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Scenic Bikeways

Oregon became the first state to develop a statewide Scenic Bikeway Program in 2009. This innovative program now includes 17 designated bicycle routes that showcase Oregon's breathtaking landscapes, cultural treasures and western hospitality.

Scenic Bikeways are Oregon's best-of-the-best bicycle rides for exploring this beautiful state. Everyone can find a ride that fits their style, from a half-day, family-friendly outing to a multi-day, remote and challenging route. Ride one or connect a series of bikeways for an epic adventure. Official route signs are posted along each bikeway.

List of Oregon Scenic Bikeways

Scenic Bikeways are nominated by locals and then tested and vetted by a statewide advisory committee of cyclists, regional tourism providers and regional partners.

Do you have feedback about a Scenic Bikeway route? We want to hear from you! Provide your feedback.

Nominations are currently closed for future Scenic Bikeways designations.


Designation Process and Forms


Scenic Bikeway Plans

Proposed Scenic Bikeways are reviewed, rated, and recommended for designation by the Scenic Bikeway Advisory Committee. Representation of members includes citizens, land managers, governmental organizations, and tourism organizations. Committee members appointed by the OPRD Director may serve two consecutive four-year terms on the committee. Other committee members shall be nominated by their respective directors for appointment.

Members and Staff

  • Cycle Oregon: Clint Culpepper (Staff)
  • Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC): Del Scharffenberg
  • Oregon Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee: Elliot Crowder
  • Committee Chair & League of Oregon Cities: Richard Meyers
  • Oregon Department of Transportation: Alan Thompson
  • Association of Oregon Counties: Vacant
  • Association of Oregon Counties: Brian Worley (non-voting AOC staff representative)
  • Travel Oregon: Staj Olson
  • Oregon Destination Marketing: Natalie Inouye
  • Federal lands management agency: Vacant
  • Citizen At-Large: Liz Rickles
  • Citizen At-Large: Vacant
  • Citizen At-Large: Vacant

Interested in joining the Scenic Bikeway Advisory Committee?  Fill out the Committee Interest Form.

​State Scenic Bikeway Advisory Committee Meetings:
May 24, 2023 (Agenda and Zoom link)

State Scenic Bikeways Committee Meeting Minutes:
November 9, 2022
March 27, 2019
September 18, 2019
April 26, 2018
January 24, 2018

For more information about road conditions, event rides, hiker-biker camping and more, visit this site.