2009 Oregon Tour

Page for the 2009 Oregon Smell the Roses Tour description

July 12 – 19
tour Leader: Steve Kahn
patsteve@pacbell.net, 530.758.4083


This tour is designed for all levels of touring and for families who wish to accompany riders. Different rides will be offered for riders of different abilities. You should be able to ride at least at Pace Level 2 (9 – 12 mph) for 25 to 40 miles. Sharing support for all Corvallis rides will be discussed and arranged for by tour participants at a pre-tour meeting. If beginning tour riders wish, we will provide afternoon meetings to discuss the day, touring, and bike maintenance on tours, etc.

We will meet in Corvallis, Oregon on July 12. We will stay at the Holiday Inn Express on the Willamette River. The motel is on the bike path and an easy walk from downtown. Most rooms will have river views. A block of rooms has been reserved for $109 (breakfast included) for singles, doubles and triples. You must call to make your own reservation (541.752.0800), citing the DBC/Steve Kahn.

On July 13, 14 and 15, we will do loop rides from Corvallis. Afternoons and evenings can be spent relaxing at the motel, exploring the Willamette Valley or wandering around Corvallis.

On July 16, we will ride and/or carpool to Newport on the coast, spending the night in Newport. The ride is approximately 75+ miles. People carpooling to Newport can split the ride. We will spend the night at the Newport Comfort Inn, approx. $90/night double occupancy.

On the 17th we will ride down the coast to Yachats, about 25 miles and stay in Yachats at the Fireside Inn ($120/night, double occupancy, minus possible 10% discount if we have enough riders) on the nights of the 17th and the18th. The Fireside Inn is located in a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean.

On the morning of the19th, riders will leave for home. A ride back to Corvallis may also be offered if there are enough riders to share SAG duties back to Corvallis. If we don’t have enough riders to share SAG duties back to Corvallis, the tour will end at Yachats.

Tour Limit: 20 people

Deposit: $50.00 with remainder due March 31.

Cost Estimate: TBA

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