Day 2 – Sunday, July 10
“Explore the Valley” 16/55/73 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.