Friday, July 26, 2013

Short summer bike trip in Oregon

Cycle Oregon weekend etc that top place

Over the past few years we've taken week-long bike tours. This year we didn't take a long organized ride. Instead we did a few smaller things. I don't have any great stories, but I like the photos.

We started with a ride and a night in Jacksonville, Oregon where we went to the Britt Fest for a Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders concert. What a nice theater and concert.

We met our cycling friends Bob and Catherine for Cycle Oregon's Weekend Bike Camp. Two days with 85 and 65 miles rides where the organizers supply ice cream at the finish as well as music and a beer garden.

Cycle Oregon weekend tricia bridge

Cycle Oregon weekend Bob

We stayed with Bob and Catherine in Oregon where we rode a bit and also got to see Cyclepedia at the Portland Art Museum. It's was a great show with many amazing and beautiful bicycles. There's even a book!

Tricia and Bob, Oregon

They also took us out for a ride along the Gorge, and it was beautiful and fun. It's impossible to not constantly be saying "wow!" and stopping for photos. We didn't even try, we just smiled a lot.
Cycle Oregon weekend etc cycling Gorge after Ride

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Cycle Oregon weekend Tricia Tunnel

Cycle Oregon weekend after CO, at top of Gorge

But wait, there's more! Bob and Catherine took us to their cabin in the shadow of Mt. Hood for some more riding. What's up with Oregon? How could it have so many beautiful places?

Oregon weekend Tricia and Hood

We even managed to get to Washington to see Tricia's son Jason, daughter-in-law Lea and grandson (really, she has a grandson,) Bishop. Of course, we rode bikes when we got there. Tricia liked riding with Bishop so much she came home and started shopping for a folding bike so she could fly up and ride with him more often. Do you have an opinion on Brompton folders?

Tricia and Bishop on bikes

We stopped off at Grants Pass, Oregon on the way home where Tricia made me — you guessed it — ride my bike some 18 miles before driving back to the beautiful Gateway to the Delta, Antioch.

Tricia in pool, Grants Pass, OR


  1. Midland1:06 PM

    I'm jonesing for some riding in Oregon after your seeing your pics.

  2. carlknotty8:48 AM

    Great photos and reporting Curtis.


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