2016 Weekend Ride
The Cycle Oregon Weekend is our version of Summer Camp – on wheels, and for all ages. Escape for a three-day immersion into the good life, with a perfect balance of riding and playing. There are routes for everyone from hard-cores to kids, and everyone gathers to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and unmatched amenities Cycle Oregon is known for.
Dates: July 8-10 Cost: $199 adult, $99 youth, 6 and under free
Host: Oregon State University – Corvallis
“Follow Flats to Falls” Short: 14 Mid: 35 or 55 Long: 68 miles
From the home base of Oregon State University in Corvallis, the centermost town of the Willamette Valley, you’ll head west toward the Coast Range. The short and medium routes take mostly flat, quiet roads through agricultural and forested areas, as they cruise past many small towns. The long route goes father toward the coast and includes some short climbs and long descents as it follows a peaceful single-lane road along the south fork of the Alsea River and stops for a break at Alsea Falls. All routes eventually join together before heading back to camp for the night
“Explore the Valley” Short: 16 Mid: 55 Long: 73 miles
Today you’ll head east out of Corvallis for a mostly flat day through the valley. All routes ride portions of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway before the short route breaks off and the medium and long routes stop by the Willamette River for a break. The long route splits from the medium route and heads for Crawfordsville. If you choose the long way, you’ll go through forests and past historic buildings as you conquer the day’s only climb. You’ll descend to arrive at the Crawford covered bridge and then reconnect with medium-route riders over lunch in the picturesque town of Brownsville. Later, you’ll stop at the historic Thompson’s Mill, the oldest water-powered mill in Oregon, before rejoining the short route and heading back to camp to celebrate.