Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DRR Summer 200km - May 18 2013

We've replaced our 600km this year with an interesting 200km route. The proposed route starts/ends in Pendleton Oregon, and heads out and around Eastern Oregon. Stay tuned for additional details.

Some recommendations for the riders:
  • It's a good distance between water stops out there. It's a 3-4 water bottle ride, or 2 water bottles and a camelback or .... 
  • While traffic is light for much of the ride, a rear blinky or some sort of additional attention grabbing device is recommended to help draw attention to yourself from the occasional vehicle, even during daylight hours.

We may reversed the course to take in the same scenery while taking better advantage of the terrain. There are a few significant climbs - and the hairpins and the typical winds favor a counterclockwise version of this ride. So we are going counter clockwise.

Some details:
Ride Start/End location: The Safeway in Pendleton, OR. There is an Oxford Suite's hotel adjacent.

Please show up to the start on-time:  The ride start will not be staffed more than 20 minutes after 8:00am, so that the staffed-control in Echo can occur.

Sunset/Sunrise: 5:20am/8:28pm
Ride Start Time: (tentatively) 8:00am -- will give 12+ hours of daylight.
Ride registration cost: $5 or $15 - depending on whether we have a sweep vehicle and a staffed water stop in Echo.
Registration: Register here. See who else is registered here.
Route: See the map below or this link. Corresponding route sheet here.

While the bulk of the allotted time for this ride is during daylight, the opportunity for riding in dusk or dark is present. Accordingly, be sure and have:

  • A front and rear light attached to the bike
  • A reflective vest/sash
  • Reflective ankle bands

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