August 5th, 2017
For those looking for a challenge and great wildlife viewing, the August 5, 2017 ride will follow the newly designated Oregon Outback Scenic Bikeway. Experience the beautiful north Warner Mountains and the forest/desert fringe of the Great Basin’s expansive views of Drake Peak, the Coyote Hills, Fish Creek Rim, Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Warner Peak, and the Poker Jim Ridge.
Put your head down and rip down a 1,300 ft. descent into the desert outpost of Plush. Ride along rolling lakeshores to Adel thru the wetland lakes of the Warner Valley including: Hart Lake, Friday Reservoir, Crump Lake, Pelican and the Narrows. Enjoy views of the spectacular escarpment of pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, sage grouse, and wetland birds.
While in Deep Creek Canyon, look for cliff swallows, golden & bald eagles, red tail hawks and falcons. Crest Warner Pass and watch the trees whiz by in a blur as you scream down the pass for one last thrill ride as you coast back into Lakeview.
This year Tour de Outback ride offers several options along the Bikeway including Century and Metric Century routes. The Beginner and Family routes touring the Goose Lake Valley will include 10 and 25 mile options. There will also be a 5 mile option.
Rides include Aid Stations, SAG Wagons, Directional signage, a goody bag and after-ride meal.
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Click here for our 2017 Registration form
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Click here for the LIABILITY FORM you will need to fill out and bring to the ride.
- Official Outback Scenic Bikeway Route - 90 miles (GPS map)
- Metric Century Route - 65 miles (GPS map)
- Intermediate (Ski Hill) & Beginner Routes - 20, 10 & 5 miles (GPS map)
Oregon Scenic Bikeways link (click here)
Ride Oregon Ride link (click here)
Tour de Outback Facebook page link (click here)
For information on the Tour de Outback ride contact:
Chris Bishop (541) 417-1178 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For information on lodging and local attractions please contact:
Lake County Chamber of Commerce