Day 2 – September 12: Camas Valley to Bandon
“Heroic Hills” 75 miles
Shortly after leaving the valley, you’ll tackle one of the tougher hills of the ride. From the top, you’ll follow the ridgeline with endless views of the coastal range, through active logging areas that power the economies of the small towns along the way. A quick and steep descent leads into miles of gentle downhill riding along the Coquille River. After lunch in a park, three short climbs take you into the timber town of Coquille for another break. The Coquille River remains your guide as you ride through marshlands and coastal farms—and get your first peek of the Pacific Ocean—before arriving in Bandon-by-the-Sea to sleep.