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.


  • 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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54 thoughts on “Vote for the Best Supported Bike Rides!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    1. 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.

  4. Charles Altekruse

    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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Keith Williams MD

    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 ?

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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!


  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Tour De Fronds is the best ride in the state! The many homemade snacks on the route and dedicated volunteers are unbeatable. Don’t have a lot of time to ride but I take my family on this one. Everyone should ride this ride. Very proud of Donna for putting this together every year!

    1. Ah thanks James! We love ALL the Mafaffy family. We look forward to seeing you on June 15, if not sooner.
      A funny story…I always talk to people about the Tour de Fronds who have a bike and/or bike rack on their vehicle. I was in Roseburg at Costco and was parked next to a car with a rack. The driver was about to leave and I flagged her down. She got out of the cars and I proceeded to ask her if she knew about the Tour de Fronds and she said she did. I asked her if she had participated and she said yes, so then I asked her name…to my embarrassment it was your wife and family!!!! Oh my!!!

  29. Blackberry bRamble combines all my favorite aspects of riding: amazing scenery, delicious food (and beverages) and happy support all along the way. Best ride in my opinion.

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    1. Hi Ricardo – We don’t judge! We love seeing people on bikes, no matter how far they want to ride. Plus, fat biking on the beach isn’t as smooth as road riding on pavement, so a few miles goes a long way.

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