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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The 7 regions of Oregon
  1. Introducing Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway

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

    Traverse the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of northern Central Oregon, known as River Canyon Country, on Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway. The Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway winds along the Deschutes River on a 33-mile loop, stopping…

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  2. 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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  3. The Newest Scenic Bikeway: The Oregon Outback

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

    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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  4. Introducing the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

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

    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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  5. Bike the Bridges! Providence Bridge Pedal

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

    Portland is a city of bridges and one of the best ways to capture the essence of this unique placeis to ride thosebridges. Every year, the Providence Bridge Pedal allows you to wind your way across six, eight, even 10 bridges, in lanes…

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  6. Bike Cascade Locks

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

      It’s named for its locks. Now, it’s searching for the key to revitalizing its economy. For Cascade Locks, a small city in the Columbia River Gorge, tourism specifically outdoor tourism, fueled in part by cycling is…

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  7. 7 Miles of I-84 Closed to Bikes

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

    Editor’s note: I-84 is open againas of August 13, 2015 It’s road-work season, and a 7-mile stretch of I-84 between Hilgard State Park and La Grande in Northeast Oregon is temporarily closed to cyclists traveling both directions. During…

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  8. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Now Open

    • Author:
      Kohleun Adamson
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    A new section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail opened November 14, 2013, covering a 1.6-mile stretch between Troutdale, Oregon, and Cascade Locks, Oregon in a 12-foot-wide bike path. This scenic pass opened with impeccable timing,…

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  9. Rider Account: From Hillsboro to Astoria

    • Author:
      Jered Bogli
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    Toward the end of winter I found myself staring at maps of Oregon, dreaming of rides to come. I saw the space between Highway 6 and Route 30 as a place to ride. On the map this area appeared to be lonely; there were only a few roads and even fewer…

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  10. Cycling the Oregon Coast Route

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    The 370-mile Oregon Coast Bike Routefrom Astoria to Brookings is a staple West Coast ride for both Oregonians and visitors from all over the world. It’s marked in its entirety with Coast Route signage, and mostly follows Highway 101 as a…

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  11. A Closer Look at the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    Riding the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikewayin the spring is an Oregon cycling tradition. Why the spring? McKenzie Pass closes each winter, and although it’s rideable all summer, it opens to cyclists for a few weeks every year before cars are…

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  12. Oregon Fall Foliage Rides

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    Nearly half of Oregon is covered in forests. And while most of these forests are made up of evergreens, you can almost always find a deciduous tree (or several!) peeking through between the pines. Come fall, it’s a beautiful sight entire…

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  13. A Closer Look at the Old West Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes

    Visiting Eastern Oregon by bike is like traveling back to a simpler, slower time. Ten small towns, 174 miles of wide-open road, and a whole lot of wild blue yonder are both the journey and the destination for those lucky enough to tour the Old West…

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  14. Two New Scenic Bikeways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Bend, Cottage Grove in Central Oregon, Willamette Valley

    In January 2012, the number of official Oregon Scenic Bikeways expanded to eight, with the addition of the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway starting in Bend and the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway, starting in Cottage Grove.

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  15. Amgen People’s Coast Classic: Ride the Oregon Coast

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Seaside, Newport, Brookings, Astoria in The Coast

    The Amgen People’s Coast Classic benefit cycling tour has announced the official 2011 route, which will follow the official Oregon Coast Cycling Route. The tour will start at The Maritime Museum in Astoria, at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 11, 2011…

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  16. Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Albany, Brownsville, Independence, Salem in Willamette Valley

    Scenic Byways are not a new concept; some of the great driving routes in the nation share this designation (including 10 in Oregon). But leave it to Oregon to plan and designate the first official Scenic Bikeway in America.

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  17. Providence Bridge Pedal

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Portland in Greater Portland

    Portland is a city of bridges – and one of the best ways to capture the essence of this unique city is to ride its bridges. On one day each year, those bridges are turned over to cyclists. The annual Providence Bridge Pedal allows you to wind your…

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  18. An Oregon First: The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Alex Phillips
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Albany, Eugene, Salem in Willamette Valley

    Oregon Scenic Bikeways are chosen with cyclists in mind: endearing historic downtowns, breathtaking scenery, and bicycle lanes where possible. Oregon’s first designated scenic bikeway celebrates the Willamette Valley, its people and its…

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  19. Tuck Your Bike into a Suitcase and Off You Go

    • Author:
      Jim Moore
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Portland in Greater Portland

    So what to do when your vacation involves flying? You can box up your ride — if you don’t mind the time, trouble and exorbitant excess-baggage fees ($175 on United for any bike!). You can try to find a decent bike to rent at your…

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  20. Hey, Stranger! Ride With the Locals When You Travel

    • Author:
      Jim Moore
    • Posted in:
      Road Routes
    • Location:
      Portland in Greater Portland

    In the classic cycling movie “Breaking Away,” Dave Stoller is a 19-year-old bike-obsessive with a tribe of three friends. Where Dave goes, his bike goes. His friends accept this about him. That’s all I ask of my wife when we go on…

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