Old West Scenic Bikeway Tour (Spray)

June 10, 2016

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  • Tour Company:
    Over the Hill Bike Tours
  • Nearby Cities:
    Spray, John Day, Paulina, Canyon City, Mount Vernon
  • Region:
    Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon
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Over The Hill Bike Tours

RIDE LIMITED TO 18 cyclists.

We are looking for 1 additional friend, spouse or relative who will SAG till noon each day in exchange for dinners, snacks and breakfasts.

Within 13 miles of leaving Spray, on Friday, we will be on the Old West Scenic Bikeway, passing through Kimberly, John Day Fossil Beds Nat’l Monument area, Dayville, Mt Vernon and John Day to Prairie City. This is a long day but relatively flat along Hwy 26 through the John Day Valley. Saturday we start with a hard 9-mile climb into the trees before dropping down to Austin Jct. for cobbler and coffee before turning onto the quiet Middle Fork of the John Day river to Hwy 395 and climbing south to the small town of Long Creek. Sunday we climb out of Long Creek, fly downhill into Monument for lunch and follow the river to Kimberly and downhill into Spray.

Price: $270.00-$380.00

3 days of riding, 3 nights of lodging, 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, rest stop snacks

Distance: 199 miles, 9,705 elev. gain

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6973361

Day 0: Thursday evening arrive in Spray at the River Bend Motel and stay in a private room, a private room with friends or in a house with fellow riders

Day 1: Friday~ 82 miles, Spray- Prairie City Historic Hotel (nice rooms)

Day 2: Saturday ~69 miles, Praire City – Long Creek Motel

Day 3: Sunday ~48 miles, Long Creek – Spray


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