Back in 1968, the developers of Sunriver Resort wanted to create a resort community that discouraged auto travel and encouraged folks to get on their bikes. 35 miles of paved, level bike paths wind through Sunriver's 3,300 acres and for decades bikes have been the preferred method of transport. It's no wonder why so many kids come to Sunriver to learn to ride. Below are some first time biking stories from Sunriver visitors.
Robin Domogalla Miller - "My youngest son learned to ride his bike there. The street used to be called Squaw Mountain. He had broken his leg in three places the summer before and he was so scared to try because he didn't want to break his leg! After much encouragement, he rode around and around the cul-de-sac, with everyone watching and cheering him on!"
Julia Lewis Hilbun - "In 1976ish I learned how to ride a 3 speed bike in SR. My first experience w/hand brakes. I remeber that yellow bike well. We had a vaca house at #3 Little Court Lane and used to love to ride thru the tunnels to the mall and the pool."
Missy White - "33 years ago my parents said I had to learn how to ride my bike if I wanted to take it to Sunriver. Well I didn't learn before we left but I got to bring it anyway. My older sister took me out on a trail near the stables and I rode that bike for the first time!"
Stephanie Morlan-Haaland - "Our now 7 year old learned to ride on the trails from circle 10 to the north pool! We plan to teach our 5 year old on those same paths this summer!"
Laura Devin - "Both of my kids, now age 12 and 8, learned to ride their bikes in SR...the culdesac and bike paths are wonderful for learning to ride without training wheels."
Karen Kelley Mares - "I learned to ride my bike in Sunriver without training wheels in 1977 at Meadow House #33. Our daughter learned to ride her bike in 2008 on the circle on Spyglass Lane. Sunriver is the perfect place to learn to ride."
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