Please review Cog Wild’s COVID-19 guidelines before booking a tour, skills clinic or shuttle. Our collective health and safety is Cog Wild’s number one priority.   To be in compliance with our USFS permit and to operate as a business in accordance with guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority, we are required to take the following steps while Deschutes and Lane County are in Phase 2

    1. Contact tracing: Upon arriving at Cog Wild for a tour, skills clinic or shuttle, everyone in your group must sign in. Let our staff know if someone who booked won’t attend. We are required to keep detailed records for potential contact tracing. 
    2. Signs of Sickness: In the past 10 days, if you have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms please don’t show up for your tour, skills clinic or shuttle. Contact us in advance of your activity for credit or a refund. 
    3. Face covering: Drivers and passengers will be required to wear face coverings while in the van if 6′ distance can’t be maintained. Please bring a face covering that goes over your mouth and nose and that stays on when your hands are free.  Face coverings are also required outdoors when 6′ social distance cannot be maintained.  See below for examples of appropriate face coverings (image from
    4. Seating in the van: two people per bench, please leave the middle seat empty.  Face coverings must be on before you get in and must stay on until we unload. We are maximizing ventilation within the shuttle by keeping the windows rolled down for the duration of the shuttle.
    5. Hand wash/ sanitizer: Hand wash stations or hand sanitizer will be available at all times. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handing your bike to the driver and entering the van.  will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after loading and unloading the vans. 
    6. Be prepared:  Recreation is important for mind and body but we want you all to be safe and take care out there. Please bring ample water, food, trail side repair tools, first aid kit, map, Trailforks or other online map system. 
    7. Outdoor meeting area: All clients will check in at our outdoor reception area.  Staff will sanitize high frequency touch surfaces at the outdoor reception area and bathroom after each group. Hand sanitizer is available at all times. Hand wash stations are only at our primary locations in Bend and Oakridge.
    8. Limited capacity seating in the van: 
      • 25 passenger mini-bus reduced to 13 passengers, one passenger per set of seats.
      • 15 passenger van reduced to 9 passengers, two passengers per bench with an empty seat in the middle.
      • 8 passenger van reduced to 4 passengers, two passengers per bench with an empty seat in the middle.

Information on face coverings for COVID-19 |

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The  guidelines are current as of September 21, 2020 and are relevant while Deschutes and Lane Counties are in phase 1 and phase 2 of  Oregon’s re-opening plan. This page will be updated as state guidelines for outdoor recreation and public transit are updated.

(Version 3: 9/21/2020)