Back by popular request, this will be the same NE Oregon route as last year. Last year's information is still relevant. The ride start and finish are in Hermiston, OR, which offers plenty of services and accommodation options.
*** Technology Update ***
Track Spots on this ride with Michal's marvellous map app.
*** Weather Update ***
Looks like it will could be cold first thing in the morning (low 30s), but quickly warming up, with a high of ~ 60 F in the afternoon. Likely a breeze, not a wind, and a little cloudy, not wet. Pretty nice for March hereabouts.
Organizer: Norm Carr
Ride date: Saturday, 19th March, 2016
Sign in from: 05:30 Sat
Start at: 06:00 Sat
Finish by: 02:00 Sun
Free entry for RUSA members.
Hermiston Plaza, Highway 395, Hermiston, OR
Hermiston Plaza has plenty of parking. The only thing open before 6am, however, will be the Shari's restaurant (24 hrs). Safeway is open 6am to 1am.
This is an unsupported ride with long distances (sometimes more than 50 miles/80 Kms) between services. Please prepare accordingly and carry sufficient clothes, tools and spares, and food and drink for your needs.
There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be used.
Much of this route follows rural roads that serve working farms, so there can sometimes be muck, mud, gravel and other debris on the road surface. Please keep your head up and take care, especially if it's wet.
Be advised that outside of Hermiston and Pendleton and anywhere away from major highways (most of this route, in other words) it is very unlikely that you will receive a cell phone signal.
There will be information controls - please have a pen.
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