October is not a month to miss in Roseburg and the great Umpqua Valley. The mornings are crisp, the days are warm and bright, the leaves are vibrant in color, the farms are bustling, and the vineyards are ripe.
One of the best ways to experience Roseburg’s noteworthy harvest season is to do it by bike. Whether you are an advanced cyclist, occasional rider or out for a slow stroll with the family – the county is packed with routes and trails for all levels of riding.
Here are a few fall-favorite rides provided by Cycle Umpqua.
Our Favorite Little Oregon Canyon
This roundabout ride is 38 miles and takes experienced cyclists on some beautiful, historic back roads with plenty of great country scenery and pit stops. Starting and ending at Stewart Park in Roseburg, cyclists will have a fair amount of climbing and get to experience a pocket of Douglas County less traveled. Must-see stops include: the historic Lookingglass Store; Porter Creek Mercantile; Treat’s Café; Girardet Vineyards.
See the route here: https://www.cycleumpqua.com/canyon
Heart of Roseburg Figure 8
A great family stroll, this ride will provide you with a tour inside the city of Roseburg where you still get glimpses of the beautiful Umpqua River as well as colorful foliage. Since you are riding within the city, fun pit-stops available are plentiful and include Roseburg’s expansive park system including Riverfront Park, Stewart Park and Duck Pond Park, in addition to stores, wine tasting rooms, restaurants and breweries along Jackson Street downtown.
See the route here: https://www.cycleumpqua.com/figure8/
Umpqua Valley Fine Wines Bicycle Tour
This is a somewhat easy 26 miles that packs in 14 vineyards and other great stops such as Kruse Farms and Lighthouse Bakery. It is the ultimate wine-country stroll that includes jaw-dropping fall scenery.
See the route here: https://www.cycleumpqua.com/winery-tour