It took all of 23 minutes for the Painted Hills bike hidden by Travel Oregon to be found. Kayla Webb of Bend found the Painted Hills bike Saturday, July 11, at 5:50 a.m. The bicycle, hidden at 5:27 a.m., was discovered behind a tree on Gird’s Creek Road.
To celebrate the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Travel Oregon asked seven of the best bike builders in the state to build one-of-a-kind bicycles for each of the Wonders, one of which is the Painted Hills near Fossil.
Clues provided by Travel Oregon aided Webb, who camped near the site the night before, in her search.
This Painted Hills bike was built by Portland-based bike builder Christopher Igleheart.
Two bikes, one hidden at Smith Rock and the other on Mt. Hood, have also been found. This week another bike will be hidden in the Wallowas, followed by the Columbia River Gorge the week of July 20, Oregon Coast the week of July 27, and, finally, Crater Lake the week of August 3.