2014 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. And this year we’re hanging out in Wine Country – come and take in some great views and some tasty vintages!
Dates: July 11-13 Cost: $180 adult, $80 youth, 6 and under free Rider Limit: 2,000
Host: Linfield College, McMinnville
Day One – see map
“South Yamhill Sojourn” (15/42/72 miles): Saturday’s routes follow the general contours of the South Yamhill River, southwest from McMinnville, including several sections of riding beside the water. The first 7 miles are shared by all, and then short-route riders take a shortcut home. The medium and long routes head to Sheridan, where the long-route riders tack on an additional loop that features a good dose of climbing. From Sheridan, both routes loop back across the river on the way back to camp.
Day Two – see map
“Wine and Wings” (12/36/52 miles): The second day showcases several vineyards as well as the Evergreen Aviation complex, which includes a museum housing the Spruce Goose plus a water park. Everyone starts out the day heading east; the short option cuts back to the north to rejoin the other routes returning to camp. Interestingly, the medium route has the only “climb” of the day (and a corresponding descent), on its shortcut through Amity. The long route spins past several wineries and historic communities.
Coming the week of June 16th