Eagle Cap 6 – Day Loaded Tour – Day 1 La Grande to Minam State Recreation Area and Trip Overview

This ride has been canceled!


THIS TOUR IS LIMITED TO 6 RIDERS. Email Ride Leader to save your spot.

Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride. https://portlandbicyclingclub.com/protocols/

Mileage is not exact, as RwGPS will not permit route marking as far as the campground. Day one actual mileage is approximately 40 miles.

A 6-day loaded tour around the Eagle Cap beginning Sunday, August 21. Tour total is about 250 miles.
Preliminary itinerary is:
Day 1     Drive to La Grande, park the car at Western Oregon University (I have cleared this with campus security, and they have a free lot), then ride to Minam State Park.
Day 2     Ride to Wallowa Lake State Park.
Day 3     Ride to Ollokot Forest Camp`(Hardest day—3200’ total elevation gain, 9% grades. 3600’ total descent).
Day 4     Ride to Hewitt Park (near Richland, OR), lunch at Wild Bill’s in Halfway.
Day 5     Ride to Catherine Creek State Park.
Day 6     Ride to La Grande, Drive home.
Could lay over 1 day in Island City or La Grande to freshen up!

Pace: Whatever suits you. Probably average 8-10 mph for the day
Ride your own ride at a comfortable pace.

Food is available from grocery stores or restaurants in La Grande, Island City, and Elgin.

Easy rolling terrain for 20 miles, then a long (8.6 mi) steep (1,400’ elev. gain) climb after Elgin followed by a very steep 5 mile descent to the Minam River and the turnoff to Minam State Recreation Area.


Date: Sunday August 21st, 2022
Departure Time: 12:30 pm
Type: Re-Group
Pace: N/A
Distance: 37 miles
Terrain: D
Maps: Eagle Cap 6-Day Loaded Tour Day 1 - La Grande to Minam State Recreation Area GPS

Start Location

Eastern Oregon University, University Boulevard, La Grande, OR, USA Google Maps
Parking lot location will be provided before Day 1

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