Curves to the Coast Loop
Explore some scenic Oregon backroads, rural highways, and a couple of covered bridges, with some twisty technical sections sprinkled in!
Meet at the Wilsonville Black Bear diner at ~8:00, kickstands up at 8:30, lunch would be around 12:30, and ride should end about 4:30-5:00.
This is an all-day ride (~250 miles, 8 hours) through scenic agricultural and viticultural areas on our way to the Oregon coast and back. We'll plan on a group lunch at the halfway point, and also will be starting and ending at restaurants for those who want to eat before/after the ride. There is also a gas station adjacent to our meeting spot, so everyone can start the trip with a full tank.
There are planned stops every 60 minutes or so for photo opportunities and rest breaks. We'll split into groups of 3-5 riders as needed.
I will provide GPS files as well as a detailed list of stops and intersections.
There are several hotels available in Wilsonville or Sherwood for those coming from outside the Portland metro area.
We'll start with a curvy jaunt along the Willamette river, then a quick ferry crossing (Bring $2 cash for the ferryman). Next leg will end at a covered bridge built in 1926. From there we'll continue heading south, then west through a very twisty, technical section, ending at another covered bridge. Afterwards, another 45 miles of sweepers along the Siletz river will deliver us to lunch in Lincoln City. There's a gas station next to our lunch stop to fill our tanks, if desired.
After lunch, we've got an 18-mile stint on highway 101 before we split off and follow another river, with several single-vehicle-width bridge crossings, then some easy highway miles back into town. We'll end the ride at the Red Robin in Sherwood.
NOTE: several of these roads are rural highways that are near active logging areas, and may have small amounts of gravel/debris, and/or run through rural residential areas - so please be cautious and respectful of the communities we are riding through! I will call out sections that are known to have more debris.
Ride Route (Downloadable GPX file)
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Curves to the Coast Loop - GPX File
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Note: The GPX file includes routes for both the main route (ferry is open) and an alternate route (ferry is closed).
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There are no registration fees, but we're asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 21.
Contact Aaron Fastenow at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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