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Oregon City, Pete's Mountain, Canby and Clackamas County Hills

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.

Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3223008

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!

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Adam, I hope you had a great ride this past Sunday. I am so bummed I missed it. I was stuck on call. I appreciate you setting up a ride near Oregon City!

    September 2, 2013

    • Adam

      Oops - I was hoping you'd come. You would have had a great ride and met a lot of excellent riding partners. But no worries, we really like those backroads in your county and we'll be back. Meanwhile, come join us in other counties.

      September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fabulous ride Adam and great people to ride with. I had so much fun. Love your rides as usual Adam. Can't wait for the next one.

    September 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This ride had everything: empty country roads, great weather and scenery, fun company, and even some freeway biking! Thanks again, Adam!

    The website for the bike fitter I was telling some of you about is www.europavelo.org.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun day! Challenging and gorgeous route! Thanks to Adam and to a great group of fellow riders.

    September 2, 2013

  • Adam

    Thanks everyone for a great ride and for going along on a true beta-test adventure. Windy City and Leland Roads turned out to be steeper than I thought. The real star of the show was Clackamas County, which has some of the most beautiful riding in Oregon. Special thanks to Jeff I. for gallantly offering to ride sweep - much appreciated, Jeff!

    September 1, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Great ride, great weather, and a great group! Had a wonderful time!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    You did great Karen and no ambulances were required!!
    Keep on rockin those hills!!
    Michael

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great ride and I think one of the most difficult rides I have done this year. It was fun to see new people and future riding buddies I hope to see you again on another ride. Pete's mountain was a heart thumper. Thanks for waiting on me I think I bit off more than I could chew today. Once again Adam you ROCK

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Adam for all of your good planning and guidance!! Great job as usual. You rock!!!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Man I'm tempted I haven't done this kind of savage climbing in a while.

    August 31, 2013

  • Carol C

    I like a later start time.....:)

    August 31, 2013

    • Adam

      Sorry, Carol, I have to be home on time, plus it's going to be a warm day, so that's why the earlier start time. I sure hope you come. You'll like this ride - it's a lot like Art's rides from last year!

      August 31, 2013

  • Adam

    Hey Rick- what, no Catherine?

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      She's got to run 8 miles. Too much climbing to do both. I told her the ride will be much more fun though.

      August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      She's got to run 8 miles. Too much climbing to do both. I told her the ride will be much more fun though.

      August 29, 2013

  • Adam

    I just noticed my ride announcement says 8:30 up at the top, but 9:00 in the text. I meant the earlier time: - meet at 8:30 and wheels rolling by 9 sharp. Sorry about the that!

    August 29, 2013

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