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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: The Oregon Coast

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    **August 1st, 6:12 a.m update: This bike was found by Mark Hedrix atCape Blanco State Park.** 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…

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  5. Crater Lake is Vehicle-Free Until May 15

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Come enjoya rare opportunity to experience Crater Lake by bike, without traffic! A15-mile section of roadway from Rim Village to the north entrance of Crater Lake National Park is available for use by pedestrians and cyclists only until May 15.…

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  6. 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    There’s no doubt that Oregon is a wonderful place to ride bikes our state offers a unique combination of a wide variety of terrain and tangible bike-friendliness. It’s also home to unique, natural beauty and the 7 Wonders of Oregon. So to…

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  7. Eat and Drink Along the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Need anotherreason tograb your bike andheadtoEastern Oregon this spring? We have several as long as you’re motivated by exceptionalfood and drinks. (And who isn’t?) Anyone who’s ridden a full day on a bike knows…

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  8. Coastal Mountain Sport Haus: A Bike Lodge in Vernonia

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Travel Oregon’sBike Friendly Business programlaunched in January 2014 as a way toenhance and encourage opportunities for biking and bike tourism around Oregon. Some of thefirst and most enthusiastic participantswere Glen and Sandy…

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  9. Cycling Pioneer: Path Less Pedaled

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Cycling Culture

    Laura Crawford and Russ Roca built their dream job on wheels and it took off. It’s a job that thrills them and that benefits others. They call it the Path Less Pedaled. In 2009, Roca and Crawford set off to explore the world on their bikes.…

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  10. Four Rides Around the Wallowas

    • Author:
      Scott Warren
    • Posted in:
      Mountain Views,Rural,Attractions

    Few things feel as freeing as exploring wide open spaces and quiet roads by bicycle. Eastern Oregon is one of the places where the rides, the roads and the vistas are so good you’ll feel like you stumbled into a cycling heaven. These rides are…

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  11. BIKE Features Oregon’s Central Cascades in Bible of Bike Tests

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Oregon’s Central Cascades serves up an amazing selection of mountain biking experiences from flowing cross-country trails on sandy basalt to downhill single-track in old-growth rainforest. And although that’s not news to locals, our mid…

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  12. Oregon’s United Bicycle Institute

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    As with most trades, bicycle mechanics and frame building are best learned hands on. Apprenticing at a bike shop or picking up skills from a savvy friend are two ways this can happen but the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland and Portland…

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  13. Rider Account: Willamette Valley Bounty by Bike

    • Author:
      Alex Phillips
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, Oregon’s first designated Scenic Bikeway, windsthrough the fertile Willamette Valley, where moisture, soil and mild temperatures come together to create a harmoniousclimatefor food growing and year-round…

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  14. Staying Safe on Your Bike

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Educational

    How do you prioritize safety when you ride a bike? When many people think of bike safety, they think of the obvious: Wear a helmet and pay attention. And while both are excellent pieces of advice, they don’t give a complete picture of what it…

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  15. Gravel Routes: New on Ride Oregon

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    In Oregon,we don’t limit ourselvesto paved roads. And wedon’t even stop at mountain biking trails. That’s because our state’s landscape includesremote expanses chock full of mountains, shorelines, prairies, rivers,…

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  16. Oregon Cycling Pioneer: Chris Bernhardt

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Bike-Related

    Oregon is well-known and well-loved for its mountain biking bounty with forests, mountains and valleys that form magnificent backdrops for some of the best trails in the world. But for Chris Bernhardt, that’s not quite enough. We have lots…

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  17. Pedal a Historic Stretch of Railway in Joseph

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    You’ve heard of Rails-to-Trails. But what if you could just ride the rails themselves? That’s the question Eastern Oregon resident Kim Metlen asked about the several miles of railway tracknear his home in Joseph.Metlen has designed…

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  18. Oregon Cycling Pioneer: Christy Rheu Waldner

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Christy Rheu Waldner has turned her passion for cycling into a community affair, for a simple reason: I receive joy from helping make someone else’s journey a little more pleasant, she says. Waldner, owner of Mt. Vernon’s Bike Inn, a…

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  19. Mountain Bike Oregon’s 10th Anniversary

    • Author:
      Ayleen Crotty
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    “I’ve been to mountain bike festivals all over, and nothing compares to Mountain Bike Oregon. I’ve never seen another festival that’s so much about the riding,” says International Mountain Bike Association representative…

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  20. Bike the Bridges! Providence Bridge Pedal

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Group-Ride,Road Routes,Events,Cycling Culture

    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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  21. Bikepacking: Oregon Off-Road Touring

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    Bikepacking:It’s backpacking. It’s biking. And it’s taking Oregon by storm. For those who’ve dabbled in bicycle touring on Oregon’s miles of scenic roadways or backpacking on our picture-perfect trails, bikepacking might be the…

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  22. Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Urban,Cycling Culture,neighborhood greenways

    Want to takea ride in Portland? Oregon’s largest metro areais well-known for being one of the most bike-friendlycitiesin the nation. One reason it holds this designationis the presence ofneighborhood greenways designated bike…

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  23. Oregon Cycling Pioneer: dark:30 sports’ Steve Cash

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Bike-Related

    Steve Cash’s metamorphosis from career Marine to cycling and multi-sport race coordinator makes a surprising amount of sense when you hear him tell his story. The extremely challenging raceshe dreams up seem oddly reasonable, too. Because if you…

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  24. Restricted Night Access on Highway 101

    • Author:
      Ride Oregon Staff
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    An Oregon Department of Transportationnighttime re-paving project will close one lane of US 101 between Newport and Waldport to all traffic. Work will take place June 24 to July 31, 2014 between7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays.…

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  25. Sunday Parkways 2014

    • Author:
      Brynna King
    • Posted in:
      Attractions

    What would happen if you chose a six-mile route through a neighborhood and closed those streets to all motorized traffic on a fine Sunday afternoon? You’d get all manner of people out riding, walking, skating and who knows what else to mingle…

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