A weekend of supported rides through beautiful Lane County’s rolling hills and scenic farmland – Friday ride options include a 100-mile route that follows the whitewater McKenzie River, across the Mohawk River via the historic Earnest Covered Bridge.
ORBike Calendar of Events
August 4, 2012
Bend, OR. The best that Bend has to offer: mountain biking and beer! Ride cross country singletrack in the Cascade Mountains by day and sample handcrafted beer at night at Bend’s favorite breweries. Cog Wild Bicycle Tours, Bend OR. Toll free 866-610-4822, local 541-385-7002 www.cogwild.com
North Umpqua Trail, OR. Three days of roots, rocks, waterfalls, steep climbs and fast, fun descents on one of IMBA’s Epic Rides. Cog Wild lets you focus on the riding and even provides Deschutes Brewery beer! Camp on the river with a natural hot spring nearby. Cog Wild Bicycle Tours, Bend OR. Toll free 866-610-4822, local 541-385-7002 www.cogwild.com
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting; “Tour de Outback”, a 2 day mountain & road bike tour. The event is scheduled for August 4th & 5th with the mountain bike tour beginning at 8am on saturday august 4th and the road bike at the same time. both tours will end up back in downtown lakeview where we will be having our annual wine & music festival. Sunday the tours will begin again in different areas at 9 & 10am.
AUGUST 4 & 5, 2012
Lose yourself in the historic Willamette Valley. Five route options ranging from 32 to 103 miles allow you to craft your own adventure. From serene country roads and vineyards to farmlands and ghost towns. For an added challenge, reward yourself with a climb to the picturesque Silver Falls State Park!
Why Bike MS?
Are you seeking a personal challenge? Then join the largest fundraising cycling series in the nation. With five unique and exceptional routes, Bike MS is the ride of your life. As a rider, you will raise money to support MS research, programs and services dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by MS. Read Our Mission to learn how your participation helps. Bike to create a world free of MS!
Day 1 – Silver Falls Century & Willamette Valley Vineyards
Day 2 – Willamette Valley Farms
Join us this year! We’re all doing the ride for the same reason — to raise funds, have fun, make a difference, and to use our collective momentum to change the lives of people living with MS.
If you’re looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before, our mountain bike camps are for you.
6th Annual Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Larch Mountain Bike and Hike
Join us for a fun and challenging ride or hike that ends at the top of Larch Mountain, overlooking the Columbia Gorge and Cascade Mountains. It will be an event for both the joy of the ride/hike itself and to raise funds for the Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship. Al was the first alumnus to work at the Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center. He touched the lives of hundreds of men and was the ultimate role model of recovery. The scholarship serves to honor Al’s memory and to encourage students to think critically about the impact of addictions on the community. In 2012, we were able to provide scholarships totaling $40,000 to high school seniors throughout Oregon.
1.) 45 Mile Rider: Lewis & Clark State Park to Larch Mountain and return to Lewis & Clark State Park after lunch. This ride is for the serious biker. It is noted in Bicycling Magazine as one of the top 100 climbs in the U.S. The first rest stop will be at the Women’s Forum State Park (approximately 8 miles in). We will provide water and food to re-fuel your body. The lunch stop will be at the top of Larch Mountain. ($40 includes registration and the BBQ lunch at Larch Mt.)
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. at Lewis and Clark State Park.
Registration limited to the first 50 entrants.
2.) Hikers: A difficult 7.2 mile hike with an elevation gain of 4010 ft. Meet at the bottom of Multnomah Falls at the visitor’s center and work up a huge appetite hiking up the trail to the top of Sherrard Point while enjoying views of three different waterfalls and finally a vista point at the top with a 365° view of five mountains. A barbeque lunch will be served after the hike and vans to take you back to Multnomah Falls will be available.
($40 includes registration and BBQ lunch at Larch Mt.).
Start Time: 7 a.m. in the front of Multnomah Falls Lodge Visitor’s Center
Registration limited to the first 60 entrants.
3.) Supporter: Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch at the top of Larch Mt. ($10 for lunch)
Start time: 12:00 Noon at the Summit of Larch Mt.
(NOTE: There is a $5 parking fee at Larch Mtn.)
Want to register or have more questions? Contact Kristin Yates at
Bikes For Humanity PDX(B4HPDX) is a community service project aimed at providing the public affordable refurbished bikes, repair classes & workshop space.
We have 100+ donated used bikes & need volunteers to catalog, clean and refurbish the bikes for bike adoption events.
Shop space has been donated for volunteer training and bike repair. Weekly volunteer clinics every Tuesday & Saturday. For full details see www.b4hpdx.org