Gravel riding veteran Dan Morgan lives and breaths backroads bicycling (here a photo of him I snapped while we shared some miles in eastern Oregon last summer). I hope to profile him in more detail here on the Front Page sooner or later. For now, I want to share some poems written by Dan’s relatives: … Read more
First-ever Oregon Bicycle Adventure Summit coming later this month in Eugene is just the latest sign of surging interest in endurance events that take riders off the beaten path.
The beautiful roads near North Plains were a cakewalk compared to what was to come.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Riding “road” bikes on gravel and dirt roads is experiencing a major boom in popularity here in Oregon. On Sunday, I joined a dozen other intrepid riders for the “Women’s Bullshit 100” ride to found out why. … Read more
I knew there were vast swaths of unexplored land between the Cascade Range and the Alvord Desert, but what I didn’t realize was just how gorgeous and varied this rugged country was.
It was nice to finally meet Otto Miller.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Saturday I finally explored Otto Miller Road. I say finally, because I’ve heard about it for years; but I just haven’t gotten out to do it. Now that I’m finally riding a bit more and have some legs under me, I figured it … Read more