Oregon: Rogue & Deschutes Valley Tour
May 22-30, 2021
Number of Participants: Min 26/Max 33
Early registration for Trilogy 2020 members - ends 2/10
Opens for all members at 6pm on 2/11
Note on Registration:
We have a limited number of spots for “solos” (i.e., single occupancy) and also a VERY limited number of rooms with 2 beds. We opened registration first to those signed up for the tour in 2020.
Tour is now full, but you can sign up on the wait list.
You will need to sign up for a specific room type. If you would like to share a room, there is a place to put the name of your roommate or "need a roommate."
Join your SRCC friends for a 9-day, 8-night trip to two amazing areas of central and southern Oregon. We will visit two wonderful towns that are well known for their scenic beauty and cycling routes. Bike rides suitable for a variety of pace and skill levels will be available at each location. There are also plenty of things to do off the bike at each location, even mountain biking (lots of dirt roads and trails in and around Bend in particular). Our locations are:
- Ashland, in the Rogue River Valley
- Bend, in the Deschutes River Valley
This tour is the “inn-to-inn” style – no camping!
Note: this is a “revised” version of the Oregon Trilogy Tour offered in 2020 and cancelled due to wildfires. Because of the time of year, we are not including the Corvallis area, which is subject to more rain. Temperatures in Ashland and Bend in late May are fairly similar to those for Sonoma County with a somewhat higher chance of rain:
- Ashland: average low of 50o and high of 75o; chance of rain 20% or less
- Bend: average low of 42o and high of 68o; chance of rain 20% or less
Note: we are not sure whether Covid-related requirements will change between now and the time of the tour. For now, it is assumed that we will operate under our current Covid Plan for Oregon (developed for the 2020 tour) and available HERE.
PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (details subject to change)
Participants will travel in their own vehicles up to Oregon, from location-to-location, and then back to Sonoma County.
Saturday May 22, 2020
Everyone needs to be at the first location, in Ashland OR (a 6-7 hour drive from Sonoma County), by ~4pm. We will have a meeting and happy hour refreshments.
Sunday May 23 - Tuesday May 25
Rides in Ashland/Medford/Rogue area. Everything from an easy bike path along Bear Creek or head up to the Rogue river parkway to Grant's Pass, around Table Mtn and/or over the Applegate pass to Jacksonville. Or some shorter rolling terrain loops. On Sunday evening there will be a group dinner.
Rides on Tuesday should be on the shorter side as we will drive that afternoon from Ashland to Bend (a 3-4 hr drive).
Wednesday May 26 – Saturday May 29
Rides in/around Bend, ranging from short and fairly flat/rolling to longer and hilly and something in between. Pick from multiple routes each day leaving from the hotel or elsewhere including an option to do the Sisters/McKenzie Pass climb. There are MANY possible routes and having vehicles means you could drive to a start location a short distance from Bend, which opens up even more options.
We will have a group dinner on Friday.
Sunday May 30 The itinerary and details will be firmed up as we move closer to the tour date. For an idea of the routes and things to do in the two locations, see this website from the 2020 Oregon Trilogy Tour (ignore information about Corvallis): https://oregon2020.weebly.com
We all depart back to Sonoma County (about 9 hours drive).
OPTIONAL (ON YOUR OWN)
Tour leaders will provide information on optional activities, which could include kayaking, river rafting and ziplining. Participants will need to pay for these activities separately, but if enough are interested, group discounts can be negotiated. There are also hiking opportunities in each location. Information on such opportunities will be provided to participants, but those activities would be “on your own.”
LODGING, MEALS AND MORE
The tour fee is $900 per person double occupancy and includes 8 nights lodging at negotiated discount rates. See below for information on the “solo supplement” for those desiring single occupancy. Hotels are all centrally located in each town, within walking distance to breweries, restaurants, and amenities so you can experience the area and local flavors. The hotel in Ashland has a restaurant and spa; the hotel in Bend has a swimming pool and whirlpool.
The fee also includes two group dinners and 8 breakfasts. Your tour leader team will provide happy hours (snacks, beverages) most nights (except the days we are moving and have group dinners). We will also have the fixings for lunches and snacks that you can take on the road (especially where the ride destinations are sparse with lunch options). Route maps, sightseeing information, and coordination of activities, lodging, and more will also be provided by the tour organizers. Participants are responsible for paying for their own dinners except for the two group dinner nights.
We will have a "support" vehicle available in case of emergencies and with some basic first aid supplies and tools, but there will be no SAG on the road (your leadership team will also be riding each day). So all participants are expected to be self-sufficient on the road.
Tour participants are covered by the club’s insurance should an accident happen while on the designated routes. Note that any accidents while not riding on the designated routes or during driving to or from the riding locations as well as theft of your bicycle or belongings, is not covered. All participants need to be responsible for maintaining the legally required car insurance for their personal vehicles and keeping their bicycle and belongings safe and secure.
TOUR FEE PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The Tour Fee is $900 double occupancy. Participants are encouraged to find their own roommate if possible; otherwise we will attempt to pair you.
The initial deposit is $50 (payable online). The first installment (by check*) of $450 will be due within 2 weeks of your registration. The second and final installment (by check*) of $400 will be due by April 1, 2021. Fees are based on double occupancy; those preferring single occupancy will need to pay a single supplement of $575.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of tour payments will depend upon whether a replacement rider signs up, and on costs that can be recouped. The amount refunded will be based on the principle that neither the tour’s remaining participants nor the Club will incur any additional cost as a result of cancellations. If the cancelling participant is replaced, a refund will be made at that time, less a $25 fee. If the cancelling participant can't be replaced, any refund will be determined after the tour and final expenses are tabulated.
If a single participant cancels and another roommate cannot be found, in addition to other costs that cannot be recouped, the cancelling roommate may also be liable for the single supplement fee of the roommate remaining on the tour.
* Arrangements can be made to pay fees by credit card, with an additional $15 (per payment/installment) to cover the credit card transaction fees.
RIDE PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY
Please remember that the Tour Leaders are volunteers, and that successful tours depend on participants providing much of their own support. Participants are expected to come to the ride well trained, in good health and ready to accomplish the required daily riding using well-maintained bicycles. All participants should accept responsibility for a safe and enjoyable tour. Please do not interfere with the ride by inviting non-participants onto any portion of the ride or tour. Please keep the Tour Leader informed of any special request you may have. Tour participants must be SRCC members.
Your tour leader team: Bridgette Deshields, Ramona Turner, and Jose Martinez
Contact Tour Leader with questions: Bridgette Deshields, email@example.com
We reserve the right to cancel or modify trips for any reason if circumstances make it necessary. In the event that SRCC needs to cancel, we will do our best to provide a 30 day notice and a full refund for monies received. Refunds will be for the tour fee only, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, and do not include transportation, hotel or other expenses incurred on the part of tour participants. Tours are generally held rain or shine. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Note that registration for SRCC tours is open to club members only.