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Washington State Route 503 (South Leg)

For those not from Western Washington, State Route 503 may need a bit of explanation. This road starts over at Interstate 5 and heads East to the village of Yale, then turns to the South and down towards Vancouver, Washington. While the West Leg of 503 is a nice little road, it’s becoming increasingly urbanized …

Oregon Route 214

Oregon Route 214 may not be the sportbike-haven that you get in the mountains on side of the Willamette Valley, but there’s enough curves to go around and plenty to see and do along this highway. In Mount Angel, you can visit a Germanic-style Benedictine monastery and stop for comestibles at the Mt. Angel Brewing …

Oregon Route 540 ‘Cape Arago Highway’

Out along the Oregon Coast, on the tidewater side of US101, the intrepid motorcyclist can find the Cape Arago Highway. This highly scenic roadway begins at the west end of Newmark Avenue in Charleston, Oregon at Empire Boulevard and follows the edge of Coos Bay out to the South Slough Bridge after which 7 Devils …

Oregon Route 19 ‘John Day Highway’

A fine example of the Eastern Oregon highway-building, Oregon Route 19 does a little bit of a Jeckyl & Hyde routine. With this in mind, I’ll be covering this road in sections. Viewing the road from south to north, it follows Eastern Oregon’s John Day River from the US Route 26 junction in the midst …

Old Pendleton River Road

This little stretch of road is a welcome break if you’re droning along I-84. I’ve seen it mentioned in a number of different motorcycle forums as an alternative route to whatever other road they had originally planned to do. Obvious from the responses of other motorcyclists, it’s not perceived as a destination road in its …