Cycling Events

This is going to be another light cycling event year simply because I’ll have a lot of weekends sucked up by touring colleges with the kiddo; however, I think the big three are selected:

Oso slide

McClinchy Mile – March 15.  I think this is the only local organized ride in March.  This year’s event has a route taking us along the Stillaguamish River through the Oso landslide zone.


Pendleton has wide open roads, sun

Century Ride of the Centuries
– May 23 – 25.  I think this may be the event I’ve participated in the most often.  Pendleton has great roads, the CRoC rest stops have food second only to R.A.P.S.O.D.Y. (may it rest in peace), and the weather is usually pretty okay.

Home of the Oreo Cows!
Home of the Oreo Cows!

Cycle Oregon – September 12 – 19.  This year’s “Hell on Wheels” is similar to the route I rode in 2008, my first Cycle Oregon:

  • Baker City – Farewell Bend – 51 miles, 1500′ gain
  • Farewell Bend – Cambridge, ID – 53 miles, 2600′ gain
  • Cambridge to Halfway, OR – 103 miles, 6600′ gain, including the out-and-back to the Hells Canyon Dam.

    Hells Canyon Dam
    Hells Canyon Dam
  • Halfway to Wallowa Lake – 84 miles, 7530′ gain – Over the top of the dam to an amazing viewpoint.

    Hells Canyon overlook
    Hells Canyon overlook
  • Rest day – there’s an optional 44-miles, but after the previous two days, I am going to want to take the tram ride up.
  • Wallowa Lake to La Grande – 85 miles, 2800′ gain
  • La Grande to Baker City – 59 miles – 1800′ gain

2 thoughts on “Cycling Events”

  1. hmm. CROC is the weekend after Reach The Beach, but I really want to do it. I’ll paste my list- I’ve only planned through the end of June. I’ve been riding like mad, I’m setting personal records on my climbs.

    apr26 monster cookie, salem 62mi, 5.2mi from Dean (register until apr20)
    may2 ride across clark county 34/66/99mi, 12mi from home; shaun?
    may16 reach the beach
    may30 (go camp at sisters?)
    june6 drive for lisa’s wine weekend
    june13 pedal petal
    june20 gorge ride (20mi $35, reg until june15)
    june27 naked bike ride
    june28 ride for life beaverton

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