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This ride will be at a moderate/brisk pace (14-16mph), we'll keep it moving on quite roads, busy roads & bike paths; expect some hill climbing. This ride is for intermediate/experienced road bikers due to pace & route. We'll start in West Linn ALONG the Willamette River, to the Sellwood Bridge OVER the Willamette River, into Milwaukie BESIDES the Willamette River then ride into Gladstone on the Old 82nd Bridge ABOVE the Willamette River....and ride across the Oregon City Bridge UPWARD of the Willamette Falls. (Yes the theme is the Willamette River-187 miles long). It is pronounced "Will-AM-it" (New part of route: We'll take the Terwilliger trail & cross to Iron Mt. Blvd and go into Dunthorpe to L&C College, down RiverView Cemetery) PLEASE review the route & make a copy/download to carry on the ride. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29210208 Restrooms: Along the way RIDE LEADER: Emily A. (message me thru meetup) DIFFICULTY – RIDERS, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY and if you are unsure, contact the leader for assistance: • Pace: You should be able to maintain this pace on the FLATS: Moderate/brisk: 14-16 MPH. Slower on the climbs, faster on the descents. • Roadways: We will be biking on roads in town (bike lanes, no bike lanes, traffic), bike paths • Hills & Terrain: Flat & rollers. Climbing on Terwilliger & hills returning into WL • Sweeper vs. Regroup: NO sweeper but regroup at turns, as needed. • What to bring • Food (eat before and bring snacks) • Water • Flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2 system). And know how to fix a flat tire OR have a pickup plan (AAA, bus ticket, friend, etc.). We may be able to help you, but not always. Please be prepared. • Cell phone • Important to know • Assess your ability to meet the demands of the ride. If in doubt, contact ride leader • Ride at the listed pace • Ensure your bike is in safe working order (tires inflated, brakes work, etc.) • Wear a helmet (no older than 5 yrs, recommended) • Sign a waiver before the ride • Carry identification, an emergency contact, and medical info. WEATHER: • If it's raining (or worse), we'll cancel the ride. • Always check Meetup for updates on ride day.
CYCLE OREGON KICKOFF PARTY! January 30, 2019 // Portland Art Museum Doors 6 p.m. // Route Announcements 7 p.m. First 500 Guests Get Early Registration for the Classic OFFICIAL REGISTRATION OPENS: January 31, 2018 // Noon Pacific // cycleoregon.com 2019 CYCLE OREGON EVENT DATES: TBA at the Kickoff party C.O. Website: http://www.cycleoregon.com
TWO BRIDGE RIDE, I-5 & BURNT Again? Yes!! Even in the winter it's beautiful and we enjoy this route. There's so much variety and beauty. Urban ugly I-5 bridge, short Columbia Slough trail and 8 miles of Burnt-Bridge-Greenway-pleasure in the middle of it all and much more! We want to include more of you so we have options . . . read on. Take serious note of times, places, and paces! Options: 20 miles: JoAnn will lead this portion at social pace. Starts at 10:30 (or when other groups arrive) at Esther Short park, cheap metered parking-unlike Portland! (3 hours will be plenty). Other distance groups will meet here and ride from here AS A GROUP. 32 miles: 14-16 pace. Suzie will lead...Start at the New Seasons on N. Williams, leaves when Sellwood group arrives, arrive early so you can be ready to roll at 9:50! Suggest free parking on Ivy or side streets. NS lot gets congested and we probably shouldn't park there for hours. 45 miles: 16+ pace. Suzie leading. Leaves Sellwood Riverfront Park at 9:15. No map for this leg, you'll have to stick with me! We'll keep it moving toward New Seasons (NS) on N. Williams to meet the others.. This portion is flat, we'll have easy warm-up then up-the-anty along the way. Once we get to the meetup sites for the other group we will adjust our speed accordingly. This is a group ride! Faster riders feel free to ride ahead if you know the route, or wait at designated spots; we won't/can't chase you down! Slower riders, you'll want to join us at the 20-mile spot for a social group ride!! **Arrive early! Each group needs to roll on time and at posted speeds so the timing works!** RIDE DIFFICULTY: Depends which route you choose, all are on roads with traffic but mostly bike friendly. There are a couple tougher climbs, but all are short, the elevation adds up! ROUTES: 10:30 20 miles, 760' gain- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29210410 9:50 am 32 miles-- 1000' gain https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29129676 9:15 am 45 miles--1700' gain • Paces: 20 mile Burnt Bridge loop 12mph 32 & 45 milers: Moderate+ (14-16+) • Terrain: several short climbs, no significant ones SWEEPER: No sweeper regroup at turns and top of hills RESTROOMS AT THE START: Inside New Seasons or at Sellwood Park, along the way as well RIDE LEADER: Jak (aka Suzie) and JoAnn REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver. REMINDER: Bring water, snacks, ID, cell phone. WEATHER: Check back for updates on the day of the ride. Changes will be posted no later than 2 hours before the start.
Is it time to upgrade that old bike? Or just want to try something new? Whatever your motivation, a bike purchase decision can be overwhelming. This clinic was designed just for you. Designed to help you become an educated and savvy buyer when it comes to making a new bike purchase decision. What will be covered? • What does a savvy buyer need to know when selecting a bike? • How to select the type of bike? • What size to buy? • Do you buy for current skills vs. a bike to grow into? • How much does price matter? • What is a "performance bike"? • Can I request a test ride and how does that work? • What kind of services does one get with a bike purchase? A purchase does not need to be made today. The clinic is intended to educate, not pressure you. Bring a friend, and yes, guys are welcome to this clinic.