Cycling The Dalles

Though not well known outside the Columbia Gorge, The Dalles is an undiscovered cycling utopia. Cyclists of every ability and interest find excellent opportunity to ride and train on pristine pavement along a varied terrain from fragrant cherry orchards to golden wheat fields, over sun-kissed hills and through deep cool canyons along meandering streams. The cycling routes surround The Dalles with a veritable tour of Oregon History, leading cyclists past the camp of Lewis and Clark, the old Surgeon’s Quarters, past turn-of-the-20th-century schoolhouses and by a monument to the Pioneer Woman as they pedal through history on paved portions of the old Oregon Trail.  Cycling here becomes an unforgettable interactive experience of rural and historic treasures.

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