Rides

Come ride with us!

The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club hosts weekly rides for all riders and abilities throughout the year. We ride rain or shine, and everyone is welcome to join! Below, you will find descriptions of our weekly rides and our annual one-day rides, our Route Library, and Regional Bicycle Maps. You may subscribe to MVBC-Announce to receive updates on our rides. Everyone should review our Ride Policies. If you are not a club member and want to try one of our rides, please complete the Liability Waiver Agreement.

Weekly ride schedule

Upcoming rides are listed below. You may also view a version optimized for smartphones. All past and future rides are listed on the Complete Weekly Ride Schedule.

Descriptions of weekly rides

Saturday - Moderate/Fast Ride

This is a moderate to fast-paced ride on paved roads (the average speed is 15-18 mph, but speeds may exceed 22 mph). Ride distances are typically between 35-70 miles. The group makes infrequent brief stops. Riders should have good group riding skills and hill climbing ability. The start time is 8am from June to September and 9am from October to May. This ride occurs year-round rain or shine, unless an extreme weather event is expected.

Saturday - The Tenners Social Ride

This is a moderate-paced ride on paved roads (the average speed is 12-15mph, but speeds may exceed 18 mph). Ride distances are typically between 30-60 miles. These social rides are "no drop," and incorporate several stops to regroup. Riders should have good group riding skills. The start time is 9am from June to September and 10am from October to May. This ride occurs year-round rain or shine, unless an extreme weather event is expected.

Saturday - Melo Velo

This is a leisurely-paced social ride (average speed: 10-12 mph) on paved roads and distances are under 20 miles. The group stays together and typically stops for lunch or a snack. The start time is 10am. Subscribe to MVBC-Announce to receive the latest updates. This ride is scheduled from early April to late October.

Sunday Gravel Ride

This is a moderate-paced mixed-surface ride (the average speed is typically 12-15mph, but will be slower on hills). Ride distances are typically between 20-40 miles and there is often 1000-2500' of climbing. The rides are "no drop" and incorporate several stops to regroup. Riders should have good hill climbing ability and navigation skills. The starting locations are typically within 30-40 minutes from Corvallis and are listed on the Weekly Ride Schedule. The start time is 10am. We recommend you download the route for offline navigation as cell service is variable. This ride is scheduled from early April to late October.

Wednesday Road Ride

This is a moderate-paced ride on paved roads (the average speed is 12-15mph, but speeds may exceed 18 mph). Ride distances are typically between 45-60 miles. There is at least one stop to regroup. Riders should have good group riding skills and hill climbing ability. The start time is 8am from June to September and 9am from October to May. This ride occurs year-round rain or shine, unless an extreme weather event is expected.

Wednesday Night Gravel Ride

This is a moderate to fast-paced mixed-surface ride. Rides are often about 20 miles with about 2000' of climbing, and grades can sometimes exceed 10%. The rides are "no drop" and the group stays together. Riders should have good hill climbing ability and navigation skills. The start time is 6pm. This ride occurs year-round rain or shine, unless an extreme weather event is expected.

Annual rides

Midge Cramer Ride: This ride on the third Saturday in May celebrates the life and legacy of one of the founders of the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club. It has been held annually since 2001 and features traditions and stories associated with Midge Cramer, including a downhill coasting contest.

Ride of Silence: Join cyclists worldwide on the third Wednesday in May in a silent slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

Mary's Peak rides: On the 4th of July and on Labor day ride to the top of Marys Peak on pavement or gravel.

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour: A one day cycling event on the second Sunday in August featuring covered bridges in the mid-Willamette Valley offering a variety of route options, rest stops, and SAG support.

Route library

About the MVBC Route Library

The route library is organized based on the general direction of the route from Corvallis (as depicted on the map), starting location, and destination. There is a set of entirely paved routes as well as a set of routes that include gravel. If you would like to propose a new route or a modification to an existing route, please contact our Route Librarian.

Our route maps and cue sheets have been created using Ride with GPS which can be accessed for free on the web and within smartphone apps for iPhone and Android.

Optionally, you can open the Route Table in a new window (recommended when viewing on a phone).

Regional bicycle maps