Choose your ride–mild, moderate, challenging or extreme (2012)

Scenic bikeways adds ninth route

Catherine Creek State Park

Take a break at Catherine Creek State Park along the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway. The first-come, first-served campground has 20 primitive sites.

The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway near La Grande and Baker City is Oregon’s latest, official bicycle tour. The 134-mile route travels along portions of the original Oregon Trail and past postcard views of the Blue Mountains and Wallowa Mountains.  Although the  ride is considered  “challenging” because of its length and climbs, bicyclists may break the ride into leisurely segments.

The Oregon scenic bikeway program is the first and only program of its kind and was launched in 2010. The Grande Tour joins eight other scenic bikeways.  If you pedaled and pumped along all Oregon’s scenic bikeways,  your legs would have taken you the same distance as riding from Bend, Ore. to Helena, Mont.,  nearly 717 miles.

To learn more about the scenic bikeway rides and find the cue sheets, click on the links below.





Follow the scenic bikeway program on Twitter:  @orscenicbikeway

Visit Ride Oregon Ride for more information on additional bicycle routes and trails.

Posted on May 3, 2012, in bikeways, state parks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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