Steaks And Gravel Routes


Packages

Departing from Portland at 8am. Travel up the Columbia Gorge to Arlington, you will start riding on both Premium Gravel and low traffic paved secondary roads for the next 3 days. These are truly Remote Gravel Roads, you will experience the Old West like never before. Each day is planned out that the ride ends at a cattle ranch and served Steak and Beans with all the fixings. Yes, you will feel the true Cowboy/Cowgirl experience.
After the Steak Feed everyone will board the bus and head for the Treo Lodge for the hot tub, microbrew, and deserts. This all-inclusive package is just what you have been looking for, transportation, food service, lodging, and support. Good Times at Treo. 
  • 3 days 2 nights
  • A new route each day – 60+/- miles per day


Departing from Bend at 8am. Travel to Michelle, then you will start riding on both Premium Gravel and low traffic paved secondary roads for the next 3 days. These are truly Remote Gravel Roads, you will experience the Old West like never before. Each day is planned out that the ride ends at a cattle ranch and served Steak and Beans with all the fixings. Yes, you will feel the true Cowboy/Cowgirl experience.
After the Steak Feed everyone will board the bus and head for the Treo Lodge for the hot tub, microbrew, and deserts. This all-inclusive package is just what you have been looking for, transportation, food service, lodging, and support. Good Times at Treo. 
  • 3 days 2 nights
  • A new route each day – 60+/- miles per day

 


History of Mitchell

Mitchell is a city in Wheeler County, Oregon, United States. The population is 130. It was founded in 1873 and was named after John H. Mitchell, a politician.
The Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is about 9 miles northwest of Mitchell. Mitchell School, a public school with an enrollment of about 70 students.
A post office was established at Mitchell in 1873, Johnson, the first postmaster, suggested the name Mitchell after John Hipple Mitchell, a U.S. Senator from Oregon. Senator Mitchell held the office in 1873−79, 1885−97, and 1901−05. Platted in 1885, the community was incorporated in 1893.
 
In 1872 the first school in Wheeler County was established near Mitchell, and in 1874 it was relocated to the town itself. Over the next two decades, Mitchell grew to include a store, assay office, two churches, two hotels, livery stable, three houses of ill-repute (one of which is still standing), five saloons, a flour mill, a livery stable, and an apothecary. There were also two newspapers, The Sentinel and The News. The business district, including the saloons, grew up along Bridge Creek and became known locally as "Tiger Town". The church and most of the city's homes were built at higher elevation on a bench overlooking the creek; this part of town was known locally as "Piety Hill". About half the town was destroyed by fire in 1899, but it was later rebuilt.
 
Since its founding, Mitchell has experienced three catastrophic flash floods along Bridge Creek, which runs through the center of the city. Flooding caused great damage to the city in 1884 and 1904.The third flood occurred on July 13, 1956, shortly after an intense thunderstorm in the hills to the south. The creek is usually less than 12 inches deep during July. Minutes after the thunderstorm a 50-foot wall of water surged into Mitchell destroying or heavily damaging 20 buildings in the city and several bridges over the creek. Eight people were killed including a family of four who were swept away and never recovered. An observer from the United States Geological Survey estimated that about 4 inches of rain had fallen in about 50 minutes at the storm's center. Total damage from the flood, which also caused extensive damage to crops and roads in a nearby valley, was $709,000.