Sisters to Smith Rock Bikeway makes a great first time bike tour
The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway is the perfect introduction to the world of self-supported bicycle touring. The ride can be split in two 35-mile days with a rest day of hiking at Smith Rock State Park in between.
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The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway provides riders with one of the most scenic and rewarding rides in Central Oregon. Starting in the "Old West" town of Sisters and ending at Smith Rock State Park outside the small town of Terrebonne, this route takes riders past a variety of historical sites, shows the gentle curves of the Deschutes River and frames spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains, ending with the dramatic walls of Smith Rock State Park. Smith Rock, with the Crooked River winding at its base, is the result of eroded volcanoes that left multicolored formations that tower above the valley floor.
The ride route features rolling terrain, although it is generally downhill from Sisters. Both the start and finish points are public parks, each with parking, enclosed restroom facilities and drinking water (throughout the summer and early fall).
The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway point to point is a perfect route for a single-day, riders can also make a round-trip of it in a single day, taking in the great views from both directions.