Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Bicycle Tours in Oregon (People's Guide)

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Cycling Sojourner is the only dynamic bike travel guidebook in the market. It contains superior route information for multi-day Oregon bicycle tours and every travel detail a budding or experienced cycle tourist needs. Beyond facts, maps, cue sheets and lodging and camping information, the book reads like a friend giving you advice over a beer and is a muse to all who might have even the dustiest thought that a bike journey might lead them down a strange and wonderful road.

This guide opens the door to a complete experience of Oregon from the saddle. It gives the lowdown on microbreweries, yoga studios, the best coffee shops, outdoor festivals, dinosaur museums, restaurant hot spots, hiking trails, fishing spots, cowboys hangouts, pinot noir tastings, and Crater Lake National Park. The routes explore ranges of snow-capped extinct volcanoes, river valleys laced with vineyards, wild rivers teeming with salmon and cities with some of the best cycling culture and infrastructure in the country.

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Ellee Thalheimer is a freelance travel writer and owner of Into Action Publications. She is a cofounder of the Portland Society, a group of women business owners who are passionate about cycling. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Introduction to the Cascade Classic Chapter

With lungs like an operatic soprano, this tour screams quintessential Oregon.

The route covers a lion's share of Oregon gems: McKenzie Pass; two Scenic Bikeways; the mountain-chic towns of Sisters and Bend, where you can eat well, drink deeply and schmooze with Patagonia-clad locals; the sparkling lake-lavished Cascade Lakes Hwy that begs for picnicking; the English ale-swilling hamlet of Oakridge, touted as the mountain biking capital of the Northwest; and the famous 60-mile Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive, a remote wilderness road and scenic byway that laces through the viscera of the Willamette National Forest.

Unlike some of the other routes in this book, which only explore remote locations dotted with tiny towns, this tours dips in and out of far-flung locations and comes up for breath in the more urbane Bend and Sisters, where you can drink craft brew, check out the local art scenes, go to a yoga class, visit the Farmers Market or sip a soy chai. The combo makes this a perfect route for honeymooners, people on splurge-iversaries or your city slicker cyclist friend who can't be away from an espresso machine for longer than 48 hours.

Noting another layer of awesome, this route penetrates deep into the heart of famous mountain bike country, which comes with three premium mountain bike towns (Oakridge, Bend and Sisters). If you have the time, will and resources, you could make this an equal parts cycling tour and mountain bike trip. Complete bike gluttony!

The splendors of this ride do not come for free. You will sweat for the superior views, secluded pedaling and ecstatic descents as you bag numerous mountain passes. That, of course, makes leaning back in an Adirondack at the end of the day, with a frosty beverage in hand, all the more euphoric.

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