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Monday, 28 May 2012 18:17

Road Bike McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242)

World Class Road Bike Ride

Now Open - Just plowed at the pass for road Bikes - Closed to motor vehicles for a couple weeks.

For details call Rod at McKenzie River Mountain Resort 541-822-6272 - he is the informal area road bike representative.  He also has a shuttle service which can drop you off on the Sisters side of the pass allowing you to ride over to the McKenzie side - or vice versa.  

A posting on Road Bike Review . com says:

"OR-242 - McKenzie Pass. The most spectacular Cascade Crossing in Oregon. It's almost a 4,000 foot climb from the west and a 2,000 foot climb from the east. Lots of cool views, and cruising thru lava fields. Each side of the climb has a distinctly different feel: The west side starts in rain forest and ascends into the Lava Fields with something like 19 switchbacks. The east side is a dry, ponderosa forest. The road is open to bicycles and closed to traffic for about 2 weeks every year - riding that without traffic is way too cool."

Notable stops along the way:  Dee Wright Observatory, Proxy Falls

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