Road Biking Oregon

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From the rocky promontories and wide sandy beaches of the coast to the heights of Mount Hood and the Three Sisters, enjoy the dramatic diversity of Oregon on two wheels. Grab this guidebook, put on your helmet, and hit the road on forty carefully designed tours, which vary in length from 8 miles to 118 miles and cover a whole range of abilities and fitness levels.Inside you'll discover: detailed profiles of each ride, including traffic conditions, terrain, and length; vivid descriptions of points of interest; ...
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Overview


From the rocky promontories and wide sandy beaches of the coast to the heights of Mount Hood and the Three Sisters, enjoy the dramatic diversity of Oregon on two wheels. Grab this guidebook, put on your helmet, and hit the road on forty carefully designed tours, which vary in length from 8 miles to 118 miles and cover a whole range of abilities and fitness levels.Inside you'll discover: detailed profiles of each ride, including traffic conditions, terrain, and length; vivid descriptions of points of interest; listings for local restaurants, hotels, bike shops, and rest rooms along the way; maps and elevation profiles.Whether you are an experienced cyclist, an emerging enthusiast, or someone looking for a perfect family ride, you'll find routes in Oregon that are perfect for your ability and interest. (6 x 9, 288 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762711932
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Series: Best Bike Rides Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,388,982
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Geography vi
Weather vi
Road and Traffic Conditions vii
Tour Profiles vii
Equipment viii
Eating and Drinking x
Touring Checklist xi
Rules of the Road xii
How to Use This Book xiii
Bike Rides
1 Sauvie Island Ramble 1
2 Skyline Cruise 7
3 Portland Hilly Parks Cruise 14
4 Portland Bridges-Tryon Creek State Park Ramble 24
5 Hagg Lake Ramble 33
6 Columbia River-Springwater Corridor Ramble 40
7 Larch Mountain Cruise 48
8 Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Cruise 56
9 Hood River Valley Ramble 64
10 Columbia River Highway East Cruise 71
11 Champoeg State Park Ramble 79
12 Yamhill County Winery Ramble 85
13 Mount Angel-Silver Falls State Park Cruise 91
14 Willamette Mission State Park-Eola Hills Cruise 98
15 Petes Mountain-Canby Ferry Cruise 105
16 Covered Bridges Cruise 112
17 Sandy River Gorge-Troutdale Cruise 118
18 Banks-Vernonia State Park Ramble 125
19 North Plains Ramble 129
20 Brownsville-Coburg Covered Bridges Cruise 134
21 Fern Ridge Reservoir-Coast Foothills Ramble 141
22 Willamette River Ramble 146
23 Jasper State Park-Covered Bridges Ramble 151
24 Row River Ramble 157
25 Oakland Ramble 162
26 Diamond Lake-Crater Lake Challenge 166
27 Three Capes Scenic Cruise 174
28 Sunset Bay-Shore Acres-Bandon Challenge 182
29 Gold Hill Cruise 188
30 Maupin-Shaniko Challenge 193
31 Smith Rock State Park-Sisters Challenge 200
32 Cove Palisades Cruise 208
33 Drake Park-Shevlin Park-Tumalo State Park Ramble 215
34 Cascade Lakes Highway Challenge 221
35 Newberry National Volcanic Monument Cruise 228
36 Prineville-Painted Hills Classic 235
37 Jacksonville--Applegate Lake Cruise 242
38 Frenchglen-Peter French Round Barn Challenge 248
39 John Day Fossil Beds Classic 255
40 Elkhorn Scenic Byway Classic 263
Resources
Clubs 270
Gear 271
Maps 272
Organizations 273
Publications 273
Touring Companies 274
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