|Hood River-Camp Baldwin 200k|
Organizers: John Kramer
Date: Saturday, Oct 1 2016
Distance: 200km (124 miles)
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 18:45
Who's Riding?: Riders
Rider Expectations: Here
Start Time: 07:00 Saturday Oct 1, 2016
Finish Time: 20:30 Saturday Oct 1, 2016
Registration Time: 06:45-08:00
Entry Fee: Register Now!
Starting and Ending Location: South side of the Hood River Marina parking lot next to the Hood River Toll Bridge. Sign in and out will be at the picnic table on the lawn on the south side of the parking lot.
Take Exit 64 and go towards the Hood River Bridge. Turn west at East Port Marina Drive and find your way to the parking lot west of the toll booth. We will meet by the restrooms on the South side of the parking lot.
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Description: This route was offered in 2006 and 2012. It is also available as a permanent. This is a challenging, scenic 200k route with about 8,900 feet of elevation gain starting in Hood River, Oregon. The route follows the scenic highway along the Columbia River, through the Twin Tunnels trail to The Dalles and continues along the Oregon Trail through the wheat fields east of The Dalles to Dufur, Oregon. From Dufur the route climbs to the BSA Camp Baldwin and the Mt. Hood National Forest. There are picture perfect views of Mt. Hood and a great decent to OR 35, the Mt. Hood Highway. The route continues to Cooper Spur Ski Area resort where there is a long downhill to Parkdale Oregon. From Parkdale the route returns to the start via the Dee Highway, Tucker Road and Oak Grove. Parking for the ride is at the Hood River Marina parking lot next to the Hood River Bridge. Unfortunately the Port will close the showers for the season on October 1.
Services are well spaced on this route. You will be able to find store(s) at mile 25 in The Dalles, mile 58 in Dufur and at mile 102 in Parkdale. There is also a resort at mile 86, Cooper Spur where you can get drinks and snacks. The 102 miles roads from Hood River to Parkdale are likely to have very little traffic.
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