Difficulty: Moderate

McMinnville Wine Loop – Moderate

Enjoy a pleasant 37-mile ride through the McMinnville countryside, where you’ll roll past vineyards, creeks, and farmland views. Some moderate hills add to the challenge, and stops can be made at multiple winery locations and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. End your ride in McMinnville’s Granary District, where Grain Station Brew Works will make sure you’re refreshed.

Road surfaces are good with rare exception. While most roads do not have shoulders, traffic is light across most of the route.

Ride Tips:

This is a pleasant 37-mile ride across McMinnville and into rural Yamhill County. Road surfaces are good with rare exception. While most roads do not have shoulders, traffic is light across most of the route.

Navigation: Download this map to your Ride with GPS mobile app for turn-by-turn guidance during your ride. Click “Send to Device” at the top of the map on this page.

Start/Finish: There is ample parking at McMinnville’s historic Granary District. Flag & Wire Coffee is available before the ride and Grain Station Brew Works is convenient once you’re finished. More food and drink are available on Third Street.

That Special Segment: Riders using Strava will enjoy the “Mini-Pass” and “Muddy Water Rollers” segments that combine for 4.3 miles of beautiful, smooth riding beginning at the 7.2-mile marker.

Oasis: Bellevue Country Store, at the 15-mile marker, is an excellent stop for rest, relaxation, and refueling. Food, water, coffee, and drinks are available.

Bathrooms: Bellevue Country Store and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum at mile 34.

Gravel: For safety purposes, this route includes two blocks of light gravel in the first half mile. NE Lafayette Avenue is a high-traffic alternative.

Cautions: The following locations deserve attention.
• Limited shoulders and visibility on some country roads.
• Crossing Highway 18 at the Bellevue Country Store at mile 15.2.
• Crossing Highway 99 at Whiteson at mile 24.9.
• Cruickshank Road and Three Mile Lane beginning at mile 32.6. You are entering a traffic zone. Use caution for .2 mile on Cruickshank Road and then turn left across Three Mile Lane taking advantage of street dividers. Use caution when moving to the right shoulder on Three Mile Lane as traffic approaches on your right.

Route Note: The right shoulder on Three Mile Lane is wide as you ride for a half mile. The route turns into the Olde Stone Village RV Park to minimize exposure on the highway. The route continues across the Evergreen Museum complex before returning to city streets.

About this Route Evaluation: These notes are provided as general guidance but are not intended to replace each cyclist’s own research and due diligence. We encourage you to become familiar with the route. This route is subject to change.