*This post is part of a paid promotional partnership.*
If you’re looking for something fun to do on a bike this weekend, consider the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival.
The Oregon Coast is a perfect place to ride a fat bike. And Cannon Beach — just 80 miles west of Portland on Highway 26 — is the closest place to do it.
I first heard about the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival from our friend Daniella Crowder at Oregon Rides & Events — who also happen to be the owners of Bike Newport, a shop that won the Adventure Cycling Bicycle Travel Award in 2010. Wanting to get more people on bikes on the coast, Daniella and her crew worked with the Cannon Beach Tourism & Arts Commission on a three-day event full of rides and activities.
The result is the Fat Bike Festival. For just $12, you can get a weekend pass which will get you into: a sunset beach ride and bonfire with “fat bike games and activities” on Friday night, a poker ride and afterparty at a local pub on Saturday, and a fat bike beach clean-up event to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday the 22nd. You’ll have plenty to do on the bike, with lots of time in between to explore Cannon Beach on your own. And you don’t even need a bike because they’ll have free demo bikes to use.
To register and learn more, visit BikeCannonBeach.com.
Special thanks to Oregon Rides & Events for supporting BikePortland with this promotional campaign!
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