The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.
The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint. A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.
The Tour de Fronds traverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Where do the Tour de Fronds proceeds go?
Tour de Fronds began in 1998 and was supported by the communities of Glendale, Umpqua Velo Bicycle Club of Roseburg, and Powers Action Team. In 2013, Powers assumed sole leadership of the event. Tour de Fronds is completely run by volunteers who willingly donate their time, energy, and service to help produce a top-notch event. After all expenses are taken from the Registration Fee, the remaining proceeds are distributed to local service organizations. These groups are dedicated to the improvement, support, and welfare of the community of Powers.
Recipients include the following Community Service groups. Funds have been and are presently used to…..
help provide funds for an addition to the present library building and a storage building
help with school based projects such as new playground equipment and needs as they arise
help purchase needed equipment to help make our community safe
help with the restoration of the VFW Post to raise and level the floor
help with needs that arise in providing food for the community as well as other needs
Purchase Bicycle helmets and stickers plus support the Bicycle Rodeo and Bike-a-thon and Safety Prog.
Thank a volunteer!
Without these dedicated people, the Tour would be unable to continue and unable to bring support to these community organizations.
|5 - 7:30 pm||All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner at Powers County Park (extra charge - pay at dinner)|
|Check-in and Rider Packet pickup available at the Spaghetti Dinner (even if not eating)|
|6:00 - 9: 30 am||Check-in, Registration, and Continental Breakfast at Powers County Park|
|7:00 am||Daphne Grove Check Point opens|
|9:00 am||Eden Valley Check Point opens|
|Agness Pass Check Point opens|
|10:00 am||Cruiser Loop Check Point opens|
|11:00 am-6 pm||Post Ride Meal at Ross Hall|
|7:30 am - 11:00 am||Pancake Feed at Ross Hall (extra charge - pay at breakfast)|
The Tour de Fronds is a back-country route, beautiful, but remote. The Forest Service and BLM roads are mostly paved and fine for road bikes, but some of the route is chip-seal. We also recommend that you cycle with a partner and limit speed on the descents.
We recommend 25C to 32C tires as a minimum for comfort.
E-Bikes are allowed, but please be courteous to fellow riders who are self-powered when on the road.
On Forest Service Roads, riders must:
Ride single file
Ride to the right side of the lane
Not block traffic
Use shoulders to allow traffic to pass
Not wear headphones while riding