Now that we all know where we’re headed, I’m sure many of you are already counting the days until we converge in Elgin and begin what’s bound to be another epic adventure. But, as veterans of this event already know, in reality Day One of Cycle Oregon doesn’t happen in September – Day One happens today.
That’s because Cycle Oregon rises above the cliché – it really is about the journey and not the destination. It’s about a commitment to a lifestyle, and months of training, preparation and hard work. It’s about the great days in the saddle as well as the not-so-great days where you need to reach deep to keep on going. It’s about celebrating the rural Northwest and reveling in one the most beautiful places on Earth. And it’s about old friends, new friends and being part of a unique community with a shared passion.
So, whether you ride year ‘round or you’re just getting ready to get back on the bike for the first time this year, welcome to a new riding season – and welcome to Cycle Oregon 2010.