Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival

If you love the beach and love riding bikes, then this event is for you!

Cannon Beach has miles of beautiful surf and sand to explore, and there’s no better way to do this  than on a fat tire bicycle. This first ever Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival is being sponsored by Oregon Rides & Events, and they will also have fat bikes to demo.

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival
Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival will be the first Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast

Events planned throughout the weekend include:

  • Sunset beach ride and bonfire with fat bike games and activities
  • Saturday poker ride and after party at a local pub
  • Celebration of  Earth Day on Sunday with a fat bike beach clean-up

You can register the day of the event, or you can register here in advance.

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 20, 2018:

  •  10am-6pm – Packet pick up at Chamber Visitor Center, 207 N Spruce Street, Cannon Beach (corner of 2nd & Spruce).
  • 7:00 pm – Fat Bikes meet behind Cannon Beach Elementary School, 268 Beaver Street, Cannon Beach, to begin sunset ride to Tolovana Beach for bonfire.
  • 7:15 pm-9:00 pm Tolovana Beach bonfire and beach bike activities.  Enjoy s’mores and local craft beer brewed  from Pelican Brewing Company and Public Coast Brewing Co. around a beach bonfire.

Saturday, April 21, 2018:

  • 9:00 am-10:30 am -Day of event registration and packet pick up available behind Cannon Beach Elementary School.
  • 10:30 am Fat Bikes gather behind Cannon Beach Elementary School  and leave by 11:00am to begin “poker ride” to Arch Cape and back.
  • 11:00 am – 3:30 pm – Poker Ride.  For a complete Poker Ride schedule click here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018:

  • Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday with a Fat Bike Beach Clean Up

 

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival
Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival will be the first Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast

 

Visit Hug Point

Visit Hug Point

Hug Point in Cannon Beach should be on your “must see” list during your visit to the Oregon coast.

Hug Point in Cannon Beach is a short 15 minute drive south from Inga’s Cottage, on U.S. highway 101.  It is a favorite among locals, and the best time to visit is at low tide.  Abundant sea life in the numerous tide pools featuring  anemone and starfish can also be enjoyed at low tide.

 

Tidepool at Hug Point
Tidepool at Hug Point

Erosion has formed caves in sandstone cliffs along the headland’s south side, which is also the site of a seasonal waterfall. The Oregon Coast Trail also passes though the park along the beach.

Imagine traveling by stagecoach along the beach.  Before the highway was built, the beach was the only way to travel along this stretch of coast.  North of the parking area at low tide you may walk along the original stagecoach road, still harboring the wheel ruts carved into the rock.  Pioneers traveling around this headland had to hug the point carefully, even at low tide. Thus, the point and the park are both aptly named Hug Point.

 

Hug Point
The falls at Hug Point

This 43-acre park has a large parking area and a sloping walkway to the beach. Hug Point State Recreation Site is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.  The park is open to the public and is fee-free.

To plan your trip to Hug Point during low tide, see the tide tables here.

 

Drone Footage :  Clifford Paguio

Book Direct

Book Direct

When you book direct with the owner of a vacation rental, you can avoid  high service and booking fees,  saving money on your next vacation.

The word is out in the vacation rental community:  VRBO, AirBnB, and HomeAway charge extra fees to their traveling consumers usually called a “service fee”.   The service fee is often between 5 – 15% or more for most bookings.

 

Avoid VRBO Booking Fees
Book direct to avoid these service fees

 

Besides saving money, booking directly with the owner of the vacation rental provides travelers with an all-around better experience because they have intimate knowledge of the area and their property, and can provide “insider” information about their travel destination.  Furthermore, owners can better help their guests optimize dates and travel details to meet their needs.

Recently launched this year, Vacation Soup is a website that provides travelers with insider travel information around the globe with links to vacation rental properties that allow direct booking to avoid unnecessary extra fees that third party travel companies charge.

 

Book Direct and save on your next vacation in Cannon Beach
Book Direct and save on your next vacation in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach Was a Filming Location of “The Goonies”

Cannon Beach Was a Filming Location of “The Goonies”

Cannon Beach was a filming location of The Goonies, an  80s iconic adventure and comedy film about a band of kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon and attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves.

Do you remember being awed by the grandeur of the magical coastline in the scene filmed at Indian Beach?  Located at the north end of Cannon Beach, Indian Beach can be reached from Ecola State Park.  The entrance road of Ecola State Park takes visitors through a lush Sitka spruce forest to a grassy bluff with magnificent views of Indian Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This cliff is where the Goonies pull-up with their bikes during their search for the treasure hoarded by the pirate One-Eyed Willie.

Cannon Beach was a filming location of The Goonies
The bluff of Indian Beach is where this filming location took place in “The Goonies”

Some interesting facts about “The Goonies”:

  • Producer Steven Spielberg regularly references James Bond in his movies. In “The Goonies”, Data’s belt has “007” inscribed on it. He also listens to the James Bond theme before sliding on the rope over to Mikey’s.
  • This year will be the 33rd anniversary of “The Goonies”.
  • “Chunk”, played by Jeff Cohen and famous for “The Truffle Shuffle” scene, is now a successful entertainment attorney.

 

 Cannon Beach was a filming location of The Goonies
Data’s belt in with the inscription of “007”

 

 

 

Cannon Beach was a filming location of The Goonies
Action packed opening scene of “The Goonies” which includes a car race and truck rally on the beach

Haven’t seen the movie, but now you are curious?  No worries….we have a copy at Inga’s Cottage waiting for you to experience this classic flick that has become a favorite to so many.

Who has on their list  of their favorite childhood movies,  Steven Spielberg’s 1985 classic “The Goonies”?