Cycle Oregon’s ‘Gravel’ goes east into wide open Wasco County

With its second year in the books, it feels like the Gravel event has found a home with Cycle Oregon. After three decades of their signature, 7-day “Classic” event, the nonprofit has found a sweet spot around one of cycling biggest trends: riding unpaved backroads, a.k.a. gravel grinding. The tiny eastern Oregon town of Dufur … Read more

An update on gravel in the bike lanes

Gravel on N. Interstate Ave. Photo taken yesterday (12/6).(Photo © J. Maus) Since the outset of what has become an epic Storm of 2008 (stories, photos), we wondered how the Bureau of Transportation would handle the perennial problem of gravel on the roadways — and especially the gravel that inevitably ends up all over the … Read more