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.
Marion or Polk Counties
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
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.
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.
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
Keizer Rapids Cyclo Cross
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
Oregon is the only state in the nation with Scenic Bikeways - offering Oregon's "best of the best" road routes.
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.
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.