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Cycle Oregon preps for first online-only registration

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Cycle Oregon 08 Kickoff Party
Cycle Oregon fans swarm the
sign-up table at the 2008
route announcement party.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

One week from today Cycle Oregon will kick off 2012 by unveiling the routes for their week and weekend rides with a big event out at the Nike headquarters in Beaverton.

In the past, the route announcement was followed by a crush of eager Cycle Oregon fans signing up at the event. But this year, organizers won't allow those sign-ups. Instead they've opted for an online-only system to make grabbing a slot on the legendary event a bit more fair.

Last year's week-long ride sold out just two days after the kick-off party, and with this year being the 25th annual edition, organizers anticipate record interest. To help level the sign-up playing field, registration for this year's ride will begin on the Cycle Oregon website at 9:00 pm (PST) on February 7th.
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With volunteer still missing, Cycle Oregon looks ahead to 25th annual ride

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Cycle Oregon's Executive Director
Jerry Norquist addressed
volunteers and staff last night.
(Photos: Will Vanlue/BikePortland)

Volunteers and staff gathered in the World Forestry Center over the weekend to toast the past year and look ahead to the 25th annual Cycle Oregon.

At the front of everyone's minds was Mark Bosworth, the Metro employee and Portland resident who disappeared from Riddle, Oregon in September of last year while volunteering on the week-long bike ride.

Each year hundreds of people volunteer for Cycle Oregon and most volunteers have worked together for many years. Their is a strong sense of community among them and for many, Bosworth's disappearance feels like losing a member of the family. (more...)

Architecture Foundation names Cycle Oregon its 2010 'Honored Citizen'

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Cycle Oregon Day 4 - Lake Selmac to Glendale-45
Cycle Oregon riders riding over
a bridge on the Rogue River.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Cycle Oregon, the marquee bike ride that attacts over 2,000 participants every year, has been named the 2010 Honored Citizen by the Architecture Foundation of Oregon, (AFO) a non-profit organization that "advocates for the enhancement of our built environment, the livability of our communities, and preservation of our rich architectural heritage."

Why is the AFO bestowing its highest honor -- which in the past has gone to the likes of Congressman Earl Blumnenaur and former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield -- to a bike ride? Because Cycle Oregon is much more than just a bike ride.
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2008: The best Cycle Oregon ever?

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Wide open road and wide open
sky on Cycle Oregon 2008.
(Photo: Matt Haughey)

By all accounts, the recently concluded Cycle Oregon was one of the best ever.

From what I've heard, it had perfect weather, epic routes, majestic vistas (the Wallowa Mountains), welcoming towns, and great live music -- all the ingredients that make Cycle Oregon one of the world's premiere supported rides. (more...)

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