Eugene (KMTR) - Tuesday and Wednesday are days off for athletes at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, and local businesses are hoping to lure visitors away from Hayward Field.
Rain or shine, tourism directors are promoting all kinds of outdoor activities.
Lisa Lawton of "Travel Lane County say the wet conditions have not dampened visitors' desire to get outside and see what the Willamette Valley has to offer. She says helicopter tours on the coast are receiving a lot of interest, but, that's not all.
Visitors stopping by the travel booth at Hayward Field are showing interest in biking, hiking trails, fishing, and rafting trips. Lawton says they're not afraid to leave town either. "Cottage Grove, if they want to head down there and do a cycling trip, if they want to head up to Oakridge and do some mountain biking we've certainly gotten a lot of inquiries about that."
Lawton says they're encouraging visitors to explore outside of Eugene, and Lane Transit is offering free transportation options all over the county. "If they want to head up to the McKenzie region, all they have to do is show their tickets, and they can have a free shuttle on up to those areas."
Lawton says if you prefer indoor activities, local wineries and craft breweries have great tours available.