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.
The mission of the Heritage Museum is to preserve and display the history and culture of the river town of Independence and Polk County through collections of artifacts, documents, and photographs and to make them available to the public by means of tours, programming and access to files and to work with other historical groups and community organizations. The museum has many items and exhibits on display including an exhibit on Independence’s history as the Hop Capital of the World, and the “On to Oregon” Cavalcade – a group that retraced the Oregon Trail in a wagon train ending in Independence.