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Pedals ho! Exploring a new Oregon Trail of ales

In Salem, Oregon, a new winged bridge for cyclists and pedestrians spans a Willamette River spur where salmon spawn and connects to Minto-Brown Island. Adjacent is the “Eco-Earth” globe, created from a repurposed acid-storage vessel for a former paper mill. Bill Thorness photo.

The capital city of Salem has a flashy new bike bridge and its own Ale & Cider Trail to woo cyclists to explore this historic gem on the Willamette River. And it’s near the center of the path of totality for the August 2017 solar eclipse.  VIEW

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