75 Classic Rides Oregon: The Best Road Biking Routes

75 Classic Rides Oregon: The Best Road Biking Routes

by Jim Moore

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Overview

From an after-work ride through Portland's neighborhood streets or a family cycle along the flat Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, to a multi-day tour in the salty breezes of the Oregon coast -- if you're seeking the best bike trails in Oregon, you'll find plenty of blacktop bliss in 75 Classic Rides: Oregon.

75 Classic Rides is a Mountaineers Books series authored by passionate local cyclists who've put thousands of miles on their bikes to bring you the very best bike riding trails across their given state. The focus is on one-day routes (a mix of loops and one-way courses), but you'll also find suggestions for link-ups and some inspiring, longer routes for touring, including at least one cross-state route. Terrain varies from flat paved trails to epic mountain challenges. The bonus is all rides found within 75 Classic Rides also come with FREE downloadable ride cue sheets for each trip. Downloadable ride cue sheets are free with purchase of your book.

Each route description starts with the basic essentials to get you going: a brief overview, full-color map, elevation profile, difficulty level, round-trip distance, road conditions, and advice on the best season to ride. Full narrative descriptions tell what sights to expect, best towns for food or a cup of coffee, safety info on road shoulders and bike lanes, as well as turn-by-turn descriptions and mileage logs.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594856501
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Pages: 315
Sales rank: 724,024
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author






JIM MOORE pens cycling-related articles that appear regularly in The Oregonian and is a contributor to Cycle Oregon's publications and Travel Oregon's RideOregonRide.com. A member of Portland Wheelmen, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and other cycling associations, not surprisingly, Jim's also the guy who gets called on to plan bike tours for all his friends every year. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Overview Map 8

Rides-at-a-Glance 11

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 17

The Coast

1 Vernonia to Astoria 37

2 Youngs Bay 40

3 Three Capes Scenic Loop 43

4 Newport-Siletz Loop 47

5 Sweet Creek Falls 50

6 Siuslaw and Smith Rivers 53

Portland Metro

7 Banks-Vernonia Trail 57

8 Hagg Lake 61

9 Bald Peak Two Ways 64

10 Wine Country Tour 68

11 Sauvie Island 71

12 Skyline Boulevard Traverse 75

13 Marine Drive Path 79

14 Eastside Neighborhoods 82

15 Double Volcano 86

16 West Hills Highlights 90

17 Eastbank Esplanade 94

18 Springwater Trail 98

19 Lake Oswego Lollipop 101

Willamette Valley

20 Salem Family Fun Ride 106

21 Silver Falls 109

22 Covered Bridges Ride 113

23 Corvallis-Philomath Trails 116

24 Kings Valley 120

25 Alsea Falls 124

26 Quartzville Creek 128

27 Eugene Bike Paths 131

28 McKenzie View 134

29 Wolf Creek Loop 137

30 Row River Trail 140

Southern Oregon

31 Tour de Fronds 144

32 Rogue River Ramble 147

33 Cedar Flat Loop 150

34 Applegate Lake 153

35 Bear Creek Greenway 157

36 Old Siskiyou Highway 160

37 The Lakes Loop 163

38 Prospect to Ashland 166

Mount Hood and the Columbia Gorge

39 Sandy River Roller Coaster 170

40 Larch Mountain 174

41 Multnomah Falls Out-and-Back 176

42 The Waterfall Ride 179

43 Historic Columbia River Highway (Part 2) 182

44 Twin Tunnels 185

45 Hood River to The Dalles 187

46 Cherry Heights 190

47 Summit to Surf 193

48 Lolo Pass 197

49 Timothy Lake the Back Way 200

The Cascades

50 Camp Sherman 204

51 McKenzie Pass 208

52 Aufderheide Memorial Drive 211

53 Cottage Grove to Oakridge 214

54 Diamond Lake to Cottage Grove 217

55 Crater Lake Rim Road 221

56 Crater Lake Up-and-Over 224

Central Oregon

57 Bakeoven Road 228

58 Lower Bridge Road 231

59 Twin Bridges Loop 234

60 Prineville Reservoir 238

Eastern Oregon

61 The Windmill Ride 242

62 Fossil Lollipop 246

63 Heppner to Ukiah 249

64 Old Oregon Trail 253

65 Tollgate Pass 256

66 Joseph-Enterprise Loop 259

67 Union Loop 263

68 Baker City to Sumpter and Back 266

69 Summit Prairie 269

70 Burns to Frenchglen via the Narrows 273

71 Frenchglen to Burns via Diamond Valley 277

Multiday Routes

72 The Oregon Coast Route 281

73 Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway 291

74 Ride Across Oregon 297

75 Wallowa Mountains and Hells Canyon Loop 305

Resources 310

Index 313

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