Archives: Bike Routes

McMinnville Introductory Gravel Ride

Starting and ending right in downtown McMinnville, this quick jaunt takes you from the local bike shop and returns you to local beers. It is heavy on reward with a low-traffic, paved climb and fast gravel descents, taking you quickly into the scenic farmland for which Yamhill County is famous. Ride Courtesy of Mac Cycling…

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McMinnville Coast Range Gravel Tour

Start and finish this classic Coast Range gravel ride in the vibrant town of McMinnville. The ride packs a punchy gravel climb that leads to premier logging road rambling through quiet forests. This loop can be done in either direction (try both and see which one you like best!). Ride Courtesy of Mac Cycling Club

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McMinnville to Cape Kiwanda – Coast Range Adventure

Start in Yamhill County wine country and end up at the Pacific Ocean for an amazing adventure through Oregon’s Coast Range. A solid Metric Century with 5K’ of climbing (and descending!), this is the ride to escape the summer heat. After getting your fill of lush coastal forest, you’ll end within sight of Oregon’s famous…

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Yamhill Introductory Gravel Ride

Start and finish this scenic loop of paved and low-traffic gravel roads in historic Yamhill, childhood home of Beverly Cleary. This quick ride offers bucolic views of farmland before heading up a short, punchy climb up to rare oak savannah uplands. A gentle but fun descent on gravel twists past vineyards back to town where…

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Yamhill Gravel Adventure

Start and finish this scenic loop in historic Yamhill, childhood home of Beverly Cleary. With some of the finest gravel riding the Coast Range foothills has to offer, you’ll be treated to dense forests, open hilltops, sublime gravel roads, steep climbs, and one of the best downhills in Yamhill County. Don’t let the ride length…

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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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