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Champoeg State Park - French Prairie (16mi/38mi) - TDC Group Ride

The Tour de Cure Training Ride series continues with a loop in the Champoeg-French Prairie area, south of Portland. Two road distances (16mi / 38 mi), and an option to stay "in park" on bike/walking trails. With the exception of exiting the park (where a very short "I may need to walk" incline gets us out of the park), the short course is flat. The long course has a single steep grade at the midpoint. Meet at the Riverside Day Use area of Champoeg State Park (skip the visitor center entrance lot, *NOTE* $5 day use fee at the Ranger station, then turn left and follow the road about 1 mile - look for the Tour de Cure banner).

*2014 NEW Riders - Continuing our enhanced “meet and greet”, new riders will be offered tags so that everyone can make them feel welcome.  Most importantly, help them find ride buddies for the day, so nobody is riding alone on the road.

*Post-Ride Lunch.  Riders and volunteers are invited to a post-ride lunch at Lil Cooperstown Pub & Grill (705 N Springbrook Rd Newberg, OR 97132).  Especially for new riders, we'd love to tell you about Tour de Cure - the ride, the fundraising effort, volunteering, and how we got involved.  Bring your own cash, and save some space for the support volunteers at the table (we'll be late, for obvious reasons! Probably close to 1pm)

This is a full-support "ride your own pace" event, with sweeper cyclists bringing up the caboose.  Light breakfast breads and fruit will be available at the sign-in table.  This is a volunteer-supported activity, so a donation bucket is on the table to help us defray the costs (any donations happily accepted with thanks!)

A water stop will be available for the long route.  Support vehicles will be available by cell phone, so make sure you pack one of our cue sheets along.

Helmet, water bottles, and a signed waiver form for every rider is required (see links below).  Only printed name, signed name, and date of ride is required on the form.

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.

Waiver form -

Online route maps- - 16-mi short route - 38-mi full route

Link to Champoeg in-park bike trail

Printable route map, cue sheet, and SAG numbers - - Long route - Short route


Participants of all TDC Group rides acknowledges all details contained in the waiver form provided above.  A signed form is required for participation in the event.


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  • John T.

    Great day for a bike ride :-) ; nice route.

    April 12, 2014

  • Robin M.

    Great day - good company on the route and at lunch.

    April 12, 2014

  • Levon B.

    Beautiful scenery and great weather.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Darcy W.

    A gorgeous day. Lots of cyclists on the road.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Kent N.

    Almost perfect riding conditions (light headwind) brought at least four groups of riders out to the park today. Thank you Chris for keeping a watchful eye on the road on the motorcycle! John T for the food, Darcy, Nancy, and Mary C for the driving support and water stop. And the rest of the regulars for keeping the new riders from going to Salem or Newberg :)

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Margo N.

    Nice sunny day for a bike ride!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Julie S.

    I'm working too late friday!

    April 10, 2014

  • Adam P.

    Wound up signing up for overtime this Sat. Enjoy the weather and catch you guys next time.

    April 10, 2014

  • Kristen S.

    I wish but my daughter's baby shower is this weekend LOTS to do. . .

    April 8, 2014

  • Robin M.

    A great, fun ride!

    March 31, 2014

  • Kent N.

    D'of. Inadvertently set to "private". They should be working now. Thanks Kirby :)

    March 24, 2014

  • Kirby R.

    Can you check the ride with gps link? They do not seem to be working.

    March 23, 2014

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