Explore the rural roads and depending on the route (40,68, 85, or 101 miles), cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley. You'll experience scenic views, open fields, rolling hills and only a few traffic lights. The Covered Bridge Bicycle tour has a route for everyone; flatlanders wanting to relax with friends, mountain goats needing to hamme rout every mile possible and everybody in between. It will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, starting at the Linn County Fairgrounds: 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E in Albany. For details, go to granfondoguide.com.