One Fantastic Course!!
5000 foot elevation gain (on the 80K)! Gravel stretches! Quiet narrow, rural lanes. FANTASTIC visuals one after the other of Mt. Hood, the surrounding scenic valleys, and the incredible country estates! And as a fondo you'll have the OPPORTUNITY TO SOAK IT ALL IN and REALLY ENJOY THE MOST OUTSTANDING RIDE IN THE CLOSE-IN PORTLAND METRO AREA!!! WOW! It just doesn't get better than this!!!!
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OF THE COURSE FOR YOURSELF!!!!
Both the 80K and the 50K share the identical course over and around Pete's Mountain (the first mountain) before swinging back towards town. The course then slips across Interstate 5 and to the far side of the new Villebois development. Here the the 50K course splits off heading back towards Memorial Park.
The 80K course, however, goes on up and around the second mountain (Parrett Mountain) before returning to the park. Total elevation gain of over 5000 feet for the whole course, and three stretches of GRAVEL!!!
Magnificent views! Magnificent course! Gorgeous tree-lined, quiet, country roads. Rolling along mountain-top ridges and pedaling by stunning and well appointed country estates. These are surrounded by peaceful pastures and equestrian fields where horses laze in the warm summer sun. Then there are the passing scenic and actively producing vineyards with their burgeoning crops eagerly maturing into those various yummy "fruits of the vine"! Still further there are the stunning outlooks popping up all along the course. These provide direct views towards the surrounding scenic Chehalem and Tualatin Valleys. Many others give gorgeous panoramas that unfold directly towards snow-clad Mt. Hood -shimmering in the sparkling distance above the eastern horizon. WOW!!
It's hard to think that the whole course is so quietly tucked away and yet so conveniently located just a few miles away from the crazy hustle and bustle of those hectic streets of downtown Portland! AND THIS IS THE CHANCE TO DO IT WITH THE FUN OF A WHOLE GANG OF CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS OUT TOGETHER FOR A GREAT DAY OF SPECTACULAR BICYCLING!!! REGISTER TODAY!!! QUICK!!!
And don't forget the cedar plank salmon dinner waiting for you when you get back to the park!
B R E A K S T O P S
We plan to have two break stops - one for everybody mid-way of the 50K, and one mid-way on the balance of the 80K course.
A S S I S T A N C E
Should there be any need, we will have some riders in the group set up to assist with flat tires and/or other issue that may come up.
Maps for the 80K & 50K Routes
(Click on the maps to check the courses out in detail!)