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
Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation! Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley and connect to the river by walking, pedaling, or paddling your way around the festival. Enjoy a variety of fun and family friendly interactive games and activities!
Sign-up: None required for festival, but sign-ups ARE REQUIRED FOR the following activities (go to our website to sign up: https://willametteriverfest.org/:
- Race (upriver-downriver, or just downriver)
- Bike tours (upstream art in Springfield, and Talking Stone tours of Native Kalapuya language in Wilamut Natural Area)
- Raft trips down the Willamette River
The annual camping trip extravaganza near Mt. Adams in Washington State is back! It will be five night-long trip, filled with rafting on the White Salmon River, hiking, stargazing, caving, fishing, swimming, soaking in hot-springs, rappelling off a waterfall (if we have the skills!), eating like royalty, viewing the entire Cascade Mountain Range from an old fire lookout, and exploring 2 unnamed waterfalls recently found within miles from our campsite. For the second year in a row, we will also be visiting the ECETI “UFO Ranch” to search for UFOs! Whether you're a returning veteran of the Mt. Adams trip or this is your first time, you won't want to miss once in a lifetime (or once a year) opportunity!
Mandatory Pre-trip: August 11th, 8:00 p.m., Outdoor Program Rental Barn.
Cost: $175 deposit due at pre-trip meeting
Join the Outdoor Program for a day of trips planned for new students! As part of Week of Welcome, all these trips will be FREE!
- Monday - Sep 30, 2019
- Inflatable Kayak on the Willamette River in town
- Bike the river path, and learn about Bike Share
- Hike Spencer's Butte, and see the best view of town anywhere!
SIGN UP AT THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM TABLE AT FLOCK PARTY: Saturday, Sep 28
Join the Outdoor Program for several outings developed specifically for NEW STUDENTS! The trips are low cost and focused on exposing new students to amazing outdoor places in Oregon. PLUS - this is a great way to meet some really fun people and start your year off right!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4th, 5th and 6th.
Kayaking, biking, hiking and more!
Sign up at the Outdoor Program Open House, Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7 p.m. (and enjoy free s'mores and hot dogs, too!)
Learn how to get around Eugene by bike and have lots of fun in the process! Intro to Biking in Eugene is a four-session class aiming 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!
Dates: Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, and November 5.
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: UO Bike Program EMU 008
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 email@example.com, call 541-346-4365.