Eagle Cap 6-Day Loaded Tour – Day 1 – La Grande to Minam State Recreation Area
This ride has been canceled!
To reserve a spot and receive maps and cues, contact the Ride Leader no later than 5 days prior to the first day of the ride.
Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride.
Drive to La Grande, park the car(s) at Eastern Oregon University (I have cleared this with campus security, and they have a fee-free lot), then ride to Minam State Recreation Area.
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. Mileage is not exact, as RwGPS will not permit route marking as far as the campground.
Pace: Whatever suits you. Probably average 8-10 mph for the day.
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, USA
Contact the Ride Leader for the exact parking location at the University.