McMinnville, in the heart of Oregon’s wine country was the home of the 2008 edition of the Northwest Tandem Rally.  We gathered over the 4th of July weekend for a festival of Tandem riding through the heart of the scenic Willamette Valley. McMinnville is home to plenty of attractive destinations, including the famous Spruce Goose.



Four supported routes were offered, with distances ranging from 27 to 81 miles. All four routes began at the mass start location (Discovery Meadows Park in McMinnville), and ended at the Linfield College Rutschman Field House. The agenda for Friday was to explore the areas north of McMinnville.


Saturday’s rides took us on an exploration of the environs south of McMinnville. Distances of 32, 54 and 70 miles were offered complete with supported rest stops. All rides will began and ended at the Rutschman Field House.