A scenic three day ride through the Wallowa Mountain region in Eastern Oregon.
Day One – This is technically a shuttle day from Portland. If you want to get to Wallowa on your own and meet us there, let us know and we can arrange to get you back to your car at the end of the trip. If you want to ride your own bike instead of one of ours, we can shuttle your bike while you are extending your vacation on either side of this ride.
Day Two – Starting at Wallowa Lake state park, our first stop is the arts community of Joseph, Oregon. This former logging town is now best known for the life-size bronze sculptures along the art walk. We will spend our first night in Minam State Park where you guide will swap his bike helmet for a chef’s hat to prepare the supper while you relax, rehydrate and recount the days ride. The next morning after a hearty breakfast you start your ride while the support crew breaks camp for you. All you need to do is pack your personal belongings and sleeping bag!
Day Three – One of the highlights of the second day of riding is the town of Elgin, home of the historic Elgin Opera house, dedicated in 1912 and the current center for performing arts in the region. Our stop for the night is the campground at the Grand Hot Springs outside of La Grande. Even though we are camping, you won’t be roughing it with access to showers, pool, spa and Wi-Fi to update all your social media and make your friends jealous! Your crew at The Bike Concierge has all the camp chores and cooking handled again so you are rested and ready for the third and final day of riding.
Day Four – Showcases Union, OR, which in 2006 elected the country’s youngest mayor at age eighteen through a write-in campaign. Home to the Union County historical museum, Union packs a lot if history in to a small town. The next town you will see is North Powder on the Oregon Trail. In the late 19th and early 20th century North Powder prospered because it had an icehouse that supplied the refrigerator cars of Pacific Fruit Express until the icehouse burned down in the 1930s. This may be their greatest claim to fame, who else do you know that has managed to burn down an icehouse!?
Celebrate the completion of your ride in Baker City at the restored Geiser Grand Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Baker City, you have your choice of their in-house dining room, or sample local fair at one of the many restaurants and pubs within an easy walk of your lodgings. The next morning we will load up in the van for the drive back to our starting point in Joseph or on to Portland with the shuttle .