5 Days in Eastern Oregon

This special series was made possible through a partnership with Cycle Oregon, a non-profit that uses cycling as a tool for economic stimulation in rural Oregon towns.


5 days in Eastern Oregon: The charms of Baker City

Posted on September 10th, 2015 at 12:28 pm.

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Historic downtown Baker City is worth checking out.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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5 days in Eastern Oregon: Baker and Union Counties rally around off-road potential

Posted on September 1st, 2015 at 3:39 pm.

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A few of the people behind Eastern Oregon’s cycling boom.
Top L: Kristen Dollarhide (Executive Director Union County Chamber of Commerce). Top R: Timothy Bishop (Baker County Tourism Director). Bottom L: Whit Hartz (Co-owner, The Mountain Works Bicycles). Bottom R: Pat Thomas (Owner, Range Tour & Shuttle Co.)
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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5 days in Eastern Oregon: Wallowa Valley and Zumwalt Prairie

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 12:56 pm.

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A derelict homestead sits nestled in a remote valley on the rough and rocky Pine Road in the Zumwalt Prairie about 25 miles north of Wallowa Lake.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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5 days in Eastern Oregon: Riding rails and talking tourism in Joseph

Posted on August 19th, 2015 at 11:23 am.

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Anita and Kim Metlen on one of their railrider cars.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Last week I spent five days taking a closer look at bicycling and bike tourism in Wallowa, Baker, and Union Counties as part of a partnership with Cycle Oregon. Starting in the small town of Halfway on Monday, I rode northeast to circumnavigate the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness. I camped, rode rocky dirt roads, did some bushwhacking, sampled singletrack on a mountain bike, rolled on an official State Scenic Bikeway, and met the people working to make this region a biking destination. All this week I’ll share stories and photos from the road.
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5 days in Eastern Oregon: Halfway and an adventure to Ollokot

Posted on August 18th, 2015 at 12:52 pm.

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The Pine Valley Lodge in Halfway was hard to leave.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Last week I spent five days taking a closer look at bicycling and bike tourism in Wallowa, Baker, and Union Counties as part of a partnership with Cycle Oregon. Starting in the small town of Halfway on Monday, I rode northeast to circumnavigate the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness. I camped, rode rocky dirt roads, did some bushwhacking, sampled singletrack on a mountain bike, rolled on an official State Scenic Bikeway, and met the people working to make this region a biking destination. All this week I’ll share stories and photos from the road.
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