ABOUT THE RIDE
Reach the Beach is widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season. Four different route options (see About the Routes, below) ensure the event has a little something for everyone – from experienced cyclists to those new to distance riding. Characterized by Oregon's stunningly varied landscape, the ride proceeds from rolling wine country fields, through tiny towns, to the pounding surf and soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. The waves will be crashing on the shore as the sun sets behind Haystack Rock and you relax at the award-winning Pelican Pub in Pacific City. The ride is limited to 3,000 riders and it will sell out – sign up early and tell your friends so you don't miss out!
Reach the Beach is a top notch ride with amazing support.
Full support includes:
Two lunch stops
Rest stops at least every 15 miles
A gourmet finish line dinner and beach party
Medical and mechanical support on course
Baggage transfer (we'll ferry your bags from the start line to finish line)
Massage at the finish line
Friendly, supportive volunteers
Support vehicles on course, just in case you need a lift
Finish line at the award-winning Pelican Pub
And of course, a great cause
ABOUT THE CAUSE
The American Lung Association's mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Read more about our organization.
ABOUT THE ROUTES
Couch potatoes, weekend warriors and seasoned cyclists will enjoy one of four different routes through Oregon's wine country, forests, and little known towns on mostly quiet roads on Reach the Beach. The roads are well marked making it easy to follow along the ride while you absorb 360 degrees of breathtaking scenery. All routes end at Cape Kiwanda in beautiful Pacific City at the Oregon Coast.
Grand Ronde Start
Maps and information for drivers
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
There are many ways to participate (see below). Many with options like – your own personal, online fundraising page where you can raise funds to fight lung disease and promote clean air through education, advocacy and research. If you aren't a bike rider, sign up as a volunteer. Proceeds from Reach the Beach will ensure a future with clean air, healthy lungs and smoke-free workplaces.
Create a team by registering as a Team Captain
Join an existing Team
Register as an individual rider
Donate to a participant or team
Sign up as a volunteer and fundraise for prizes!
AMAZING PRIZES AND REWARDS
As if the picturesque journey, beach party and delicious food at every stop along the way were not enough, we also have great incentives to encourage you to raise financial support for the American Lung Association in Oregon while participating in Reach the Beach. If you need some help with fundraising ideas to get started, check out our fundraising page.
Our online tools make it fun and easy to quickly raise the funds needed to qualify for prizes, and donations are tax-deductible.
We offer free training rides for Reach the Beach. Coming
You may register online by clicking on the Create a Team, Join a Team, Rider Register or Volunteer Registration on your left anytime to register. You may also download a paper registration form, fill it out and mail it to us (with payment), Mail-in Registrations need to be postmarked on or before April 27th to be excepted.. Be sure to review the event schedule for the various registration cut off dates and price changes.
Call 1-800-LUNG-USA to reach the Lung Association in your state.
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