Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Summer Rides to Tempt You

It seems like an increasing number of rides are offering shorter rides for people who don't necessarily want to do centuries, whether metric or imperial. Here are three local rides that look like fun and offer shorter distances.

Petal Pedal

On Saturday, June 18th is the Petal Pedal.
The Oregon Garden is an 80-acre botanical showplace, Oregon's premier public garden with thousands of plants set in 20 specialty gardens. The ride starts and finishes on the Garden grounds for a delightful breakfast start and a gourmet dinner at the finish line featuring Hopworks beer and live music.

The routes take you along Oregon's quiet rural roads, past Willamette Valley wineries, to Silver Falls, through vibrant blooming fields of flowers and on a journey that will make you fall in love with Oregon.

Boys and Girls Club Cycle Challenge

The Key Bank New York Life Boys and Girls Club Cycle Challenge is on Saturday, June 25th.
Join us for a fully-supported tour of the Willamette Valley, beginning at Willamette Mission State Park. Choose from a 31-mile route, 62-mile route or the family fun ride and walk. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties.

Eola Hills Winery August Bike Tours

Eola Hills is offering a special early-bird deal for the August wine country bike trips.

"Bike Oregon Wine Country" is a fully supported ride that takes cyclist through the scenic Eola Hills and Mid-Willamette Valley Wine Country. Surrounded by lush vineyards and picturesque countryside, the various routes offer both short and long loops, which range between 45 to 70 miles. Day rides leave every Sunday in August.

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