In Independence, we are at the center of cycling culture in Oregon. The wide-open country roads and low elevation that surround the Hotel make adventuring easy all year round. With a diverse network of paths and trails to pick from, you can choose your own adventure each day of your visit and still return home with more to see on your next trip.
The hotel was designed for cyclists, with a place in every room to store two bikes, wash stations outside the hotel, and a 24-hour bike workroom just off our lobby with all the tools you need to keep your bike tuned up and ready for your ride. The Hotel frequently hosts races and cycling events, and we are pleased to work with cycling groups on itineraries and packages.
Bike Indy Oregon
Bike Indy Oregon is the perfect starting place for planning a cycling trip to Independence, with diverse and stunning routes you can preview via Ride With GPS and the latest information about events and special offers. Get the inside scoop on some of the best road and gravel rides the Willamette Valley has to offer! Take advantage of the Bike Indy Pass, that hooks you up with exclusive offers from local businesses and is available for purchase at The Independence Hotel.
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway
The 134-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, the first “scenic bikeway” of its kind in the U.S., is a true gem, winding through scenic farm land, offering breathtaking views and many stops for beer, wine and fresh food. Independence is a popular stop on the trail and a great place to stay overnight if you are doing a multiple day trek, or to use as home base for shorter roundtrip segments.
Get the route info sent directly to your phone, maps and more info at Ride with GPS WVSB Ambassador.
Blackrock Mountain Bike Park
Blackrock is a real treat for Mountain Bikers and a great place to unleash your inner freerider, play with gravity and catch some air. The Park includes a trail system ranging from intermediate to expert. The creativity, expertise and passion that trail builders have put into Blackrock is what makes it an incredible experience. Expect a ride that’s big on jumps, ladders, coasters and fun! Don’t forget your pads and bring your sense of adventure.
Minto-Brown Island Park
Located on Salem’s waterfront, a short 20 minute drive from the hotel, Minto-Brown Island Park spreads out over 1,200 acres of lush, open, and wooded areas.
Bike any of the 29 miles of trail that make up nine loops through wooded paths with bird and wildlife viewing and river views. You can also access Riverfront Park via the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge. Riverfront park connects to Wallace Marine Park by the Union Street Railroad Bridge.
Need to rent a bike for this ride? The nearby shop Bike Peddler is a great option and conveniently located near the Park for easy pick up and return.
Borrow a Bike from Us and get Pedaling!
Didn’t bring your bike? We’ve got you covered with our fleet of bikes available for guests to borrow (first come, first serve).