Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bingen Hepner Permanent #109

This 200k point-to-point route that can be ridden in either direction, from Bingen to Heppner and/or back from Hepner to Bingen. The city of Heppner has a motel with nice, although small rooms. The 200k route has 9,000 feet of elevation gain between Bingen and Heppner and 7,200 feet gain in the opposite direction. The route crosses the John Day river with an eleven mile climb out of the river valley. The 38 miles between Bingen and Biggs Junction is flat and the bulk of the hill climbing happens between Biggs Junction and Heppner. This is a beautiful ride with quiet rural roads.

Route Sheet: Route Sheet is Here

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