Gravel roads catch on with cyclists roughing it | The Columbian

EUGENE, Ore. — Donnie Kolb has been organizing gravel bicycle rides for the past five years.
Usually keeping his events a bit on the down-low — Kolb's outings are unsupported, unsanctioned, have no entry fee and crown no winner — the Portland lawyer typically sees about 100 riders show up for his "bikepacking" adventures after posting the GPS coordinates of the route and a "We're doing this on Saturday morning" message on his website, VeloDirt.com. Last year, his Dalles Mountain 60, a 60-mile single-day ride on gravel and dirt roads on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River near The Dalles, attracted about 200 cyclists, most yet for a VeloDirt ride.
"The longer they are," Kolb says about his rides, "fewer people show up."

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  1. If anyone in Franklin County would like to experience Eastern Oregon, you can also try
    http://www.treobiketours.com/ Articles about it are here: http://bikeportland.org/2013/08/12/a-gravel-riding-goldmine-in-eastern-oregon-92150

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