Crater Lake & Scenic Cascades Bicycle Tour – Day 8
Secluded mountain roads, the Final Climb, 40 miles of sweet downhill, Part 2 of the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway, a parting ale at the Hard Knocks Brewery
It is our last day together on the Crater Lake and Scenic Cascades Bike Tour but it starts out with a visual bang as we head up beautiful Canton Creek on an isolated one lane BLM road up to the distant skyline. We won’t see any traffic for the next 30 miles. At about the 19 mile mark we summit, take in the view and immediately plunge down a cliffhanging road with an average 10% grade. Whoa Nellie, hold on tight to those handlebars! Very quickly we level out as we meet up with Sharp Creek and the forest understory. The road widens and turns buttery smooth here. We creep back into civilization as we turn onto Row River Road and work our way along the southwest shore of Dorena Lake into Cottage Grove. We’ll pass our final two covered bridges and end our ride at Hard Knocks Brewing, for lunch and a toast to our grand adventure. Here we will say our goodbyes with fond memories of our wonderful journey together. For those heading back to Eugene, we’ll load into the van, arriving early in the evening.
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