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. Bike Cascade Locks

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

      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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  2. Gary Paasch, Oregon Cycling Pioneer

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    If Gary builds it, they will come. Hood River’s Gary Paasch is a self-starter of an unconventional sort. At age 15, he and his friend and mentor Jake Felt the owner of Dig Bikes, a new shop opening in The Dalles began building mountain…

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  3. Mountain Biking in Eastern Oregon’s Wallowa County

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    Out in the forests of northeast Oregon, there’s a place where putting knobby tire to trail will reward you with peeks at high-up mountaintops, views of a winding river valley, and glimpses into your very own mountain biker’s soul. That…

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  4. Olallie Ridge: A Descent Worth Climbing For

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    Calling all mountain goats and adrenaline junkies: Olallie Ridge is a trail that belongs on every mountain biker’s bucket list. Tucked behind the McKenzie River near the little mountain town of McKenzie Bridge, Olallie is a purely single-track…

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  5. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Now Open

    • Author:
      Kohleun Adamson
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    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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  6. Oregon’s Top Mountain Biking Destinations

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    Oregon offers some of the best mountain biking in the country, with a huge variety of scenic trails and lots of shred-worthy parks and training areas. To help bring these places the attention they deserve, we’ve launched a brand-new section of…

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  7. Ride the North Umpqua Trail

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    The NUT Oregon is home to some of the best mountain-biking destinations in the world, and the Umpqua National Forest is no exception. Southern Oregon’s 79-mileNorth Umpqua Trail,with its old-growth forest and technical single-track, is a…

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  8. Oregon Fall Foliage Rides

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    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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  9. Hermosa Tours Offers Mountain Bike Shuttle in Hood River

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Hood River in Mt. Hood / The Gorge

    Hermosa Tours NW is now offering commercial shuttle service to the top of Hood River’s Post Canyon trail network. One 14-passenger van with capacity to carry as many bikes has been designated the Post Canyon Shuttle, and is available for riders…

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  10. Mountain Biking and Beer? The Perfect Vacation!

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Hood River, Bend in Mt. Hood / The Gorge, Central Oregon

    Six years ago, the new owners of Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours wanted to create a tour that would really allow their clients to get the “Bend Experience.” After some trial and error, they developed the Bike & Brew tour, which has…

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  11. Mountain Bike Oregon – Oakridge

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails

    Oregon offers its residents and visitors a true bounty of open land, and the trail systems to see plenty of it. Given the appreciation our population has always had for the outdoors, it’s no surprise that magical mountain-bike trails attract many…

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  12. Sandy Ridge Trail System

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Sandy in Mt. Hood / The Gorge

    It’s a story with a perfect ending: mountain-bike enthusiasts and federal agencies get together and create a well-planned, well-designed and well-built trail system that provides nearly year-round, flowing single-track on the lower slopes of Mt.…

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  13. America’s Top Mountain Biking Town: 12 Reasons Bend, OR, Rules

    • Author:
      Courtesy of Mountain Bike Action
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Bend in Central Oregon

    Mountain Biking Action, a top national trail-riding publication, ran this story on the glories of Bend. (www.mbaction.com.) There are plenty of great mountain bike towns in America but most have a downside. Moab, Utah, is a slick wonderland, but…

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  14. Bend to Host 2011 and 2012 Marathon MTB Championships

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, Bend in Central Oregon

    USA Cycling announced this week that Bend will host the 2011 and 2012 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships. The annual event, which crowns 24 national champions in marathon mountain biking, has been held in conjunction with the Firecracker…

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  15. Lane County’s Oakridge is the Mecca

    • Author:
      Sharon Wootton and Maggie Savage
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      Oakridge, Creswell, Cottage Grove in Willamette Valley

    When mountain biker Randy Dreiling hurtles down the Alpine Trail, hugs the edge with empty elevation dropping off below him, passes through wildflower meadows and old-growth trees, by blooming rhododendrons or pedaling uphill, he has one thing on…

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  16. Discover Oregon Bicycling

    • Author:
      Jennifer McCormick
    • Posted in:
      Trails
    • Location:
      St. Paul, Salem, Albany, Klamath Falls, Hood River, Corbett, Vernonia, Redmond, Bend in Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Mt. Hood / The Gorge, Greater Portland, Central Oregon

    Discover bicycling for fun and exercise. One of our trails will suit your riding style whether you ride a road, hybrid or mountain bike. Although many state parks have short bicycle paths, there are several trails that are not to be missed. Oregon…

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