Since 1986, the Northwest Tandem Rally has been bringing you premiere destination rides throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and British Columbia. Drawing hundreds of tandem teams from around the nation, the rally is hosted in a new city venue each year and is organized by local cycling advocates and clubs.
The NWTR exists to bring together tandem bicycle enthusiasts once a year to promote bicycle tourism, camaraderie, and to raise funds for bicycle infrastructure and awareness.
The 2022 Northwest Tandem Rally is brought to you in partnership with Swift Summit Northwest, LLC and Co-Motion Bicycles, and is designating Free Bikes 4 Kidz Eugene-Sprinfield as a primary benefactor of this year's event. FB4K is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those in need.
Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 2
Pre-Ride Breakfast (pre-purchase required), Armitage Park, 7am
2022 NWTR Supported Ride (20/30/65/100 miles), Armitage Park, 8am rollout waves begin
Vendor Expo & Post Ride Celebration, Armitage Park, 12-5pm
2022 NWTR Evening Banquet, Lane Events Center
Happy Hour & Check-In, 5:30pm
Dinner Service, 6:00pm
Sunday, July 3
2022 NWTR Supported Ride (18/40/65/100 miles), Armitage Park, Routes Open at 8am
100 Mile & 100k riders on course no later than 9:00am
40 mile & 20 mile riders on course no later than 10:00am
Post Ride BBQ Picnic (pre-purchase required) p/b Claim 52 Brewing, Armitage Park, 11-6pm
Vendor Expo, Armitage Park, 12-5pm
Monday, July 4
The 2022 NWTR is sanctioned and insured by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association. An organization license is required to participate and is included in your registration fees.
Saturday, July 2
Saturday's mass start ride takes riders along the majestic McKenzie and Mohawk Rivers, and meanders through the rolling valley of the Cascades foothills. Rolling through historic rural townships such as Marcola, Brownsville, and Holley, participants can expect breathtaking views, swooping descents, fully stocked aid stations and friendly volunteers.
Sunday, July 3
If Saturday's ride wasn't enough to plaster a grin across your face, Sunday's ride will make you feel like you're riding through a John Steinbeck novel. Following the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, known for its gentle rolling hills and compelling beauty, you'll soak in the rich pastoral landscape and well shouldered, low traffic rural roads, that has put the Willamette Valley on the map as a premiere destination vacation for cyclists.
The 2022 NWTR will be offering dry camping for your RV, tent, or sprinter van just a couple miles from event headquarters, Armitage Park. No hookups provided. Reservations secured during registration.
Discounted hotel lodging is presented to NWTR participants through a partnership with the Eugene Cascades and Coast Sports Commission. A variety of lodging options to meet your needs can be found here .
The 2022 Northwest Tandem Rally in Eugene, Oregon is conveniently accessible via the I-5 corridor, the Eugene Airport (Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, and other major carriers), as well as by Amtrak.
Participants who cannot travel with their tandem bicycle via airplane or train are encouraged to use our special event shipping program partnered with Bike Flights and Peak Sports Springfield. More information can be found here.