2 wheelers plan “Two Rivers” tour
McKenzie Pass still car free
OLD MCKENZIE PASS: Every year the scenic route between McKenzie Bridge and Sisters is open for a very brief window for bikers and hikers only. Thanks to a planned excursion, there’s likely to be plenty of bicycles at the start of June along Hwy. 242.
Earlier this month the Oregon Dept. of Transportation plowed the snow out one lane to allow limited access until nature melts out the rest of the roadway.
One of the best ways to ride the Old McKenzie Pass is set for Saturday, June 7th. The 4th Annual Ride for Two Rivers, which starts in Sisters, offers full support for riders along with a rest stop at Belknap Hot Springs on the western side of the pass.
Depending on their stamina, participants will have two route choices: an 18-mile ride that climbs some 1,800 feet of elevation or a 6,300 feet of pedal pumping over a 77-mile course.
Proceeds from the event support the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes conservation and restoration projects. They include restoration efforts to enhance fishing and other recreational activities along with improving the health of the rivers, wildlife habitat through trail improvements, and restoration of in-stream habitat. The Forest Service will also match all private contributions 1:1.
The ride is set for Saturday, June 7th. Adults can register for $30 before May 30th or $45 after. Prices for riders under 17 are $20 or $30 after the 30th. For more information contact Erin Borla at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce 541-549-0251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKenzie River Reflections