Welcome

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Northwest Tandem Rally hosted by the Mid Valley Bicycle Club. NWTR has been an annual event since 1986. MVBC was founded in 1974 and has hosted the Tandem Rally 4 times before. This years event promises to be the best yet.

If you’ve done some riding in the mid Willamette Valley then you already know we have an abundance of quiet country roads through farmland and forests and up into the foothills of both the Cascades and Coast Range. If this will be your first time here you’re in for a real treat. As all of our routes start in the valley there are lots of options for mostly flat rides, as well as hilly rides, or even a short climb into the mountains if your legs are up for it.

Having the Fourth of July fall in the middle of the week has given us the opportunity to offer an extended rally. This year you can choose to stay an additional two days beyond the four day event for six days of riding through the scenic Willamette Valley. And if you still want more you can join us for a three or four day tour following the rally.

In addition to the riding we will have lots of activities planned to make this a really enjoyable experience.

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Location

Albany Carousel

The 2018 Northwest Tandem Rally will be centered in the historic town of Albany in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  Albany is the 11th largest city in Oregon and is located at the confluence of the Calapooia and Willamette Rivers.  Founded around 1848 the town has the most varied collection of historic buildings in Oregon.  In town visit the pioneer-era Monteith House, museums, the carousel, River Rhythms music in the park on Thursday evening, and many antique shops.  Surrounding Albany is one of the most diversified agricultural areas of the state, featuring miles of quiet country roads, historic covered bridges, and an expanding wine industry.

Accommodations

Camping

South Albany High School
3705 Columbus St. SE
Albany, Oregon 97322
On site tent camping or RV camping
Showers included
$25 per night / tent or RV
Blue Ox RV Park
4000 Blue Ox Dr.
Albany, Oregon
541-926-2886
3.2 miles from South Albany High School
10 minute drive
10% discount Good Sam Club and Veterans
$37.40-$40.70 per night
Knox Butte RV Park
125 Expo Parkway N.E.
Albany, Oregon
541-928-9033
3.3 miles from South Albany High School
10 minute drive
RV $39 per site
KOA
33775 Oakville Road
Albany, Oregon 97321
541-967-8521
8.3 miles from South Albany High School
11 minute drive
Tent Sites $35, RV $40-$50, Cabins $75 per night
Benton Oaks
110 SW 53rd
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
16.1 miles from South Albany High School
26 minute drive
Tent Sites $21, RV $25-$39.50 per night.

Motel Options

All Reservations must be made by May 15th.
Please consider using one of our hotel partners. A portion of your room rental will be donated to the Albany Schools Bicycle Education Fund.Call and request NWTR Rates or click on the link provided.

Best Western Plus Prairie Inn
1100 Price Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97322
541-928-5050
Website
Standard Queen 119.99/night + tax
King 124.99/night + tax
Queen-Queen 129.99/night + tax
Full hot breakfast buffet & free Internet
Certified Bicycle Friendly
3.3 miles from South Albany, 10 minute drive
Phoenix Inn Suites
3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
541-926-5696
Full hot breakfast buffet & free Internet King $129.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $139.00/night plus tax
2.8 miles from South Albany High School,
10 minute drive
Super 8
315 Airport Rd. SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
541-926-5696
Standard King $97.00/per night plus tax Queen $92.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $102.00/night plus tax
Plus $5additional person
3.1 miles from South Albany High School,
10 minute drive
Quality Inn and Suites
251 Airport Rd SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
541-928-0921
Standard King $125.00/per night plus tax Queen $119.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $125.00/night plus tax
3.1 miles from South Albany High School,
10 minute drive
Rodeway Inn
1212 SE Price Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97332
541-926-0170
Queen-Queen $99.00/night plus tax
Plus $5 additional person
3.1 miles from South Albany High School,
10 minute drive
Best Western Premier
Boulder Falls Inn
505 Mullins Dr.
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
541-451-1000
Deluxe King $169.00/night plus tax
Double Queen $169.00/night plus taxBike Storage not available on property.
Bikes can be stored at the high school.
11.5 miles from South Albany High School,
16 minute Drive

There are also Warm Showers hosts in the area willing to let you camp in their yard. This is a site and service by and for cyclists that gets rave reviews for ease of use and how friendly the hosts and guests are. Here is a link to their site: https://www.warmshowers.org/

Schedule

Note:  The routes are still preliminary and subject to change.

Main 4 day rally

Friday June 29, 2018

12:00
Campground Opens
Lunch: in Town

Use our maps to explore Albany
Farmers Market 9-1
Carousel
YMCA Pool
City Pools
Parks -Talking Waters
Pubs

Dinner: In the Park
Music in the Park
Ice-cream Social


Saturday June 30, 2018

Breakfast:  Continental Breakfast: Assorted Pastries, Coffee Cake, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Milk, Tea & Coffee.

Group Rides of Various Lengths
Mass Start:
Covered Bridges

Lunch: Ride

Trade Show
Swap Meet

Dinner:  Hamburger, Hot Dog, or Veggie Burger, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw, Chips and Soda or Lemonade.

Trip Share


Sunday July 1, 2018

Breakfast: Frittata Bake, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Tea & Coffe

Group Rides Various Lengths

Greenway

Lunch: Ride

Dinner: Spaghetti Dinner, Breadsticks & Caesar Side Salad, Soda, Lemonade, Tea & Coffee

Speaker: ?
2020 Rally


Monday July 2, 2018

Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Tea & Coffee

Corvallis
Brunch Ride

Dinner: Taco/ Burrito Bar with Mexi Rice and all the fixings, Tortilla Chips, Soda, Lemonade, Tea & Coffee


Extended 2 day rally

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast: Assorted bagels, Scones, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfait, Milk, Juice, Tea, & Coffee

 

Explore the Valley

Lunch: Box

Hull Oaks
Boston Mill
Silver Falls
Wineries

Dinner: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob, Garden Salad, Soda or Lemonade.


Wednesday July 4, 2018

Breakfast: Fire Hall
Pancake Feed

Brownsville
Harrisburg
Festivities

Lunch:
Barbecue

Dinner: In town
Fireworks
Corvallis
or Harrisburg


Thursday July 5, 2018

11:00
Campground Closes

 

Sponsors

These wonderful businesses have helped make this possible.




Co-Motion
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