By popular demand, this year's spring 300 km brevet will be a replay of the quiet and scenic Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston-Pendleton-Hermiston route. The original description for this route is still valid. Please follow that link, read and digest if you're planning on joining us for this ride.
This early in the season there's a small risk that there will be snow or ice on the high parts of this route. We'll be watching the weather and might cancel or reschedule if it's looking very sketchy. Whatever the weather, it'll be a few degrees colder up in the hills than at the start/finish, so you'll be wise to bring an extra layer or two.
*** Update 2/25/18 ***
Did a wee bit of a pre-drive couple of days ago. Snow on the shoulders in many places but likely to be clear by the time we ride. Roads all open and clear.
The Umatilla Canyon Rd/Rieth Rd between Echo and Pendleton is very beaten up. More potholes and rocks in the road than last time I was down there. Take care and keep your eyes open along there.
Organizer: Norm Carr
Ride date: Saturday, 10th March, 2017
Sign in from: 05:30
Start at: 3/10 06:00
Finish by: 3/11 02:00
Free entry to RUSA members.
Start and Finish location:
Shari's Restaurant, 800 S Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR 97838
Shari's is open 24 hours and there's plenty of parking available.
There will be riding in the dark. Lights and reflective gear that satisfy RUSA rules must be carried and used. There will be an inspection at the start.
There will be some long-ish stretches (40-50 miles) without services. Please ensure you are carrying enough food and drink for your needs. Away from towns in NE OR cell phone coverage is often unavailable.
There will be information controls - please have a pen.
Map / GPS download