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Cycle Oregon 2017 cancellation: Bump in the road or major wipeout?

Cycle Oregon offers $500 refund for canceled 2017 ride

Lingering wildfires and smoke along this year's planned route -- which was set to start Sunday -- prompted the ride's cancellation last week

Cycle Oregon 2017 canceled because of wildfires

Fires pose too big of a safety threat for the 2,000 riders and hundreds of support staff, executive director says in statement

Wildfires may alter Cycle Oregon route, executive director says

The 30th annual week-long ride is traveling through Central Oregon, which has been plagued by several wildfires, some of which are near the bicycle route

On last day of Cycle Oregon 2016, director looks forward to building a brand

When people think of Cycle Oregon, they probably think of the nonprofit organization's weeklong rides held annually around the state; director wants to think more broadly

Lesser of three options proves appealing for sixth day of Cycle Oregon 2016 (photos, videos)

Seven-day tour rolls into Glendale in Douglas County and ends Saturday in Myrtle Creek; Cycle Oregon board member Michelle Poyourow talks about future of the organization which stages its 30th weeklong ride next year

Cycle Oregon volunteer Mark Bosworth vanished 5 years ago; his Fund provides legacy

Bosworth's wife, daughters, and brother travel to Glendale in Douglas County to meet the five recipients of this Mark Bosworth Fund

New Cycle Oregon executive director takes over non-profit; he's easy to spot

Steve Schulz has worked for Cycle Oregon since 2008; he's handled a myriad of tasks in the that time, easily recognizable in his cowboy hat

Cycle Oregon 2015: 'Hell on Wheels' provides toasty first day temps (photos)

The ride heads south from Baker City to Farewell Bend State Park, passing through geological oddities and tiny northeast Oregon communities

Steve Duin: Cycling the city on a cool August day

Yes, Washington D.C. now has twice as many miles of protected bike lanes as Portland. Birmingham, Ala. -- not the Rose City -- launches bike sharing in September. And Minneapolis? When it comes to cycling, says Steve Durrant, a senior...

Grateful Dead: my short strange trip to 'Fare Thee Well' Chicago (VIDEO)

Richard Read, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, takes you along on his Chicago adventure, seeing the Dead at the lyrical end of their 50-year ride.

Bring your bikes, Cornelius, to host 'bike rodeo' for kids

Children of all ages are invited to bring their bicycles and helmets to the Cornelius Fred Meyer for a free Bike Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21. The event is hosted by the City of Cornelius...

Rails-to-trails from Banks to Tillamook has Washington County property owners steamed, and they might have the U.S. Supreme Court on their side

Clare Lennon talked with a few Washington County property owners whose lands border the railroad tracks that would be converted to the proposed Salmonberry Trail. Here's what they had to say.

Cycle Oregon 2014: Routes announced, new 'CO3' ride added

Cycle Oregon, the annual weeklong event that typically attracts more than 2,200 cyclists, announced Wednesday that most of the first two days of this September’s iconic ride will be spent north of the Columbia River, rolling through the forested hills and valleys between White Salmon and Glenwood, Wash. After that, it will plunge back toward north-central Oregon with stops in places like Tygh Valley, Madras and Dufur.

Cycle Oregon kickoff, Worst Day ride signal beginning of cycling season

Cycle Oregon is announcing the routes for Cycle Oregon and Cycle Oregon Weekend at its annual kickoff party on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Then, the following Sunday comes the unofficial kickoff to the cycling season, the Worst Day of the Year Ride.

Oregon City triathlon finishers rave about the race and the city stairs in new video

"Loved the stairs!" said one lady, who, astonishingly, didn't seem to be lying.

2013 Cycle Oregon: 2,000 riders finish pedaling about 380 miles through remote reaches of the state

The 26th Cycle Oregon is history, after a week pedaling through incredible vistas and visiting some of the state's tiniest towns.

2013 Cycle Oregon, Day 6: Crane to Seneca (photos)

Day 6 wasn't quite the biggest in terms of total miles and total elevation gain but it was the one that left you feeling whipped if you didn't spend as much time training as you maybe should have. After the first rest stop, riders took Pine Creek Road through a secret, narrow, meandering valley of hills dotted with sagebrush, an end-of-summer creekbed, and fields of what one rider called "this magic green," with very few buildings. About 46 miles into the ride, riders negotiated 1.6 miles of uphill/downhill gravel -- and nothing makes you happier to see chip seal than 1.6 miles of gravel. The start of the pavement coincided with the start of a rigorous six-mile climb broken midway by one short, sharp descent. It was The Hill of the Week. Total elevation on the day, 3,900 feet. Total miles, 74.

2013 Cycle Oregon, Day 5: Diamond to Crane (photos)

Day 5 started out with refreshing cloud cover and the aromatherapy of mint fields and a mint production plant: aaah. For those who chose the 40-mile day instead of the 80-mile day, it was a mellow cruise through the sagebrush flats and a few irrigated ranches. For those who added the 40 mile loop after lunch, it was more of the same except for truck traffic on Highway 20 and about 10 miles of bothersome rumble strip on the fog line. Otherwise, the extra loop riders found some smooth pavement where they could crank out the miles in pace lines -- it was more about the rhythm of the bike on that extra loop rather than the scenery. The gallery includes some shots from the previous night, which included a star party and the kids of Diamond onstage for a skit. A highlight of the day was the Peter French Round Barn, where broncs were broken in the winter starting circa the 1880s. Another was lunch at the Crystal Crane Hot Springs.

2013 Cycle Oregon, Day 4: Plan B for the layover ride in Steens Mountain country (photos)

During the layover day Wednesday at a Diamond Valley ranch, an unexpected cattle drive on the road forced organizers to close the route to cyclists just short of French Glen, which meant the out and back ride was 48 miles...