Past Events

Where We've Gone

Hiking to the Belknap Hot Springs. Sea kayaking safety and rescue practice at Fern Ridge Reservoir. Light Up the Night campus bike ride. Service projects including adaptive bicycling, trail and habitat restoration, and tree planting. These are just a few of the amazing adventures Ducks have experienced. Where will you go next?

Past Outdoor and Bike Program Events

Jul 24
Outdoor Program Bike Program - Open All Summer! M-F noon-5 noon

Come work on your bike in the Do It Yourself (DIY) Bike Program at the Outdoor Program EMU Office!  We are open all summer, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Students are...
Outdoor Program Bike Program - Open All Summer! M-F noon-5
July 24–September 18
noon
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) 008, OP Bike Shop, next to 13th Ave, Next to Vets Center

Come work on your bike in the Do It Yourself (DIY) Bike Program at the Outdoor Program EMU Office!  We are open all summer, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Students are automatically members, so it's free to work on your bike! Staff/faculty must pay $5/day, or $20 year to utilize the Bike Program. Community members must pay $5/day or $25/year to utilaize the Bike Program/Outdoor Program.

We also have bike rentals, and we sell essential bike gear (helmets, locks and lights).

Jul 24
Outdoor Program Rental Barn - Open All Summer M-F noon-5 noon

Come get your gear for your next adventure! The OP Rental Barn is open all summer, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Call us when we are open to reserve your equipment, or just...
Outdoor Program Rental Barn - Open All Summer M-F noon-5
July 24–September 18
noon
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Come get your gear for your next adventure! The OP Rental Barn is open all summer, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Call us when we are open to reserve your equipment, or just come on in! 

Jul 26
Ride the River: Inflatable Kayak Outing 4:00 p.m.

On a beautiful Eugene summer day, what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river? On this trip, participants will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street...
Ride the River: Inflatable Kayak Outing
July 26
4:00–8:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

On a beautiful Eugene summer day, what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river? On this trip, participants will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street Boat Ramp (3 miles). There, they will switch to inflatable kayaks and paddle to Alton Baker Boat Ramp. Participants will learn basic kayaking skills, swim safety, and self-rescue. During our paddle a staff member will shuttle the participants bikes to the Alton Baker take out where participants will then ride back to the barn (2.7 miles).

Ability level 2: May be appropriate for beginner. Some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance. 

Call the OP Barn at 541-346-4371 to sign up!

Aug 10
Stop and Smell the Roses Bike Ride 5:30 p.m.

Join the OP for a ride through nature! We will ride from the OP rental barn to Owen Rose Garden, before heading off to Delta Ponds. On our way back, we will ride through Alton...
Stop and Smell the Roses Bike Ride
August 10
5:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the OP for a ride through nature! We will ride from the OP rental barn to Owen Rose Garden, before heading off to Delta Ponds. On our way back, we will ride through Alton Baker Park. 

Aug 11
Ride the River Outing - IKs 5:30 p.m.

On a beautiful Eugene summer day what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river?! On this trip, we will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street Boat Ramp...
Ride the River Outing - IKs
August 11
5:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

On a beautiful Eugene summer day what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river?! On this trip, we will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street Boat Ramp (3 miles) where we will switch to inflatable kayaks and paddle to our take out at Alton Baker Boat Ramp. Along the way, we will stop to swim after the Pickin' and Grinnin' rapid and stop at Goose Island to swim the Autzen Footbridge rapid. Before swimming the rapid we will have a discussion on how to safely swim the rapid as well as self rescuing. During our paddle a staff member will shuttle the participants bikes to the Alton Baker take out where participants will then ride back to the barn (2.7 miles).

Aug 16
End of the Path Bike Ride 5:30 p.m.

Join the OP for this great bike ride, heading out to the end of the bike path to the West Eugene Wetlands. This will be a level 2 ride, very flat but longer distance (about 4.1...
End of the Path Bike Ride
August 16
5:30 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the OP for this great bike ride, heading out to the end of the bike path to the West Eugene Wetlands. This will be a level 2 ride, very flat but longer distance (about 4.1 miles one way).

Aug 17
Sunset River Ride 6:30 p.m.

Join the OP for a great ride exploring the bike paths in Alton Baker park, and learning about riding safely with lights at night! This will be a level 1 ride.

Sunset River Ride
August 17
6:30 p.m.
OP bike program EMU 008

Join the OP for a great ride exploring the bike paths in Alton Baker park, and learning about riding safely with lights at night! This will be a level 1 ride.

Aug 25
Float the River - Inflatable Kayak Outing 5:30 p.m.

On a beautiful Eugene summer day what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river?! On this trip, we will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street Boat Ramp...
Float the River - Inflatable Kayak Outing
August 25
5:30 p.m.
EMU Rental Barn

On a beautiful Eugene summer day what's better than riding bikes and getting into the river?! On this trip, we will bike from the OP Rental Barn to the West D Street Boat Ramp (3 miles) where we will switch to inflatable kayaks and paddle to our take out at Alton Baker Boat Ramp. Along the way, we will stop to swim after the Pickin' and Grinnin' rapid and stop at Goose Island to swim the Autzen Footbridge rapid. Before swimming the rapid we will have a discussion on how to safely swim the rapid as well as self rescuing. During our paddle a staff member will shuttle the participants bikes to the Alton Baker take out where participants will then ride back to the barn (2.7 miles).

Date: Friday, 08/24

Time: 5:30pm

Sign-up: yes, call the OP at (541)-346-4371

Cost: $15

Location: Meet at the OP Rental Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)

Pre-trip: Thursday, August 24th at 5:30pm in the rental barn

Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance 

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email sstroich@uoregon.edu 

Aug 27
Willamette River Festival 10:00 a.m.

River tours, paddling demos, stewardship and education activities, music, art and fun floats throughout the day! Join the Outdoor Program for a day of celebrating the river. Pick...
Willamette River Festival
August 27
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Alton Baker Park

River tours, paddling demos, stewardship and education activities, music, art and fun floats throughout the day! Join the Outdoor Program for a day of celebrating the river. Pick what activities you want to do, or do them all! Most are free, but some require pre-registration and payment. 

Find out more details on the festival website: https://willametteriverfest.org/ 

Aug 31
Float the River: Inflatable Kayak Outing 5:30 p.m.

On a beautiful Eugene Summer day, what's better than getting into the river?  We will kayak down the Willamette. Along the way, we will stop to swim after the Pickin'...
Float the River: Inflatable Kayak Outing
August 31
5:30 p.m.
OP Rental Barn

On a beautiful Eugene Summer day, what's better than getting into the river?  We will kayak down the Willamette. Along the way, we will stop to swim after the Pickin' and Grinnin' rapid and stop at Goose Island to swim the Autzen Footbridge rapid. A shuttle service will be provided to and from the river.

Date: Thursday, August 31st

Time: 5:30pm

Sign-up: yes, call the OP at (541)-346-4371

Cost: $15

Location: Meet at the OP Rental Barn (1225 E. 18th Ave.)

Pre-trip: Tuesday, August 29th at 5:30pm in the rental barn

Level 2:  May be appropriate for beginner:  some previous experience with the activity may be required and/or make the experience more enjoyable and successful; moderate terrain and distance 

Questions about accessibility / your ability to participate? Email sstroich@uoregon.edu 

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