Cycle Oregon showcases unique and beautiful parts of rural Oregon. The event connects riders to the land and the communities that make our state a great place to live and bike, and a perfect destination for travelers from near and far. But Cycle Oregon doesn’t just expose riders to a richly diverse group of smaller Oregon communities. It also provides much-needed financial support to those same communities. From the time the Cycle Oregon Fund was established, all the proceeds from the ride have been placed in the fund.
The Cycle Oregon grant fund supports two main causes: projects in communities through which we ride, and bicycling advocacy and projects in Oregon. With nearly $2 million currently in the fund, Cycle Oregon disburses approximately $100,000 each year in grants that spotlight the kind of endeavors that frequently lack statewide attention but often mean everything to the people in the small towns who welcome us on our tours.
Cycle Oregon also provides approximately $130,000 each year to the communities that host us in the summer and in September, for the services they provide. These hosts assist greatly in planning our events and provide hundreds of volunteers whose passion and dedication make our tours a success.