Each of the 7 Wonders of Oregon offers a different, exciting ride. To celebrate this, Ride Oregon has asked seven of the best bicycle builders in the state to each build a one-of-a-kind bicycle, one for each of our 7 Wonders.
To add to the enthusiasm, each bike will be hidden at one of the 7 Wonders so that you can find, own and ride a part of Oregon.
Starting in mid-June, Ride Oregon will posting clues on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages using the hashtag #7bikes7wonders.
The builders took route options into consideration, developing bikes suited to conditions ranging from paved roads to trails and gravel to sand and snow. The builders and bikes include: – Oregon Coast: Ahearne Cycles, a fat-tire beach cruiser – Columbia River Gorge: Argonaut Cycles, an ultimate bike for a varied landscape – The Wallowas: Breadwinner Cycles, a “29er” bike for wide-open spaces – The Painted Hills: Igleheart Custom Frames & Forks, an adventure-seeking bike – Crater Lake: Mike DeSalvo, a lightweight road bike – Smith Rock: Vulture Cycles, a purpose-built “Smith Rocket” for challenging trails – Mt. Hood: Wolfhound Cycles, a mountain bike for back-country single-track trails and lift-assisted bike park riding.
“Cyclists have long been drawn to Oregon’s diverse geography, breathtaking scenery and varied terrain,” said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. “It’s no wonder that each year bicycle-related tourism in our state contributes about $400 million to the state’s $10.3 billion tourism economy. The nexus between Oregon’s 7 Wonders and some of the best bike makers in the country will further highlight Oregon as a leader in outdoor recreation.”
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