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Vote for the Best Supported Bike Rides!

2018 was an incredible year for supported bike rides in our region. The weather was splendid – though a bit warm – and the season for fine riding was luxuriously long.

We’d like to congratulate and thank all the ride organizers who provide fantastic riding experiences in our region. We know your job isn’t easy and we sure-do appreciate your hard work to create fantastic rides.

We work year-round to support event organizers and help get more people to rides. But now, we’re taking a break to hear from you!

What Were Your Favorites?

Finally, you get to have your say! Declare your favorite supported rides by voting here.

Is a Ride Missing?

Don’t see your favorite listed above? Write it in on the form.

Criteria

  • Paid rides
  • Supported (Offers regularly stationed rest stops and a finish line celebration)
  • Not a race. Non-timed (or extremely casual about the timing – we’re flexible)
  • Has at least one  distance option of more than 20 miles
  • Is located in the Greater Oregon Region – a start location most Oregonians can reasonably drive to.

2017 Favorites

See the results from last year’s awards here >

COMMENTS (not votes) Below

We love hearing from riders about this season’s rides! But just remember: don’t use the comments section to vote – it won’t count.

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48 Responses to “Vote for the Best Supported Bike Rides!”
  1. Trevor says:

    Swift Summit 200/100

  2. Jaimie says:

    Swift Summit 200/100

  3. Mark Biedrzycki says:

    Swift Summit 100/200

  4. Sarah Fishler Rice says:

    Swift Summit 200!

  5. Kraig Pauli says:

    I would like to vote for the Swift Summit 200/100 ride for best rides of 2017. First year of the event and very well run.

  6. Rylab says:

    Swift Summit NW! New and extraordinarily well-organized century and double-century ride, in the Lebanon / Sweet Home area, so beautiful. Going to try to double-century next year! I believe it’s in August.

  7. A says:

    Swift 200/100 was my best ride

  8. Some Guy says:

    I’m disappointed to see that only paid rides meet the requirements for this.

  9. Charles Altekruse says:

    BikeVentures Northwest – great, great trip. It blew away our group of Olympians, Cycle Oregon veterans, and accomplished cyclists. Beautiful, uncluttered routes. Great support and logistics. Super Fun – Thanks to Craig and his BVN gang!

  10. Janet says:

    Ride the Rogue in Rogue River OR is a fun beautiful ride with many mileage options.

  11. Scott Weishaar says:

    Although not listed, the Eola Hills Wine Rides are one of my favorites as well. Smaller groups with short and long ride options. The post-ride buffet and the lunch rest stop are fantastic.

  12. M. Roy says:

    I’m shocked that the SBC Peach of a Century and the WVBC Covered Bridge Tour were not listed as choices.

    Since I seemed to have only one “other” choice I had to flip a coin on those two.

  13. Rann Millar says:

    Why is the Covered Bridge Bicycle Club not on your list of rides in Oregon? We have had the event almost 40 years now.
    Rann Millar, President, Mid Valley Bicycle Club, Corvallis, OR

  14. Sarah says:

    CHaFE 150

  15. Dean Shapiro says:

    Easily the best ride in the Portland area is the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway ride from The Dalles to Hood River and return. A mere 40 miles but the scenery is unparalelled, the ride well organized and the rest stops are almost a feast! The ride up and down Rowena Point is worth the price of admission alone!

  16. Bellal says:

    Such an arrangement certainly inspired people to ride bike and others people or organisation might be interested to make such a new occasion.I like to if we think and want to keep fit physically and mentally should participate in this bike riding arrangement as well as make a new bike riding festival.

  17. ML Moore says:

    Up & Down is a new ride out of Ashland. It’s great!

  18. Deanna says:

    CROC in Pendleton is a great three day bike adventure. will do it again next year, even if I don’t do any other rides.

  19. Looking for a great, fully supported ride? Let me recommend the Tour de Fronds. There is a choice of 7 rides, 5 asphalt and 2 asphalt/gravel. The rides range from 30 miles to 103 miles, with varying degrees of difficulty, in other words a ride for the novice to the experienced cyclist. The scenery is incredible and the community support is outstanding.
    We were humbled by the support of our riders who voted us #1 last year. We appreciate any and all support for this year’s ORBike contest.
    Come join us on June 16 for the 2018 ride.

  20. Gary Baty says:

    I agree with Donna Freeman. Tour de Fronds is a great ride. The volunteers/support staff are great from start to finish. The views can’t be beat and the after ride meal is wonderful. You are really made to feel welcome and appreciated.

  21. Alan says:

    Tour De Fronds is still the best bike ride I have been on. The support, the water stop, and the lunch at the end was unmatched by any other ride.

  22. Tour de Fronds! The best supported bike ride in Oregon. The variety of rides is Amazing! All levels of riders are welcome. The remote beauty of the area is Astounding!

  23. Keith Williams MD says:

    The hardest Super Century I ever loved! Spectacular scenery, lovely people, amazing food, and lots of climbing. Blue skies, lush roadside ferns and rhododendrons in bloom, towering firs, lots of running water, and plenty of climbing ! Powers, Oregon really puts on a show ! Did I mention the climbing ?

  24. Jean Ann Edsall says:

    Our entire family participated in the Tour de Fronds in 2016….we will be back! This is hands-down the best ride in Oregon…the whole town supports the effort, the scenery is magnificent, the camping awesome and something for everyone. A very well-supported ride.

  25. Devin Koontz says:

    Swift Summit 200/100! The best ride hands down!!! Shall we mention he inspirational quotes we got in the months heading up to the race? The one of a kind poem we got when we registered? The beautiful route and the inspiring challenge to push ourselves further? This was my first century, and all I can say is when all of us finished our 100 or 200 mile routes we were already planning to come back the next year!!! I can’t wait!

  26. This is an awesome ride on low traffic roads, supported rest stops and beautiful scenery. There are 6 rides that offer a variety of riding/climbing challenges. The rides begin and end in Powers, OR at the Powers County Park. Plan to spend Father’s Day weekend in Powers. There is a Friday night Spaghetti dinner, the ride on Saturday (registration covers all food on Sat.), and a Sunday Father’s Day Breakfast by the Lions Club. The Friday night meal and Sunday breakfast are both fund raisers so there is a small additional fee – one by the Lions and the other by the Powers HS senior class.

    Registration opens on January 1, 2019.
    This year’s Tour de Fronds is on June 15, 2019.

  27. Larry Diffie says:

    The bRamble Metric is the best distance ride I’ve ever ridden! Hills to challenge, tree and field lined country roads to crank on or just to ease back and enjoy, friendly and helpful volunteers.

  28. Lora Roode says:

    Genuinely friendly, SAFE, gorgeous scenery and lots of yummy treats, music, bonfires and great riding!

  29. Terry Larsell says:

    Tour de fronds is exactly in the middle of nowhere, we passed maybe two cars while riding, the food and people are great and the ride is second to none. The hippy girls playing guitar and singing while we stood around the fire at the second rest stop, it’s so funky and down home you just get sucked into the vortex. There really aren’t many paved roads that compare in quality and remoteness. I also rode the ramrod this summer and it was a great ride but cars, trucks and tourist were everywhere. Tour de fronds is in the middle of nowhere, did I mention that already…. Gravel options too!

    Terry

  30. Jennifer Reynolds says:

    Fabulous ride, very well supported, best in the state!

  31. John Cartmell says:

    Tour de Fronds is a great ride with lots of options to satisfy any rider. The volunteers are the BEST! No traffic on the route, excellent support, lots of happy riders. Worth the scenic drive from Portland for our family.

  32. Art Buck says:

    Tour de Fronds is the A no. 1 ride in Oregon. Beautiful scenery and lush vegetation along the South Fork of the Coquille River, no traffic, challenging climbs, and great support including bluegrass and traditional acoustic bands at every rest stop. The Powers hosts are super friendly.

  33. Susan Ferguson says:

    My first organized ride in many years, and definitely a first in Oregon. So beautiful and well supported! The post lunch was delicious. I’ll be back!

  34. Jon Buckley says:

    Last year when I voted and said that I didn’t want anymore people to ride the Tour de Fronds nobody seemed to listen. The secret must have gotten out! Ride organizers said that 2018 was BIGGER than 2017! (Best damn ride organizers in ALL of Oregon bar none!) Still the best ride in Oregon! If you go, head over on Friday, have the Spaghetti, visit the Powers Tavern and have a beer, spend some money at the market and stay for the Father’s Day breakfast and buy some raffle tickets to support the Lions Club! Tour de Fronds is #1!

  35. Nora Linville says:

    One of the best organized rides I’ve ever done. The route is beautiful, but it’s the volunteers and the townspeople that make it extra special. So welcoming!

  36. Mary says:

    Tour de Fronds is a wonderful ride, The rest stops are great, the organizers and support staff are wonderful and the route is beautiful. What more could one ask for in an organized ride? Oh, yes, there is little to no traffic and several ride options to chose from. Again, what more could one ask for from an organized ride?

  37. Cherie says:

    There are so many great rides it was hard to pick just three. Oregon and Washington (Clark County) have some of the best rides in the country. Had I been able to vote for a fourth ride, it would be the up and coming Cascading Rivers Ride out of Estacada. Thanks Oregon Bike for promoting cycling in our area.

  38. Lehman Holder says:

    Ride Around Clark County (RACC) in Vancouver, WA, is a terrific one-day event. Several routes to choose from, and exceptional support plus lots of comraderie. I already have it on my calendar for 2019.

  39. Jon Buckley says:

    So many people who live north of Eugene and west of Bend don’t even realize there is an actual state that exists south of them. It’s a shame really, but also nice to not have the metropolitan traffic issues and obnoxious trendy attitudes. I digress…the BEST ride in Oregon is actually the Tour de Fronds, anyone who has never ridden it, should just keep on ignoring it, I don’t want the competition for my camp site and pickles.

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