A rugged piece of the Old West by bike
Day One – Shuttle from Portland to Dayville. We will arrive in Dayville in time for plenty of time to explore the history, scenery that this beautiful and remote frontier town has to offer. While you explore The Bike Concierge will be setting up your home away from home camp.
Day Two – After a full breakfast in camp the ride begins as you head east John Day. A visit to The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site, which preserves the legacy of Chinese who lived here is not to be missed. They also have their own microbrewery right on main street which is a great option for lunch on your own before we head out to the covered wagon viewpoint just outside of Prairie City. This is you chance for a snack and to refill your water bottles before the climb up Dixie Summit (5200 ft) with views of the Strawberry Mountains on the horizon. This is the biggest climb of the ride and offers awesome views on the way up and a fun ride down to dinner and camp.
Day Three – We follow the middle fork of the John Day for this entire day of riding on very low traffic road through beautiful and sparsely populated country. We will see more wildlife than people with lots of bald eagle habitat. We end the day with another end of day climb and fast down hill on Hwy 395 into Long Creek for a night in the lodge.
Day Four – This final day of riding is through the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, one of the top three paleontology sites in the world. We will have plenty of time for stopping and exploring the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center as the day is basically climb free.