The Application Process
NOTE! Since Cycle Oregon 2017 was cancelled due to Fire & Smoke, our 2017 winners will ride in 2018. SO as of Feb 1 2018, we are not planning to open the Application Process.
What is the Award / Grant / Scholarship / Ridership?
The fund covers the fee for the week-long Cycle Oregon ride. This covers meals and all other support during the ride. (In 2013 and 2014, the fee was $895!) Since this will be the first Cycle Oregon ride for our winner(s), the award also includes
Non-monetary support may come in the form of assistance with equipment, offer of rides to and from the event, training advice, and so on.
QualificationsWe want to sponsor a first-time Cycle Oregon rider.
The winning rider(s) must be physically capable of participating in the week-long ride, which typically travels 60 to 80 miles a day, with elevation gain and loss.
You should expect to provide your own equipment (bike, shoes, sleeping bag, etc). The Fund will however make up to $100 available to each rider before the ride to cover supplies and/or expenses.
About the Application Form & Essay QuestionsYou must complete and submit a simple application form so we know who is applying. In addition to the form, you are asked to write three short essays concerning your interest in the week-long cycling event. You'll find the essay questions on the application form.
(Word Doc) or (PDF for printing)
Here are some tips for you:
This is the process we follow each year:
The Selection ProcessApplications will be reviewed, scored, and discussed confidentially by the Board of Directors. Winners will be notified. If it turns out that any winning applicant is unable to commit to the Ride in a timely manner, the Board may offer the award to another applicant.
At the end of the RideAll we ask is that each rider share his or her story, in some way, after the ride is over.
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