This ride is a “supported” ride; the local bikeways committee wants to make sure that you have a great experience in our community, so we will be doing what we can to make it so! We will be arranging for meals and water stops and will arrange for community volunteers to deliver your needed items from one location to another and will provide a SAG Wagon to support you along the route all weekend!
We will be starting the official ride in Ukiah, so the “caravan from Heppner” will leave around 8 a.m. on Saturday, 9/21 and the ride will end on Saturday night in Heppner with a great BBQ meal! Sunday morning, 9/22, the ride will begin in Heppner and end in Ukiah with transportation back for those who are parked in Heppner and don’t want to “ride” back.
For the first 50 who respond that they are staying overnight in Heppner and want to be included in the shuttle, please make sure mark “Ride the Shuttle” on the registration page ; you have the option to drive and park in Ukiah (or carpool with others who are driving themselves).
We will provide a list of the restaurants that are open for Dinner on Friday night, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday for those who will be staying in Heppner; lunches will be ordered for Saturday and will be taken to the Vinson area where the lunch and water and rest stop will be. A chicken and rib BBQ dinner is planned in Heppner for Saturday night, starting at 6:00 p.m.
You will want to call and make reservations at our motel – Northwestern Motel & RV Park at 541-676-9167 (tell them you are with the Bike ride). The nightly rate is $58.74 (including tax); RV Park is $19.08 for full hookup; tent spot $10 per night. Once the rooms are filled, we will be finding host homes for the weekend. If you aren’t able to get a room, please let the chamber office know so I can make other arrangements for you. There are also overnight camping, motor home or tent spots available at Willow Creek RV Park (full hookup $22; partial $18; tents $10). Please call to make your reservation at 541-676-5576.
If you are meeting us in Ukiah on Saturday morning, please mark it on the form (we will meet at the Forest Service Office); if you want overnight accommodations in Ukiah, please contact The Stage Stop Motel and RV Park at 541-427-3352 ; furnished cabins are $60/night.
The cost of the ride is $129 which includes Saturday Lunch, Saturday evening BBQ, Sunday Breakfast , SAG support, transportation, light snacks and facilities at rest stops. All other meals and overnight accommodations are extra. Sign-up below.
A list of local restaurants and what they serve and their hours will be provided at a later date, so if you are staying in Heppner feel free to take your pick! If you need information for Ukiah, please make a note on your registration. You will pay the restaurant directly for these meals.
Boxed lunches will be ordered for lunch. If you have special dietary needs, please make a note so we can accommodate you. A chicken and rib BBQ dinner with all the fixings will be provided, starting at 6 p.m. Beer and wine will not be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.
A breakfast buffet will be included as part of your ride cost. More information on time and where and what will be served will be sent out closer to the event. Sunday Lunch: You will be on your own for lunch; there will be snacks at the rest stop “Cutsforth Park”; and we anticipate being in Ukiah between 12-1 p.m.
Please take time to fill out the and sign the waivers no later than Friday, June 7. We have increased the limit to 75 riders this year, so please get your reservation in as soon as you can! We are excited you are going to join us and we are looking forward to a great weekend! You can email the completed forms to: [email protected] ; or fax to 541-676-9750. Sign up online using a credit card or send a payment today!
Contact the Chamber if you have any questions or need clarification at 541-676-5536; cell: 503-970-7226.