Since moving to Oregon, I’ve been very excited about all the unexplored terrain it has to offer. But we’ve been so busy with work, family obligations, and other forms of “adulting”, I have had little free time to check it out.
I’m in between jobs now, and plan to take advantage of the time and go for a bike ride.
Oregon has lots of Ecoregions. Some of them are similar to Washington, but many are totally unique to Oregon. Here’s a good list of them, with their descriptions:
My goal is to do a long ride in each region. If the ride exceeds 100 miles, I plan to bikepack, cowboy camp overnight and then ride back to my car the following day. Otherwise, just do a long day ride, car camp, and then head out to the next region the following day. I’ll update more later when I have selected each ride I want to do.
I’ve always loved riding my bike, I’ve been a pretty reliable road biker since 2007, when I got my first road bike at Recycled Cycles in Seattle and rode the Flying Wheels 100.
I’ve ridden bikes in the White mountains of Alaska, with temperatures averaging -30 degrees Fahrenheit!
Road biking has been a favorite form of exercise in every place I lived: Seattle, Spokane, Whidbey Island, and now Bend!