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An Easier 90 Mile Ride - Beaverton, Banks, Vernonia, Timber, Verboort

  • Jan 27, 2013 · 8:30 AM
  • My home

This is turning into one of my favorite rides. This route has lots of flats, long low grade hills and a few short steep climbs. The route takes us into the coast range where there will be little or no cell phone signals and fewer cars. We start with 20 miles of flats to Banks and then on the Banks/Vernonia trail to Vernonia. Lunch will be at the Black Bear Coffee House and then to the Timber Road that will take us to the Wilson River Highway. From there is will be Gail’s Creek Road, Clapshaw Hill and through Verboort. Restrooms and water at the start, 20, 40, 64, 79, and 90 miles. Beer will be available at the end. Please someone bring some chips.

Your equipment: We are on our own most of the way without cell service, so your bike and tires need to be in good condition. If you have a questionable tire and want to use it till the belting frays, please carry a tire with you and maybe an extra tube and CO2.


Ride leader: Eric J Weisenborn[masked] [masked]

Date and Time of Ride: Sunday, January 27, 8:00AM Wheels rolling 8:30 AM

Meeting Point: My Home


The Route:

Route Stats: The route is 90 miles with 4,451 ft. of elevation change. More than half the climbing is on the Banks/Vernonia Trail which is very easy.

Pace and terrain rating. C/D-1 for flats, overall rolling average should be near 15 mph. This is not a hard ride but it is long.

Type of ride: Social, no one will be dropped but please know your capabilities. This is a strong intermediate ride and you will not enjoy the ride if you are struggling to keep up.

Weather Cancellation Policy. A major storm will cancel but showers will not.


Mandatory for all riders.

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. 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. Represent us well!

Have their ride in good working order and bring a flat kit & the right size spare tube on all rides. 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 help if we can!


Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides

Flatland Windless Cruising Pace

A 12 & Under

B 13-14 MPH

C 15-16 MPH

D 17-18 MPH

E 19-20 MPH

F 21-23 MPH

Terrain/Climbing Rating

1 = Flat

2 = Flat/Rolling

3 = Rolling

4 = Rolling / Hilly

5 = Hilly

6 = Hilly Mountainous

7= Mountainous

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  • Eric J W.

    I had a great time with fun people on nice quiet roads. Looking forward to doing this again.

    January 29, 2013

  • Diana

    Awesome ride ... fabulous riders ... and plenty of opportunities for regrouping. (Oh, but it wasn't flat ... you must climb too much to notice anymore). :)

    January 28, 2013

  • Dave S.

    This was a fantastic ride! The weather turned out to be better than what I expected and the group made a challenging ride a fun experience. Thanks guys!

    January 28, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Thanks for leading out on a great ride!

    January 28, 2013

  • Diana

    Roasted veggies ... we can reheat ... cauliflower, broccoli, yams, acorn squash, and potatoes. :)

    January 26, 2013

  • Doak K.

    I'll bring a green leafy vegetable which to saute right after the ride on your stove.

    January 26, 2013

  • Dave S.

    I'll bring some chips and an after ride beverage or two!

    January 25, 2013

  • Eric J W.

    Fruit and coffee will be available if you come early Sunday Morning.

    January 25, 2013

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