MVBC Loop Tour 2018 John Day


Start Date: 
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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When I did my Northwest Passage Tour in 2010 there were several places I said "I have to come back and explore this further". One was the Wallow Mountain Road that was closed in 2010 due to the road washout. I got to do that one on the Wallowa tour a couple of years ago. Others were the Strawberry Mountains and the John Day Fossil Beds. On this tour we spent the first night in the Strawberry Mountains and the second to last day riding through the Fossil Beds. Very fulfilling.

We had some extreme heat to deal with on the tour but a combination of early starts and getting wet a lot got us through. Plenty of hard climbing as well. It was definitely harder for me this year. I'm slower than ever, a trend that I guess will continue.


Route Map
Route Map


Below is my log for each day of the tour. Use the navigation controls to scroll through the days .