Distance: ~ 307.7 miles
Elev Gain: + 18992 / –18971 ft
5 days of riding and a shared room each night (couples share a bed in a private room)
Price includes: 5 nights of lodging, 4 Dinners, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, rest stop snacks, sag support, and insurance through OBRA
Day 0: Thursday: June 28: Arrive in Long Creek at the Long Creek Lodge http://www.cityoflongcreek.com/long-creek-lodge.html and take a pleasant out and back ride pedaling past serene pastures east of town before we meet at 7:00 pm in the lobby of the motel for orientation and to go over the next days route.
The Long Creek Cafe is open until 5:30 pm and pizza can be ordered for pick-up by 5:30 pm.
Day 1: Friday: June 29: Long Creek to Sumpter Stockade http://sumpterstockade.com via the peaceful and scenic blooming Middle Fork (80.5 miles)
Day 2: Saturday: June 30: Sumpter to Unity for a first time stay at the Burnt River Motel and house meatloaf dinner
Day 3: Sunday: July 1: Unity to Seneca http://senecatimbersinn.com via the forested only ones on the road backway
Day 4: Monday: July 2: Seneca to John Day via FS Rd 21 to Fields Creek Rd; this is like a paved path through the woods before getting on-to hwy 26 for 20 miles. This night we will stay at our place and enjoy a dinner on the balcony, art and a campfire.
Day 5: Tuesday: July 3: John Day to Long Creek via hwy 395 (38 miles)
You have the option of pedaling all the way to Long Creek on Saturday- we will deliver your bags to Long Creek Lodge if 2 or more choose this option.
For this tour Hans will provide sag support in the Sprinter Van