Touring the Old West Scenic Bikeway…With a Strawberry on Top
October 24 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm• Free
The Old West Scenic Bikeway covers a beautiful, dramatic, and remote swath of north central Oregon centered around John Day. In May 2018 Steve Hecker and five friends completed a 330-mile self-contained seven-day tour using the bikeway as their basic route but adding a number of embellishments. In Steve’s presentation you’ll learn about the aspiring bike touring hub of Mitchell, the remote and very quirky Ritter Hot Springs, beautiful stretches along multiple forks and canyons of the John Day River, their southern loop through the Strawberry Mountains, and lots more. Their ride included an epic high desert thunderstorm, lots of wildlife, and some very welcoming small towns along the way. Steve will talk about preparing for a tour in an area with limited services and water, what you can learn ahead of time, and what you learn along the way.