Our Favorite Routes

Rene Herse Cycles was born out of our passion for exploring the forgotten mountain passes of the Cascade Mountains and beyond. Here we are sharing some of our favorite routes. We’ll add more routes in the future – stay tuned!

Explore the passes that lent their names to our Rene Herse tires and ride the routes that you’ve read about in Bicycle Quarterly! For each route, there are descriptions, stats and links to maps and GPS files – everything you need to plan your own adventure. Enjoy!

A word of caution: Conditions in the mountains change frequently. We cannot guarantee that these routes are rideable at any given time – please inquire about local conditions before setting out and consider the possibility of washouts and other obstacles that may or may not be insurmountable. Many of these routes take you into remote country. Be prepared and use these routes at your own risk. Rene Herse Cycles, its owners, employees and contributors do not accept liability nor legal responsibility for any contents of these pages.