EUGENE, Ore. — Five Eugene men set off for Crater Lake on their bikes Thursday morning, but there’s a catch: they’ve vowed to eat only granola, trail mix, or oatmeal along the way.
Two of the riders, coworkers at Wildtime Foods, will be on a tandem bike.
The plan is to ride 75 miles the first day, then finish the ride on Friday after camping for the night. Whit Hemphill, the co-owner of Wildtime, says the trip ties in with his company, which makes the food that the bicyclists are eating.
“We’re about making healthy decisions and getting out and being active and making good choices in terms of food and what you do while you’re doing that,” says Hemphill.
The five men plan to reach Crater Lake by Friday night, where their wives will pick them up.