On Monday evening, we will meet and get those riders renting bikes familiar with their machines and luggage. Over dinner, we will review the routes, expectations regarding conduct, handling traffic, signals and riding techniques, as well as potential challenges unique to the area.
We will ride for four days (Tuesday through Friday) with a celebratory dinner on Friday evening when we return back to Portland.
Our four-day tour package to Central Oregon includes some of the most beautiful and varied scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer, all within easy distance of Portland.Below is a sample schedule (can be tailored to individual group needs/requests):
Introduction to yourmotorcycle(likely Suzuki Vstrom 650).
Tour briefing on communication, safety, traffic laws, and rest stops.
Lessons from professional riding instructor on cornering techniques and other skills that will be required for riding.
Columbia River Gorge National Landmark - scenic ride featuring Multnomah Falls (tallest waterfall in continental U.S.) and Rowena Loops scenic highway.
Optional ride to go farther east into the Gorge to view John Day Fossil Beds and Painted Hills desert.
Move into Eastern Oregon through the Wallowa and Strawberry National Forests.
Visit ghost town and abandoned gold mine.
Ride along curvy high-plains desert and mountain roads - nary a car in sight for miles and miles!
Optional "happy hour" rides at end of each day to explore more new roads, practice "lessons learned" in riding techniques.