Let’s Celebrate National Bike Month!
The morning air is fresh, skies are blue…so dust off your bike and join us for a ride using our new Bike Route Map! Okay…yes…Bike Month is just an excuse to ride our bikes, but why not? We love central Oregon and there is so much outdoor goodness to soak up, so LET”S GO!
Our favorite Prineville/Crook County Bike Routes: Download a PDF here.
As you are out and about, map your favorite Crook County bike ride and email it to Crook County On the Move. If your route is selected for our Bike Around Town route recommendations, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a prize!
If you want to try routes on the outskirts of town, explore these options shared by Deschutes Land Trust that take you to some great conserved places to enjoy nature on your bike – Central Oregon Bike Routes.
And let’s be sure we know how to ride respectfully and safely. These resources from the Oregon Department of Transportation will help us and our children to stay safe:
Share the fun! Post biking photos on our Facebook or Instagram page during May for additional chances to win prizes.
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Encourage your friends, neighbors and family members to join the fun! We are all at different levels of skills and endurance. The important thing is that you Keep Moving at your pace. Be proud of yourself and your progress. Enjoy nature and outdoor experiences in and around Prineville, then make sure you take a break to refresh and refuel.
It is always more fun when shared with someone, so find a few buddies to experience Bike Month with you.
For all our drivers out there, we need your help to keep the bicyclists safe. The Oregon Departmetn of Transportation would like to remind drivers to give bicyclists extra room when passing (ORS 811.065)
- At speeds greater than 35 mph, you may only pass a bicycle traveling in your lane if you have enough distance to prevent contact with the bicyclist if they were to fall.
- The same rules for passing other vehicles apply to bicycles. You may cross the cetner line if it is safe and legal to do so. Return to your lane as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If you cannot pass safely, you must slow down and remain behind the bicycle until it is safe to pass.
Cover Photo Credit – Good Bike Co