All of the routes are available on Ride With GPS. You’ll be able to load them on your phone or GPS device, and/or print out queue sheets from your computer.
Important Phone Numbers
- General NWTR info: 541-740-0668
- Rider assistance: 541-257-8682
- Emergency: 911
Saturday June 30 – Covered Bridge Tour
Today we provide several variations of our famous Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour. These routes are through the rolling farmland on the east side of the Willamette Valley and just touch the foothills of the Cascades. You will cross both the north and south forks of the Santiam River, and ride over a number of historic covered bridges.
Short ride – 32.8 miles 847′ climbing
Medium ride – 54.6 miles 1300′ climbing
Long ride – 80.4 miles 2347′ climbing
Sunday July 1 – Buena Vista Ferry
Today we stay close to the beautiful Willamette River, and what better way to cross the river but on a ferry. If its a hot day there is is ice cream and cold drinks available on the ferry. On the east side of the river, the route follows the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. On the long ride you’ll pass through the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge.
Short ride – 33.1 miles 684′ climbing
Long ride – 64.6 miles 1505′ climbing
Monday July 2 – Heart of the valley
Today we take in some of the MVBC favorite routes between Albany and Corvallis. The long ride heads further south and west into the foothills of the Coast Range including one of our favorite climbs/descents on Decker road.
Short ride – 35.7 miles 792′ climbing
Long ride – 70.89 miles 1986′ climbing
Tuesday July 3 – Wine tour
Today we venture further west into the beautiful Oregon Coast Range. There will be several wineries along the way where you’ll have the opportunity to stop and sample some of their finest. Alternately you can chose to stay in the valley and ride to Lebanon or Sweet Home and take a dip in the Santiam River.
Short ride – 53.7 miles 1437′ climbing
Long ride – 69.4 miles 2349′ climbing
Alternate short ride 47.2 miles 861′ climbing
Alternate long ride 75.2 miles 2123′ climbing
Wednesday July 4 – Brownsville – Harrisburg
Visit the historic Pioneer Museum in Brownsville or relax along the Calipooia River in Pioneer Park. Enjoy the climb over scenic Gap road on the way to Harrisburg. Take a break in Harrisburg’s River Park back on the Willamette River, and then hope for a tailwind on the long flat ride on Peoria Road back to Corvallis.