program Rental Barn (541-346-4371, MWTF, 12-5) to pay and reserve your spot, as space is limited.  The cost $6 with your own boat or $10 if you borrow one of our kayaks. Open to UO students only!!

 

 

This event is rated level one, meaning it is open to beginners with little to no experience.  Questions about accessability or your ability to participate? Email opcpc@uoregon.edu

Oct 29
Bike & Hike Spencers Butte!2:00 p.m.

Come join Emma and Lucy for a quick but challenging 5 mile bike ride up Fox Hollow Road, then a beautiful hike up to the top of Spencer's Butte! There's a good amount of...
October 29 2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Come join Emma and Lucy for a quick but challenging 5 mile bike ride up Fox Hollow Road, then a beautiful hike up to the top of Spencer's Butte! There's a good amount of uphill, but you're rewarded with sweeping views of Eugene and hot cocoa at the top.

Level 3: More advanced outing: previous experience doing this activity necessary due to more challenging terrain and long distances.

Date: Friday, Oct 29.

Time: 2pm

Location: Bike Program EMU 008 

Cost: $5

Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, October 28th at 6pm in the Bike Program (you must attend to come on the ride!)

 

Sign-up Monday-Friday 12-5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092

Nov 1
Trip Initiator Clinic6:00 p.m.

Want to get more involved with the Outdoor Program and initiate your own trips? Come to our Trip Initiator Clinic and learn the ins and outs of our Common Adventure program. In...
November 1 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Want to get more involved with the Outdoor Program and initiate your own trips? Come to our Trip Initiator Clinic and learn the ins and outs of our Common Adventure program. In this session, we will be going over how to plan and initiate your own trip as well as our Common Adventure philosophy and liability. No Sign-up required and this event is free!

Date: Monday, November 1st.

Time: 6:00pm

Where: OP Rental Barn, 1225 E 18th, on the corner of University and 18th

Nov 4
Accessorize Your Bike5:00 p.m.

  Get your bike ready for commuting through the rainy months. Deck your bike out with fenders, racks or baskets. Make panniers out of plastic tubs to carry your cargo,...
November 4 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor and Bike Program EMU room 008

 

Get your bike ready for commuting through the rainy months. Deck your bike out with fenders, racks or baskets. Make panniers out of plastic tubs to carry your cargo, while supplies last. Supplies will be provided... just bring your bike!

 

Date: Thursday, Nov. 4th

Time: 5pm

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008

Sign-up: None required

Level 1:  Designed for beginners:  no experience necessary; all equipment provided; easy terrain and short distances/duration 

Nov 5
Mushroom ID Clinic5:30 p.m.

Fall is in full swing and so are the mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest! Get to know some of these fungi at our in-house ID clinic. Listen to Ed Fredette and get hands on with...
November 5 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Fall is in full swing and so are the mushrooms in the Pacific Northwest! Get to know some of these fungi at our in-house ID clinic. Listen to Ed Fredette and get hands on with some freshly foraged mushrooms. This Event is for UO Students Staff and Faculty only!

Date: Friday, Nov 5th.

Time: 5:30-7:30pm.

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

Nov 6
Redefining Outdoorsy Non-Traditional Students Hike 10:00 a.m.

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project. Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips,...
November 6 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project. Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips, to provide a safe and comfortable environment for people to get outside with people who share similar identities! Our first trip will be for Non-Traditional Students! In Partnership with the the Non-Traditional Student Union and Spencer View Apartments we will be headed out to Hobbit Beach for a leisure day of hiking, meeting other non-traditional students, and just enjoying the day!

Sign up by calling our Rental Barn at (541)-346-4371.

Transportation, rain gear, jackets, and anything you need for the trip will be provided, this trip is FREE for non-traditional students! (children are welcome, please indicate when signing up!)

 

Level 1 outing, no experience hiking necessary to attend this event. Questions about accessability/ your ability to participate? Email OPCPC@uoregon.edu

Nov 10
Women's Bike Maintenance Night5:30 p.m.

Join Madeline from the Bike Program for a 2-hour maintenance class created to get woman-identifying folks more comfortable in the shop and with bike maintenance. Date: Wed...
November 10–17
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

Join Madeline from the Bike Program for a 2-hour maintenance class created to get woman-identifying folks more comfortable in the shop and with bike maintenance.

Date: Wed 11/10.

Time: 5:30-7:30pm.

Location: Outdoor & Bike Program EMU 008.

Sign-up Monday-Friday 12-5 pm at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092

Cost: free

Nov 13
Redefining Outdoorsy: BIPOC Hike and Hot Springs Trip10:00 a.m.

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project! Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips,...
November 13 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project! Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips, to provide a safe and comfortable environment for people to get outside with people who share similar identities! Our second trip will be for BIPOC students! In Partnership with the Multicultural Center we will be headed out to Blue Pool and iconic yet accesible hike along highway 26 with beautiful views! Meeting other BIPOC students, and enjoy the day being outside with awesome folks!

Sign up by calling our Rental Barn at (541)-346-4371.

Transportation, rain gear, jackets, hotspring access and everything you need will be provided for free, this trip is FREE for BIPOC students!

Nov 14
Redefining Outdoorsy Students with Disabilities Trip9:00 a.m.

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project! Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips,...
November 14 9:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 008

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is kicking off our 2021-2022 Redefining Outdoorsy Project! Throughout the year we will be hosting a series of fully funded affinity trips, to provide a safe and comfortable environment for people to get outside with people who share similar identities! Our next trip will be for students with disabilities! In Partnership with the Accesible Education Center and the AccesAbility Student Union we will be headed out to the Row River bike trail to go for a bike ride! ALL accesibilty levels are welcome and adaptive bikes will be provided upon request.

If you have questions about accesibility please contact ljevans@uoregon.edu from the AEC.

Sign up by calling our Rental Barn at (541)-346-4371. Transportation, rain gear, bikes, and everything you need will be provided for free, this trip is FREE for students with disabilities students!

 

Date: November 14th

Time: 9:00am

Cost: Free

Location: UO Bike Program, Room 008 in the EMU