Barrel to Keg Ride on Sunday, July 23 ~ Something for everyone with Gravel & Road Only Options available
Gravel ride begins at Harris Covered Bridge in Philomath and snakes along the river and through the woods on back country gravel roads for 44 miles on your way to the Oregon Coast. The final stretch of this incredible ride is on pavement as you emerge in Newport for a total of 67 miles and 3,200 ft. of elevation gain. All on back country roads!
New this year, Road Only Option, you can opt for an all pavement out-and-back route starting in Newport. Riders begin the journey along the Bay Road which meanders along the Yaquina River and climbs into the town of Toledo. Enjoy a lovely rest stop at Elk City Park directly on the river, and start looking for gravel grinders; this is where they join in on the ride. This new route enjoys low traffic, nice shoulders, scenic views, a couple of great climbs and 45 miles of road bike worthy pavement.
The finish line party is at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, and will feature craft beer from Rogue Brewery, food and sweeping views of the bridge and bay.
A return transportation option is available.
Most people have never experienced the gorgeous, isolated, gravel roads that connect you from Philomath to Elk City and the phenomenal route that follows the river from Elk City into Newport. Low traffic, SAG, rest areas, food, mechanical support, and Newport's Famous Rogue Beer at the finish!
Website, Registration, and More Information: http://oregonrides.com/barrel-to-keg/
Daniella @ Oregon Rides #: (541) 265-9916