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New Era through Beavercreek to Mollala (Oregon)
A 30-40 minute motorcycle ride
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  This ride, about 22 miles, is great to add on to another ride in the area, to create a nice day trip.

From 99E, just North of Canby, turn onto South End Road (there is no light), and make a left, following the road North.

You will quickly pass New Era. The origin of the name New Era is unclear, however, some inaccurately relate it to a "Spiritualist Camp" founded in 1873 located near the mill site that was established there in 1868 and continued operation until 1935. A few of the original buildings still exist, but many still have residents, so careful with your explorations.

There are scenic, hilly, winding road for more than two miles. Make a right at Warner Parrott Road, then in less than a mile, make a right on South Leland Road. Follow this winding road across 213, around five miles, through Beavercreek. The road will take a big turn to the right - keep following it all the way around to 211.

You've just completed about 22 miles - and if you followed the speed limit, that took you about 40 minutes.

Your options now for continuing to ride just for fun are

  • continue on 211 for a couple of miles to Mollala, a small town with gas and food options (suggestions on this page for rides from Mollala

  • continue on 211 in the other direction for almost 20 more miles, through Colton, to Estacada. It will add another 30 - 40 minutes to your trip

  • make a right onto South Union Mills Road, to Mulino, where there is a gas station and part of another scenic route, which can add another 30 minutes or an hour to your trip, depending on how much of the route you take.

More Oregon and Washington suggested short motorcycle routes.

Also see:

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20 liter (5.3 gallon)

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  • completely welded, not only glued or riveted
  • lid with four loops to fasten additional luggage
  • lid completely removable, which makes loading and unloading much easier
  • two tie down hooks, which can be locked with a small padlock each
  • gasket in the lid makes the aluminum box completely waterproof
  • all attachment parts (loops, tie down hooks, and screws) are made of stainless steel
  • all corners and bends are rounded
  • light weight, only 2.3 kg (5 pounds)
  • spare parts available
Also available in custom sizes.

And, yes, those side panniers are also available to order.

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