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Multnomah Falls 2 Ways, For Intermediates and Maniacs

This was so good that we need to do it yet again, and this time, we really do have an intermediate option! Yay Chris, and thanks for stepping up to lead.

This is two rides to Multnomah Falls. One gets there the normal way, out the Scenic Highway past Crown Point, down through the Gorge to Multnomah Falls and back.

The other is...not normal, with a big hilly detour that includes the gnarly Louden Road climb to Larch Mtn Road, and then the beautiful (and optional) Brower Road/Haines Road loop, which takes us back to the Scenic Highway.

When you RSVP, please specify which route you'll ride.

Post ride festivities and refueling at Tippy Canoe, where the service is timely, the burgers are fantastic, and the fireplace is just what Francis ordered.


Ride leaders:

Paul Johnston [masked][masked]

Chris Winson[masked]

Date and Time of Ride: Sunday February 10, wheels rolling at 10:30 AM. Please arrive in time to unload, sign up, meet and greet and so on.

Meeting Point: Glen Otto Park, Troutdale OR.


The Routes:

Intermediate Route: Multnomah Falls the Usual Way

Route Stats: 35 miles, 3100 feet of climbing

Pace and terrain rating. B-5

Maniac Route: Multnomah Falls the Hard Way

Route Stats: 45.3 miles, 4760 feet of climbing.

Pace and terrain rating. D-6

Type of ride:

Multnomah Falls the Usual Way is an intermediate level ride. At 35 miles, and 3000 feet of climbing, you need to be in decent shape. The hardest part will be the climb back up to Crown Point. You need to be able to find your comfortable gear and just grind it out, but that buttery new pavement really helps. Ride at your own pace. Regroup at Women's Forum on the way up, Multnomah Falls, and on the way back, as needed, at Women's Forum or Crown Point.

Multnomah Falls the Hard Way is a maniac level ride. Intense climbing and fairly fast on the flats. (What flats?) We do show mercy if it's needed. (And I may be the one who needs it!) Regroups at hill tops and major turns, but not so long that folks get cold.

I hope...that the two groups will cross paths along the way, either at women's Forum or Multnomah Falls.

Weather Cancellation Policy. Only extreme weather will cancel this ride. ****************************************************

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 your 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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  • Jeff S.

    By far one of the more difficult rides I've done. Had a great time with a great group!

    February 17, 2013

  • Francis

    What a great group we had today. Kudos to everyone.

    February 17, 2013

  • Barbara L

    Nice ride in the Gorge. Good workout

    February 17, 2013

  • David S.


    February 17, 2013

  • MamaQuail(D.Smith)

    Maniac route

    February 16, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    maniac option. Can't wait...sounds

    February 15, 2013

  • Doak K.

    I'm planning on riding to the ride

    February 15, 2013

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