This is truly one of the great rides in the Gorge. Wonderful views, high speed downhill's, low to no traffic, good roads and we are going to have a SAG vehicle. Please note the there will need to be a donation for gas for the SAG. This should be $3 to $4 depending on how many sign up. Lunch will be in Glenwood and you can eat in a restaurant or pack a cooler for the SAG vehicle.
This is anything but an easy ride but if you play it smart an intermediate rider can make this ride much easier by taking advantage of the SAG vehicle and get a ride from Klickitat to the top of the hill and start riding again. This would be from about mile 26 to mile 35. This would take out the hardest climb in the ride which is 3 miles of 6 to 8% grade. Using a SAG is sacrilege to a hard core biker but if you are having trouble do the right thing.
This ride is meant to be social but hard and very rewarding because of the wonderful area we will be in. Picture taking is encouraged along with stops just to enjoy everything. Needless to say no one gets dropped and I will be sweep making sure everyone makes it.
Last year's ride and pictures here. http://www.meetup.com/Rubber2theroad/photos/15386342/
This year's route. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4571107
Ride Difficulty C/D - 4 with three miles of 8%.
Weather Cancellation Policy: We need to have reasonable weather for this long trip with a long drive. Rains will cancel.
Ride leader: Eric J Weisenborn [masked] [masked]
Consolidate cars at Lewis & Clark State Park Exit 18 I-84. Arrive 6:45AM leaving 7:00 AM. Ride starts from White Salmon at 8:30 AM.
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
1 = Flat
2 = Flat/Rolling
3 = Rolling
4 = Rolling / Hilly
5 = Hilly
6 = Hilly Mountainous