The Tour de Cure Training Ride series continues with a ride that begins at the Willamette Mission State Park, and offers two options. The distance riders get a 37 mile loop in the Amity/Eola Hills area, crossing the Wheatland Ferry each way. There are two significant climbs and several roller hills. The short distance riders will have two smaller climbs out of the river basin, but have a relatively flat ride around Grand Island, before returning to the ferry. Meet in the Equestrian Trailhead Parking, away from the horse trailers ($5 day use fee + $2 for the round-trip ferry ride by bike; look for the Tour de Cure banner). This will be at the back of the park, 2 miles from the entrance. The park ranger requests that we allow enough maneuvering room for additional horse trailers in that parking area.
Park brochure and info -- http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=main.loadFile&load=_siteFiles/publications/wm.pdf )
This is a full-support "ride your own pace" event, with ride leaders and ride monitors, and a support vehicle on the road in the supported areas*. An optional "pocket change" donation for the support (at the food table) would be most appreciated. A rest stop will be provided for the long-distance route.
A waiver form needs to be signed, so come a little early, so we can start promptly. Please bring the following form, with your printed name, signed name, and date of ride. You do not need to fill out the rest of the information.
Cyclists do not have to be registered for Tour de Cure, but we will be happy to tell you why you should join us at the July event and fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. Please RSVP above so we can have enough breakfast food.
Route map (37mi; 1494ft)
Route map (24mi; 451ft)