- the Oregon State Bike Map
- & the Oregon Coast Bike Map
To order paper copies of any of these maps call (503) 986-3556 or use the e-mail link from this Oregon Dept. of Transportation webpage: bike maps & information from all around Oregon.
Interested in finding some of the best bike rides around Oregon? Check out the Oregon State Parks' Scenic Bikeways program - you'll find maps & information on
Want information on cycling throughout Oregon?
Visit the beautiful Ride Oregon website for the inside scoop on where to ride,
eat, drink, & rest your weary head.
- Want to find lower-traffic roads to ride on? The Oregon Dept. of Transportation website has traffic volume information for State highways, as well as links to traffic volume information for cities & counties around Oregon.
If you happen to cross the Columbia River, you can find information on bicycling in Washington State here.
- For Campground information:
Oregon State Parks are great places to stay when bike touring; many of the coastal State Park campgrounds feature walk-in hiker/biker campsites (at an economical $4 per person per night), showers, & fantastic vistas. Also, many also have Yurts(around $30 per night, sleeps 5, advance reservations generally needed) if you desire more luxurious accomodations.
National Forests offer great opportunities for camping, as much of of Oregon is national forest land. For an overview map of the National Forests in Oregon & Washington,click here. On parts of the Oregon coast, there are Siuslaw National Forest campgrounds. To the east of Portland, campgrounds abound throughout the sprawling Mt. Hood National Forest.
The Bureau of Land Management also has campsites throughout much of Oregon.
The Tillamook State Forest just west of Portland has a number of campsites.
If you believe you can never have a sufficient number of maps, you'll want to have a look at the Benchmark Road & Recreation Atlas of Oregon- it's a great resource for finding those back roads & is available at many bookstores & outdoor stores around Portland. Additionally, the Adventure Cycling Association offers a series of maps throughout the U.S. & Canada designed especially for touring cyclists.
Looking for a guided bike tour? There are a number of bike tour operators that offer rides of varying length & intensity in Oregon. Here are some of the ones we know about:
Cycle Oregon 1 week in early September, also a weekend ride in July.
Bicycle Rides Northwest 1 week in July
Seattle to Portland Classic 2 days in July
Adventure Cycling often has tours in Oregon & Washington
Cycle Wild has volunteer-led self-supported Portland-area camping rides
Pedal Bike Tours offers guided tours in Portland & beyond
Portland Bicycle Tours offers guided tours in Portland & beyond
Bicycle Adventures leads several tours which originate in Portland.
Looking for information & ideas on self-guided rides & tours around Oregon? There are a couple of print/web resources we like: Check out Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Rides Around Oregon; it's available at the Multnomah County Library, or for purchase at finer bookstores. Also, for day rides around Portland, there's Rubber to the Road: Great Rides Around Portland and our own Best Bike Rides Around Portland. And, arriving in June 2012, 75 Classic Rides Oregon: the Best Road Biking Routes.