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Tom Rock

5 Star Route
Salem, Oregon
A mostly gravel ride through the Santiam State Forest with an exceptional viewpoint. Note, There is a significant amount of climbing on this route for the miles ridden.

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Gaston Gravel

5 Star Route
Gaston, Oregon
Rural americana encapsulates this route. Rustic barns and small farmsteads. Goats, alpacas, cows, vineyards, orchards, and chickens. Remnants of the once prolific native Oregon white oak woodland still frost the hills and herds of wild elk leave their tracks across the fields. Turkey vultures and red-tailed hawks soar at head level, scouring the valley floors for prey.
Route: Figure 8 | 23 mi
Gain: 2,000 ft
Surface: ~ 60% gravel / 40% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm +
eBike Friendly: Yes

Double Go!

All Access Route
~ Coos Bay, Oregon
An excursion to two of the largest waterfalls on the Oregon coast and an exploration of the historic tour Allegany-Scottsburg Pack Trail. This is an easy rural ride with little traffic.
Route: Out & Back | 19 mi
Gain: 952 ft
Surface: ~ 60% gravel road + short hike, 40% paved
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 35 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Grande Ronde Valley

5 Star Route
La Grande, Oregon
A mixed surface route starting and ending at the Lodge at Hot Lake Springs outside La Grande, OR. The route is quiet and scenic. The longest gravel sector (High Valley Road) is particularly scenic as it climbs above the valley offering great views. Highlights: Farm Stands with local produce.
Route: Loop | 34 mi
Gain: 1,300 ft
Surface: 60% gravel, 40% paved
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

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: Yes

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: Very Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 50 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

The Bombsite

5 Star Route
Brookings, Oregon
An exploration of the Brookings area's history, including the harbor, the Chetco River, the logging industry, fire events, and a World War II bombing site. Expect good gravel roads with minimal traffic. The journey is enriched with lush forests and scenic overlooks, providing vista views of the Coast Mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean shoreline.
Route: Lollipop | 47 mi
Gain: 5,300 ft
Surface: ~70% gravel, 30% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Extremely Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Terrible Tilly

5 Star Route
Cannon Beach, Oregon
View one of Oregon Coast's historic landmarks, the "Terrible Tilly" lighthouse. However, this route offers much more, including the charming town of Cannon Beach, the scenic Necanicum River watershed, the Klootchy Mountain Bike area, the picturesque Ecola State Park, and the protected Ecola Creek watershed. You'll also pass through the diverse working timberlands of Lewis & Clark/Nuveen Natural Capital, showcasing a variety of stunning views and forest habitats.
Route: Loop | 31 mi
Gain: 4,000 ft
Surface: ~ 75% gravel, 25% paved
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 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: Very Demanding
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

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