Oregon Scenic Bikeways

Oregon’s innovative Scenic Bikeways program offers the very best scenic, historic, natural and cultural experiences in Oregon  — all from the seat of a bike. Similar to the Scenic Byways program, which highlights key routes for cars, the Scenic Bikeways program includes the best road riding routes that have been proposed by local groups. Bikeways admitted into the program are reviewed and rated by the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee and determined to be the best the state has to offer. Routes are selected for diversity to accommodate riders of all levels for day trips or multi-day adventures on linear or looped routes of varying distances.

Because routes are identified, proposed and stewarded by local proponents, bicyclists looking for great routes in Oregon will know they are getting the best of the best.

  • View the officially designated Scenic Bikeways routes on Travel Oregon’s premier website for bicycle travel, RideOregonRide.com/Bikeways.
  • Learn more about Travel Oregon’s role in promoting the Oregon Scenic Bikeways and media coverage.
  • Applications for new Oregon Scenic Bikeways are biannual. Click here to find out when the next application period is open.
  • If there’s already a Bikeway in your area, and you’re interested in the Destination Development services Travel Oregon offers to communities and businesses along the designated routes to aid in developing the bicycle tourism economy, read about our Bicycle Tourism Studio.

The Oregon Scenic Bikeways program is managed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and was developed as a partnership among OPRD, Travel Oregon, Cycle Oregon and Oregon Department of Transportation.

Alex Phillips is the Bicycle Recreation Coordinator at Oregon Parks and Recreation that oversees the program. Contact: (503) 986-0631 or alex.phillips@oregon.gov.

 

Oregon Scenic Bikeways In Oregon

  1. Blue Mountain Century Scenic Bikeway

    A jaw droppingly beautiful loop route on pristine roads without loads of vehicle traffic, sound like paradise? Well actually it’s…

  2. Cascade-Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway

    The Cascade-Scenic Bikeway is a challenging 55-mile loop starting and ending in Ashland, Oregon with nearly a mile of vertical climbing…

  3. Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

    The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway follows the Clackamas and Breitenbush Rivers along 72-miles of road from Estacada to Detroit. On Feb…

  4. Central Oregon Scenic Bikeways

    Central Oregon has always been a hotspot for cyclists. With many miles of fantastic roads that twist and turn through…

  5. Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway

    Lane County has more authentic covered bridges than any county west of the Mississippi River, an asset that was ripe…

  6. Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway

    The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway is a massive ride that circumnavigates parts of the Original Oregon Trail and the panoramic…

  7. Madras Mountain Views Scenic Bikeway

    Outstanding river vistas, rugged canyons, and pleasant year round weather makes the Madras Mountain Views Scenic Bikeway an amazing and…

  8. Old West Scenic Bikeway

    The Old West Scenic Bikeway is a route that offers a wide variety of terrain and scenery, from rushing rivers,…

  9. Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway

    The Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway was designated on June 29, 2016. The Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway is a 60-mile loop starting within…

  10. Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

    The Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway connects all three units of the John Day Fossil Beds, which hold the world’s best fossil…

  11. Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway

    The Sherar’s Falls Bikeway was officially designated by the State’s Scenic Bikeway Committee on June 14, 2017. The Sherar’s Falls Scenic…

  12. Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

    The Portland-Metro area has long been a huge destination for cyclists. The formation of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway provides…

  13. Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

    The Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway is a 60-mile route that can be a ride with family and friends or a great…

  14. Oregon Scenic Bikeways Promotions

    Travel Oregon is the marketing engine behind the Oregon Scenic Bikeways program, providing support to the Oregon Parks and Recreation…

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  1. Scott Bricker