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Oakland to Eugene (CO Weekend 2006)

  • Length:
    66.4 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Challenging
  • Nearby Cities:
    Oakland, Springfield, Eugene, Cottage Grove, Rice Hill
  • Region:
    Southern Oregon, Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Extended Climbs, Lake Views, Urban/Rural Mix

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Start southeast on N 1st St 72 feet (22 meters)
Turn left onto NE Oak St 0.9 miles (1391 meters)
NE Oak St turns slightly left and becomes Driver Valley Rd 3.1 miles (4960 meters)
Continue north on Elkhead Rd 14.9 miles (24035 meters)
Turn right on Scotts Valley Rd 1.5 miles (2370 meters)
Head east on Scotts Valley Rd 3.1 miles (5047 meters)
Head southeast on Scotts Valley Rd 0.2 miles (295 meters)
London Hill Rd turns left and becomes Shoestring Rd 5 miles (7974 meters)
Continue east on BLM Rd 105 feet (32 meters)
Continue northwest on London Rd 9.8 miles (15789 meters)
Turn left onto Latham Rd 1 miles (1546 meters)
Turn right on Hwy 99 N 0.5 miles (733 meters)
Head northeast on Hwy 99 N 1.7 miles (2662 meters)
Keep right at the fork 0.4 miles (701 meters)
Turn left onto N 9th St 0.1 miles (166 meters)
Turn right onto E Gibbs Ave 505 feet (154 meters)
Turn right onto Villard Ave 289 feet (88 meters)
Turn left onto N Lane St 0.6 miles (996 meters)
Turn right onto Hwy 99 N 1.9 miles (3024 meters)
Continue east on E Saginaw Rd 0.8 miles (1355 meters)
Turn left on Sears Rd 3.4 miles (5513 meters)
Head north on Sears Rd 3.1 miles (5019 meters)
Turn left onto E Cloverdale Rd 0.5 miles (817 meters)
Turn right on Dale Kuni Rd 1.4 miles (2328 meters)
Head north on Dale Kuni Rd 0.8 miles (1259 meters)
Turn right onto Hwy 99 N 2.1 miles (3334 meters)
Turn left on Dillard Rd 0.7 miles (1074 meters)
Head west on Dillard Rd 1.5 miles (2466 meters)
Turn left onto Dillard Loop 0.5 miles (729 meters)
Turn left onto Dillard Rd 2.9 miles (4726 meters)
Continue north on E Amazon Dr 1.1 miles (1769 meters)
Turn left onto E 24th Ave 1 miles (1621 meters)
Continue north on Amazon Pkwy 0.4 miles (609 meters)
Slight left onto High St 0.5 miles (858 meters)
Turn right onto E 13th Ave 0.5 miles (760 meters)

This route goes from Eugene to Oakland via Cottage Grove Lake, staying mostly on the east side of the freeway. It was Day 2 of the 2006 Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride, and pairs with Eugene-to-Oakland as a two-day trip. This route features a few stretches of gravel on the climb of London Hill, but it’s manageable even for skinny tires for most riders strong enough to take on this ride.

Starting in Oakland, the ride along Elkhead Road is pastoral, with some rollers and climbing before dropping down into Elkhead (which is really just a signpost). After turning onto Scotts Valley Road next to I-5, it’s a pretty good climb up London Hill and then another drop down into a pretty river valley.

From there you skirt along Cottage Grove Lake (you can stay on the road or choose the parallel path created by Weyerhaeuser) and into town. Cottage Grove has a nice old downtown with plenty of places to fuel up. From there it’s Willamette Valley riding – with one big climb up and over Dillard Road before descending into Eugene.

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Light

Seasons: All

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