Oregon's coast holds a treasure chest of golden booty for those who pedal its shore, a rugged and steep 383 mile swashbuckling voyage! Discover the haunted lighthouses, outrun the seven devils, and hide from the tyrannosaurus and pirates. Walk the plank, take the plunge, do this ride! Argh . . . (from back cover)
CLICK HERE to download two free rides from 75 Classic Rides Oregon * Bike riding trails that range from family-friendly paved biking paths to epic Oregon mountain-pass climbs * Features easy-reference lists to help you quickly find the biking riding trail for your interests and fitness level * Full-color guidebook with maps, photographs, and lively turn-by-turn route descriptions + FREE downloadable cue sheets for each route From an after-work ride through Portland's neighborhood streets or a family cycle along the flat Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, to a multi-day tour in the salty breezes of the Oregon coast -- if you're seeking the best bike trails in Oregon, you'll find plenty of blacktop bliss in 75 Classic Rides: Oregon. 75 Classic Rides is a Mountaineers Books series authored by passionate local cyclists who've put thousands of miles on their bikes to bring you the very best bike riding trails across their given state. The focus is on one-day routes (a mix of loops and one-way courses), but you'll also find suggestions for link-ups and some inspiring, longer routes for touring, including at least one cross-state route. Terrain varies from flat paved trails to epic mountain challenges. The bonus is all rides found within 75 Classic Rides also come with FREE downloadable ride cue sheets for each trip. Downloadable ride cue sheets are free with purchase of your book. Each route description starts with the basic essentials to get you going: a brief overview, full-color map, elevation profile, difficulty level, round-trip distance, road conditions, and advice on the best season to ride. Full narrative descriptions tell what sights to expect, best towns for food or a cup of coffee, safety info on road shoulders and bike lanes, as well as turn-by-turn descriptions and mileage logs.
This guide offers travelers, locals, and newcomers alike the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more than 300-mile stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions.
CLICK HERE to download the 42 mile ride near Anacortes and the 48 mile ride along the Oregon Coast from Bicycling the Pacific Coast * Bicycle touring the Pacific Coast is outlined in one trip or four separate adventures * Road directions, points of interest, and available restrooms and provisions all built into daily mileage logs * Elevation profiles and Table of Essentials overview for each day's ride From Canada to the Mexican border, Bicycling the Pacific Coast is the most popular guidebook to bicycle touring this gorgeous edge of the U.S. Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring guide you turn by turn along the length of Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- all 1816.5 miles. These forty-two suggested daily itineraries (averaging 53 miles each) begin and end at campsites. Everything you need to know about each day's ride is included: from tunnel-riding strategies to where to buy a new derailer, from one-of-a-kind museums along the way to side trips to lonely lighthouses and towering sand dunes. Cyclists will find a quick-glance Table of Essentials for each daily itinerary, listing availability of bike shops, beach access, hiking trails, youth hostels, and activities while touring through California, Washington, and Oregon.
Jagged coastline, quirky towns, and a stunning array of natural wonders: Experience the best of the Beaver State with Moon Oregon. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, whether you're wine tasting for a weekend, spending a few days in Portland, or road-tripping the whole state Strategic advice for outdoors-lovers, foodies, culture and history buffs, and more Can't-miss experiences and unique activities: Sample oysters in quaint seaside towns on a coastal road trip or get to know Portland's renowned craft beer scene. Catch a performance at the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, shop for organic produce at a local farmers market, or sip your way through Oregon's best wineries Outdoor adventures: Hike to rushing waterfalls in the majestic Columbia River Gorge, soak in hidden hot springs, and spot wild mustangs, gray whales, or eagles. Trek to unbeatable views of Crater Lake (the deepest lake in America!), cycle the banks of the Willamette River, or ski the fresh powder on Mount Hood Expert insightfrom Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background information on the culture, landscape, climate, and wildlife, plus handy recommendations for international visitors, families with kids, and more Focused coverage of Portland, Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, the Willamette Valley, the North, Central, and South Coasts, Ashland and Southern Oregon, Bend and Central Oregon, and Northeastern and Southeastern Oregon With Moon's expert tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of Oregon. Sticking to one spot? Try Moon Portland or Moon Coastal Oregon. Hitting the road? Check out Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip.
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Discover incredible hiking, camping, seafood, and wildlife along this picturesque coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: "Coastal Road Trip," "Coastal Camping," "Trails and Tidepools," "Save It for a Rainy Day," "Cozy Seaside Inns," "Foraging the Coast," "Surf Oregon," "Top 10 Photo Ops," and "Undiscovered Beaches" Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from quaint coastal B&Bs to camping in the redwoods Full color photos and detailed maps throughout Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae The best spots for outdoor adventure: surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, whale-watching, and more Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hop in the car and take the 101 for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark's expedition landmarks. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, forage for your own dinner of fish, crabs, clams, and mussels, and discover the best spots to catch that perfect Pacific sunset Detailed coverage of small towns along the coast, as well as the larger hubs including Astoria, Newport, and Lincoln City Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture With Moon Coastal Oregon's expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Exploring more of the Beaver State? Try Moon Oregon.
Beautiful vistas, afternoon picnics by sparkling lakes, historic points of interest, and lush flower fields await the cyclist who ventures out of the city onto the backroads of Northwest Oregon. This fully updated guide in the popular Bicycling the Backroads series presents information on scenic bicycle loop tours with an expanded choice of day, weekend, and longer rides through low- traffic, rural, and semi-rural areas.
This complete and illustrated guide offers a detailed tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive coverage of scenic Highway 101. Authoritative, practical information on where to go, how to get there, and what to expect, with an emphasis on natural areas, outdoor recreation, and historical and cultural attractions.
Sometimes witty and sometimes serious, "Telling It the Way It Was" provides a narrative of what life was like for the hardy and pragmatic immigrant settlers of the US breadbasket. In this memoir, author David Jussero presents a nostalgic tour of life in a predominately Finnish farm community in North Dakota from the turn of the century through the 1940s and '50s. "Telling It the Way It Was" relays stories about the hardships and successes of Jussero's Finnish and French ancestors who faced the demands of settling a new country by living in sod houses and braving bitter winters on the North American prairies. He tells about the "mixed marriage" of his French mother who immigrated to the United States to marry his dad, her Finnish sweetheart. Jussero also describes his own experiences growing up on a small wheat farm in North Dakota, attending school at one-room schoolhouses, dropping out of school at age sixteen, and doing dead-end farm jobs, which spurred him into trading the life of a hired farmhand for city life. When he was still in his teens, he made his way to the West Coast to seek his fortune. Through photographs and stories from the past, Jussero passes along his heritage and paints a vivid picture of the sturdy and rugged people who preceded him.
Explores the Oregon coast from Astoria to Brookings along U.S. Highway 101, focusing on arts venues, festivals, and parks as well as recommending lodging, dining, and shopping options.
"After years of beating his brains in working as a plumber and dealing with the countless challenges of raising a family of six, Bruce determines that it is necessary to eke out at least a little enjoyment in life, in order to survive. After making sure all his family's needs are provided for, Bruce takes off from his backyard in Powhatan, Virginia on his bicycle on a quest for the majestic Oregon Coast and everything in-between. You will Laugh Out Loud as He takes a humorous approach to the scores of situations and people he encounters while making his way across the United States. Bruce takes on the Blue Ridge Mountains, the second highest bridge in the country, New Orleans after Katrina, the Mojave Desert, and two California mountain ranges on his way to Oregon. The trip is life changing."
Oregon Geography-Statistics say most kids know less geography than ever-don't let that apply to your students! Start by making sure kids know the main places & geographic features in their own state. Give them activities that pretend they are taking a cross-state bike tour, using free football game passes, jogging through the state, etc., & they'll find their way around in a hurry! Geography activities include info on counties, rivers, museums, historic places, sites of interest, colleges, bordering states, climate, topography, crops and more, all ready to reproduce! Approximately 30 activities and 200 geography related places and facts are covered. Students work alone or in groups and use maps, reference books or resource people to complete challenging riddles, matching games, word searches, fill-in lists, scavenger hunts, and completion exercises that reinforce learning, sharpen research skills, and provide a lively introduction to Oregon.