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Strawberry Century

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June 11 – Lebanon

Strawberry season is fast approaching, which means it’s time for the delicious Strawberry Century, an annual tradition 24 years in the making!

Climb over rolling to moderately hilly landscapes through charming historic towns as you take in the scenic views of the Cascades Mountain Range. You’ll pedal alongside the swift Calapooia and Santiam Rivers along rarely traveled
roads.

With routes of 13, 50, 70, or 100 miles there’s something for everyone. And if you’re feeling strong this early in the season, the Strawberry Century now offers an additional 500 climb over Mark’s Ridge with a winery rest stop and
rewarding panoramic views at the top.

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Hidden in Plain Sight…

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COLUMBIA CENTURY CHALLENGE | June 18 – St. Helens

Sometimes the best routes are hidden in plain sight. The new Columbia Century Challenge unveils a network of stunning riding routes that are just on the edge of Portland. Journey through the bicycle-friendly back roads of old Oregon
timberlands – Clatskanine and Vernonia – and charming tiny towns like Mist and Apiary. You’ll pedal along historic farm roads through the open fields and pastures along the Columbia River.

This ride is perfect for riders who like a mix of pavement and gravel grinding as it includes a hard pack gravel stretch along the historic Crown-Zellerbach trail, a very approachable 12 mile flat stretch. Gravel riding is becoming an
increasingly popular way to get off the beaten path on two wheels, and this event is an awesome opportunity to test out your gravel skills in a well supported setting.

This is one of those rides that makes us think, “Wait, why haven’t we been riding here all along?”

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Central Oregon Riding Paradise

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TOUR DES CHUTES | July 9 – Bend

Tour des Chutes is a fundraiser for St. Charles Cancer Survivorship Programs and Pediatric Foundation. This route uses 18 miles of the lovely Sisters-Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway as it winds north of Bend.

You’ll travel along relaxing Central Oregon roads as you pass by expansive farm and ranch land with beautiful views of several Cascade Peaks. The ride also features high desert scenery, a few climbs, plenty of rolling terrain and some
possible sidebar entertainment as it passes the large Alpaca ranch.

Pedal through Tumalo, Redmond and Terrebonne with with breathtaking views and a stop at Smith Rock State Park. The day winds down with a well-deserved finish line party. This event is well known for its top notch organization and
festive atmosphere. And with all the outdoor recreational fun of Central Oregon, it makes for a very fun weekend.

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CF Cycle for Life

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July 16 – Hillsboro

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The 7th annual CF Cycle For Life is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This gorgeous ride takes riders through scenic Oregon wine country terrain.

Choose from two stunners: a 65 or a 35 mile route. Both follow the same course, and the 65 includes an extra bump out to Hagg Lake. This ride makes a perfect challenge for someone looking to expand into longer rides; the course is
extremely flat and half way through the 65 mile route you can make the decision to continue on that course or slim down to the 35 if you’re eager to get to the finish line.

The course graces the edge of the Wapoto Lake Wildlife Refuge and takes you on a quiet journey through a lovely rural region.

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Ride With the Winemaker

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June 18

A Pedalpalooza ride with J. Wright, Vintner.

START:
2:00pm
Zupan’s Market
3301 SE Belmont St., Portland

END:
5:00pm
Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern
1969 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland

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Winemaker Joe Wright of J. Wright, Vintner makes beautiful wine for the spirited adventurer. When he’s not busy crafting some of Oregon’s most spectacular pinot noir and chardonnay for his own wine brand and Left Coast Cellars, he can be found tearing up the trails around his home in Corvallis.

For this special ride, Joe will share his to loves: wine and bikes.

The event begins with a complimentary wine tasting and at Zupan’s Market in Portland. From there, the group will take a relaxing four mile ride to Velo Cult Bike Shop + Tavern for a second complimentary tasting and Wine 101 talk from Joe.

There will be an opportunity to purchase wine by the glass and bottles to take home.

Limited to the first 30 riders who show up.

Sink Into the Oregon Coast Range

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Snuggled into the Southern Oregon Coast Range is a tiny town called Powers, Oregon and the locals know they’ve got one of the best kept secrets: amazing riding on and off road.

Being that they’re super friendly folks, they’ve decided to share their secret with the rest of us by offering a tour of their very best routes on Tour de Fronds, June 18.

Select one of seven stunning courses: gravel, road, long, short, hilly, less hilly. With route names like “The Rogue River-Old Agness Store Metric Century Adventure” you know you’re in for a real treat. Everyone who returns from this ride swears by the magical healing powers of a road lined with ferns, lush woods and forest gnomes.

Sign up today and get ready to feel the power of Powers.

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