Make the McKenzie Connection!

Could Aufderheide Drive become a Scenic Bikeway?

Residents along the McKenzie River are invited to a public meeting on July 19th at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the possibility of designating Aufderheide Drive (National Forest Road 19) as an Oregon Scenic Bikeway. The meeting will be held at the Upper McKenzie Community Center, located at 54745 McKenzie River Drive.

The Oregon Scenic Bikeway program, established in 2009 by Oregon Parks and Recreation, markets and promotes cycling routes that offer cyclists a unique and enjoyable experience. Proposed routes are nominated by local groups and are reviewed and approved by the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Committee. The local group, including the McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce, recognized the Aufderheide Drive for its spectacular views of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, creeks, and rivers. The designation could further attract visitors, boost local businesses, and encourage everyone to explore the outdoors by bike.

People at the meeting can expect to learn about the criteria for scenic bikeway designation, hear about plans to market the route, ask questions, and provide feedback. Residents, local business owners, and cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Oregon Scenic Bikeway program and the potential to market, promote, and enjoy this bikeway.

For more information, please contact Connor Nolan, Destination Development Manager, [email protected], (541) 743-8762.


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