Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Please note: I did this road in June of 2009. Much has changed in Central Oregon since then and some services are no longer available. During my week in Central Oregon last summer, I’d met and spoken with many riders who’d ridden up US 395 and come up through John Day. They were looking for… Continue reading Oregon State Route 410 ‘Bull Run to Baker Road’

Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Leading out of the Baker City, Oregon Route 86 is the most direct route out to the Hell’s Canyon area. And as one might surmise from the maps of the roadway, it might seem a bit too straight and a bit too flat if one’s gotten spoiled by the Central Oregon roads in the previous… Continue reading Oregon Route 86 ‘Baker-Copperfield Highway’

Aladdin Road

Up in the far reaches of Northern Washington, nearly bumping into Canada even, is a wonderful little backroad perfect for sport-touring. Why, you might ask would you go all the way up there to ride good roads? One fine reason is there’s hardly any other traffic on them. 37 miles of rural 2-lane with only… Continue reading Aladdin Road

Oregon State Route 206 ‘Wasco-Heppner Highway’

I know a bunch of folks say these roads are boring. And I can’t argue that if you don’t enjoy open countrysides, the scenery isn’t much to write home about. One thing this stretch of 206 offers is fast and lonely sweepers. Well, lonely if you don’t count the occasional deer in the fields and… Continue reading Oregon State Route 206 ‘Wasco-Heppner Highway’

Sunrise Park Road, Mount Rainier National Park

Sunrise Park Road Road to Sunrise Ampitheater The Road to Sunrise Ampitheatre is extremely twisty and challenging. The paving also leaves a lot of be desired with large frost heaves and sunken sections of pavement. Be quite careful when riding this road due to these concerns and the astonishingly heavy tourist traffic in the afternoons.… Continue reading Sunrise Park Road, Mount Rainier National Park