Oregon Bicycle Ride

July 22 – 29, 2017

“Crown of the Cascades”

Summary

The 31st annual Oregon Bicycle Ride will take us on an amazing tour of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Connecting some of the best riding in the state, this route rolls through high desert plains and lush old-growth forests, travels alongside pristine mountain lakes and crystal-clear streams, and frames stunning scenes of snow-capped volcanoes and vast expanses of basalt lava flows. This is a route climbers will love, with passes to conquer nearly every day. The towns we’ll visit represent an intriguing cross-section of rural Oregon: tiny hamlets, mountain-bike meccas, western-themed destinations, historic downtown districts – and no town at all, as you pitch your tent at a picturesque lake nestled in the middle of a verdant forest in the shadow of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake. Bring your friends, and enjoy the ride of a lifetime!

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Total Distance: Up to 500 miles
Total Elevation Gain: Up to 33,070′
Average Temperature in July (Sisters): 85° F
Average Temperature in July (Cottage Grove): 82° F

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Camping on the Ride

Day 0 – Sisters, Oregon: Sisters High School

Day 1 – La Pine, Oregon: La Pine High School

Day 2 – Diamond Lake, Oregon: Broken Arrow Campground

Day 3 – Diamond Lake, Oregon: Broken Arrow Campground

Day 4 – Cottage Grove, Oregon: Bohemia Park

Day 5 – Oakridge, Oregon: Oakridge High School

Day 6 – Blue River, Oregon: McKenzie Community Track

Day 7 – Sisters, Oregon: Sisters High School

 

OBR Route Information at a Glance

Day Description Distance
(miles)
Elevation Gain
(feet)
1 Sisters to La Pine 73 3,760
2 La Pine to Diamond Lake 93 3,910
3 Crater Lake Option 59 6,350
4 Diamond Lake to Cottage Grove 94 4,450
5 Cottage Grove to Oakridge 60 5,570
6 Oakridge to Blue River 67 4,070
7 Blue River to Sisters 54 4,960
TOTAL 500 33,070