About the Mo’s 70th Anniversary Ride

The 70+ mile route will take us along the Historic Newport Bayfront and follow the Yaquina River upstream.  You will follow back country, low traffic roads where the terrain is rolling and you will be along rivers, streams, towering trees and then come out along the beautiful Oregon Coast.  A quick stop to refuel at Mo’s on the Beach in Lincoln City where you will enjoy beautiful views of the Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean before heading south for a bit on one of the Nation’s most ridden bike routes with breathtaking views of the ocean & maybe spotting a whale in Depoe Bay before you venture on to Otter Crest Loop.  Otter Crest Loop is the hidden gem for cyclists along the Oregon Coast, you will be riding your bike on among some of the most awe inspiring views that Oregon has to offer.  Your next stop will be in Otter Rock to Mo’s West located at Devil’s Punchbowl on the edge of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Your ride continues along the bike route through Beverly Beach, Historic Nye Beach, and to the mouth of the Yaquina River where it meets the mighty Pacific, follow along under the iconic Yaquina Bridge and back to Mo’s Original for your finish party.


The route runs through 70 miles of some beautiful back roads of the Oregon Coast range. Eventually riders will meet back up with HWY 101 and returning to Newport.


This out & back route begins at Mo’s original on the Historic Newport Bayfront and runs upstream along the Yaquina River to the “Paddle Park” where we will have a rest area. Mostly flat, nice wide shoulder, remarkable views that follow alongside the river, Sea Lion, Bald Eagle, and other wildlife activity are highly likely on this out & back scenic course.

Countdown until the Mo’s 70th Anniversary Ride

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When Mohava Marie Niemi, Newport’s crusty, big hearted chain smoking  mother died in 1992 at the age of 79, she left behind much more than a successful business and trunk full of colorful anecdotes.  Her greatest legacy, perhaps, was the work ethic she instilled in her family, which survive to this day.

By the mid-seventies, Mo was taking  less active role in the chowder business and was beginning to leave the nuts and bolts of management to her granddaughter, Cindy McEntee, who had been working in and around the restaurant since grade school.

Mo gave herself completely, promoting “Newport the Friendlies” with her time, energy and money.  That legacy continues to this day in her granddaughter Cindy McEntee.

Cindy owns and operates Mo’s with her Son, Dylan McEntee, and Daughter, Gabrielle McEntee.  Her daughter in law, Celeste McEntee, and all 5 grandchildren; Dixon Wilson, Carter, Kennedy, Kaprice and Makenzie McEntee have all worked for the family business as well.  Moving down to the 5th generation.

The combination of Mo Niemi’s warm, hospitable personality and many unforgettable events gave the “little joint on the waterfront” its unique charm.

A trip to the Oregon Coast is not complete without a stop at Mo’s.  Please join the family in celebrating 70 years of the Mo’s tradition.

There will be plenty of food and entertainment for all, at the Original Mo’s location at 622 SW Bay Blvd. on Newport’s historic Bayfront.  The family will be giving away prizes to celebrate 70 years in business.

The festivities kick off with a 70+ mile bike ride that will benefit Lincoln County’s Homeless Education & Literacy (HELP) program.  The ride will start at Original Mo’s and Mo’s Taft will be the 1/2way point and then a stop at Mo’s West location in Otter Rock.  For those interested in a shorter ride we will have a “family friendly” 20+ mile ride that is free for kids 17 & under and proceeds will benefit HELP.

Ride FAQ and Important Times

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available in the public parking lot adjacent to Mo’s on Bay Blvd in Newport. Some street parking is also available in that area.

Saturday, June 10, 2017.  Ride will start at Mo’s Original on the Historic Newport Bayfront.  The 70+ mile option will start at 8AM.  The Family Ride will begin at 10AM.

Mo’s Original Restaurant – Bay Blvd
Newport Oregon 97365

7am check in for the 70+ Mile Ride.

9am check in for the Family Ride.

Ride Details:  

  • All riders must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.
  • This is a recreational ride that is open to all cyclists. We will be riding on open roads and with traffic. All cyclists must follow the rules of the road and ride with safety in mind.
  • Riders should bring clothing for a variety of weather conditions and dressing in layers is always advisable.
  • Riders should be self-sufficient with their own water bottles, flat repair kits; including spare tube, pump, and tools needed for road side repairs.
  • We will have mechanical support at the rest stops but riders need to come prepared to complete their own repairs while out on the course.
  • We will have a SAG vehicle on the course and will sweep the route at days end.
  • This ride is for recreational purposes only and is NOT a timed race.
  • Ride will take place rain or shine.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Will there be food available?

Everyone at the after party will enjoy Famous Mo’s Chowder, oysters, Mo’s Rogue Ale, snacks,  & drinks provided by Pepsi.

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Will there be support on the bike route?

Yes, we will have mechanical support at the rest areas and a SAG vehicle will be on the course as well.

The Hallmark Resort located in Newport, OR has a special rate for all riders of the Mo’s 70th Ride.  Just mention “Mo’s 70th Ride” to get details on the current rate.

Hallmark Resort

744 SW Elizabeth St

Newport, OR 97365

541- 265-2600

Register For The Ride

Registration Varies By Date

Family Ride

By June 10
$25 (Kids 17 and under are free) per rider

Must be registered by June 10.

Only valid for Family category.

No refunds.

Early Bird - 70+ Mile Ride

By May 25
$35 per rider

Must be registered by May 25.

Only valid for 70+ Mile Ride category.

No refunds.

Late Registration - 70+ Mile Ride

May 26 - June 9
$45 per rider

Must be registered by June 9.

Only valid for 70+ Mile Ride category.

No refunds.

Day Of - 70+ Mile Ride

On June 10
$55 per rider

Register on June 10.

Only valid for 70+ Mile Ride category.

No refunds.

Ride Sponsors

All proceeds benefit:

The Lincoln County School District’s HELP (Homeless Education & Literacy Project) Program provides services to the over 471 homeless students in Lincoln County, Oregon to help them overcome barriers and stay successful in school. We offer after-school tutoring programs, Art Enrichment class, LIFT Parent-Child class, and serve as a host site for the Insight of Oregon program. We also have a clothing and resource closet for families to access as needed.

The LCSD H.E.L.P. Program has centers in Waldport, Newport, Toledo, and Lincoln City to serve the four areas of Lincoln County.