There are many bike events happening this weekend, and one of the largest (clothed) events is Petal Pedal, a gorgeous ride in the Willamette Valley.
The organizers have gone the extra mile this year to combat the heat. They’re offering iced mochas at the finish line, ice at every rest stop and iced water in all the support vehicles. There are plenty of opportunities to ditch your course and cut the ride short so should you find yourself dreaming of that chilled Hopworks beer sooner than you anticipated, you can always head for the barn and cool off among the roses at The Oregon Garden.
Also, it gets much cooler once you climb up to Silver Falls so if you’re on the 100 or 60 mile courses, you’ll have a brief respite at that gorgeous, scenic stopping point.