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Northwest Tandem Rally

Tandem Rally Details

A summer of warm, exciting summer cycling is returning with a bang! Gather your stoker or your captain, call up your friends, and come to Corvallis, Oregon July 5th to 7th for another unforgettable Northwest Tandem Rally. Enjoy two days of supported riding through low traveled rural backroads and the majestic foothills of Oregon’s Coast Mountain range, vibrant live music, and the welcoming atmosphere of the scenic Willamette Valley. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Corvallis, home of Oregon State University and the Oregon State Beavers, and spend the weekend exploring its picturesque downtown and surrounding areas. This weekend is all about fantastic tandem cycling adventures and making lasting memories with good friends all from the freedom of two rolling wheels.

July 5th - 7th

The Ride

  • When: July 5-7th, 2022
  • Location: Corvallis, Oregon
  • Day One: 12.3 // 38.2 // 70.9 miles
  • Day Two: 10.9 // 38.3 // 66.6 miles
  • Adults: $170
  • Youth 14 and under: $100

The Routes

Day 1

Saturday, July 6th

  • SHORT: 24 miles | 850 feet of elevation gain
  • MEDIUM: 43.6 miles | 1,500 feet of elevation gain
  • LONG: 75 miles | 3,300 feet of elevation gain

Day 2

Sunday, July 7th

  • SHORT: 14 miles | 879 feet of elevation gain
  • MAIN: 31 miles | 1,750 feet of elevation gain
  • LONG: 62 miles | 3,220 feet of elevation gain

Accommodations

For the Northwest Tandem Rally, you’ll have several options for accommodations. Dry tent camping and dorm lodging accommodations can be purchased directly from the registration page under merchandise. More information will be emailed to you regarding location, check-in, etc. as the event draws near.

Dry Camping

Dry tent camping accommodations will be held on site at this year’s rally. As in year’s past, you will have access to potable water, restrooms, and showers, but you’re on your own otherwise. Reserve your dry tent camping accommodation here. Priced per group size.

RV Accomidations

If you need to make reservations for full/partial hook up camping on site at Benton County RV Park (RVs/Sprinter Vans/Trailers) you can do so here and they will handle all of the reservation/payment/check-in, etc.

Hotels

If you’re in need of hotel accommodations, discounted hotel lodging is presented to NWTR participants through a partnership with Visit Corvallis. A variety of hotel lodging options to meet your needs can be found here.

Dorm Rooms

If you wish to upgrade and sleep indoors over the weekend, you can choose from traditional one-room dorms with 1-3 beds and shared bathrooms down the hall, or suites with 5 or 6 beds and a private bathroom. All rooms have single (twin) beds. Get a dorm or suite, here.

Please note:

  • Bring a pillow, pillowcase, bottom sheet, sleeping bag or other linens, toiletries and towel.
  • Check-in from dorm rooms is from 3-9 p.m. on Friday. Check-out is from 6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Residence halls are not air-conditioned, feel free to bring a fan for your room.

About RV Parking

  • If you need to make reservations for full/partial hook up camping on site at Benton County RV Park (RVs/Sprinter Vans/Trailers) you can do so through the following link and they will handle all of the reservation/payment/check-in, etc.

Ride Logistics

The idea is to have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend of riding. The key to that? Take care of as many details as possible before the ride. In this section you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know to make your 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally experience a great one.

Services

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Rally Headquarters

Showers

Hot showers and any other amenities you might need will be provided on-site at rally headquarters. If you are staying in a dorm, showers will be down the hall or within the suite. Please remember to bring a towel and soap, as we do not provide towels or toiletries.

Yoga

Yoga instructor Jennifer Hanson will be along on the ride (she actually rides in addition to teaching) to teach two yoga classes Saturday. Yoga is an excellent way to tame sore muscles, relax and stay flexible after a long day’s bicycle ride. Classes are free to all Northwest Tandem Rally riders and mats are provided.

Physical Therapist

Megan Moseley PT, of Bodywise Physical Therapy will lead a fun, full body, cycling oriented, alignment, stretching, and injury prevention class from 4-5 p.m. on Friday. This class is geared toward balancing and stretching your body to counteract the forward positioning on the bike, and stretch over used muscles / joints related to cycling long distances.

On Saturday, Megan is available between 4 and 6 p.m. for complimentary Physical Therapy consultations. These action packed 15 minute sessions include education about the underlying cause of your issue, instruction in stretches, exercises and self-care techniques, hands-on treatments i.e. myofascial release, graston, cupping, mobilization, taping, bracing, and insole adjustments to get you feeling better, and back on the road! Additionally, Megan will make bike-fitting recommendations, and help you coordinate care with your massage therapist. Sign up at the orange Bodywise tent, located near the medical tent.

Bike Repair

The Trek Bicycle PDX (formerly Bike Gallery) team of bicycle technicians provides mechanical support at the overnight site. Technical support is available for emergency repairs of well-maintained equipment. It is your responsibility to make sure your bicycle is in good condition. Labor is available at a discount.

Food, Drink & Entertainment

Meals

The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally will provide dinner at the overnight site on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast at the overnight site on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch will be served Saturday and Sunday on the course for the long route only and served in camp for short and medium routes.

Meal Times

Breakfast: 6–9 a.m.
Lunch on course (long route only): 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lunch in camp: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Dinner: 5–8 p.m.

Beer & Wine Garden

This year we’ll be featuring a variety of local beers and wines from the Willamette Valley area and throughout Oregon. Beverages are available for purchase.

Beer Garden Hours

Friday: 5–10 p.m.
Saturday: 12–10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Evening Announcements

Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., the 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally community will gather around the Main Stage. This is a great opportunity to hear tips about the next day’s route, learn exciting information about the places we’re visiting and catch up on some local folklore. Best of all, it’s always followed by legendary entertainment.

Entertainment

The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally Corvallis showcases some of Oregon’s most talented performers. Performances are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons on the Main Stage.

Course Support

The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally prides itself on providing a fully supported ride. Our goal is to help you finish each day’s ride. To that end, our course is complete with the following services and amenities.

Course Hours: 7 a.m.– 6 p.m. (Sunday 4 p.m.)

Course support services are available only during the course hours. If you start before the course opens or are still riding after the course closes, there will be no support services available.

Food and Drink on the Course

Rest Stops
At least two, usually three, rest stops will be available along the route each day to provide water, beverages and nutritious, delicious snacks. Rest Stop signs alert riders when one is ahead. You can also see the location of each Rest Stop on the maps that will be inside the rider packet you receive when you check-in. Rest Stops are generally open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SAG Vehicles

There will be multiple SAG vehicles on the course each day. They are available to transport cyclists in cases of mechanical problems or medical injuries. They also have extra water, snacks, and sunscreen if needed. If at any time you need assistance, please signal a SAG vehicle with a “thumbs down” signal. If you do get into a SAG vehicle, you may not be transported directly to camp. The SAG vehicles usually wait until they are full to go to camp.

Bike Mechanics

The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally will have mechanics on site at rally headquarters throughout the weekend, and on course at various locations

Check-In and Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up will be available during these times:

  • Friday, July 5th, from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6th, from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Packet pick-up is not available prior to event.

Please do not pitch your tent prior to 3 p.m. on Friday.

When you check in, you will receive your packet, course maps and any event merchandise you pre-purchased.

Can I Bring My E-Bike?

Class 1 and Class 3 pedal-assist e-bikes are welcome on all courses. Class 2 e-bikes with a purely throttle-powered mode are not allowed on course.

We are excited about the accessibility e-bikes offer those in the cycling community who may otherwise not participate. While we welcome Class 1 and 3 e-bikes on all courses, we are not able to provide or guarantee access to power outlets on route to keep your bike topped off.

Participants are responsible for ensuring their bicycle battery is fully charged before beginning their ride each day and that they understand its capabilities for the distance, speed, and elevation they have chosen to ride.

Cancellation Policy & Waivers

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel your registration. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so.

Submitting Cancellations

Please submit cancellation requests to nwtrcorvallis2024@gmail.com. Refunds will be processed through the credit card you used to register when possible. Processing fees incurred at the time of registration are non-refundable. Please allow up to 30 days for processing.

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Through April 6th, 2024

There is a 75% refund for purchases made through BikeReg.com. All other refunds are at the responsibility of the participant.

Through May 31st, 2024

There is a 45% refund for purchases made through BikeReg.com. All other refunds are at the responsibility of the participant.

After May 31st, 2024

There are no refunds for cancellations after May 31st, 2024.

The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally may cancel or reroute an event due to the occurrence of any force majeure event or credible threat thereof, including but not limited to any Act of God, fire, earthquake, acts of civil or military authority, casualty, flood, war, terrorist attack, epidemic, insurrection, civil unrest, strikes or other labor activities or any other similar cause beyond the reasonable control of Northwest Tandem Rally, including environmental conditions that might threaten the health and safety of Event participants, volunteers or staff.

Previous Northwest Tandem Rally Events

Check out past events from Port Angeles in 2000 and Klamath Falls in 2016.

Our Featured Merchandise

Items can be purchased and ordered at the same time as registration.

BikeFlights is the #1 Way to Get Your Tandem Bicycle to Corvallis Safely, On Time, and Insured.

We recommend you ship your bike to arrive at least 10 business days before event weekend (bikes should arrive by June 25th) to give our mechanics enough time to take care of everyone.

When packing your bike to ship, please write your first and last name, and phone number, on the box and on your bicycle (a piece of paper or tape on the frame is fine) so our fine mechanics can contact you if there are any questions or issues. This also helps us know which bike is yours so you don’t have to identify it out of a lineup.

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About the Northwest Tandem Rally

Since 1986, the Northwest Tandem Rally has been bringing you the premiere destination tandem bicycle gathering throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and British Columbia. Organized annually in a new host venue, the Northwest Tandem Rally draws hundreds of participants from around the nation for three days of tandem bicycling, camaraderie, live music, and good fun.

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