Portland Century 2016

Portland Century 2016

Oregon’s ONLY double-century (option)

The University of Portland is perched upon the cliffs overlooking the Port of Portland.  It is an easy ride from anywhere in the Portland Metro region and a convenient exit from I-5 for travelers.  There is plenty of free parking on campus for bikes and cars alike.Breakfast, and later dinner, is served in the Claudio Commons on the main quad.  Arrows and attendants will point you in the right direction. Bike parking abuts the patio making for easy check-in before the ride.

Riders receive detailed course maps with turn-by-turn directions on the back.  The maps are mostly informational as the course is well marked with orange directional arrows painted on the ground.  Support motorcycles and vans are on course, as well as ride-along mechanics and medics.  There is also a dedicated call center, just in case.

The courses are spectacular.  Saturday rides east, along the mighty Columbia River, up the historic highway to the majestic Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.  Sundays routes head south, on both sides of the historic Willamette River.  Visit the west coat’s first iron mill and the end of The Oregon Trail (Lewis and Clark).  The routes are mostly flat with some rolling hills and very few, and quite short, steeper climbs.  Rest stops appear every 15 miles and include great food, water and electrolytes, and mechanical support.

The finish line is a celebration indeed.  There are 4 different buffets to satisfy your well-earned hunger, including a 20-item organic salad bar.  Bottomless, award-winning Hopworks beer will whet your whistles.  Have your picture taken in front of the ice sculpture and varietal rose display while enjoying the live music atop the cliffs as the sun sets over Portland…bliss.

The ride benefits The Jackson Hill Foundation, so not only are you having a great time, you are supporting a great cause.  Enjoy.

(this information is from http://www.portlandcentury.com/)

Saturday options:
50-miles, 1000 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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60-mile, 1300 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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80-mile, 2900 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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100-mile, 3400 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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(this information is from http://www.portlandcentury.com/)


Sunday options:
45-miles, 1900 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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65-mile, 3300 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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85-mile, 3500 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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100-mile, 3800 feet of climbing
Interactive map w/elevation profile
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(this information is from http://www.portlandcentury.com/)
Cost:*                     One day          Both days
Pre-season                 $69             $119 (until Jan. 1)
Early                             $79             $129 (until June 15)
Standard                       $89             $149 (until July 25)
Final online                  $99             $169 (until Aug. 5)
Day-of-event               $120
           $200

*Includes: Breakfast, lunch, giant dinner spread with unlimited wine and Hopworks beer, live music, free parking, medical and mechanical support, fully-stocked rest stops every 15 miles, well-marked courses, maps with cues, and transport vehicles (just in case)On-site dorm lodging:  $40 / person / night
(Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights)
Where:
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR  97203
Recruit 3, ride FREE!
Register 4 people at one time and only pay for 3!

Save $10 with a coupon

Available at these locations
:

Beaverton
Bike Gallery
Clackamas
REI
Hillsboro
REI
Lake Oswego
Bike Gallery
Lakeside Bicycles
Multnomah Village
Lucky Lab Restaurant
Portland
Bike Bar
Bike Gallery (Downtown, SE, Woodstock)
Fat Tire Farm
Lucky Lab (SE, NW, North)
REI
River City Bicycles
Velo Cult
Western Bikeworks
Salem
REI
Sellwood
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Tigard
Western Bikeworks
Tualatin
REI
Schedule:
6am    Registration opens (until 10am)
Breakfast opens
Early Start (100-mile course only)
7am    100-mile course opens
8am    70, 80-mile courses opens
100-mile course closed
9am    50, 30-mile courses opens
11am   Hopworks Bike Bar opens
Appetizers served
Noon   Dinner buffet opens
2pm    Live music: Weekend Assembly
5pm    Courses closed
6pm    Last Call
We hope you had fun.
Volunteers:
We are looking for a few hard-working, fun-loving volunteers.
Contact tonya@goodsportpromotion.com to inquire about volunteering for one of the following shifts:Early Set-up
Friday 8/5   3pm-8pmSet Up, Registration
Saturday 8/6   5am-10am
Sunday 8/7    5am-10amFinish Line Help/Cleanup
Sunday  8/7  3pm-8pm

We always welcome medical and mechanical support riders and motorcycle escorts.

All volunteers will receive a free or transferable ride pass and event t-shirt.

 

(this information is from http://www.portlandcentury.com/)

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Peach Century

Peach Century

The Peach of a Century is the last of the event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.

There are three ride options to choose from

  • Century Route
  • Metric Century
  • 76 Mile loop

For more information, contact Joanne Heilinger. at the Salem Bike Club.


Full Century Route

Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The full century route is challenging with some steep hills.

There are three rest stops on the 100-mile route.  All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and the friendly volunteers of the Capitol Kiwanis Club.

The map of the full century offers a preview of the route, GPS users can also view and save the route from Ride With GPS here

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Metric Century

The Metric Century route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. (See the GPS tracks for more information about total elevation gain on the routes, but note the differences in the vertical scales when comparing the route profiles.) The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.

A map of the route is here, and GPS users can also view and save the route from Ride With GPS here

 

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76 Mile

The 76-mile route also involves a significant amount climbing just like the 100 mile, the route visits Jefferson, Scio, and Stayton. All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A sag vehicle will sweep both courses at day’s end..

A map of the route is here, and GPS users can also view and save the route from Ride With GPS here

 

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Monster Cookie

Monster Cookie

Monster Cookie Metric Century

The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club’s premier spring event. The ride starts at the State Capitol Mall in Salem and takes riders over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. The ride is open to bicyclists of all levels who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. 

Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.

The route is generally flat with a few short hills. The map of the route offers a preview of the ride. GPS users can download a track of the route. Snacks, fruit, refreshments, and toilet facilities are available at a rest stop and at Champoeg State Park. The route closes at 4:00 p.m. Participants should pace themselves so that they can complete the ride by that time.

Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W

 

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Pioneer Century 2016

Pioneer Century 2016

The Pioneer Century is named to reflect the history of the Champoeg, Canby and Molalla areas. Rich farmland and timber brought the pioneers to this area and this same beauty draws cyclists today. The Pioneer Century offers great routes whether you seek a social ride or personal best.

This year I chose the

62 Miles / VALLEY METRIC CENTURY
This route offers a less challenging metric century for those who want some good scenic mileage without a lot of climbing. At 1880’ of elevation gain many riders will find this suits their needs to perfection. RideWithGPS Route Map

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Elliot 34
Since it was only about noon when I finished this leg, I decided to also ride the Elliot 34 mile segment to fill out the day.
It follows about half the same route, which I didn’t realize until I was well on my way.. RideWithGPS Route Map

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