Articles by Otis Rubottom

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McMinnville for Two

January 1st, 2014

McMinnville sits smack in the middle of Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley wine region, but don’t call it a …

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What are the best mountain biking trails not too far from the Camas/Portland area? – Linda M.

I’m fond of Three Corner Rock, right outside Washougal. In addition, Ride Oregon Ride is a great resource for…

April 19th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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If I plan to do the coast ride by myself, what would you recommend to prepare for the trip from North – South on Rt. 101?

The Oregon coast is a pretty fantastic stretch of coastline, complete with a ton of off-bike adventures and amenities…

March 12th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Where’s the best cycling trails in Portland or surrounding? I want a 30-40 mile-ish ride with pretty views!

There are tons of great rides in the Columbia Gorge, 60 miles from Portland.There are no mountain bike trails of that…

February 3rd, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Cat Skiing Mt. Bailey

December 6th, 2011

Two inches per hour. That’s how fast the snow’s falling outside. Enough snow that, if you add serious wind, you…

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Historic Astoria

May 1st, 2011

Poised at the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria has seen and made a lot of history. This year the city celebrates…

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Mountain Bike Oregon

February 1st, 2011

All sports have a Mecca of some kind, a place hardcore fans or participants yearn to visit, either to bask in the glory…

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About Author Otis Rubottom

Otis Rubottom has been riding, and writing, in Oregon for over 12 years. He authored Rubber to the Road, Vol. II, a book of Portland bike rides, and contributes to various publications both online and print. He's looking forward to helping enthusiastic riders discover more of Oregon's roads, trails, and the stuff in between.

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