The Best Bike Ride in America

Day 4 – September 10: Tygh Valley to Madras

“Cowboys and Indians” (77 miles) – Mapmadras

Today’s counterpoint to yesterday’s forest includes plenty of the windy wide-open. After a “good morning, legs” climb leaving the fairgrounds and Tygh Valley, head to the Warm Springs Reservation for a taste of the high desert. Big rollers will make you appreciate gravity’s power, and you just might see wild horses. Kah-nee-tah resort provides a lunchtime oasis; in the afternoon enjoy splendid views of Pelton Dam and Lake Simtustus before taking on one of the toughest climbs in CO history(!) before hitting camp in Madras.

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