Oregon Cycling News, Tales and Perspectives

In a state so chock-full of cycling opportunities, it takes more than an events calendar to stay on top of everything that’s happening on two wheels. We’ve compiled information on upcoming events, travel stories related to cycling, relevant blog posts and more, to keep you up to date on the Oregon cycling scene.

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  1. Three Ways to Celebrate 30 Years of Cycle Oregon

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride,Events,Tour Companies

    Cycle Oregon, which started out as a crazy idea and has grown into one of the largest and most renowned bicycle tours in the country, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its signature week-long tour in 2017. They’re offering riders of all ages…

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  2. DIY Adventure in the Oregon Outback

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Dirt Road,Rural,Group-Ride,Events,5+ Day Rides,Gravel Rides

    Want to get out there really out there on your bike this year? The Oregon Outback, a semi-organized, largely off-road bicycle adventure into some of Oregon’s wildest spaces, returns May 26-31, with a twist. It’s a unique combination of…

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  3. Fully Supported Road Touring, Cascades Style

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride

    It’s the perfect combination for an epic summer adventure: spectacular routes with views of Cascade volcanoes, and renowned support along the way, on Oregon’s oldest week-long bike tour: the Oregon Bicycle Ride. OBR 2017, organized by Bicycle…

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  4. Tour the Oregon Coast

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    As we hit the prime days of summer riding weather which, in Oregon, are really late summer and early fall it’s time to think about that epic coastal ride you’ve maybe had in the back of your mind for a while. While Oregon has a stunning…

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  5. The Newest Scenic Bikeway: The Oregon Outback

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Lake Views,Wildlife Views,Wilderness,Rural,Road Routes,Scenic Bikeways

    One of the best things about riding in Oregon is the sheer diversity of routes you can find. Skim down the coast? Check. Follow sparkling rivers through deep forests? Yep. Tootle pleasantly through wine country? Got it. Long and challenging Cascade…

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  6. Tour de Fronds: Go Wild!

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Events

    Two things to know about the Tour de Fronds: 1. It has a clever name (fern fronds, Tour de France get it?) 2. It covers roads you would likely never ever ride unless you’re doing this event. Of course, once you’ve ridden it you’ll probably…

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  7. Historic Columbia River Highway Hits 100

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    A century ago, what is now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway was officially dedicated June 7, 1916. A marvel of engineering for its time, with innovative construction techniques such as rock walls and bridges, it was immediately…

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  8. Rider Alert: Summer Construction Season in Eastern Oregon

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Bike-Related

    This summer there will be multiple road-construction projects and other changes that potentially affect cyclists out on Oregon’s roads. ODOT’s statewide 2016 Summer Road Projects construction map will be available later this month through ODOT…

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  9. CROC – Spend Memorial Weekend on Two Wheels

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride,Events

    Join in a Memorial Weekend tradition that offers riders three days of route choices through the varied landscape of eastern Oregon. Since 2003 the Century Ride of the Centuries (CROC) has taken riders from Pendleton out into rolling wheat fields,…

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  10. Five Scenic Bikeways Event Rides for 2016

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride,Events,Scenic Bikeways

    Want a chance to check out five of Oregon’s unique Scenic Bikeways and enjoy them in the company of fellow riders, with organized support? Local proponent groups have organized rides this spring and summer for the Grande Tour, Old West,…

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  11. Ride the Heart of the Valley, April 23

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Events

    Ride the Heart of the Valley is put on yearly by the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine students with help from SCAVMA (the Student Chapter of American Veterinary Medical Association). This is a BIKE RIDE fundraiser for a good…

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  12. The World’s Best Bike Movies, at Filmed By Bike

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Events,Cycling Culture

    Immerse yourself in the creative world of cycling at the 14th Annual Filmed by Bike, a film festival featuring the world’s best bike movies May 6-8 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The festival will host a diverse array of movies, a…

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  13. 30th Annual Oregon Bike Ride: Small Tour = Big Fun!

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road,Group-Ride,Coastal,Events,5+ Day Rides

    This summer the Oregon Bike Ride will show cyclists from all over the country its special blend of scenery, amenities and hospitality when the event rambles through Wine Country and along the Oregon Coast, both in the same week: July 30 August 6…

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  14. Pedals ‘n Pears: Bike through the Blossoms in Medford

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      All Ages,Group-Ride,Events,1 Day Rides

    Medford’s annual Pear Blossom Festival has been going strong for 63 years but this year the festival is expanding into an activity territory we love: pedaling. The first annual Pedals n Pears event will debut Saturday, April 9, adding a…

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  15. Introducing the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes,Scenic Bikeways

    Oregon’s 15th Scenic Bikewaymeanders through the colorful John Day Fossil Beds, connecting the Eastern Oregon communities of Fossil, Service Creek, Spray, Kimberly and Mitchell. Cyclists onthePainted Hills ScenicBikeway, named for one…

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  16. Cycle Oregon 2016: Go for Gold!

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Cycle Oregon’s Week Ride, Sept. 10-17, will explore the wild beauty of the Southern Oregon Coast as part of its route. The 2016 route, announced Feb. 3 at the annual Kickoff Party, is themed Go For Gold…

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  17. Register Now for Oregon Triple Crown 2016

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Pre-registration is open now for the Mudslinger EventsOregon Triple Crownseries three routes that total 300 miles and 25,000 feet of climbing,from some of Oregon’s bestraces. This series combines the longest routes from three race…

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  18. Bike In, Bike Out at McMenamins Grand Lodge

    • Author:
      Jessica Lyness
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    McMenamins is an iconic family-owned Pacific Northwest hospitality group known for pioneering the craft beer movement, transforming abandoned buildings into travel destinations and creating 52 community spaces pubs, movie theaters, concert…

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  19. Two New Oregon Scenic Bikeways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    The number of Oregon Scenic Bikeways has grown to 14 with two exciting new additions for the summer of ’15: theWild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikewayand theCascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway. The 60-mileWild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikewaybegins…

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  20. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Crater Lake

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    ** August 8, 9:46 a.m. update: The Crater Lake bike was found by Leland Gilmore at 7:15 a.m. A bike racer from Portland, he found the bike a few hundred yards from Whitebark Pine Picnic Area along the Rim Route.** Each of the7 Wonders of Oregon…

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  21. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: The Painted Hills

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    ** July 11, 7:55 a.m. update: Kayla Webb camped overnight last night and rode the Mitchell-Service Creek Lollipop early this morning. She found her new bike waiting for her behind a tree at 5:50 am at Gird’s Creek Road, after spotting…

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  22. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: The Columbia River Gorge

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    **7/25 – This bike was found by Spencer Roedel.** Each of the7 Wonders of Oregonoffers a different, exciting ride. To celebrate this, we asked seven of the best bicycle buildersin the state to each build a one-of-a-kind bicycle, one for…

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  23. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: The Wallowas Bike

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    **July 18, 7:43 a.m. update: Corrine Vegter, a bike racer from Baker City, raced up Salt Creek Summit to find her new bike at 5:26 a.m. She discovered the bike hidden between some trees of of Wagon Road Trail. Congrats Corrine!** Each of the7…

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  24. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Smith Rock

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    ** June 26, 6:00 a.m. update: Jerad Harris rode his old mountain bike through the trails of Smith Rock early this morning to find his new mountain bike just off Canyon Trail near the horse ford. Congrats Jerad! ** Each of the7 Wonders of Oregon…

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  25. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Mt. Hood

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    **June 20, 7:00 a.m. update: this bike wasfound by Ben Sherwood** Each of the7 Wonders of Oregonoffers a different, exciting ride. To celebrate this, we asked seven of the best bicycle buildersin the state to each build a one-of-a-kind…

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