Tonight was the route announcement for Cycle Oregon’s 30th anniversary ride. There’s a large loop that includes Crater Lake and Sisters/Bend. The start/finish is at the town of Tumalo, just north of Bend. The route is very similar to the 2007 route; here’s the breakdown.
[BikePortland contributor Will Vanlue is on the Cycle Oregon ride this week. This is his latest dispatch.] Plenty of cones help keep things safe as Cycle Oregon riders roll down Highway 97.(Photos by Will Vanlue) Cycle Oregon’s mission of helping the economies of Oregon’s rural communities keeps the route, for the most part, on quiet … Read more
Today’s route: 49 miles, 1,300 ft. elevation gain Today we packed up for the last time and faced a stiff headwind for a short but sweet ride back into Umatilla. The route rolled through wheat farm country dotted with old barns and back through the Walla Walla onion crops I remembered from our first day. … Read more
[Leaving Union] What bike tour would be complete without at least one epic day? Today was that day. After a smattering of rain last night, we embarked on our penultimate day’s ride under our first morning of questionable weather so far. Ominous clouds lingered overhead and riders suited up for the worst. At last night’s … Read more
[Camped on the UnionHigh School football field.] Today is our rest day here in the great little town of Union, Oregon and if you want to know what Cycle Oregon is all about, this day pretty much sums it up. The 3,000 or so riders, volunteer and crew that make up Cycle Oregon have descended … Read more