Get your bike ready for the perfect ride! Saturday, June 9th, join us on approx 200 miles of curvy, rolling roads across North Central Oregon. The Maupin Madness Poker Run benefits our veterans. We are proud to donate to our local Outdoor Adventures for Military Heroes and Operation Homefront. Imagine collecting your poker cards along the most scenic country in Oregon!
The ride route starts at Kaiser Park in Maupin, travels to Tygh Valley, then down highway 216 to Sherar's Falls and across the Deschutes River. Wind your way up out of the Deschutes to the rolling wheat fields of Sherman County and through the towns of Moro, and Wasco. Continue east toward the John Day River and ride by the new Cottonwood State Park. Gilliam County, home of wind turbines and the county seat of Condon, beckon you to marvel in the wide open spaces. The town of Fossil is next on the route, Wheeler County Seat and home of Oregon's legendary track coach and NIKE co-founder, Bill Bowerman. The best riding is yet to come! Riding through the Painted Hills has nothing but curves from Fossil to Antelope. A quick 8 miles and you are in Shaniko, then a right on Bakeoven Road and back to Maupin.
Although the ride is over, the fun is far from finished! The finish line party is at Imperial River Co., right on the banks of the Deschutes River. Enjoy live music, great food and a bike show complete with prizes! Of course, we will be waiting for you to turn in your poker cards and to hear about your awesome ride.