On a recent road trip hiking and biking my way through Oregon, I fell hard for the entirely car-free, 17 miles of paved biking/walking trail just outside of Cottage Grove called the River Row Trail. Pine forests, roaring rivers, Dorena Lake—it was all so peaceful and all so stunning.
A great place to begin and end your ride is Cottage Grove. The trail is one path that runs from point A to point B; it's the perfect thirty-mile out-and-back and is almost entirely flat riding. One treat of the bicycle ride was the chance to follow the half-dozen historic covered bridges along the route.
After your ride, celebrate all the green that you witnessed and argue over your favorite covered bridge at the Axe and Fiddle pub in town. Cheers!