Annual Touring Events

In addition to its regular weekly rides, the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club hosts the four touring events listed below, and a number of other one day riding activities and events each year.

MVBC Hosted Tours

  • Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour (open to anyone) = A one day tour in mid-August through Covered Bridges in the Oregon Willamette Valley, with multiple route options (40mi Short Tour to 100mi Full Century), and leading Hospitality and SAG support.
  • Loop Tour (current MVBC members only) = Two nine day tours each year, covering the same route, typically in Oregon, but sometimes in Northern California, Washington or Idaho. Loop Tour 1 typically starts in late June, and Loop Tour 2 typically starts in late July.
  • Mini Loop Tour (current MVBC members only) = A four day bicycle camping tour typically in early August. The tour is aimed at families and individuals who want to participate in a touring event along small roads and through beautiful country, but with limited duration and only moderate cycling challenge.
  • Crater Lake Rim Tour (open to anyone) = A three day event over a weekend in late August, with camping at Diamond Lake on Friday and Saturday nights, and a breathtaking riding experience around the Crater Lake rim on Saturday.

Other Northwest Cycling

  • Northwest Tandem Rally = Occurs most years. MVBC launched the NWTR in 1986, and including the 2018 edition (see, has hosted a total of five of these rallies in the Corvallis/Albany area.
  • Northwest Rides = List of various Northwest Bicycle Rides, sorted by date.