It’s spring time! Spring brings with it the opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature. When it comes to the beauty of nature, the state of Oregon has plenty of amazing things for you!
Today we are going to talk about one such thing – Oregon’s beautiful bike routes! The following recommendation feature fantastic videos – complements of www.rideoregonride.com – to highlight the locations.
So, let’s begin! –
Sisters to Smith Rocks
The 37-mile route is full of rock walls and majestic landscapes. Weaving through the Sisters Country to Smith Rock State Park, this route can be a serene getaway if you are looking to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of city life. On the way, you can enjoy the majestic beauty of Crooked River, winding at the base of the volcanic, multicolored formations. As a matter of fact, you can also see the rock climbers tackling the accents on this route, throughout the long terrain, as it is one of the hottest rock climbing destinations in this part of the world.
Starting from Bend’s Downtown Drake park, the second bike route that we have for you is the 36-mile long Twin Bridges ride. Following a moderately hilly path, it rolls through the Rimrock Canyon with some breathtaking views of the snow covered peaks of the mountains. And, moving alongside the Deschutes River at Twin Bridges Road, you can take a stopover at Tumalo, the serene town that comes on the way. Here, you can dip your feet in the cold river water and sip a latte during the break.
Madras Mountain Views
The third route that we have on the list here is the 30-mile loop that goes through the desert and basalt palisades offering the breathtaking view of the Cascade Mountains. What’s so exciting about this route is that you can experience almost no traffic during your ride! Pedal across the Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook, taking an up-close look at eagles and raptors soaring high in the sky! On the way, surf through the little towns of Culver and Metolius, stop for refreshments to make it an even better ride!
The last name that we have on the list for you is the McKenzie Pass – the 37-mile challenging route, winding through deep forests and volcanic lava rock moonscapes. It can be the most interesting route you could ever expect to see for a bike ride, with places like Dee Wright Observatory built from lava rock falling through the way. You can also get to see the spectacular views of the Three Sisters Mountains, a popular destination for travelers from all over the country!
There you a four of the top ten bike routes in Oregon, which you can take this spring to spend some exciting times with your loved ones. So, what’s the wait? Prepare your bike and brace yourself for an amazing outdoor experience this spring season on these bike routes. And, be sure to have the time of your life!