In 2018, the East Rim Drive will be closed to motor vehicles on the following days:
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, September 15
The closures will last from approximately 6 am to 6 pm.
The purpose of the closure is to give bicyclists and pedestrians an opportunity to enjoy 24 miles (39 km) of scenic roadway without vehicle noise and traffic.
For more information, visit the official website of the "Ride the Rim" event.
Please be aware that the East Rim Drive is not flat. It has steep grades and is considered a strenuous ride for bicyclists. The park does not rent bicycles, so participants will need to bring their own.
People not wishing to bike may want to find alternate days to visit the park. Many viewpoints and hiking trails will not be accessible to motorists, boat tours and trolley tours will not be operating, and the West Rim Drive will likely be congested with cars (and bicycles).
Also, on both weekends, Lost Creek Campground will be closed from 3 pm on Friday until 10 am on Sunday. Mazama Campground will remain open.