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

Meet Portland’s adventure riding ‘route master’ Ryan Francesconi

What makes a great cycling city? We often think of bike-friendly policies and politicians, or bikeway miles and ridership statistics. But if you ask me, the most important part of what makes a place great for cycling is the people who live in it. Here in Portland, we’re lucky so many smart, dedicated, selfless, and … Read more