Bicycle Tourism Development

Travel Oregon endeavors to make Oregon a premier cycling destination. Presently, Oregon is well on its way to that goal thanks to our incredibly bike-friendly cities, scenic rural roads, world-class mountain bike single-track and fondness for two-wheeled travelers.  Oregon’s robust and growing bicycle economy is something communities across the state can embrace and build off of for years to come. Travel Oregon has many programs to assist with the development of cycling tourism, including:

About the Header Video: The Communities Powered by Travel video series highlights participants in Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio training program. This robust training program is designed to assist rural communities in sustainable tourism development. In its fourth entry, Travel Oregon, in collaboration with Write to Know Consulting and Maser Films, checked in with several Oregonians who are working to stimulate their local economy through bike tourism. This inspiring video highlights three success stories: TREO Ranches and Bike Tours, the Old West Scenic Bikeway and First City Cycles.

About the Video: Funding is still needed to finish 10 miles of the 72-mile long Historic Columbia River Highway to once again link the neighboring communities and have a complete Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The ability for cyclists and pedestrians to experience the entire trail without having to be on Interstate 84 will help make the area a world-class destination.   

Bicycle Tourism Development In Oregon

  1. Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership

    The Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership (OBTP) is a niche market working group that Travel Oregon convenes two to three times…

  2. Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit

    Travel Oregon hosted the 2017 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit on March 21 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. As with the…

  3. Ride Oregon Website

    In 2008, participants at the Oregon Bike Summit identified the need for one statewide website to showcase all of Oregon’s…

  4. Oregon Gravel Riding Working Group

    In 2013, the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership identified five priority projects to focus on over the next 5-10 years. One…

  5. Bicycle Travel Study

    In 2012, based on strategic direction from the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership, Travel Oregon embarked on an extensive study of…

Cycling

  1. WWeek.com, “You Can Now Mountain Bike from Washington to California on Oregon’s Largest Bike Trail”

    WWeek.com published an article about the Oregon Timber Trail, read the full article, here.

  2. Oregon Designates Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

    The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the designation of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway during its June 14 meeting in Salem.…

  3. Bendbulletin.com, “A backcountry mountain bike route across Oregon”

    Oregon is now home to a 670-mile route of bike trails. The Oregon Timber Trail launched this spring. Read more about…

  4. Oregon Designates Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

    Salem, Ore. – June 14, 2017 – Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north central…

  5. Register Now for the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit

    Travel Oregon is hosting the 2017 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit on March 21 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The…

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  1. Scott Bricker