It's that time of year when hard core bicyclists brave the Oregon Spring weather and just get out there and ride. Unable to put it off any longer, they put up with whatever the Pacific Northwest brings and take their ride come rain or shine. These nice folks pictured here took that ride and are enjoying the scenery, the quintessential valley villages and towns that speckle this part of the country with a sweetness not found anywhere else!
He is used to riding the wilds on his mountain bike but she is calling this a "princess ride!" Very compatible and enjoying the hot shower and comfy bed every night is quite a treat after those miles of riding no matter what the weather or road conditions are like. So, where did this princess and her prince stay each night?...and this is where the pot gets even sweeter...let me tell you!
The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild has almost 100 membership inns all over the state of Oregon. Our guests come from all over the world to ride, to taste our wines, to explore our mountains and lakes and so much more. Providing all of our visitors the best in "inn" stays is a priority to say the least. So, if you wanna ride and stay whether your a "princess" or not, you can begin at Champoeg State Park and for that "ride" info, please check out Travel Oregon's link here. Your ride through the valley begins there at Champoeg and takes you to three of OBBG's membership inns!
Feller House B & B, Independence House B & B and The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn can't even begin to tell you how much they love their cyclists. Beginning on your journey can take you right to the Feller House just outside Champoeg. Spending the first night on the first leg of your bike trip when coming from British Columbia or by train up from Eugene will give you a head start early in the morning and plenty of fuel to begin your trek. The Independence House makes for the perfect "stop" spot for your weary bones and second night stay along this route. It has been said that Cheryl is quite a lot of fun and even made lunch for a few of her cyclists to help them along on their ride! Wanna park your bike and walk to dinner?...well, The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn is perfectly situated in gorgeous downtown Albany, Oregon. Just a few blocks to some of the best dining digs in the entire Willamette Valley. Sybaris Bistro, Vault 244 and Calapooia Brewing Co. just to name a few are host to bicyclists all summer long as well.
One very cool ride, a princess and quite possibly her prince, three cozy places to bed down after that ride and it's brought to you courtesy of The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild! Yes...we are just that awesome!