Barrel to Keg Gravel Ride (& new road option)
July 23, 2017 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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Start of Gravel Ride is at Harris Bridge Vineyard. From Corvallis: Go west on Highway 20, through Philomath (10 miles from Highways 99W/34/20). Watch for signs for the Harris Bridge Vineyard, turning right at Highway 223, right onto Harris Road, and go 2.5 miles to HBV (the paved road turns to gravel). (Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Road, Philomath, OR 97370)
Start of Road Ride is at Yaquina Bay Yacht Club in Newport: 750 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365
From Corvallis Go west on Highway 20 towards Newport. Take the first left at the light on Southeast Moore Drive, at bottom of hill go right on Bay Blvd., yacht club is an immediate left and shares the parking lot w/ England Marine. Gravel Ride: The ride begins at Harris Bridge Vineyards as you start the 44 mile gravel journey by riding through the Harris Covered Bridge. You will be on well marked extremely rural country gravel roads. You will need to have a bike capablle of riding rough dirt and gravel roads. At rest area #2, mile 44 ~ Elk City County Park, the road turns to pavement and we connect w/ the road riders. The road section of the ride follows along the Yaquina River through the town of Toledo and along a nice, wide shouldered country road where you can be sure to view wildlife and low traffic. We end our day at the Yacht Club which sits on the waters edge overlooking the bay and the famous Yaquina Bridge.
Road Ride: Riders begin the journey along the Bay Road which meanders along the Yaquina River and climbs into the town of Toledo. Elk City Park sits on the river and is where you will enjoy a snack break & rest stop. This is the point where our Gravel Riders and our Pavement riders meet before you turn around and head back to the Yacht Club for an awesome finish line party. This route enjoys low traffic, nice shoulders, scenic views, a couple of great climbs, & 45 miles of road bike worthy pavement.