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Greetings KIIC 96FM Listeners!

If you caught my interview on KIIC FM, welcome to Cycle Wild’s website!  While we are an Oregon-based nonprofit, there’s some info here that still applies if you’d like to camp by bicycle!  Take a look at our primer on bike camping.  For local camping destinations in and around Monroe County, check out the Iowa DNR website’s state parks info – RedHaw, Elk Rock, Lake Keomah, Honey Creek and Sharon Bluffs are all within a day’s ride of Albia.  Iowa even has a bicycle map to help you plan the best route to get there.  Good luck, and bike safe!

Bike Touring & Camping for Women Class

Angela Rides

What?  Free Workshop for Women (Also on Facebook)

Where? Side yard, Hawthorne Hostel, 3031 SE Hawthorne Blvd

When? Tuesday, July 19 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Interested in heading out of town this summer on your bike? Want to go to Oxbow and hang out for a few nights with all the luxuries–or tour down the coast with a different stop every night? Commute downtown every day, but unsure you know what to do to get out out of the city by bike?

At this women-only workshop, we will talk about the different kinds of bike travelling you can do, and discuss the basics: gear, planning, fitness, safety, and dealing with emergencies.

We have diverse styles and hope to answer questions for every type of biker! We will present some general information but gear it towards the individual experiences and questions of the participants who show up.

The workshop will take place in the side yard of the Hawthorne Hostel (we don’t want to be inside this time of year, either).

Workshop brought to you in conjunction with Cycle Wild and Hawthorne Hostel Education Programs.

-Your hosts: Esther & Erinne

July 4th Trip Officially Cancelled

The July 4th Weekend trip to Cape Lookout is cancelled.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!  If you decide to camp by bike, remember that most parks will fill up fast, and reserved sites are likely already full.  If riding up the Clackamas, dispersed sites will likely be filled before you get there all the way to the Bagby turnoff (FS Road 57).

The July 4th trip to the coast has been cancelled – most of the CW regulars and potential ride leaders are attending an event that weekend, and we are unable to provide a quality camping experience for those not attending that event.  We hope you’ll join us on one of our other camping trips this summer!

Milo McIver – June 4

Greetings Campers!
This weekend we camp at Milo McIver State Park ( for a nice over-night. This is a great beginner’s level ride with minimal climbing with food and amenities very close to the site.

The weekend weather is looking VERY nice for being outdoors.

The trip will be around ~25 miles one way.
Cost of the site should be $5.
Free showers.
You are responsible for your own food and fees.

Since it’s been pretty wet lately and it’s going to be warm this weekend, bring plenty of mosquito repellent.


Cue Sheet

Meeting at 8:30am Cleveland Avenue MAX Station (take it all the way to the end in Gresham)

We shall try to depart by 9am.

Return: Sunday morning, return is flexible depsnding on the group.

We’ll try to ride together but faster riders can feel free to ride ahead.

There is a well-stocked Thriftway in Estacada if you want to buy your food there.