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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    For a 70-mile ride with more than 6,500 feet of climbing, start at the south entrance of Crater Lake National Park (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There's a distinct feel to riding a bike through a National Park. The road surfaces are excellent...
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    Crater Lake is the deepest (and some would argue, bluest) in the United States (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Every year, cyclists flock to Crater Lake National Park intent on taking on the challenge of the ever-undulating 33-mile Rim Drive - and...
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    The beach along Floras Lake State Natural Area is perfect for fat biking (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There are so many gorgeous vistas along the Oregon Coast, it's tough to truly quantify the scope of the beauty. But for mountain bikers (and any...
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    There are 363 miles of Oregon coastline and it's free and open for all to explore (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Fat bikes typically conjure images of snowy wintertime adventure. But spinning these big wheeled steeds on the beach is an equally...
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    Hood River is one of the world's greatest locations for wind-driven water sports (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. As I sit in my RV typing this most memorable ride report, the howling wind along the waterfront of the Columbia River makes my land-bound...
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    The Columbia River Gorge has a huge variety of terrain (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge has been recognized by the U.S. Congress as a National Scenic Area. Dozens of scenic waterfalls cascade down its steep walls. The view from...
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    Red barns are a common sight along the bucolic farmland at the foot of the Wallowas (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. While refueling my RV at a gas station off I-84 in Baker City, Oregon, I looked across the valley at the towering, snow-capped peaks of...
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    The spectacular and varied terrain of the Wallowas offer myriad cycling possibilities (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Venture to the top of a summit in Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, and the views and diversity of terrain are jaw dropping. In one...
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    The 67-mile Mitchell-Service Creek Loop starts and ends in the sleepy hamlet of Mitchell, Oregon (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There was barely a soul stirring when I rolled into the tiny hamlet of Mitchell, Oregon, on a damp Tuesday morning. With...
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    You can see millions of years of history in these colorful layers of earth (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Pedaling along the winding roads that traverse Oregon's Painted Hills is like riding back in time. You can see millions of years of history in...
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    A commanding view of Smith Rock State Park from halfway up Burma Road (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The day before heading north from Bend about an hour to ride Smith Rock State Park, my friend Jeff shared some local trail wisdom. He clued me in on...
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    This enchanting landscape where towers of volcanic ash rise out of the sage and dust of Central Oregon's high desert is a veritable Valhalla for rock climbers. The cycling is pretty good, too (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Smith Rock will always be...
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    The 11,250-foot tall Mount Hood towers above the orchards outside Hood River (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Located in the shadow of the 11,250-foot peak of Mount Hood in a lush and dense Pacific Northwest forest, the Sandy Ridge trail network...
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    In winter, it's a world class ski and snowboard destination. Come summer, Mt. Hood offers endless cycling opportunities (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The perfect bike for riding the trails that crisscross the slopes of Mt. Hood is a do-it-all...
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    Portland's Ahearne Cycles created a fat bike that could be ridden on the trail or beaches of the Oregon Coast (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. If you ever thought about exploring Oregon by bicycle, this summer is the time to do it. In recognition - and...
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