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Oregon Coast Tour

September 8-16, 2018

Led by Bridgette DeShields

Maximum #participants: 20

This tour will take you down the Oregon coast from Astoria to North Bend with the start and finish (and riding opportunities) in Albany, Oregon. The total mileage for the coastal portion of the tour is approximately 250 miles with 13,000 feet of climb over 5 full riding days; there is one optional riding day in albany at the end, and a non-riding (sightseeing day) at the beginning - see itinerary below.

The route includes some Category 3 climbs with an average of 50 miles and 2600 feet of climb a day. This tour is recommended for riders that can maintain an AB pace (12 mph average over the entire ride) or better and manage the mileage and climb each day – very limited SAG options.

The tour will be of the “Inn to Inn” style.  Also known as a “credit card tour.”  Participants will be responsible for getting themselves to Albany, Oregon (with carpooling opportunities) by the early evening of September 8th and home after the tour on September 15th or 16th (final day is optional).  There will be two SAG vehicles with trailers/racks that will provide: support (including snacks and lunch); transportation (SAG vehicles plus rental vans) for taking bikes and participants to and from the main route start and finish locations in Astoria and North Bend; and transportation for luggage from hotel-to-hotel each day.

The transit days will be:

September 8: all participants arrive in Albany Oregon (~9-10 hr drive from Santa Rosa) – arrive by 6 pm please! Personal vehicles will be left in a long-term parking lot (free parking).

 September 9: the support crew and vehicles will take all participants, their luggage, and bikes from Albany, Oregon to Astoria in the morning (arrival in Astoria by noon). No rides that day, but tour the cute town of Astoria and enjoy a group dinner where you can get to know fellow tour participants.

September 10-14: ride the coast.

 September 14: after the ride that day the support crew and vehicles will take all participants, their luggage, and bikes from North Bend back to Albany, Oregon where we will stay that night.

September 15/16: you can depart the next morning (Saturday, September 15) or stay one more night and enjoy riding and/or sightseeing options in Albany, Oregon (rivers, covered bridges, and more) and depart instead on Sunday, September 16. Please indicate your preference when you register.

Click HERE for more detailed tour information and a description of each stage. Itinerary is below.

Approximate Costs

Hotels (some which include breakfast) and dinners (at restaurants) will be paid for directly by participants, with the exception of the one group dinner. The per person cost for accommodations for 8 nights will range from about $1,000 total for single occupancy, $500 for double occupancy, and less for triple or quad occupancy.  During registration, you will be able to indicate if you will share a room with a spouse/partner/friend or would be willing to be paired with someone to share a room, which will lower the overall cost.

Blocks of rooms are being held and have been contracted at SRCC rates at each of the hotels. You MUST stay in the contracted hotels. The final night in Albany Oregon (night of September 15) is optional. After registration, there will be instructions about how to provide a credit card guarantee for your rooms. Some hotels will charge one night deposit.

Click HERE for hotel information and dining options for each location.

Once registered, we will organize room arrangements, pace groups, carpooling options, etc. If you drive a personal vehicle to the Albany Oregon meeting point, there will be parking available (free).

The $500 pp fee to SRCC will cover:

    • Breakfast (2 days, where hotels do not provide, plus supplemental items)
    •  Lunch and snacks each day (including at least one catered lunch)
    •  One group dinner
    •  SAG/gear/bike transport during the tour
    • Transport of participants in SAG vehicles and rented vans from Albany to Astoria and from North Bend back to Albany
    • Cue sheets and other route information
    • Insurance and support including a tour leader for each stage


Registration opens at 7:00 pm on January 31. $50 is due at the time of registration by PayPal and the balance is due within two weeks by check.

Cancellation Policy

  • Within 30 days of registration (by March 2), you will receive a full refund.
  • 90+ days before a tour starts (by June 10), you will receive a full refund less a $25 fee*.
  • 60-90 days before a tour starts (by July 10), you will receive all monies paid for the tour, less a $200 fee*.
  • Less than 60 days before the start of the tour (after July 10): No refunds will be granted for a cancellation and the full tour fee is payable*.

*If SRCC is able to replace you with someone from the tour waiting list, or in the case of medical or family emergencies, refunds of up to the full tour fee, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, may be granted.

Note: tour cancellation fees vary based on tour costs and financial obligations.

We reserve the right to cancel or modify trips for any reason if circumstances make it necessary. In the event that SRCC needs to cancel, we will do our best to provide a 30 day notice and a full refund for monies received. Refunds will be for the tour fee only, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, and do not include transportation, hotel or other expenses incurred on the part of tour participants. Tours are generally held rain or shine. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Tentative Itinerary





Additional Features


 Sat 9/8

All arrive in Albany Oregon (carpooling options)



Arrive by 6pm; personal vehicles parked in long-term lot


 Sun 9/9

Transport to Astoria



Tour Astoria - Group Dinner (no riding)


Mon 9/10

Astoria to Rockaway Beach




Rockaway Beach

Tue 9/11

Rockaway to Pacific City




Pacific City

Wed 9/12

Pacific City to Newport





Thu 9/13

Newport to Florence





Fri 9/14

Florence to North Bend




North Bend


Transport back to Albany (p.m.)



Will arrive back to Albany late evening (~7-8 pm)


Sat 9/15

Albany Oregon area riding or depart



Ride options

Albany (optional)

Sun 9/16

All depart




Coastal route:  https://ridewithgps.com/events/59756-srcc-2018-tour-of-the-oregon-coast

Covered Bridge ride options (last day, Albany OR)
37 mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28449237
58 mile: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28449217

Tour Staff

  • Gary Graver - lead transportation/SAG
  • Ride Leaders/SAG (alternating):  Bridgette DeShields, Anne Graver, Jose Martinez and Jen Benedetti 
  • And a big thanks to Ramona Turner for helping plan this tour!!

If you have questions, please email them to bridgettedeshields@sbcglobal.net

Participant List

Alison Musco

Amy Buegeleisen

Anne Graver

Bill Stites

Bridgette DeShields

Carol Feagles

David Gordon

Debbie Hegardt

Edie Gordon

Gary Graver

Gary Weeks

James Warren

Jeff Simpson

Jen Benedetti

Joe Fassler

Jose Martinez

Julie Gugel

Karen Gould

Mark Miller

Michael Fassler

Pam Higi

Philae Carver

Robin Rothrock

Sheeda Ferguson

Twyla Robert

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