The Salmon Cycling Classic is a beautiful rural ride through the outskirts of Portland proper to show support for the upcoming bicycle-pedestrian bridge over the Willamette. The first 250 participants to cross the finish line will receive a specially designed salmon medallion and a cedar plank salmon dinner will be available to all participants and onlookers at the finish line.
80K, 60K, and 50K. All riders have a 9:00 am start time
The Salmon Classic course features quiet, narrow, rural lanes. You’ll travel through country estates and climb 5,000 feet in elevation with incredible views of Mt. Hood. You’ll start and finish at Memorial Park in Wilsonville where your friends and family can hang out while you ride and enjoy a cedar plank salmon dinner together once you cross the finish line.
Registration | $65.00 - includes Ride, Dinner, & Medallion
Just the Cedar Plank Salmon Dinner for friends, family and public | $26.00
Registration after June 1, 2019 | $85.00
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RACE DAY INFO
Date: June 29,2019
Start time: 9:00 AM for all riders
Address: 8100 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Break Stops: There will be one stop at 25k and one at 40k. The first stop will be at Hughes Water Garden, with recovery stations and beautiful, greenery. Surrounded by shady trees it will be a great area to cool down and refuel. The second stop will be at Bob’s Corner, near the top of Parrett Mountain. This undeveloped park features lots of trees and will have recovery stations and lots of shade.
There will be riders in the group set up to assist with flat tires and/or other issues that may come up. The rest stops will also have a minimal supply of things to help out.
Registration is through the OBRA web site through the above link
1. "CEDAR PLANK" SALMON DINNER
2. FIRST 250 RIDERS RECEIVE A SPECIALLY DESIGNED INAUGURAL SALMON MEDALLION
Made of crushed, recycled glass from the USA by a program in Central America working with single mothers
3. THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS WILL HAVE THEIR NAMES DRAWN FOR ONE OF SIX OTTOLOCKS
FOR BICYCLE OR STORAGE (A $57 VALUE
(Click on the word OTTOLOCKS above for info on these)
4. pARTICIPATION SHOWS SUPPORT FOR THE UPCOMING BICYCLE-PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER THE wILLAMETTE riVER HERE IN wILSONVILLE
6. Gravel stretches (80K)
7. FANTASTIC ROUTE
8. UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL SCENERY
WIN ONE OF THESE/SIX TO BE GIVEN AWAY IN A DRAWING OF THE FIRST 100 REGISTERED FOR THE INAUGURAL
SALMON CYCLING CLASSIC!
WE WELCOME THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF RIDERS TO COME ALONG WITH THE RIDERS OF THE SALMON CYCLING CLASSIC.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF ENJOYABLE AND FUN THINGS FOR EVERYONE.
A Family Friendly Event for Everyone
We want the whole occasion of the Salmon Cycling Classic to be family friendly. Wilsonville prides itself on its family friendly events. Family and friends not riding in the Fondo can find PLENTY of GREAT THINGS TO DO while the riders are out on the ride. Here are some options:
The Fondo Start/Finish Line is in Memorial Park – a 70-acre park operated by the City of
Wilsonville. The family friendly opportunities there include:
- Acres and acres of room just to roam around in, play, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine,
- There are baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court. There is a skateboard area, an “off-lease” dog park, a Frisbee Golf course, and several acres of wooded areas with trails. The whole park fronts the Willamette River and there is a nice floating dock to stretch out and work on that suntan!
- The north end of the park (Murase Plaza - near Wilsonville Road where you come in) has an interactive water feature, a large new play structure area, its own parking area, a historic barn and nut drying shed -- and more room and grass on which to just enjoy the day.
OTHER NEARBY PARKS
- The Korean War Memorial Park is an extremely well done symbol of respect to the men and women who served in that conflict and their efforts. Directly adjacent to the Memorial is Town Center Park that includes a small play structure and an interactive water feature, and a basketball court.
- If you care for exploring and history – Boones Ferry Park is the actual location where Alphonso Boone (yes- Daniel Boones’s actual grandson) started a ferry service back and forth over the Willamette River. It ran for some 107 years until the I-5 Bridge replaced it in 1954. When he started it in 1847, he hired the local Indians to paddle the ferry back and forth! Also in the park is the historic Tauchmann House – the home of the man who ran the ferry for many years before the ferry closed. This is also the location of a new bicycle-pedestrian bridge currently in the planning phase.
- Another area for exploring is Metro’s Graham Oaks Park – a 250-acre nature park. Enjoy the quiet savannah’s, the cool woodlands, the birds and all types of little creatures; and don’t forget the trails that take you all over the 250-acres! Parking, restrooms, and shaded sitting areas to watch the wildlife are all provided.
- For those so inclined – the Clackamas County Boat Launch is just across the I-5 Boone Bridge on the West side. Canoe, kayak, speedboat, water skiing – or just enjoying being near the water while those others are off sweating on their bicycles!
RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING CENTERS, & HOTELS
- Wilsonville has three major shopping centers. Town Center Shopping center is just across Wilsonville Road near Memorial Park; Argyle Square is in north Wilsonville; and Wilsonville Old Town Square is just on the west side of I-5. You’ll find Costco, Target, Rite Aid, Fred Meyers, and a host of other smaller stores.
- Wilsonville is blessed with a variety of restaurants for your pleasure. For fast food, you can enjoy, McDonald’s, two Burger Kings, Sonic, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Carl Jr’s, a couple of Subway Shops, and five Starbuck’s. Some of the sit-down restaurants include: Oswego Grill, Red Robin, The Ram, New Hunan Kitchen, Black Bear Diner, Shari’s Café & Pies, Qdoba Foods, Canton Phoenix, Wong’s Chinese Restaurant, Dar Essalam, Abella Italian Kitchen, Noodles & Company, Boston’s Pub & Grill, McMenamin’s Old Church & Pub, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Gyro House Mediterranean Grill, Langdon’s Grill, The Beer Station, Wanker’s Corner Saloon and Café, San Blas Mexican Restaurant, and a number of other fine establishments too numerous to list.
- Wilsonville has a number of fine hotels for your convenience. These include many familiar name brands: Holiday Inn, LaQuinta, Best Western, Quality Inn, Motel 6, Guesthouse Inn & Suites, and Snooz Inn.
OTHER DON’T MISS PLACES
- Just across from Murase Plaza is the WILSONVILLE LIBRARY – take a just a few minutes to go in and look at what is considered to be the world’s largest “intarsia” (a large, elaborate bird’s eye picture of early Wilsonville formed using inlays of over 50 different kinds of wood). It’s beautiful!
- The FAMILY FUN CENTER is in the northwest corner of Town Center - It includes an Arcade and Bullwinkles Restaurant, along with miniature golf, batting cage, zip line, go carts, climbing wall, laser tag, bumper boats (with water squirters!), Kidopolis, Sky Trail, XD Dark Ride, and more.
- Adjacent to the west side of I-5 and north of Wilsonville Road is THE WORLD OF SPEED MOTOR SPORTS MUSEUM. A tremendous display of historic and vintage cars, motorcycles, etc. in a rotating display – WELL WORTH the stop and going in to look around!
OTHER RECREATiONAL OPTIONS
- Regal 9 Stadium Theaters – a beautiful theater complex with nine screens/just behind Fry’s Electronics.
- Wilsonville Lanes – an excellent option for those who are into bowling.
CHECK OUT WWW.EXPLOREWILSONVILLE.COM FOR MORE INFO ON THE CITy
Location and Map
- Just 18 miles south of Portland on Interstate 5
- 28 miles north of Oregon's capitol city - Salem
8100 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Go 0.4 miles east of the freeway and follow the signs to the right to Memorial Park – a 70-acre park for family members and friends to play in during the Fondo (Baseball, basketball, play equipment, etc.) The race starts in the far right corner/follow the signs .
SUPPORT FOR THE NEW
A $1.5 million dollar grant is currently funding the planning process for a new bicycle-pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River here in Wilsonville. The Bridge Task Force and the Technical Task Force have both completed their work on the recommendation for the specific location of the Bridge. On June 4th, the Wilsonville City Council voted affirmatively to accept their recommendation. The preferred site is west of the I-5 Boone Bridge crossing the Willamette River near the railroad bridge. The current plans (as of this writing) hope to have a ‘type of bridge’ identified by the end of 2018. By that point as well, plans should be complete for “30% design” of the Bridge. Included in that package is to be a recommendation for a funding package that could actually begin construction of the new Bridge.
The new Ice Age Trail coming south from Tualatin will be connected directly into the north-end ramp of the Bridge. The north end of the Ice Age Trail can connect to the new Salmonberry Trail - thus connecting the Bridge all the way to the Northern Oregon Coast! The Bridge will also be connected to the MAX Train Station, here in Wilsonville, for access by mass transit from any where in the entire Metropolitan area. Potential exist to eventually also connect north through Stafford, Lake Oswego, the Sellwood Bridge and the Springwater Trail – which would enable connection of the Bridge to downtown Portland, Washington State, Mt. Hood, and the new Columbia Gorge Trail!
On the south side, the Willamette River Scenic Byway Bicycle Trail currently extends from Eugene north to a dead end at Champoeg State Park. Plans include connecting the Bridge to that trail, as well, to make it possible to ride from Portland all the way to Eugene (and eventually California!). Some are hoping that it will also connect to the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway from Estacada to Detroit so you can reach Central Oregon by bicycle as well!
When completed, the Bridge will be an answer to a phone call that was received recently from some people in British Columbia wanting to know how to cross the Willamette River once they got south of Portland on a bicycle trip they were planning! Clearly, the Bridge will become a critical piece in the entire bicycle infrastructure of the Greater Portland area and the entire Pacific Northwest!
Your participation in the Salmon Cycling Classic gives additional impetus to the continuing process of getting the Bridge built and making it become a reality. The number of riders will certainly be noticed by officials! So thanks for your participation. You are encouraged to forward any encouragements and thoughts about the value of the bridge to Zack Weigle at email@example.com.