A scenic and challenging 50 miles, 4200 vertical feet. Two long sustained climbs, and plenty of ups and downs in between. Start in Oregon City, ride over to West Linn and climb up the famous Pete's Mountain Road, drop down to the Canby Ferry, ride out to Mulino and explore remote and hilly roads in the Beavercreek area southeast of Oregon City.
Who will like this ride: Solid intermediates who are up for 50 miles and are confident on hills. This would be a good last ride before Cycle Oregon. NOTE - Some of this route is new to me. I've never been up Pete's Mountain, Windy City Road or Leland Road. We're beta testing a little. As always, bring a sense of adventure!
Meet and greet @ 8:30 at Singer Hills Cafe in Oregon City. Leave by 9:00 sharp! Don't be late and make everyone wait - we probably won't.
Ride leader: Adam[masked], [masked]
Pace and Terrain: Please be able to cruise comfortably 15 mph on flat roads with no wind (although on this route there isn't much flat!). More importantly, be confident of your ability on hills. This isn't a "maniac" ride, but we do have some long, sustained climbs with grades over 7%. That said, this is a social ride, not a macho training ride. We will wait for slower climbers at hilltops and ALL turns, and no one will be dropped.
Traffic: We'll be on remote rural roads. Traffic is usually light on Sunday morning, but be aware that the roads in Clackamas County have NO separate bike lane and some have relatively narrow shoulders. If you are not comfortable sharing the road with cars then this is not the best ride for you.
Food and Bathrooms Enroute: Available in West Linn, Canby, Mulino, and Beavercreek. Bring two water bottles and plenty of snacks, but supplies enroute should not be a problem.
Bring: Always bring a spare tube that FITS YOUR BIKE, a pump or CO2 cartridge that FITS your valves. Bring a little cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse a good Samaritan who might have to provide you with anything like a tube ($5) or a CO2 cartridge ($3).
And as always -- Helmets are mandatory. This is a requirement and not a request. Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well.
All riders must have their rides in good working order. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!