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.

 

May 20
May is Bike Month12:00 a.m.

May is going to be a great month for biking on campus and beyond! It’s a good time for fair-weather cyclists to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who...
May 1–31
EMU Bike Program

May is going to be a great month for biking on campus and beyond! It’s a good time for fair-weather cyclists to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together. With 30+ bike rides and events happening during the Eugene-Springfield Bike Month it’s the perfect time to try out something new! Visit webikelane.org for a complete list of events, dates, and times.

May 20
Sunday SUP Sundaes!10:00 a.m.

Stand up Paddle Board on Dorena Lake - lots of birds followed up by Sundaes in town! Must register in the Outdoor Program office. Pre-trip meeting will take place May 17th at 6:00...
May 20 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Stand up Paddle Board on Dorena Lake - lots of birds followed up by Sundaes in town! Must register in the Outdoor Program office. Pre-trip meeting will take place May 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Program EMU office.

May 22
Bike School6:00 p.m.

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction in our DIY bike shop. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road,...
April 17–May 22
EMU Bike Program

Learn the joy of fixing your own bicycle with professional instruction in our DIY bike shop. This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. Featuring instruction from Al Hongo.

May 23
Kayak Pool Sessions8:00 p.m.

Practice your kayaking moves in the SRC pool before heading to the river and learn from the experts! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions!
April 11–June 6
SRC Pool

Practice your kayaking moves in the SRC pool before heading to the river and learn from the experts! Attend one, two, or all of the sessions!

May 24
Bike Touring 1016:00 p.m.

Want to go on a bike adventure or learn how to pack for a trip by bike? Join the UO Bike Program and experienced bike tourers to learn the ins and outs of bike touring in the...
May 24 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Want to go on a bike adventure or learn how to pack for a trip by bike? Join the UO Bike Program and experienced bike tourers to learn the ins and outs of bike touring in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Bring your route, gear, and logistics questions! 

6-8 pm, May 24
UO Outdoor Program Barn (18th & University)
Free

May is Bike Month #LaneBikeMonth event.

May 25
Friday Bike Adventure1:00 p.m.

Get ready to Frolf (Frisbee golf). Join us for a pleasant bike ride ending in Frisbee golf. First time Frisbee golfers welcome!
May 25 1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Bike Program

Get ready to Frolf (Frisbee golf). Join us for a pleasant bike ride ending in Frisbee golf. First time Frisbee golfers welcome!

May 26
Common Adventure: McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway9:00 a.m.

Join Richard on Saturday 5/26 for a long ride on the McKenzie Pass scenic byway. This road opens exclusivly to bikers for just a couple weeks every year, the time is now! The...
May 26 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join Richard on Saturday 5/26 for a long ride on the McKenzie Pass scenic byway. This road opens exclusivly to bikers for just a couple weeks every year, the time is now! The route is 45 miles, half up, half down. 

Cost:~$5-10

Mandatory Pre trip: Thursday 5/24 at the OP EMU  

May 26
Sunset/Full Moon Paddle5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the sunset, then paddle your boat by the light of the rising moon on Fern Ridge lake! Must register in the Outdoor Program office. Pre-trip meeting will be May 24th at 6:00...
May 26 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Enjoy the sunset, then paddle your boat by the light of the rising moon on Fern Ridge lake! Must register in the Outdoor Program office. Pre-trip meeting will be May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Outdoor Program Barn.

Jun 1
Friday Float!1:00 p.m.

Ride inflatable kayaks through mellow rapids in town! Must pre-register in Outdoor Program office.
June 1 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Ride inflatable kayaks through mellow rapids in town! Must pre-register in Outdoor Program office.

Jun 9
Frisbee Golf - FROLF!11:00 a.m.

Leave your stress behind with a little Frisbee Golf at Alton Baker park!
June 9 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Leave your stress behind with a little Frisbee Golf at Alton Baker park!