Proposed ‘Scenic Bikeway’ would connect Hillsboro to Banks-Vernonia Trail

The beautiful roads just outside Hillsboro.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Oregon’s State Scenic Bikeway program has really taken off in recent years. Routes have sprung up all over the state and they’re spurring economic development and providing people with great bike adventures. But so far, none of them are very close to Portland. Now comes word … Read more

Travel Oregon rolls out promotional video for Old West Scenic Bikeway

Still from new Travel Oregon video. Travel Oregon has just released the first in a series of new videos in their ongoing effort to promote Oregon’s burgeoning network of officially designated State Scenic Bikeways. Last week we shared a bikeways marketing push that made its way onto a jumbotron in New York City’s Times Square. … Read more

Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways make it big with NYC Times Square ad

Looks even better in Times Square. Travel Oregon (a combined effort of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Tourism Commission) is continuing their aggressive promotion of Oregon as a premier bicycling destination. Last week they announced the publication of a new map of their Scenic Bikeways system and today they celebrated when … Read more

‘Two Wheels Spoken’ in eastern Oregon as bike tourism blooms

[Story and photos by Russ Roca of The Path Less Pedaled] This is what the bike tourism revolution looks like.(Photos © Russ Roca/The Path Less Pedaled) Eastern Oregon is known for its dry climate; but there’s something taking root along its gorgeous backroads that could help grow the economy of its many small communities: bicycle … Read more

Take a ride on the ‘Grande Tour’, Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway

Riding the new Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway.(Photos by Kristin Dahl/Travel Oregon) In case you missed it, the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department released their ninth Scenic Bikeway last week. The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway is a 134 mile, figure-eight loop between Baker City and La Grande that winds between the Wallowa and Whitman National … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Three new Scenic Bikeways get unanimous support from Oregon Parks Commission

Expect more signs like these popping up all over Oregon.(Photo © J. Maus) At their meeting in John Day this morning the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission voted unanimously to to designate three new State Scenic Bikeway routes. That brings the total to four and the new routes join the existing Willamette Valley Scenic … Read more

Eight new routes designated as Oregon Scenic Bikeways

On the roads outside Heppner, in eastern Oregon.(Photos © J. Maus) The State of Oregon’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced eight new routes that will soon become official Oregon Scenic Bikeways. The routes criss-cross the state, from the Willamette Valley across the Cascade Range and into eastern Oregon. The new routes — the first … Read more

Newswire: Oregon Scenic Bikeways program now on the road

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Nov. 3, 2009 MEDIA CONTACTS: Alexandra Phillips OPRD Bicycle Recreation Coordinator 503-986-0631 Oregon Scenic Bikeways program now on the road Online handbook tells how to nominate routes for designation Oregon bicycle riders can now nominate their favorite routes for consideration as State Scenic Bikeways. Such designated bikeways would follow roads … Read more