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Cycle Oregon participant dies during sleep in Grants Pass

Posted on September 19th, 2009 at 12:37 pm.

The Cycle Oregon camp at Riverside Park in Grants Pass.(Photo © J. Maus)

BikePortland has confirmed that a man died in his tent Thursday night in Grants Pass while participating in the Cycle Oregon ride.
Someone on the ride first told us about the situation Friday night and then confirmed the death with official EMTs. This [...]

Cycle Oregon Day 5: From a bakery buffet to cheerleaders

Posted on September 17th, 2009 at 11:26 pm.

Rolling over the (newly rebuilt) historic Wimer Covered Bridge.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus)

Today's ride took us 76 miles from the small timber town of Glendale to the bustling southern Oregon city of Grants Pass.
The morning started out a bit dreary and overcast, but the first rest stop brightened everyone's mood. Heaven on Earth Restaurant [...]

Cycle Oregon Day 4: A 'wild and scenic' journey

Posted on September 16th, 2009 at 10:02 pm.

Rolling along Galice Road with the Rogue River below.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus)

Cycle Oregon Day 3: Over Grayback and back into Oregon

Posted on September 15th, 2009 at 9:05 pm.

Nothing like a guy dressed up as a pirate to get you through a tough climb.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus)

Cycle Oregon Day 2: To a place called Happy Camp

Posted on September 14th, 2009 at 6:33 pm.

The Klamath River was our constant companion as we made our way to Happy Camp.-Slideshow below/Day 2 Gallery-(Photos © J. Maus)

Cycle Oregon Day 1: Riding into the State of Jefferson

Posted on September 13th, 2009 at 11:25 pm.

Rolling through the countryside south of Medford.-Slideshow below/Gallery-(Photos © J. Maus)

If the rest of the week is this hard, I'm not sure what I'll do. Usually Cycle Oregon begins with easy, meandering miles. It's a traditional parade lap before the real riding begins on the second or third day. But not this [...]

Cycle Oregon: Notes and photos from base camp

Posted on September 13th, 2009 at 10:49 pm.

Bags, tents, and a bit of controlled chaos is typical for Day 0 at Cycle Oregon.-Slideshow below/Gallery-(Photos © J. Maus)

Cycle Oregon's 23rd year got started Saturday when 2,200-plus riders (and a few hundred volunteers, staff, and vendors) showed up in Medford. In front of them was 437 miles of epic riding through southern Oregon [...]

Checking in and thanks

Posted on September 13th, 2009 at 9:43 pm.

Eleni (6) and Danica (4) Maus in front of my Dad's house in Grants Pass.

Hi everyone. As you might have noticed, last week I was away from the office on a camping trip with the family. Now this week I'm still camping -- only this time I'm doing it with 2,500 other people as [...]

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