: Russ Roca

Join These Oregon Scenic Bikeway Rides

May 9, 2018
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What’s better than a ride on the Oregon Scenic Bikeway? Pedaling the route with dozens of friends on a coordinated ride. Fortunately there are plenty of Oregon Scenic Bikeways ride events happening this summer. The hard part is picking which ones to join.

Oregon Scenic Bikeways are the best road rides in the state, showcasing breathtaking scenery around ever corner. This year’s ride events vary from easy to challenging, day trips to multi-day treks — but all of them will give you major bragging rights.

Read the descriptions below to find the right Oregon Scenic Bikeway ride for you.

Photo credit: Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway Ride

Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway Ride

Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway

Eastern Oregon

June 23 – 24, 2018

Riders of all skill levels are welcome on the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway Annual Ride, where the roads are wide and have limited traffic. Adventurers seeking a challenge can tackle the entire 134-mile figure-8 route. Cyclists wanting a leisurely ride can join on the second day. Come explore the beauty of Eastern Oregon and ride some of the original Oregon Trail route.

Photo credit: Russ Roca

Up and Down Ride

Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway

Southern Oregon

July 21, 2018

The third annual Up and Down Ride is a beautiful, challenging and friendly ride. Choose between the 50-mile route starting at Emigrant Lake with 5,000 feet of climbing or the 96-mile Spencer Creek route with 7,800 feet of climbing. Both routes have water stops and feature a signature breakfast at the summit, plus a barbecue and craft beer waiting at the finish.

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Tour de Outback

Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway

Southern Oregon

August 4, 2018

Tour de Outback offers four picturesque rides ranging from 5 to 90 miles in length with routes for all skill levels. The route follows the Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway, starting in Lakeview along low-traffic roads through the Oregon high desert and the Fremont National Forest. Aid stations provided. Families are invited to participate in the Kid Ride.

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Faraday Moonlight Ride

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge

August 25, 2018

This 12-mile guided fun ride follows a gentle stretch of the Clackamas River in August when the moon is high and close to the earth. The route is along the first part of the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway from Estacada to the lower boat ramp on North Fork Lake. There will be prizes for best costumes and free pictures for all riders.

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Coastal Health Ride for Life

Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

Oregon Coast

September 15, 2018

The first annual Coastal Health Ride for Life showcases one of the most enchanting stretches of the Oregon Coast, with sea stacks, a Wild and Scenic River, cranberry bogs and a historic lighthouse. Choose from three routes: 25-, 44- or 61-miles, with everyone returning to Port Orford for food and fun.

Photo credit: Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway Ride

Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway Ride

Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway

Eastern Oregon

September 15 – 16, 2018

The 7th annual Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway Ride is a supported ride, with meals and water stops along the route. Community volunteers will deliver your items from location to another and provide a sag wagon. The two-day ride includes scenic views, historic towns, meals and transportation.

Photo credit: Jen Sotolongo

Killer Fang Ride

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge

September 29 – 30, 2018

Named for a treacherous rapid where the Clackamas River dives beneath a house-sized boulder, the Killer Fang Ride is designed for seasoned cyclists. The route includes mountain terrain, four National Wild and Scenic rivers, salmon spawning sites and camping at Oregon State Parks.

Photo credit: Geoff Gulevich

Timothy Lake Gravel Ride

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge

September 30, 2018

Challenge yourself with an unforgettable 32-, 41- or 93-mile route to one of Oregon’s most popular mountain lakes on the Timothy Lake Gravel Ride. Follow two National Wild and Scenic rivers through friendly communities, on road and gravel, to the pristine Timothy Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest and return to a meal and beverage.

Photo credit: Geoff Gulevich

Raging Rapids Rides

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge

September 30, 2018

Choose between 35 or 52 miles on the Raging Rapids Rides along shaded rivers and rollicking rapids. Cruise leisurely east as the waters begin to quicken, then pedal along a cedar-lined stream. Or ride through a picturesque mountain community before a steep climb to the famed Ripplebrook store. A meal and beverage await when you return.

Photo credit: Geoff Gulevich

Little Riffles Ride

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

Mt. Hood & the Columbia River Gorge

September 30, 2018

A flat social ride mostly along a gated road, the Little Riffles Ride is perfect for casual riders and children. Begin at City Hall or Faraday West and ride past three lakes through shaded maples and alders. Keep your eyes peeled for osprey or bald eagles.

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Featured Oregon Scenic Bikeways

Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway
134Mi, Challenging
La Grande, Eastern Oregon
Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway
55Mi, Extreme
Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway
61Mi, Moderate
Port Orford, Oregon Coast
Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway
71Mi, Challenging
Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway
108Mi, Extreme

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