Tour de Fronds
June 18, 2016 from 6:30 am - 6:00 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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The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas. The Tour de Fronds transverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
This year, the Tour offers seven ride options from 30 to 101 miles, with variable elevation gains up to 8,000’ over the coastal range on low-traffic roads. We have two gravel/asphalt rides, plus asphalt rides that include a Metric Century to Eden Valley and a Century to the Dutch Henry Rd.
New this year are our two asphalt/gravel rides: the 55-mile Big Tree-Flannigan Prairie and the 71-mile Rogue River-Old Agness Store Metric Century Adventure.The Big Tree ride takes you to the largest Port Orford Cedar in the world. The Rogue River ride takes you right to The Old Agness Store, a perfect stop for lunch with their fresh baked breads and delicious milkshakes.
Powers Lions Club is an equal opportunity recreation service provider, operating under special use permit within the Bureau of Land Management, Medford District and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.