Other things to do during the Rally.
NW Vintage Car & Motorcycle Museum Events
JULY; Museum Open Weekends. Call Doug Nelson at 503-399-0647, [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email], w questions.
Located in conjunction w/ Antique Powerland Museum in Brooks, OR, I-5 exit 263, 8 miles north of Salem.
Hull Oaks Lumber/Steam Powered Sawmill
Displays apparently held Tuesdays and Thursdays (Call to confirm).
Physical Address: 23837 Dawson Rd, Monroe, OR 97456
Main Office Phone: 541-424-3112
Hope these are of interest.
Alternate Oregon routes; both Paved and GS
In anticipation of the MOA visitors, I have plotted some alternative routes through Oregon.
One is an alternate East-West paved route utilizing our rural routes which have little but local traffic on them. This route will be a great alternate to I-84, and Hwys 26 and 20. ....keep a camera close and expect a cattle drive.
Another I plotted is abt 50% off road, roughly paralleling Hwy 26. This route follows some of the Oregon BDR, back country discovery, route, and is rarely tougher than 'jeep road' level.
Look through these routes and if you have questions, by all means contact me. (Look for MOA in the route title. Some of the others posted in this list we do as our 'first Saturday' rides.)
Rally route housing; 'One day out.'
If you are scheduling your stops en route to the MOA rally, here are a few suggestions which are all about one day ride from Salem. Obviously camping locations abound, but these are for the 'more comfort' oriented.....
Near Prairie City, OR., (easily the most beautiful town in Oregon), are the Pine Shadows Vacation Cabins. Beautifully updated and decorated historical cabins in a park-like setting on the upper John Day River. Make your arrangements thru; [url]http://pineshadowscabins.com[/url] and 541-820-3736. If you stop here, say Hi to Terry and Joyce, they are terrific! Pine Shadows cabins are about 6 miles off Hwy 26 and maybe 1/4 mile of easy gravel.
The Prairie City Hotel is a historical hotel and should be good. I've not been in it, but Prairie City has a few good restaurants and historical saloons, too.
Ritter Hot Springs. Ritter is 'rustic cool'. The frame-built hotel and pool were built long ago and the creaky floors attest to it! The last time I 'tubbed' here, (long ago), the individual tubs were 'rustic concrete' but warm and private. There is/was no restaurant here and it is a long way to one, but a stay at Ritter would be memorable and could be easily incorporated into a travel plan. It is 10 miles(?) off Hwy 395 at MP 77 (may all be gravel), north of Mt Vernon/John Day. Directions: [url]http://ritterhotsprings.com/directions.html[/url]
Any of these options would allow you to stay the night, then breakfast in Prairie City, John Day, or Mt Vernon, and still leave a comfortable ride day on into Salem, maybe crossing the Cascades via the iconic MacKenzie Pass!
Any questions contact your BMWRO friends, whom you can find on Facebook at 'BMWRO'.
Or, call me. Ha! See you in Salem.
Photos are Done and Uploaded
Got the photos done. Hope this is the right place to post the link. Great meeting some of you out there, especially by the demo truck area. :)
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