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"Christmas Eve" Daytime MTB/Cross Intermediate Ride


This will largely be a paved road ride with some dirt sections, and a maybe a one mile double track that is pretty rough. The actual route will be determined by weather conditions. Ideally we will ride out to Cline Buttes and ride the dirt road to the top of Cline butte. If the dirt is too wet or icy we will just ride on roads. The view from the top is fabulous. We would ride down a rough double track off the butte, if you are on a cross bike there would be about 200 feet that you would need to be VERY careful not to flat.

Photo credit: Matt Fox

The picture above is Sisemore Rd. which would be an alternate route, the hopeful route would be Tumalo Res. Rd, mock, Pinehurst, Gerking, Innes, Cline Falls, Cline Butte, White Rock Loop, Twin Bridges, Swalley, Deschutes Mkt. If you ride a cross bike this will be a moderate ride(aerobically). If you ride a MTB bike this could be more of an advanced ride(aerobically), especially if you have heavy tires with big knobs. Technically this ride is easy except for about a mile coming off of Cline Butte which is a rough double track. The route could also be adjusted for time if it is too ambitious. This will be a no drop moderately paced ride. Should be 3 hrs so bring some food and water.

*Rules of the Rides*

Approved  Cycling Helmets Required. No Plus 1’s. To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity. Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.  Dog are not permitted on this ride.

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  • david b.

    Thank you everyone, have a nice holiday!

    December 24, 2013

  • jeff t

    David, Thanks for leading the ride, and making the how to stud your fat bike, and mountain bike tire youtube video. Very creative!

    Here is the link to your video in case it's missed on the bace site:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd8Sr_wyTHg

    December 24, 2013

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.

    Thanks David

    Fun route and great workout!

    December 24, 2013

  • michelle t.

    happy holidays everyone! I wish you all a wonderful time and look forward to riding with all of you before next year!!

    December 23, 2013

  • Pat

    Just a reminder. BACE does not allow +1's. Everyone must sign up for themselves and agree to the liability waiver. Michelle and Ed, please have your +1's sign up prior to the ride as per BACE rules as the waiver is extremely important. Thanks.

    December 23, 2013

  • david b.

    By the way I rode up Cline Butte Saturday and it was real nice. It had been a while, and I think I under-estimated the difficulty of that double track going down off the east side. We can decide as a group tomorrow but if we have cross bikes we can alter the descent or maybe not go up Cline. It is going to be a beautiful day, dress a little warm as it will just hit the low 40's.

    December 23, 2013

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