Cycling

Marion or Polk Counties

Buena Vista Cycling Route

A ride that winds west from Salem on Hwy. 22 to the towns of Rickreall, Monmouth and Independence. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit some interesting attractions and vineyards, ending your journey at the Buena Vista Ferry. 

Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway

The Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway follows the woven Clackamas and Breitenbush rivers in a 70-mile route from Estacada to Detroit. Water is the dominant force that sculpts the volcanic landscape of the West Cascades. All along this route, water and rock interact to create a place of dramatic beauty and inspiration. Rivers, rapids, waterfalls, hot springs and lakes captivate and guide the rider. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5020009
Detroit, Oregon

Historic Downtown Salem Cycling Route

A relatively easy ride meandering through the streets of Historic Downtown Salem. The ride will take you by some of the historic and visitor-friendly sites Salem has to offer.

Independence Bicycle Boater Campground

Located at Independence's Riverview Park for travelers on the Willamette River Water Trail and the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. This basic camping area has five sites, picnic tables, bike rack, water tap and bike repair station. WiFi is available through camp host during summer months. A camp site costs $10 per night.

Keizer Rapids Park ~ Big Toy Build

Disc golf, Big TOY playground, outdoor amphitheater with reserved seating for 400, sand volleyball court, disc golf, two dog parks, fishing, cycling, boat ramp on Willamette River, river access camping.
930 Chemawa Rd. NE
Keizer, OR 97303
503-856-3441

Keizer Rapids Cyclo Cross

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Minto-Brown Island Park

This 900-acre natural area features 12 miles of paved and soft-surface walking/bicycle trails, a reservable picnic shelter, dog park and acres of crops dedicated to feed the wildlife. Park: 5 a.m.-midnight; Office: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
2200 Minto Island Rd. (located off of River Rd. S)
Salem, OR 97302
503-588-6261

Oregon Scenic Bikeway

Oregon is the only state in the nation with Scenic Bikeways - offering Oregon's "best of the best" road routes.

Ritner Cycling Loop

This route starts and ends at Riverview Park in Independence. Over the route’s 45 miles, cyclists will be enjoy scenic views of Polk County’s landscape.

Crossing over the scenic Santiam River at two points, this route takes cyclists on country roads winding along farmland and through covered bridges and quaint small towns. There are several parks along the route where visitors can take a break, rest, have a picnic lunch and enjoy the outdoors. 

Cycling through covered bridge

Enjoy rolling through the lush farmland that surrounds the town of Stayton and Scio while visiting historic covered bridges. Encompassing 57 miles and six covered bridges, this route will give cyclists a little bit of a challenge. 

Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway

The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway was designed for cyclists of all levels to experience Oregon's history and the most diverse crop lands on earth.
800-551-6949