Cycle Oregon Week Ride 2016
September 10 - 17, 2016
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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For 2016, Cycle Oregon heads to the Southern Oregon Coast for the first time in more than 20 years. The route will begin and end in Myrtle Creek, with additional overnight stops in Camas Valley, Bandon, Gold Beach, Indian Mary Park near Galice, and Glendale. Riders will stay two nights in Gold Beach, with an optional loop ride to Brookings and back on the layover day.
The route highlights include a side trip to Cape Blanco Lighthouse on Day 3, lunch at Harris Beach State Park on Day 4, and a challenging 16-mile climb from the Rogue River to the summit of Bear Camp Road on Day 5.
This area of the state is a hidden gem – most of the state’s population base heads to the coast from Portland and the Willamette Valley, to destinations on the central and north sections of the coast. But the Southern Oregon Coast offers all the rugged beauty of Oregon’s famed shoreline, with far fewer people and less traffic.
Come enjoy the legendary hospitality of Oregon’s small towns on one of the premier bike tours in the country!