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Lands of the Yachats

5 Star Route
Central Coast, Oregon
A ride with steep hills, skinny roads, and a variety of ​forests​ ranging from young new growth to mature forests with large ​mossy ​trees​ and a developing shade canopy. Oh, and did we mention a start at the beautiful Yachats Bay?

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Our Newest Gravel Routes

Silver City

All Access Route
~ Jordan Valley, Oregon
Your visit to Silver City will offer a glimpse into the gold and silver mining history of the area. Silver City remains remarkably preserved among old mining towns, having avoided both fires and modern commercialization.
Route: Out & Back | 20 mi
Gain: 1,200 ft
Surface: 99% gravel / 1% paved
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

Honeyman

5 Star Route
Florence, Oregon
A captivating ride with a waterfall, lake-adjacent skinny roads reminiscent of bike trails, sand dunes, a historic boathouse, rolling farmlands, and a logging road climb. A must do! (With shorter option - 45 miles, 4500 feet.)
Route: Lollipop | 54 mi
Gain: 5,300 ft
Surface: ~30% gravel, 70% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Extremely Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Skinner Toll Road

5 Star Route
Jordan Valley, Oregon
Skinner Toll Road is a 58 mile lollipop route taking you into the heart of silver mining country in southwestern Idaho. Be prepared to climb into the mountains and ride back in time on this route.
Route: Lollipop | 58 mi
Gain: 4,600 ft
Surface: ~ 88% Gravel/ 12% Paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

Presumido Stage Stop

5 Star Route
Buenos Aires, Arizona
Your destination is an original stage coach stop that is nestled into a beautiful, almost presumptuous, canyon lined with tall saguaros. This ride offers up all types of cactus and vista views of Baboquivari Peak.
Route: Out & Back | 24 mi
Gain: 1,600 ft
Surface: ~ 90% gravel rd, 10% paved.
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Extremely Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Roslyn Rocks

5 Star Route
Roslyn, Washington
This little mountain town of about 1,000 residents has a fascinating history, spectacular natural surroundings, and its very own collection of geologic wonders. This route aims to take you on a tour of all three. Don’t be fooled however, it's no walk in the park.
Route: Loop | 34 mi
Gain: 4,700 ft
Surface: 69% gravel/dirt road, 16% singletrack, 15% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 55 mm+ / 2.2"+
eBike Friendly: No

Keating with Love & Virtue!

5 Star Route
~ Baker City, Oregon
Witness the rugged beauty of Eastern Oregon! This route takes you through the challenges faced by pioneers of the Oregon Trail, showcasing the desolate and remote terrain they conquered. Open grasslands, rolling hills, and stunning vistas as far as the eye can see. (With shorter option: 30 miles and 1800 feet of gain).
Route: Lollipop | 46 mi
Gain: 2,700 ft
Surface: ~ 90% gravel, 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Cochise Stronghold

All Access Route
~ SE Arizona, Arizona
This gravel bike route offers a unique blend of physical activity and educational opportunity, allowing riders to enjoy a 1 to 2-hour bike ride combined with a 30 to 60-minute hike that delves into the rich history of Cochise and the Chiricahua Band of Apache. It explores the life of Chief Cochise, a key figure in the Apache Wars, highlighting his leadership, the infamous "Bascom affair" that led to a decade of conflict, and the ultimately fleeting peace he secured for his people.
Route: Out & Back | 9 mi
Gain: 450 ft
Surface: ~ 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Cowboy Preacher

5 Star Route
Sisters, Oregon
A circumnavigation of Whychus Canyon including a stop at historic Camp Polk and a classic wilderness crossing of Whychus Creek. Hope you don’t mind wet feet …
Route: Loop | 38 mi
Gain: 2,100 ft
Surface: 40% gravel, 60% paved
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Rock Art

5 Star Route
~ Tucson, Arizona
A simple loop through the desert to explore art created from rocks gathered throughout the desert. Done by local mountain bike artisans.
Route: Figure 8 | 8 mi
Gain: 247 ft
Surface: ~ 100% gravel/dirt trail
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Challenging
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Lookingglass

5 Star Route
~ Elgin, Oregon
A rural route with historic homes and ranch buildings from the late 1800's; big color; creeks, streams, and rivers; distant snow capped peaks; and fast gravel (for the most part).
Route: Loop | 41 mi
Gain: 3,400 ft
Surface: ~ 55% gravel/dirt, 45% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Gummy Lick

5 Star Route
~ Joseph, Oregon
This journey promises solitude and connection with nature that is truly unparalleled, making it a must-visit for those seeking an unforgettable riding experience in the heart of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Highlights: Imnaha river and the Seven Devils Mountains.
Route: Loop | 41 mi
Gain: 4,100 ft
Surface: ~55% gravel, 45% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Challenging
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Building Bridges

5 Star Route
Wallowa, Oregon
On this ride you'll travel through the Nez Perce Wallowa Homelands project and into the their ancestral lands. Expect mountain views from rolling hillsides along with the wide open skies.
Route: Loop | 22 mi
Gain: 1,400 ft
Surface: ~ 80% gravel, 20% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

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