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"Bockmier Padden Pedal" (16mi/30mi) - TDC Training Ride

  • May 12, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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The Tour de Cure Training Ride series continues with the last Vancouver-based ride of the training series, hosted by our American Diabetes Association TDC Event Director, Kris Bockmier.

This is a 30 mile loop through starting in Hazel Dell, with some hills in the beginning of the ride as we climb through WSU-Vancouver campus, and rolling flats up to Hockinson and down from Orchards along the Padden Parkway trail. A shorter 16 mile route avoids the hills at WSU, sending you on an out-and-back on the Padden Parkway trail. Both rides end at the Bockmier abode, where you are invited to join the Kris and the ride volunteers to lunch and stories from TDC rides past.

Start is at the Gaiser Middle School parking lot (look for the Tour de Cure flags).

This is a full-support "ride your own pace" event, with ride leaders and ride monitors, and a support vehicle on the road. A rest stop will be provided on the 30-mi course. Riders can get a lift back to the finish line by the support vehicle if they've had enough distance for the day. A waiver form needs to be signed, so come a little early, so we can start promptly.

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 food.

Route map (30 mi)- http://ridewithgps.com/routes/983167 )

Route map (16 mi)- http://ridewithgps.com/routes/983540 )

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  • randy w.

    My first training ride. It was enjoyable. I hope to do it again.

    May 13, 2012

  • Michael H.

    Great, weather and roads. And wonderful BBQ at Kris and Johns. Thanks to them and everyone who made the ride a success.

    May 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Simply wonderful. The ride was great and The TDC had a party afterwards.

    May 13, 2012

  • Levon B.

    Rest stop was at the perfect time. Kris did a great job on the BBQ afterword. Thanks.

    May 13, 2012

  • Darcy W.

    I was ride assist for Kent on the short route. I was really looking forward to riding the Padden Bikeway. However bad luck plagued the two of us. A rail on my Brooks saddle snapped in the first half mile of the ride. I kept on biking, made it to the end of the trail, and took a ride back on the SAG vehicle, missed the post-ride lunch to rush back to my LBS, then learned that Kent got a flat and had shifting problems. The cyclists who did not have mechanical difficulties had a lot of fun though. The weather was perfect!

    May 12, 2012

  • Kent N.

    Brilliant sunshine, warm temps, and one of our biggest turnouts this year. Due to an unfortunate flat tire on my return, most of the short-loop riders made it back well before me, but we on the caboose only got passed by 4 of the long-loop riders! The lunch party by Kris and John was fab! Great to see all the families turn out today.

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woot woot great time!!! And I isn't get lapped!

    May 12, 2012

  • Michael H.

    Just take off your shoes and walk around in stocking feet, or bring other shoes in back pockets or buy cleat covers. What do you do at coffee shops? I use cleat covers on my Speedplay cleats or wear my MTB shoes with recessed cleats. Yes you could go back to your car and drive to Kris' house. But she may not want 75 cars at her house.

    May 6, 2012

  • Catherine

    Darcy - just a thought regarding shoes with cleats: I was planning on attending a post-ride social after RACC yesterday and brought a pair of slippers (lightweight, easy to fit in a trunk or backpack) to wear at the host's house.

    May 6, 2012

  • Catherine

    Is anyone coming from PDX that has room for an extra passenger and her bike? I will contribute for gas! Thanks!!

    May 6, 2012

  • Kent N.

    Darcy - you need to ask your co-Captain Rob or Leader Kris how this works. I'm just relaying their info. Ride starts at the middle school, ends at their house, for those coming for lunch. Don't know about shoes. You can always cheat and end your ride back at the school, change your shoes, and *drive* the three blocks to their house too. :)

    May 6, 2012

  • Darcy W.

    Kent, your last line needs to read (16 mi) not (10 mi). Also, can you described to us how this works, in that we park at this Middle School, go on the ride, but before we finish we ride to the Bockmier's house, eat a lot of food and socialize with everyone, then get back on the bikes and ride back to the school? What about bike shoes with cleats on in the Bockmier house? Are there any steep hills to go up after eating all of the food to get back to the parking lot? And warmer weather please?

    May 5, 2012

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