Take a delightful morning ride we call the Myrtle Creek Cruise. This ride is great for a casual family ride or an easy time with friends.
Start your cruise in Myrtle Creek, Oregon’s downtown green space, Millsite Park, and then ride south along Main Street until you turn east onto Riverside Drive. The first mile or so passes through a subdivision with occasionally moderate vehicle traffic. But after that congestion, vehicles are far fewer and scenic vistas of farms, ranches, and working landscapes come into view. Road shoulders are narrow after leaving the built area, so make sure your riders have good skills and can ride single-file for safety when vehicles approach.
Myrtle Creek is a well-appointed small town just off I-5. Millsite Park is quite delightful and offers plenty of auto and RV parking, restrooms, historic buildings, interpretive exhibits, and a nearby covered bridge. The town has several interesting shops and restaurants, including fast-food and breakfast choices. In the summer, Myrtle Creek offers free concerts in Millsite Park. South of Myrtle Creek a few miles is a quaint supper club with entertainment called The Grand Victorian. Cougar Canyon Golf Course is regarded as one of the best local courses in Southern Oregon.
To reach the Myrtle Creek Cruise, take Oregon I-5 Exit 105. Travel about 1/2 mile into Myrtle Creek and onto Main Street. Look for Millsite Park signs on your right. Once you’ve parked, bike through the parking lot over to Main Street. Turn right on Main Street and ride two blocks across the small bridge across Myrtle Creek and then go left onto Riverside Drive and begin your Cruise. Traffic can be brisk along Main Street and through the Main Street-Riverside Drive area, so less-experienced riders might want to walk their bikes here.