Bella events are for dues current members of the Bend Bella Cyclists. To become a member, please join HERE.
Our Ride Coordinator, Audrey Murray, can help you map out rides and/or suggest routes of your preferred length and level of difficulty. You can contact her at [email protected].
Covered Bridge Tour sponsored by MVBC (not a Bella event)
August 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour is one day cycling event in the mid-Willamette Valley. The first CBBT was held in the late 1970s, and the event features route options, rest stops, food and SAG support to match a wide range of cycling interests and skill levels.
2021 will mark the 42nd time of this excellent ride. The event starts and finishes at the Linn County Fairgrounds just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. Explore the rural roads, and depending on which of the route options you choose, you’ll cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Keep an eye on EVENT NOTICES for the latest CBBT information & registration schedule.
The CBBT Facebook page also has latest tour information
Cycling cap and socks available when you register.
You’ll experience scenic views, open fields, rolling hills, and only a few traffic lights. You will be glad to know that a large portion of your entry fee goes to support Bicycle Education & Safety programs in the MVBC’s Willamette Valley community.
Come ride the CBBT with us this year. Bring your family, and tell your friends to check it out too.
The Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour has a route for everyone; flat landers wanting to relax with friends, mountain goats needing to hammer out every possible mile, and everybody in between.
Short Ride – 40 miles – Two covered bridges, is mostly flat and breezy, and snacks provided.
Metric Century – 68 miles – Four covered bridges with one steep hill and plenty of rollers.
Almost a Century – 85 miles – Five covered bridges with 2600 feet of climbing on steep hills and rollers.
Full Century – 101 miles – Five covered bridges with 3500 feet of climbing over steep and sustained hills.