Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour, Sun, Aug 10th, Albany, OR

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Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour, Sun, Aug 10th, Albany, OR

Postby HalfBent » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:43 pm

Join the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club (MVBC) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 for its 36th annual Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour (CBBT) starting from the Linn County Fairgrounds just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. Explore the rural roads and depending on the route, experience up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley. You'll have scenic views and ride near open fields and over rolling hills with only a few traffic lights. You will be glad to know a large portion of your entry fee goes to support Albany and Corvallis Bicycle Education programs. There are traditional metric and full century options (with an 85 mile option in-between) as well as a 40 mile Family Tour. For more details see http://www.mvbc.com/event-CBBT.html.

This tour has been used by hundreds of Cycle Oregon participants over the past decade for preparation for Cycle Oregon (and just a fun century ride event with great food and support). This year there are [url]some restoration efforts underway on two bridges [http://democratherald.com/news/local/federal-program-helps-pay-for-linn-county-covered-bridge-restorations/article_14544792-f8b7-11e3-ae9a-001a4bcf887a.html] so you won’t be able to ride across them but you should still be able to get photos and a peek at the work going on to protect the bridges for decades to come. The CBBT route is being adjusted to accommodate these changes for the 2014 event.
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