|Ride: 401 Hilly Flexible
Leader: Tim Koch, 488-8218, email@example.com
Description: Plan to arrive in Corvallis on Saturday the 4th in time for a great pizza dinner at 6:00 pm. Starting Sunday, we ride through quaint towns on back-roads, including the 25 mile Banks-Vernonia State bike trail, an old railroad grade with a spectacular old trestle, that follows spring creeks amidst great scenery. The layover day is Wednesday in the coastal town of Astoria and allows time to explore sights like the 125ft Astoria Column with its circular staircase to the top providing a 360 degree view of the countryside, or one of the many local maritime museums. Then we ride on the Lewis and Clark Trail, sample some cheese at the Tillamook factory, check out the views from the Cape Mears Lighthouse, photograph the famous Octopus Tree, and enjoy the sites along the beautiful Oregon coast. Our route leaves Lincoln City and follows the Siletz River inland back to Corvallis. There are hotels near all of our overnight stops for those who prefer not to camp. Cost is $250.