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Yaquina Lighthouse Century

August 21 2016
Newport, Oregon, USA

All routes start & finish at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Visitor Center where free parking for participants and restrooms are available. At the beginning of the course, all participants will ride past both the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse at just past the 5-mile mark. From there, you'll experience some of Oregon's most picturesque back-road riding with panoramic ocean, bay and river views, as well as the Coast Mountains and wonderful old-growth forests. You'll see crashing waves and quiet backwaters on each ride.

Yaquina Lighthouse Rides

Newport, OR. 25, 72 or 103 miles. All rides start and end at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. This is the only organized ride on the Oregon Coast and follows both the Yaquina and Siletz rivers. The 72 & 103 mile rides finish on the OR Coast Bike Route. Matt Hawkyard,, 541-961-5720

Short Course (25 miles)

See Yaquina Head and Yaquina Bay Lighthouses and the historic Old Town District of Newport. Enjoy 13 miles along beautiful Yaquina Bay. Watch for blue herons, egrets and bald eagles. Return to Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

Medium Course (72 miles)

Extend short course to include moderate climbing through Toledo and up to Siletz before returning to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse by way of the Siletz River, Highway US-101 and the Pacific Ocean.

Century + (103 miles)

After departing the rest stop in Siletz, go east to Moonshine Park on the Siletz River, return to Siletz and follow the medium course back to Yaquina Head.

Event schedule and times

ON-SITE REGISTRATION: 6:30-9:30 AM, Yquina Head Outstanding Natural Area Visitor Center, 750 NW Lighthouse Drive, Newport, Oregon.

Early Packet Pick-Up & Early-Registration: Friday, 16 August, 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM; Bike Newport, 150 NW 6th, Newport, OR, (541) 265-9917.

START: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


POST RIDE PARTY: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Bike Newport, 150 NW 6th, Newport, OR, (541) 265-9917. Come for refreshments & food with your fellow riders.

Routes: 25, 72 and 103 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs


Start Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Drive, Newport, Oregon
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