Oregon has put a fair amount of effort into promoting a bike route near its beautiful coast, but its official tourism agency isn’t a big fan.
Sunrise in Newport.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last week I joined about 50 other folks for a ride down the Oregon Coast Bike Route. In six days of pedaling, we covered about 370 miles — most of it along the shoulder of Highway 101. This route isn’t just one of the premier cycle touring routes in … Read more
Exploring the coastline in Cape Blanco State Park.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) I’m back in Portland now, but I’ve still still got 114 stunning miles of the Oregon Coast Bike Route to share. We didn’t have any connection to the outside world on our last night in Arizona Beach on Thursday night. Then yesterday, after our … Read more
I found this fun trail near Boiler Bay.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Today’s ride was all about what happened off Highway 101. The 50 or so riders on the People’s Coast Classic woke up early from an RV Park campsite on the outskirts of Tillamook to tackle an 80+ mile route that took us all the … Read more
Few towns can match the scenic charms of Astoria.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The fourth annual Amgen People’s Coast Classic got off to a near-perfect start today. The ride is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation and everyone on the ride has been impacted by some form of arthritis in one way or another. Some people … Read more