Mindoro Cut - Hwy 108 + ADD NEW ROUTE
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From the south. In West Salem turn north on Hwy 108 which connects to Hwy 16 on the east side of town.
From the north. Hwy 108 connects with Hwy 54 on the south end of Melrose.
It is better to ride this route from the south as the most technical parts are climbing up the south side of the hills.
Hwy 108 runs through mainly agricultural land in valleys and over wooded hills and bluffs. Much of the southern part is twisty enough to keep your attention on the road, and not the scenery.
The road is in passable condition. Some parts can be a bit rough and watch for gravel on the road in tight corners. The middle part of the ride, just south of Mindoro is the most technical section with tight turns and switch backs.
There is fuel and food at both ends in West Salem and Melrose. Stop in Mindoro at Top Dawgs snd try one of 108 hamburgers on the menu! Big Boar BBQ in West Salem (just west of
The Mindoro Cut (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindoro_Cut) is the second deepest hand built cut in the Western Hemisphere, and the oldest functional cut that has not been improved since construction. The cut lies south of Mindoro and has a pullout and historical marker
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