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McMinnville Round About – Dustin Klein Collab Ride

Watch the Dustin Klein video of this ride: Will Travel For Gravel Enjoy a mix of adventure and civilized gravel in this loop starting and ending in McMinnville’s historic downtown.  Views, unexpectedly awesome Mirkwood-style forests, a few climbs, and a fantastically fun experience await you on this challenging ride into the Coast Range.

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Grenfell Short Loop

With road names like High Heaven, you know what’s coming: great climbs, and even better views.  This short loop starts and ends at Ed Grenfell County Park – a great place to relax and BBQ with friends after your rewarding ride.

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Loop the Reservoir

Long smooth climbs, plenty of gravel, and gorgeous forest and lake scenery await you on this ride.  Looping around the McGuire Reservoir, the lake that provides the city of McMinnville with water, you’ll get the full Coast Range forest experience.

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Carlton Bakery Gravel Loop

Perfect for those seeking a challenge and some scenery, this 28.5 mile loop starts with a climb up Meadowlake Road.  Reward yourself with some stellar views as you coast down the remaining 2/3, and really treat yourself with a baked goodie at Carlton Bakery afterwards.  You’ve earned it.

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McMinnville Wine Loop – Moderate

Enjoy a 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…

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McMinnville Wine Loop – Easy

Get a taste of the McMinnville American Viticulture Area (AVA) on this easy 14 mile loop from Tommy’s Bike Shop on historic 3rd Street. Expect a few hills and outstanding wine country views with potential stopping points at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, Yamhill Valley Vineyards, and Coeur de Terre Vineyards.

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McMinnville Wine Loop – Challenging

Spend the day exploring wine country by bike! This challenging 46 mile ride with long, steep hills will wind you through some of the most beautiful parts of the Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) with a stop halfway in the city of Amity.

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McMinnville Peavine Climb

Not for the faint of heart – but definitely for the lover of dramatic climbs and coastal mountain scenery. Expect some gravel and a big elevation gain in the first half of the ride, followed by a more flat trip through the heart of Oregon wine country in the second half of your 40 mile…

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McMinnville Muddy Valley Wine Ride

Named after the Muddy Creek that flows through the area, this route will take you into the heart of the McMinnville American Viticulture Area (AVA). Stop in at wineries like Maysara to learn their history, or just enjoy the slight hills (and views) of the rolling vineyards.

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McMinnville Evergreen Museum – Grand Island Loop

After exploring the Evergreen Museum (home of Howard Hughes’ famed Spruce Goose!), discover the scenic Grand Island area southeast of McMinnville. This long, moderately difficult country ride will take you through lush, rolling farmland with a stop in historic Dayton.

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