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The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon?s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.The Tour de Fronds transverses Oregon?s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
7 rides are available from 30 to 77 miles long and different climbing and grade challenges.The Pre-Ride Shuttles will leave at 6:30 AM sharp from Glendale and Powers.The Tour will start at 9:00 AM in both Powers and Glendale as a mass start. The start will wait for the pre-ride shuttle buses to arrive.Snacks will be provided en route. Registration Fees include snacks and drinks at the rest stops.Registration Fees include a delicious post-ride meal at your finish destination. Post-ride meals will be served from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.ImportantTo reserve a space on the shuttles or to secure a t-shirt we must receive your registration by June 3, 2013.The Tour de Fronds is a backcountry route, beautiful, but remote. The Forest Service and BLM roads are mostly paved and fine for road bikes, but some of the route is chip-seal and we recommend 25C to 28C tires as a minimum for comfort. We also recommend that you cycle with a partner and limit speed on the descents.