The Brunch at Oregon’s Famous Steamboat Inn Ride begins in Glide, Oregon, at the Colliding Rivers Exploration Center. Here, the North Umpqua and Little Rivers meet head-on in white-water chaos much of the year, the only place in the world where such a collision happens. Start and finish at Colliding Rivers Exploration Center or the nearby North Umpqua Ranger District parking lot, at the corner of Glide Loop Drive and North Umpqua Highway. Parking and restrooms available.
Several places in Glide can provide you will food and drink for your trip, including the Atom, Munchies, and the Glide service station across from Colliding Rivers. After you leave the picturesque, former timber-town of Glide, you follow the winding Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River through the village of Idleyld Park, Oregon, past the Idleyld Inn and Trading Post all the way to Steamboat Inn where you may stop and have a nice meal. We suggest you call ahead and check availability. Along the way, if you want some rest stops, try visiting some of the waterfalls along the route and pause at some of the overlooks above the beautiful North Umpqua River.
Cyclists should be comfortable holding a straight line while riding on some of the narrower sections of the North Umpqua Highway. There are a number of Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service campgrounds along the way with public picnic areas and toilets. Some places will have drinking water available.
To get to Glide, take Oregon I-5 Exit 124 and follow Route 138 East about 17 miles. The Colliding Rivers Overlook and North Umpqua District Ranger office will be on your left as you enter the town.