Barlow Road Ride Debuts in 2012
First year event scheduled the weekend of August 25-26.
July 9, 2012
The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum (“MHCC&M) is staging the Barlow Road Ride (BRR) as a benefit for the museum. The BRR is a two-day century road tour (100 miles) from Oregon City to Government Camp with an optional additional ride up the West Leg Trail to Timberline Lodge.
As you embark on this extraordinarily scenic and historic course, you will be riding the paved route of the famous Barlow Road – once followed by many pioneers around Mt. Hood to reach Oregon City. You will be traveling along the cool Clackamas River, to the gateway city of Sandy and then up the sparkling Sandy River valley via the Marmot Ridge to Zig Zag, past open fields and amid vibrant forests, and finally up Laurel Hill to majestic Mt. Hood. A truly world class route. Don’t miss this newest tour on the Pacific Northwest’s list of premier cycling events. Almost all of the ride will be on quiet rural roads with little vehicular traffic. The only time riding on Highway 26 will be from Zig Zag to Government Camp up Laurel Hill, which has new pavement and a wide shoulder. The entire route will be marked with Dan Henry arrows.
Riders of all abilities can participate. The Trail Scout route is for experts who are trained for the challenge of 120 miles and 7,000 feet of elevation gain in a single day century+. The Trail Boss route is the main two-day ride with the first day being 50 miles uphill to Government Camp. The second day will be the big reward of 50 miles almost all downhill finishing around noon in Oregon City. The Pioneer route will start in Sandy to reduce the hill climbing to 25 miles on the first day. For those who are not into much hill climbing, the Junior/Senior route will start on Sunday morning in Government Camp for a thrilling and fast downhill ride to Oregon City with only a few short hills along the way.
This is a fully supported ride with rest stops approximately every 10 miles, where you’ll enjoy plenty of food and energy drink. You will experience top-notch volunteers who welcome and help sustain you as you pedal away the miles. The registration fee includes all the necessary ride support (food, energy drink, food, toilets, and food, sag wagons, massage, mechanics and medical help).
The Museum will host a festival in Government Camp on Saturday evening, featuring spaghetti feed, beer garden, bike vendors, local artist’s exhibits, and music by Papa Coyote. There will be a blacksmithing demonstration, free tours of the museum and discounted tickets to Mt. Hood Adventure Park. A limited number of beds will be available at Cascade Lodge for $20. Registration is at www.barlowroadride.com, and is $75 for the fully supported 2-day ride, of which $50 is tax deductible. Reservations for Cascade Lodge may also be made on the website.
Starting line is the end of the Oregon Trail Park in Oregon City at 7 a.m. Saturday for those choosing the full 100-mile bike ride.
Day One Finish Line: Government Camp (option to Timberline Lodge and back) for dinner and the Barlow Road Ride Festival.
Starting Line Day Two: Cascade Lodge, Government Camp for the return to Oregon City.
You Might Also Like
- Hundreds Unite to Tell Congress that Bicycling Means Business : Washington, D.C. - (March 1, 2013) Last summer, Congress passed a transportation bill that slashed dedicated funding for bicycling projects and programs. But next week, hundreds of bike advocates, industry leaders and cycling enthusiasts will...
- Now Hiring: Full-Time State Network Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership: The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented professional with strong policy campaign experience and advocacy skills to join the National Partnership as our State Network...
- Gates Carbon Drive and White Industries Partner on New Freewheel Sprocket: Denver, Colo. – Gates Carbon Drive has partnered with White Industries to create the CDX Freewheel, a screw-on freewheel sprocket that marries the clean, quiet and strong Gates belt drive system with White’s high performance and...
- Honey Stinger is Newest Sponsor of the Colorado High School Cycling League: Boulder, Colo.— The Colorado High School Cycling League (Colorado League) welcomes Honey Stinger as a new sponsor for 2013. Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger, was founded in 2002 to bring nutritious and great tasting...