Would Rural Communities Benefit from More Cycle Tourists?

by Lucas Freeman on August 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment

in Business of Bikes

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© Illustration by Russ Roca/PathLessPedaled.com



What if Prineville catered to cycle tourists going to and from the Ochoco Mountains and Bend? Or what if there were “bike camps” in the small communities from Bend to John Day, Oregon like the one Russ Roca from The Path Less Pedaled stayed at in Mt. Vernon, Oregon?

Adventure Cycling Association already has a route from Astoria through Baker City as part of their TransAmerica Bicycle Trail to Virginia.

Besides the camps themselves, what other ways could we encourage bicycle tourists in Central Oregon? Here’s one idea: add a bike rack onto the Central Oregon Breeze Bus from Portland to Bend.

Later this week, we’ll hopefully have an update on the status on three of Central Oregon’s pending Scenic Bikeway routes.

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Rachel S. August 11, 2011

I’ve been following the Path Less Pedaled blog since they left Bend…. really enjoy Russ’ sketches!

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