Biking & Cycling in McMinnville, Oregon

Cycling in McMinnville, Oregon

McMinnville’s Road Cycling & Biking Adventures

Cyclists love Oregon, and the scenic wine country roads of the Willamette Valley make McMinnville, Oregon a prime destination for road cycling enthusiasts.  Head to Tommy’s Bike Shop on downtown 3rd Street to get your gear, then set a route for a bike ride through winding back roads for breathtaking vineyard views.  Head west to pedal the hills of the Coast Range with river front riding along the Nestucca River.  Or, ride a relaxing loop from McMinnville to other charming wine country towns.  Then return to McMinnville for rest, relaxation and a good meal.

No matter which direction you’re headed, you can begin your cycling journey from McMinnville and explore every nook and cranny of Oregon’s wine country.

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 Easy Rides

McMinnville City Park to Erratic Rock Loop


McMinnville City Park to Erratic Rock Loop

17.5 miles. Mostly flat.
Max Grade: 1.8%  Avg. Grade: 0.1%
This 90-ton rock was deposited during an Ice Age flood. Information plaques at trail head. Stop by McCabe Chapel & a model airplane flying field on your way!

Moderate Rides

McMinnville City Park to Amity Loop


McMinnville City Park to Amity Loop

33.5 miles. Shorter hills.
Avg. Elevation Gain: 26′ per mi.
Max Grade: 4.8%
Stop by the Lawrence Gallery & Evergreen Air & Space Museum!

McMinnville City Park to Dayton Loop


McMinnville City Park to Dayton City Park Loop

19.8 miles. Short, moderate hills.
Avg. Elevation Gain: 27′ per mi.
Max Grade: 2.7%
Make a stop at Stoller Winery on your way!

McMinnville City Park to Whiteson Loop


McMinnville City Park to Whiteson Loop

30.5 miles. Short hills.
Avg. Elevation Gain: 18′ per mi.
Max Grade: 3.0%  Avg. Grade: 0.2%
Visit Historic McCabe Chapel, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, & Farmer John’s!

McMinnville City Park to Carlton Loop


McMinnville City Park to Carlton Loop

24.2 miles. Short hills.
Elevation Gain: 491′
Max Grade: 2.0%
Make a loop from McMinnville to the charming community of Carlton!

Evergreen Museum to Grand Island Loop


Evergreen Museum to Grand Island Loop

31.4 miles. Short hills.
Elevation Gain: 355′
Max Grade: 3.6%
Discover the short but interesting bike paths west and east of the Evergreen Aviation Museum, travel through Dayton, then explore the beautiful farm lands of the Grand Island area.

Challenging Rides

McMinnville City Park to Eola Hills Loop


McMinnville City Park to Eola Hills Loop

46.5 miles. Long, steep hills.
Avg. Elevation Gain: 38′ per mi.
Max Grade: 6.7%