I am riding in the Tour des Chutes on July 12. I am posting the event ride for others to review and to determine if they want to participate in the event. The Tour des Chutes is an event charity ride that raises money to sponsor programs for cancer survivorship. Here is the link to read more and to register for the event, with online registration beginning on April 1: http://tourdeschutes.org/
There are five distance routes: a full century of 100 miles, a long metric century of 75 miles, a half century of 50 miles, a short ride of 25 miles and a family ride of 7 miles. I will be riding the 75-mile route.
Here are the routes.
The century has an elevation gain of 3866 feet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1003333
The long metric has an elevation gain of 3229 feet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1073645
The half century has an elevation gain of 2339 feet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1073560
The 25-mile route has an elevation gain of 1342 feet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1073695
The family route of 7 miles has an elevation gain of 130 feet – no map.
The altitude at Bend is about 3500 feet, so a different type of riding than our current sea level, meaning the oxygen in the air is thinner than what we are used to. The temperature in Bend in July is typically cooler in the early morning with a high around 85 by late afternoon. Rain showers are possible.