DUE TO WILDFIRES IN THE AREA, THIS RIDE IS CANCELED !!!
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Portland Velo is now offering an Adventure Ride. Generally, this ride will be on Saturday, but at times may be moved to Sunday. These rides are seasonal and will change as the weather changes throughout the year.
If you are not a Portland Velo member and want to join us for a ride, use the Contact page to request links and maps sent via email.
Adventure rides are generally between 60 and 75 miles and range from 4500 to 6500 feet of climbing. Ride starts will vary across the greater Portland Metro, Hood River and the Willamette Valley.
Due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, Adventure rides may be canceled. Please check this event after 5:00 pm, the day before the ride for updates.
These are challenging rides, with a significant amount of climbing. The general rule of thumb is to regroup at the top of each climb and then descend together so we can paceline across the valleys to the next climb. Michele Chirgwin is leading the rides and sets the pace between 18-20 mph on the flat sections. Separate ride groups can be created at the start of the ride based on individual preferences. The goal is to have fun, stay together as much as possible and to NOT leave anyone on their own.
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Be sure to read the documents on the Portland Velo website before joining the group for the first time as this ride will follow all the guidelines and rules that are expected on the Saturday Signature Ride.
Please make sure you have either the route downloaded onto your GPS device (Garmin, Wahoo, phone etc…) or print out the cue sheet.
Start location: Sandy, Oregon – Safeway Parking Lot
We roll at 8:00 am, so please arrive early enough to get ready.
There are two water/food stops on the route and they are marked on the RWGPS map.
Water stop 1 and 2 – Brightwood Bridge Road mile 16.5 and on the return at mile 49
Hazards and suggested regroups spots are marked on the RWGPS map.
At mile 25 plan to veer to the right as we will ascend up the single lane road, Muddy Fork Road. The names of the roads are not well marked. Please keep your Garmin Map on.
At the first summit, mile 31.3, there is another Y. Veer to the left onto the rough paved road. The ridge road is quite rough for 3 miles. Use caution.
The descent down Lolo Pass Road is wide open and fast. There is one gravel section at approximately mile 38, which is a quarter of a mile long, so be cautious.
Remember to turn left onto Brightwood Bridge Road at mile 49 to stock up on water and snacks.
Please bring sufficient bars and GUs to make your ride enjoyable and to prevent bonking. I generally plan 1 bar per hour. We have two food stops, so there will be opportunities to stock up.
I bring two full water bottles and refill at each water stop.