7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Update: Smith Rock Bike Found

The Travel Oregon 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Scavenger Hunt was over almost as soon as it begun. Rumors were swirling about it being found before the park was open, but then calmed by Ride Oregon…

From the Comments section on Ride Oregon’s site:

Posted by Parker on June 26th, 2015:
“That is odd the bike was found at 6 AM when we were present at 5:00 AM when the bike’s picture was being taken and the winner said the bike was found at 3:30 AM. I guess now we are going to lie and cover up that the rules were broken?

Rattlers are Out

June 17, 2015:  3 rattlesnakes on an hour’s hike.

Watch your step, your hand, all of it. We were out shooting pictures and barely saw these guys–they blended in so well.

One about 2.5 feet long coiled was under a rock by the top of the Student Wall, right by some anchors.

Rattlesnake at Student Wall at Smith Rock State Park




The second we came across along the left side of the Wolf Tree Trail halfway up the small hill toward the Burma Road junction just past the shale/talus slope.

Rattlesnake on wolf tree trail at Smith Rock


7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Smith Rock Bike Scavenger Hunt

Want to score this new custom mountain bike? Travel Oregon has launched a scavenger hunt starting June 22. They’ll be posting clues here and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #7bikes7wonders. View the full rules and regulations here.

Bike builder Wade Beauchamp of Smith Rocket bike for Smith Rock State Park
Bike builder Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles. Photos from Ride Oregon.

Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles built the “Smith Rocket” especially for the terrain here at Smith Rock State Park. It has 29-inch wheels, the proper gearing for climbing steep roads, and disk brakes for control coming down those grades.