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Tour de Cure Oregon 2013

This is the ride that we're all working up towards. Enjoy the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, winding your way through local vineyards, farms and hazelnut orchards. 5 distance routes, (26, 43, 65, 100mi and a 5 mile family loop). Breakfast, rest stops every 10ish miles, and a finish line party complete with lunch, live music, kids activities, and more. Ride with and support the Red Riders (Riding with diabetes). Get spoiled while providing support to the American Diabetes Association.

This does require registration and a pledge donation ($150 minimum). http://www.diabetes.org/portlandtourdecure

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  • Kent N.

    Info on photos: Finish line photos are available from Penrose Photography . You will need to pay the $2.50 shipping and handling fee but the digital images will be available for download at no charge compared to the normal $25.00 for the first image. You will also be able to order prints on the same order. The $2.50 fee is per order not per image and there is no limit on how many images you add to your order. (I ordered an image and it works!) http://www.finishshots.com/raceinfo1.php?raceid=832

    July 24, 2013

    • Nance

      I put in my ride number and last name; it worked great. Very easy system.

      July 24, 2013

    • Kent N.

      it's the candids, and some group shots, where I found many folks I knew. Don't know if they're showing up by bib number. But they're all fun to see :)

      July 24, 2013

  • Kent N.

    Thanks to a special group of bicycle shops for providing mechanical support to our riders. If your local bike shop is one of them, give them a "thank you" next time you're there. If not, tell them about this fantastic ride that you'd really like to see them at next year Missing Link, Enselle, Metropolis, Riders & Sliders, Bike Gallery, Performance, and Bad Monkey

    2 · July 24, 2013

  • Kent N.

    Additional photos are going up on Facebook as we get them.

    www.facebook.com/tdcORWA

    July 24, 2013

  • Don K.

    At the end of the ride as I was sitting having lunch I noticed that a rider was walking by with a "Tour DeCure American Diabetes Bike" his number was 72.... I was just wondering "How you get one like that? LOL!!

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Rob R.

      I saw the guy with No. 1

      July 22, 2013

    • Mick Larson J.

      "The guy with No. 1" is my sweet T1 husband - Brian Johnson - of Team Tegan and her Daddy (he's the "Daddy" part). He's No. 1 to us, too. : )

      2 · July 22, 2013

  • randy w.

    This was my 2nd year on the TdC. Last year my 2 sons and I rode the 43 route and had a great time. This year my oldest son and I rode the century route. It was absolutely awesome!!! Kent, Kris and all the volunteers did an amazing job. Thank you so much for all your time and effort to make this an amazing event. The deviled eggs at EY elementary school were perfect. Thanks so much to the motorcycle crew for the fun, laughter, peace of mind. We rode for about 30 miles with the gentleman from Colorado, I didn't get his name but he told us he raised $15,000!!!! How incredible is that. He could have picked any tour in the U.S. to ride as a reward and he picked our Tour. Can't wait to do it again.

    3 · July 22, 2013

  • Anne M.

    The ride was such great fun! But I missed so many people that I wanted to say THANK YOU to - Jill for helping me with my keys, Kris for all of the chocolate muffins, Kent for always circling back to find us, and all of you who provided encouragement, smiles, and hi-fives to the kids as we peddled our way though the training ride routes. So here is a big THANK YOU! We couldn't have done it without you! Cannot wait until the next ride. My legs are all ready to go :-) - Anne, Isaac, and Isabelle

    3 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for a great ride! Really appreciated the support. Go team Nakagawa!!! What's next?!? Anymore great rides this season?

    3 · July 22, 2013

    • Kent N.

      Absolutely. I'll be in Hood River this Saturday for the Jackson Ride the Gorge. The next ride that you'll see a lot of the regulars at will be the Covered Bridges ride in August, followed by the Beaverton Banks.

      July 22, 2013

    • Kent N.

      They're now on the Meetup as scheduled events

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know how to view the photos that were taken by (what seemed to be), the professionals in a black pick up truck, and then shortly thereafter by someone standing on the route? It was about 10:15 to 10:30 on the 65 mile route...

    July 22, 2013

    • Kent N.

      One of our volunteers, Bryce, took over 700 photos during the course of the day. Once we get them, we'll figure out how to get those out and available. There was also a professional group (I think Finish Line Photography) both at the stadium and on the road. We'll post them as well, once we know the pictures are up.

      2 · July 22, 2013

  • Don K.

    Awesome ride this year and very well supported by the motorcycling group... friendly and a joy to have out along the route. The rest stop volunteers were awesome as well.... I didn't see anything that I wasn't discouraged about and I'm so happy that at the beginning of the ride you mention about the "packed gravel" at mile 9, but a sign perhaps would of been nice (maybe there was one & I just flew pass it!) but hit the brakes slightly at that point to make the turn....
    I think I did recall the popsicles (but was too focus on stretching legs out to finish up the ride.... LOL!!!
    Everyone looked great out there along the route..

    July 22, 2013

    • Kent N.

      There was one, but we have some resident "bike haters" out there who stole every sign we put up there.

      July 22, 2013

  • Don K.

    Awesome Job once again to the Staff, volunteers, and the Support Group and all that was involved in the setting up and marking the routes... and a big Kudos to the LMT Group, loved getting that massage at the end... I personall enjoyed my gal that rubbed out the muscles for me... great pressure and really made me feel great after 3 hours and 48 minutes on my bike....

    Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of their cycling season, do stay in touch and perhaps we'll get out and ride again...

    July 22, 2013

  • Penny M.

    @ Nance - At mile 65ish on the century loop hides the woman with the deviled eggs!

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Nance

      That's a nice treat for the century riders.

      July 22, 2013

  • Nikole M.

    This is my first time riding with TdC... I'm super excited. Currently I'm planning on doing the 65 mile... can someone give me an idea of what that course looks like? Flat? Super hilly? I just dont want to get out there and be super surprised and not be able to make it... I know I can do 43 easy, I wanted a little more of a challenge. Thanks,
    Nikole

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Kent N.

      June 19, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Did you do the 65 miler on Sat. I didn't see you or Amy?

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been REALLY looking forward to this ride, and was hoping to make this my second Centruy of the season. Unfortunately, I got really sick last weekend with a bad cold. BUT, I took it easy this week, feel much more energetic today, and decided to do the 65 miler, just because I am NOT an animal. (sometimes common sense prevails!) I'm hydrating and carb loading today. I will be at the start about 6:00 am!!!

    2 · July 19, 2013

    • Michael C.

      I missed you on the route Lisa. Sorry to hear you got sidelined with a cold. We could have used you for drafting with head to heads out on Spring Hill! Catch you at the next ride

      July 22, 2013

  • Penny M.

    Another great ride! Special thanks to the woman who made 144 deviled eggs ~ my favorite rest stop 2 years in a row!!

    3 · July 21, 2013

    • Nance

      What rest stop has deviled eggs? I missed that one.

      July 21, 2013

    • Michael C.

      I got there in time to grab 3 ONLY! LOL

      July 21, 2013

  • John T.

    Great route and support, as always! Loved the Popsicles at the last rest stop!

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • John R.

      Me to, I just made a pit stop at the entrance and kept on Rollin. If I knew their were Popsicles at the stop, I would have rolled all the way in. Have to

      1 · July 21, 2013

    • John T.

      The really funny thing about the Popsicles? -- I rode most of the route with Dennis (I don't know his last name) - and I commented at one point that someone should have Popsicles at one of the rest stops. I, too, was going to skip that one - but decided I wanted some plain water. I was totally shocked to find the Popsicles there. They were even sugar free --

      July 21, 2013

  • Mary W.

    I really enjoyed the ride this year! Very well staffed, and I felt very well marked. Rode most of the ride by myself, (65) but kept fellow riders in site, so to me the road markings were GREAT! Rest stop #4 had some good food advertisers, and they were funny! I felt comfortable riding by myself, and the motorcycle crew was FANTASTIC, HELPFUL, and nice to have there! Till next year...

    4 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hard ride but beautiful. Great cause!

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Nance

    Fabulous ride today. I really appreciate all the volunteers who put together the months of training rides, volunteered today, the motorcycle support, and people pointing the riders in the right direction. The rest stops were friendly and had a nice mix of food and beverages. Kent, the roads were incredibly marked. That made it so nice to just follow them. It was great to see so many friendly faces from our training rides. Thanks Darcy for being an outstanding ride buddy. You did a great job today and really stuck with it.

    Thanks to Levon, Les and John for letting me draft off you guys and letting Darcy and I ride along with you.

    What a great day!

    3 · July 20, 2013

  • Darcy W.

    Darn, can't believe the event ride is over with already. Highlights and kudos: 1)incredible weather, thank you; 2)exceptional motorcyle support, 3)wonderful rest stops with special accolades to the cold water at rest stop #3; 4)really good live music, 5)special thanks to whomever put the ice cold chocolate milk in the Team Red Tent and special thanks to all who came before me and didn't drink it all up; 6)great organization with the tents, really liked it; 7)and special kudos to all of the volunteers and staff who made this event so remarkable. Special thanks to all of the cyclists who rode today, and raised money by doing so.

    3 · July 20, 2013

    • Brock P.

      My 1st time did the 65 mile ride had a great time it was Very well-organized will be back !

      2 · July 20, 2013

  • Kent N.

    Experienced the side of the Tour that I had not seen in my previous four years - the families on the 43, 26, and 5 mile loops. Walking through the stadium most of the day, talking to friends and fellow riders. Seeing all the smiles and hearing the stories at the tents. Definitely reminds me that *we are making a difference* Thank you all for another wonderful year.

    4 · July 20, 2013

  • Levon B.

    Amazingly well organized ride. Very nice to have the rest stops so frequent.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event!! My first time in an organized ride and it was fun! Very well organized, great ride (I did the 27 mile course), fully supported, nice rest stops, wonderful venue! I'll be back next year!

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Les B.

    Awesome day, beautiful ride, very well supported with motorcycles, plenty of rest stops, and helpful and friendly support volunteers!

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • DJ P.

    Yet another amazing Tour Dr Cure. A huge thanks to all who gave their all and made this event amazing again! You are amazing!

    3 · July 20, 2013

  • Moniquea

    Great route and weather. Well supported. Thanks

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Yumi

    Looking forward to my first TDC and seeing familiar faces from the training rides!

    3 · July 19, 2013

  • Robin M.

    I drove out along the 26 mile route tonight to check out a good midway starting spot. After checking in at the stadium, we'll drive to the St. Francis of Assisi School school in Roy (on Harrington Rd.) and start out from the point (~11 miles into the route). Since we ride about 1/2 as fast as more competitive riders we should end up back at the stadium at about the same time as the rest of the group. See you all tomorrow!

    2 · July 19, 2013

  • John R.

    Is there a cue sheet or ride GPS for the ride tomorrow?

    July 19, 2013

    • Kent N.

      The cue sheet at the stadium has rider support phone number on ti

      July 19, 2013

    • Darcy W.

      There are cue sheets. However Kent and his team of devoted volunteers have been out marking the pavement and pounding in directional signs just so John Reynolds won't get lost like he did on the preview training ride. :-) Just make sure you follow the color for the route you are on. Take note of the emergency call number on the back of the cue sheet. Don't follow Nance and me as we are taking a bypass near the beginning of the route. Unless you intend to take bypasses, don't willy nilly follow other cyclists on the assumption that they are going where you are going. Always follow the pavement markings and the sign markings for the route you are on.

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • John R.

    Started carb loading today to fuel up for the ride, still on the fence about doing the 65 or 100, guess I will wake up at 0 dark thirty and make the call when I get to the stadium Saturday morning, see you all early Saturday

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Rob R.

      John you can always make the decision at the split for the 100. If you feel good at the split go for the 100 if not 4p

      July 19, 2013

    • Rob R.

      Suppose to be if not then the 65. That's what make the courses so great. You can decide at the 43, 65 if you want to go further or not.

      July 19, 2013

  • Christine W.

    Have to babysit my 18 month old granddaughter so doing the family ride with her on the handlebars in an iBert!

    July 19, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Thanks to all of you for getting us ready for this day! Your hard work and planning is very much appreciated!

    July 19, 2013

  • Kent N.

    A reminder to those coming in from NE/SE Portland. I-84 westbound will be closed, so plan accordingly so you don't miss your start time :)

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad to be on my first TDC ride! I didn't know about all the festivities, what fun! And glad to be joining you all!

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • Nance

    I am doing the 65 mile route this year. I am wondering who else is doing the 65 miles and what friendly faces I will be seeing out there.

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Jerry T.

      65 miler for me too. Stepping up from 3 years of doing 43 mile rides. I won't be the fastest, and hopefully not the slowest, but I'll finish with a smile of accomplishment on my face! See you all on Saturday!

      July 18, 2013

    • Nance

      Great attitude Jerry

      July 18, 2013

  • Lorn H.

    It's the full 'C' for me. I really miss Summit to Surf
    :-(

    July 15, 2013

    • Don K.

      I miss the Summit to Surf as well, with the Fire & Ice portion...

      July 15, 2013

  • Brock P.

    My 1st tour was going to do the 100 but think I will drop down to the 65 see you all there!

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Robin M.

    We would like to do the last 12-15 miles of the 25 mile ride. Would there be any objections if after checking in we drove out to a mid-way spot and rode back to the finish line from there?

    July 14, 2013

    • Kent N.

      Just keep in mind that the rest stops and finish line activities (particularly lunch) are keyed to expected return time of riders. So the last rest stop opens at 10:30am, and the stadium opens for finish line festivities at 11am.

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Robin M.

      Thanks, we'll look at the route and the starting times and plan accordingly.

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Mary W.

    I plan on doing the 65 again this year, and John will do the 100 again this year.

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Don K.

    signed up for the 100 miles, but the week before I'll be doing the STP in a day, so we'll see if I'm feeling to do the 100 miles.... might cut back to the 65 miler......

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • Don K.

      Well, I didn't ride the STP but I'm still just going to do the 65 mile route....so I'll be looking for the others doing the same route....I'll be the one with charity teddy on my handlebar.... Go Big Red....

      July 14, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Cannot wait!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • John R.

    Trying to decide between the 65 and 100. Today I rode from Salem to Monmouth and back, more of a pace ride, it was very warm and the headwind was a bear heading back, well worth it, my legs were itchin to get on the bike and get on with it!

    2 · July 14, 2013

  • Marc M.

    I'll be doing the century distance.

    July 14, 2013

  • Tim A.

    You couldn't keep us away! Let's Ride!

    July 14, 2013

  • Stephane

    I'll be there for the metric century- 65 miles. I have some lingering injuries that would more than likely keep me from finishing the full century this year.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this weekend training ride up to Larch Mountain!

    1 · July 1, 2013

    • Don K.

      Great video clips Michael.... the group looked good on the decent...

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Thanks Don. We were flying, the reward for the hard 14 mile climb!! We all had a great ride and experience!

      1 · July 13, 2013

  • Don K.

    What a great ride this past weekend, it was nice to ride with Justin and Rob and Gary and I didn't get the names of the other 2 in blue jersey's.... we had a good time going down to the falls and returning...
    For the event I'm still planning on doing the 65 mile route.... I just want to go out and spin and enjoy and get back and listen to the music and get my massage...... Oh yeah!

    July 8, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Totally enjoyed this preview. Challenging in the early part but certainly doable as a warm up for my century ride for TDC. Thank you Kent and Kris for a well organized event. FYI, the TDC tape on the helmets was a superb idea with so many training teams on the road. The riders were fun, friendly and helpful, especially the "flat tire" clinic before the ride!
    Thank you for the fully supported ride, the rest stops were a nice welcome to re-fuel our energy. Can't wait to do the full century next month!!

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • Nikole M.

      Thanks for sticking with us yesterday...

      1 · June 23, 2013

    • Michael C.

      It was fun and challenging riding with you and Amy. I took pics of the "dilpidated house" up Clapshaw Hill and will eventually post them, on the preview ride pics, watch for them!!

      1 · July 4, 2013

  • John R.

    I'm going to give Larch Mountain a run too, have done the Cascade Locks to Crown Point ride last year. That was a climb, heck with all training this year so far, I'm ready to rock it!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Michael C.

    I'm a newbie to organized group rides after cycling for nearly 13 years solo. I've completed training rides in Clackamas, Training Series with Max, my first century in White Salmon (pristine scenic views) and yesterdays TDC preview training ride yesterday in Hillsboro/Forest Grove. This will be my first TDC century ride with Team Columbia to honor my Uncle Windy who passed from diabetes.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going on 35 years with type 1 diabetes. I'll be doing the 100 and this is my 4th year. Good luck to all!

    3 · June 19, 2013

    • Nance

      Way to go Marlee! Keep it up

      1 · June 19, 2013

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