To celebrate the 7 Wonders of Oregon, we asked seven of the best bike builders in the state to build one-of-a-kind bicycles, one for each of the Wonders. And then we gave them all away.

Each week, we hid one of the bikes at the Wonder for someone to find, ride and own a piece of Oregon. Watch the videos and read below to learn more about the 7 bikes and the 7 lucky winners who were first to find them.

7 Bikes for 7 Wonders

BIKE FOUND
Mt. Hood

Wolfhound Cycles created a mountain bike that’s good at two types of riding found at Mt. Hood: remote, backcountry singletrack trails and lift-assisted bike-park riding. Learn more about the Mt. Hood bike.

BIKE FOUND
Smith Rock

The “Smith Rocket” was designed by Vulture Cycles for the challenging trails around Smith Rock — and there’s even a rope bag on the front for those who come for the rock climbing. Learn more about the Smith Rock bike.

BIKE FOUND
Painted Hills

The beautifully-colored layers of rock of the Painted Hills are mirrored in this adventure-ready bike, designed by Igleheart Custom Frames and Forks. Learn more about the Painted Hills bike.

BIKE FOUND
The Wallowas

Breadwinner Cycles created a “29er” bike custom-made to handle the wide-open spaces of the Wallowas and outfitted with gear for the remoteness of Eastern Oregon. Learn more about the Wallowas bike.

BIKE FOUND
Columbia River Gorge

Argonaut Cycles created the ultimate bike for the varied landscape of the Columbia River Gorge: one that’s built for climbing and able to handle its fair share of gravel roads. Learn more about the Columbia River Gorge bike.

BIKE FOUND
Oregon Coast

Ahearne Cycles built a fat-tire beach cruiser that feels right at home riding on wet or dry sand along the Oregon Coast — especially if that ride ends at a beach bonfire party. Learn more about the Oregon Coast bike.

BIKE FOUND
Crater Lake

DeSalvo Custom Cycles created a lightweight road bike built to race around the big elevation
changes and varied road surfaces of the Crater Lake area. Learn more about the Crater Lake bike.

About the Author: Emily Forsha

Emily Forsha is Travel Oregon’s Content & Community Manager. When she’s not road tripping around the state with her husband and two young boys, this proud native Oregonian is cooking up new recipes in her kitchen, sampling the latest craft brews and cheering on her beloved Oregon Ducks.

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  1. Bas Rotgans says…

    Show em the bikes! I like the portraits of the designers (a lot), but I also want to see what they came up with…

    Written on May 7th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  2. JJ says…

    So will the bikes actually be at the location when the first clue goes out or not until the Thursday clue goes out? Thanks!

    Written on May 7th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  3. Kate says…

    It’s too bad that with great woman-owned companies like Sweet Pea and Sugar Wheel Works you chose only men to build your seven wonders bikes. Seems to me that one of the wonders is that women are thriving in the bike business in Oregon. #BigMiss

    Written on May 7th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  4. Rebecca says…

    Fun idea! I was wondering- if a shorter or taller person finds the bike, would a new frame be made for them, or do they pretty much end up selling it to someone who is the right height?

    Written on May 8th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  5. Simona Bava says…

    I leave Oregon on the 18th of June do I have a chance???

    Written on May 8th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  6. chris Billman says…

    Make a sticker for each of the Bikeways something for the panner or fender something small to show you were their and did the ride change color for what year you road it . then it is a door opener and advertising word of moth

    Written on May 9th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  7. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi Kate, thanks for your feedback. We agree! Oregon has some amazing female bike builders. We reached out to some to see if they could participate in this program but the timing wasn’t right this time. Two of the bikes, however, are specifically built for female riders: the Painted Hills and Mt. Hood. We hope some female cyclists find these!

    In the meantime, check out this great profile we did on Oregon cycling pioneer Jude Kirstein, owner of Sugar Wheel Works: http://rideoregonride.com/hey-sweet-wheels-oregon-cycling-pioneer-jude-kirstein-talks-sugar-wheel-works/

    Written on May 12th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  8. Travel Oregon says…

    Simona, you need to stay just a couple more days! The first bike will be hidden later that week.

    Written on May 12th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  9. zeb says…

    Did the builders actually go to the areas for inspiration they built the bike for?? The wallowa bike is not for the Wallowa…….maybe for cruising to the Joseph bars on main st.

    Written on May 17th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  10. Sigan says…

    Can’t wait to be home June 10th! So glad term ends before the first scavenger hunt begins!

    Written on May 18th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  11. Rod Nepo says…

    I’ve been through 6 of them more than twice. It would be great to have a bike on my next trip.

    Written on May 18th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  12. brad ellis says…

    this is a awsome idea to get out and explore oregon and a great incentive. thank you for thinking of this i look foward to finding a few of these cool bikes.

    Written on May 20th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  13. Brianna Rickerd says…

    what a cool idea!!! Can’t wait to participate, how fun!!

    Written on May 20th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  14. Amber says…

    What a great idea! A fun way to encourage people to explore the Oregon outdoors.

    Written on June 3rd, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  15. Aakash Raghubansh says…

    I just sold my baby after graduating from Oxy because I couldn’t bring her on the plane. Now I don’t have a means of transportation and I’m on the market for a new road bike.

    Written on June 9th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  16. Jennifer eidson says…

    So excited to try this!

    Written on June 9th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  17. Patrick says…

    That’s not a scavenger hunt! That’s a free for all! Hiding the bike AT SANDY RIDGE on a SATURDAY?

    Written on June 15th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  18. Steve says…

    Please be more clear next time you do this. My roommate and I are taking time off to try to find a bike, but now we’re headed out on the wrong week. When you say each hunt ends on a Friday or Saturday and you mention the week of June 15th we thought the bike was going to be hidden at the beginning of the week not at the end (June 20). I’m sure we are not the only ones that are surprised by this.

    Written on June 16th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  19. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi Steve, we’re sorry about the confusion! We encourage anyone who’s interested in joining the hunt to review the FAQ link above as it gives great information about exactly when and how the bikes will be hidden.

    Written on June 17th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  20. Paola says…

    Is there a particular start time on the day of the hunt? Daybreak?

    Written on June 22nd, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  21. Declan says…

    See you guys out there for the sunrise on Friday!

    Written on June 24th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  22. Parker says…

    so Sunrise at Smith Rock was 5;22 AM on Friday, and the bike was found at 3:30 AM last night.

    I am glad the people who found the bike really liked it although the park is closed from dawn until dusk.

    It would have been nice if everyone had a fair shot- finding it during closed park hours before anyone got one hike in for the day doesn’t quite add up…

    Written on June 26th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  23. Billy says…

    Hide them at sunrise huh? The Smith Rock Bike was already found before sun up. Just after 4am as a matter of fact. I was there at 5am in time to see the lucky winner getting his glam shots for finding it.

    Written on June 26th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  24. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi Parker and Billy, The Smith Rock bike was found at first light, when the park opened at dawn. We have to hide the bikes before this time to ensure they are hidden when the scavenger hunt begins.
    We’re sorry you were disappointed in the hunt today, and would encourage you to keep on the hunt for one of the remaining five bikes!

    Written on June 26th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  25. Parker says…

    Thank you for your response. In closure, I would like to suggest that since dawn/sunrise was recorded at 5:22 AM at Smith Rock, for all the many people stepping out of their car around 5 seeing the hunt complete hours before in the middle of the night was disappointing.

    The park is closed from dawn to dusk, and dawn was on record at 5:22 AM. So it would have been nice to either clarify this hunt began in the night so it was fair to everyone and make that clear in the rules, or post a representative at the one entry point at the bridge prior to dawn saying the park is closed and the race doesn’t start at midnight but rather at sunrise/dawn like the rules state…

    It was a cool idea but needs tweaking if it is going to be fair/fun for people who read and followed your rules.

    Written on June 27th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  26. Josh says…

    The time referenced above is the actual sunrise, but dawn refers to all the light that fills the atmosphere before sunrise. Seems fair to me.

    Written on June 28th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  27. Shaun says…

    Wallowa bike Clue #2. “Starts at 5:19 after you pedal up” Several things bug me about this clue. 1st If I’m not mistaken that’s a road and nothing in the rules says you have to pedal. As I found last weekend when dozens of cars zooming past with a slight advantage on the 66 mile “trail”. 2nd if the search starts at 5:19 after I pedal up there does that mean I can pedal up there prior to the official search start time of 5:19? Or the prior day for that matter? As long as I’m not “searching” at the top until 5:19 I should be good right. I ask for clarification cause I would be very disappointed if the bike is found while pedaling up the 2000 ft climb by someone who drives up or camps on the trail the prior night.

    Written on July 16th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  28. Marie says…

    I am also wondering about the time difference…it states not to look for bikes in the dark…but they’re released before sunrise…

    Written on July 17th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  29. kim schafer says…

    This event has sparked interest in Oregon travel.
    I was watching the Wallowa Bike hunt. I have to agree with Parker, Billy and Poala-(Smith Rock) about the start time.
    For the Wallowa bike– For Corrine to bike 10+ miles to the top of Salt Creek Summit from the trail head to be at Wagon Road Trail in 7 minutes is incredible.
    were they up at the top over nite? Guess i’ll have to read the rules a little closer. hope this gets straightened out soon.

    Written on July 18th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  30. Jenny says…

    Disappointing that only one frame is not med/large (whereas most women do not fit into the 5′-8″+ category) thereby meaning since it’s take the size you win… This contest is basically targeting men :(
    Very disappointing.
    yes, I know. Win, resell is an option… But still… Couldn’t more than ONE bike have been sized to the height of the average American female?? 5’4″ or 5’5″.

    Written on July 21st, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  31. Travel Oregon says…

    Thanks for all the interest in the scavenger hunt! Anyone arriving at the bike before technical sunrise will be disqualified by the Travel Oregon representative who is with the bike. Although we encourage contestants to avoid searching in the dark so as to avoid problems (accidents, injury or becoming lost), it is not possible for the Travel Oregon representative on location to monitor all the trails surrounding each bike location. We’ve updated the FAQ to help clarify. Thanks for the feedback!

    Written on July 22nd, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  32. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi Jenny, we can see how this would be disappointing. Catering bikes to a large audience can be difficult, and we tried to include a variety (small, medium, medium/large and large). Still, we hope you have a great time searching and exploring in these fantastic locations. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

    Written on July 22nd, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  33. Murray says…

    Regarding clue #2 for the Columbia River Gorge bike, I just need a small clarification: Will the bike either be at the Hood River end of the Mark Hatfiled Trail or the other end in The Dalles? Or could it be in Mosier? Thanks.

    Written on July 23rd, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  34. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi Murray, we can’t give out any additional information beyond what’s in the clues above. Good luck!

    Written on July 24th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  35. Mike says…

    That was a blast this morning!

    I realize now that all the clues were in that video. Couldn’t figure out why you showed him at the boat ramp. Now I know that it was Koberg Beach, and the bike was on the Old Koberg Beach Road that leads from the old Historic Hwy (Hatfield trail in this area) to Koberg Beach. And I also caught “Head west in the morning” to clue us it would be closer to the Mosier end.

    Great work…do this again next year!

    Written on July 25th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  36. John White says…

    Are volunteers (not employees) for Friends of Crater Lake (not the NPS) eligible for the bike scavenger hunt this weekend?

    Written on August 5th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  37. Travel Oregon says…

    Hi John, since Friends of Crater Lake is affiliated with the park, volunteers of the organization would not be eligible to participate according to the official rules.

    Written on August 5th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
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