The Umpqua Velo cycling club knows the Umpqua Valley in ways very few do. They’ve crafted a ride that carries cyclists along smooth roads with barely any traffic and spectacular views. Sink in and let these experts take you for a ride.
And sure, the riding is lovely, but just like the name sounds, the Vineyard Tour on September 12 is a very cool opportunity to explore a landscape densely enveloped in vineyards.
About the Routes
The ride features five routes with distances of 15-100 miles giving you plenty of options in the Umpqua Valley. The 100 mile route is an approachable 3,200 feet of elevation gain as you snake along the rushing Umpqua River. You’ll traverse low traffic, well paved roads, through covered bridges and take in beautiful views of forests, fields and mountains.
Each route features at least four vineyards you may visit along the way, with optional wine tastings and tours. You can pace your ride as you like and opt to visit the wineries you pass, or bunny hop to the next one. It’s sort of a choose your own adventure!
Finish Line Party Plus
Most finish lines feature some food, maybe drink, maybe even a band. But at the Vineyard Tour, when the riding is complete, revel in a finish line party complete with swimming and fishing options at the confluence of the North and South Umpqua rivers. This party is perfect for families so invite the entire gang to either ride with you (great route options) or simply hang out at the finish line.