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Arthritis Bike Classic

ARTHRITIS BIKE CLASSIC | September 16-22 – Willamette Valley

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, and the Arthritis Bike Classic is your perfect opportunity to sink into the landscape and forget about your daily routine.

This gorgeous ride offers a supported tour of the Willamette Valley with a small group setting, incredible food and delightful overnight stays. The organizers really know how to put on a good show and you\’ll be treated to nighttime entertainment and surprises all along the way.

With its small group size, the Arthritis Bike Classic is an opportunity to truly get to know your riding companions as you pedal for days on end.

Choose from the full six day ride or, new this year, a three-day option and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

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7 Tips For Using A Bike On Campus

Bikes are becoming ever more popular with students, and it’s easy to see why. They’re portable, easy to park, and are great for the environment. If you’re looking for an easier way to get around campus, a bike could be the way forward. If you’re planning on taking a bike on campus, use these 7 tips to get the most out of the experience.

1) Use your bike for exercise

Many students are well aware of the dreaded “freshman 15” and are looking for ways to stave it off. A bike is one of the best ways to keep fit while you’re away at college. You’ll be on it every day getting to and from class, so you’ll be getting in a workout without even noticing. As well as this, you can go out for a ride whenever you want with it.

2) Keep your bike safe

Sadly, there are bike thefts on campuses all over the country, and so you want to keep your bike safe. Always lock your bike with a high quality lock and don’t leave your bike outside over night.
Make sure you buy a good lock, and use it. You can even register your bike with the National Bike Registry, in case it ever is stolen.

3) Register Your Bike

Bike Index is bike registration that works. It’s free and easy to ensure your bike is trackable.

4) Look after your bike

Learn how to maintain a bike, and take good care of it. Like any machinery, it’ll work at top capacity if you keep on repairing it. Learn the basics for home maintenance of the simple stuff, but also be willing to invest in the necessary parts and bike shop expertise that will keep your bike running smoothly for many years to come.

5) Take advantage of efficient routes

Students like taking cars to college, as it means that they have a convenient way to get to class. However, they often find there are ample hassles that takes up valuable time that could otherwise be spent snoozing. Educational expert Jim King says, “We’ve found students with bikes get to class much quicker and save time on travel. This is because they can take advantage of quicker routes and easier parking than driving students can.”

6) Reduce your impact on the environment

If you’re looking for ways to go green on campus, then you can’t do better than riding a bike. It’s entirely powered by you, so there’s no harmful gases being pumped out and you’re not contributing to the pollution in the area. There’s no better way to help the cause of saving the planet.

7) Get your bike insured

There’s a good chance your bike may already be insured. Your renters’ insurance or your parents’ home owner’s insurance may have coverage for items kept outside the home, especially items belonging to students living on campus. Check their policy before you get a bike. If there isn’t coverage, consider buy your own.

These tips will help you get the most out of your bike while you’re at college. Take care of your bike, and it will most certainly take of you. If nothing else, you’ll save money on gas and maintenance!


Mary Walton is an editor at MBA Essay Help who runs the blog Simple Grad. She loves green living and is all about staying fit. Mary loves Pilates and cycling. Also, she is a content manager at Philosophy Assignment Help Australia.

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COOL ROUTE: Dalles Riverfront Trail

10 miles
Mild difficulty
Attributes: Paved Road/Trail, River Views, Wildlife Views

This cool cruise isn’t difficult and features both paved road and paved trail for a great ride.

Start at Salmon Cyclery on 2nd Street in The Dalles and head west (left). Turn right on Union Street. Cross beneath the Highway 84 overpass. The Riverfront Trail extends east and west from here. Turn right at River Road. Bear right on the trail near the intersection with Klindt Drive. Arrive at the east end of the trail near the SE corner of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center parking lot. Reverse the route to return to Salmon Cyclery.

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Light to none

Seasons: All

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This route comes to us courtesy of Ride Oregon, Travel Oregon’s bicycle themed subsidiary website that’s jam-packed with great rides.

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Harvest Century – A Seasonal Celebration!

Celebrate an amazing bike summer in Oregon!

Savor the sweet summer rides, and be sure to mark your calendar for the big celebration to wrap it all up when the time comes.

The Harvest Century is an incredible party on two wheels that recaps some of the region’s best events by traversing segments of their routes. You’ll cruise through farmland, past vibrant fields of dahlias, float the Willamette River on the Canby Ferry and relax at winery rest stops.

This year’s ride is September 24 in Hillsboro.

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Packing for Your Bike Adventures

Are you headed to WEEKENDER by Cycle Oregon this weekend? How are you preparing for your journey?

There is a better way

You know those multi-day supported bike adventures where your bag is an absolute mess of riding gear, dirty laundry, sleeping clothes, hang out clothes, bathing suits, winter coats (oh Oregon!) and sunscreen? Oregami Luggage was convinced there had to be a better way… so they created one.

Check out their video below to see what their bags are all about. Crafted with events like Cycle Oregon in mind, the bag is made to be used for days on end with features to allow you to sort your different items.

Enter to win a free ride on Cycle Oregon!

BONUS! From now through August 15th, you can enter to win free entry to THE CLASSIC by Cycle Oregon, a week-long adventure on wheels in Central Oregon.
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A Pump Track Timelapse

We love this awesome timelapse of the exciting new Salem Geer Park Strider Pump Track made possible by People For Bikes and Specialized Bicycles

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to Mike Estes for the tip! You can find him on Twitter as @m_estes where he does an excellent job of sharing off-road and BMX news throughout the state of Oregon.

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