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 year’s 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.

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

Jersey design

If you did not get your jersey ordered before the deadline you can still get one directly from the vendor.

The NWTR 2018 Mobile App by Longkruse Consulting is now available for iPhone and Android.

App Store


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,  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.

Important Venue Change

Due to construction at South Albany High School we are moving the event venue to Timber Ridge School. This puts us closer to Motels and off-site camping, and opens up a larger area for on-site camping. It is also a better starting location for our rides.

What you should know about the new venue

  • Onsite camping is still available for tents and RVs.
  • This school has fewer showers than the high school. We don’t expect this to be a problem but it would be helpful if campers would bring any kind of portable or outdoor solar showers.



Timber Ridge School
373 Timber Ridge St. NE
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
1.1 miles from Timber Ridge School
10% discount Good Sam Club and Veterans
$37.40-$40.70 per night
Knox Butte RV Park
125 Expo Parkway N.E.
Albany, Oregon
2.0 miles from Timber Ridge School
RV $39 per site
33775 Oakville Road
Albany, Oregon 97321
12.8 miles from Timber Ridge School
Tent Sites $35, RV $40-$50, Cabins $75 per night
Benton Oaks
110 SW 53rd
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
18 miles from Timber Ridge School
Tent Sites $21, RV $25-$39.50 per night.
Waterloo County Park
39510 Gross St.
Waterloo, Oregon 97355
18.8 miles from Timber Ridge School
Basic Campsite (water and electricity) $30 per night
Basic Campsite (NO water and electricity) $26 per night

Motel Options

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.

The guaranteed room rates at these hotels have expired as of May 15, but there are still some good hotel options available in Albany.
We were also able to reserve some last minute rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Corvallis.

Holiday Inn Express
781 NE 2nd Street
Corvallis, Oregon
2 Queens – River View 129.99/night + tax
1 King – River View 129.99/night + tax
13.7 miles from
Timber Ridge School,
21 minute drive
Best Western Plus Prairie Inn
1100 Price Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97322
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
1.9 miles from
Timber Ridge School
FULL-Sold out
Phoenix Inn Suites
3410 Spicer Dr. SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
Full hot breakfast buffet & free Internet King $129.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $139.00/night plus tax
2.3 miles from Timber Ridge School
Super 8
315 Airport Rd. SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
Standard King $97.00/per night plus tax Queen $92.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $102.00/night plus tax
Plus $5additional person
1.9 miles from
Timber Ridge School
Quality Inn and Suites
251 Airport Rd SE
Albany, Oregon 97332
Standard King $125.00/per night plus tax Queen $119.00/night plus tax
Queen-Queen $125.00/night plus tax
1.6 miles from
Timber Ridge School
Rodeway Inn
1212 SE Price Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97332
Queen-Queen $99.00/night plus tax
Plus $5 additional person
2.0 miles from
Timber Ridge School
Best Western Premier
Boulder Falls Inn
505 Mullins Dr.
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Deluxe King $169.00/night plus tax.
Double Queen $169.00/night plus tax.
Bike Storage not available on property.
Bikes can be stored at the school.
11.4 miles from Timber Ridge School

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/


Main 4 day rally

Friday June 29, 2018

10:00 AM Registration check-in at at Timber Ridge School.
Campground opens.

Raffle items will be on display and tickets will be for sale during registration, and at the pizza dinner.

Lunch in town

Bike Trivia: Tandem Style
Explore Albany: collect your clues
Historic Buildings – See Albany Visitors Association
Talking Waters Gardens

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Vendors Fair – Timber Ridge School
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Albany Regional Museum – 136 Lyon Street S.
5:30 – 7:30 Free Carousel Rides – Albany Carousel, 503 W. 1st Street (please pickup you registration first as you will need your ID tag.)

6:00 Dinner $10 Pizza, and no-host beer by Calapooia Brewing

Albany Senior Center – 489 NE Water Ave
Monteith River Park – NW Water Ave

6:00-8:00 Ice-cream Social
Free Homemade Ice-cream – Albany Senior Center – 489 NE Water Ave
Tandem Trivia Trophy Presentation – Albany Senior Center – 489 NE Water Ave

Saturday June 30, 2018

7:00 AM Breakfast $5 – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Continental Breakfast: Assorted Pastries, Coffee Cake, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Milk, Tea & Coffee.

Raffle items will be on display and tickets will be for sale during the BBQ dinner.

Fully supported rides: Covered Bridges Tours

Lunch  at Rolling River rest stop

3:00-8:00  – Vendors Fair at Timber Ridge School

6:00 BBQ Dinner $10 – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Hamburger, Hot Dog, or Veggie Burger, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw, Chips and Soda or Lemonade.


Sunday July 1, 2018

7:00 AM Breakfast $5 – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Frittata Bake, Fresh Fruit, Juice, Tea, Coffee

8:00 Mass Start at Timber Ridge School parking lot
Fully Supported Rides: Scenic Willamette Greenway

Lunch on ride at Helmick Park or Jefferson City Park rest stops

3:00 – 6:00 Vendors Fair at Timber Ridge School

6:00 Dinner Banquet $15: – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Spaghetti Dinner, Breadsticks, Caesar Side Salad, Soda, Lemonade, Tea, Coffee

Dinna Fash Celtic Trio
2019 Rally
Raffle results

Monday July 2, 2018

7:00 AM Campers Grab-and-Go Snacks – Timber Ridge School Cafeteria

Rides: Heart of the Valley, Decker Road

10:00-12:00 Corvallis Brunch: $5
Explore Corvallis:
– Play in the Parks (Avery or Wildcat)
– Walk in the Woods – Peavy Arboretum, 1 mile, 3 mile, or 6 mile loops
– Tour the OSU Campus

6:00 Dinner $10: – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Make your own Taco/ Burrito Bar with Mexican Rice and all the fixings, Tortilla Chips, Soda, Lemonade, Tea, Coffee

Trip Share – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Corvallis Knights Baseball – Goss Field, Corvallis OSU

Extended 2 day rally

Tuesday July 3, 2018

7:00 AM Breakfast $5 – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Continental Breakfast: Assorted bagels, Scones, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfait, Milk, Juice, Tea, Coffee
7:00 AM Pack you box lunch with provided food – Timber Ridge School cafeteria

Rides: Winery Country Tour, Santiam River

Lunch: Box lunch that you packed in the morning.

6:00 Dinner $10 – Timber Ridge School cafeteria
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob, Garden Salad, Soda, Lemonade.

Evening entertainment: Biketopia Music Collective – Timber Ridge School

Evening Swim at the Mid Willamette Family YMCA – 3201 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
Music in Central Park, Corvallis

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Campers Grab and Go Snacks – Timber Ridge School Cafeteria

Rides: Brownsville, Harrisburg


7:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast $5 – Pancake Feed at Pioneer Park
Randy’s Main Street Coffee – Independence day celebration
Pioneer Museum
Isabellas Pioneer Market Antiques and Mercantile


10:00 – 2:00 Lunch in Harrisburg $10 – Chicken Barbecue
Fire & Rescue Station 41
500 Smith Street
11:00 – 12:30   Parade –
Free classic car show
Free kid activities
12:30 – dusk : Free music @ Harrisburg Gazebo
Dinner:  On your own
– Independence
– Corvallis
– Harrisburg
– Brownsville

Thursday July 5, 2018

11:00 AM Campground Closes


Find out how your business can sponsor this event.

Sponsor Brocheure

We are grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible.

Corvallis Bicycle Collective

The Corvallis Bicycle Collective is a do-it-yourself bike shop whose mission is to enhance health, safety, sustainability, and happiness through bicycling.

Please consider donating any unwanted bike parts to their table at the vendor’s fair.