Travel Oregon came up with a nice idea for promoting tourism: 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders — 7 bike makers in Oregon craft 7 one-of-a-kind bikes that are unique to the “7 Wonders of Oregon.”
In the videos below, each bike designer talks about the process of creating a bike to serve the terrain and the spirit of each Wonder. Best of all: The bikes were hidden at each Wonder to be found and kept by anyone.
Wolfhound Cycles created a mountain bike that’s good at two types of riding found at Mt. Hood: remote, backcountry singletrack trails and lift-assisted bike-park riding. Learn more about the Mt. Hood bike.
The “Smith Rocket” was designed by Vulture Cycles for the challenging trails around Smith Rock — and there’s even a rope bag on the front for those who come for the rock climbing. Learn more about the Smith Rock bike.
The beautifully-colored layers of rock of the Painted Hills are mirrored in this adventure-ready bike, designed by Igleheart Custom Frames and Forks. Learn more about the Painted Hills bike.
Breadwinner Cycles created a “29er” bike custom-made to handle the wide-open spaces of the Wallowas and outfitted with gear for the remoteness of Eastern Oregon. Learn more about the Wallowas bike.
Columbia River Gorge
Argonaut Cycles created the ultimate bike for the varied landscape of the Columbia River Gorge: one that’s built for climbing and able to handle its fair share of gravel roads. Learn more about the Columbia River Gorge bike.
Ahearne Cycles built a fat-tire beach cruiser that feels right at home riding on wet or dry sand along the Oregon Coast — especially if that ride ends at a beach bonfire party. Learn more about the Oregon Coast bike.
DeSalvo Custom Cycles created a lightweight road bike built to race around the big elevation
changes and varied road surfaces of the Crater Lake area. Learn more about the Crater Lake bike.