Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bingen-Odell Permanent

Waterfall near Washington Lake SR-14
This is a 100k point to point training ride with about 3,300 ft elevation gain to Hood River via Odell. The start location is in Bingen Washington at the junction of SR14 and SR141. Public parking is available 3 blocks west of the junction. A receipt can be obtained from any of the business in Bingen to document the start time. The route ends in downtown Hood River. There is an ATM at the jct of 2nd and Oak Streets.

You can get a ride across the Hood River Bridge to Bingen by calling MATS (Mt. Adams Transportation Services) hours of operation 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

MATS' bus route connects communities on both
sides of the Hood River Bridge and provides a way
to cross the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.

Buses run 3x/day Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Fare: $1.00 each way (passengers aged 12+)

Bike Friendly: Bring your bike on board to cross the Hood River Interstate Bridge. With support from the Port of Hood River and Gorge TransLink, MATS vehicles now have bike racks! It is still recommended to call MATS ahead of time to ensure there is space on the vehicle for your trip and space on the rack for your bike. Call the White Salmon office at (509) 493-4662.

Update: RUSA approved #371

Ride History:
09-FEB-2008 jkramer 5h01
18-FEB-2008 jkramer 5h03 (Garmin est. 3,500 ft elev gain)

Route Sheet: Route Sheet is Here   (a note about the route sheet: you can select distance and elevation units. Click on the arrow next to the units in the distance and elevation column titles. Then select Miles, Km (kilometers), Feet or Meters. The spreadsheet will update to show the units of measure you just selected. For example, if the last person to use the route sheet selected Km for distance and you perfer miles, just click on the arrow next to the Km heading and then select Miles. You can also recalculate the close times by setting the Ride Date in the upper left corner of the spreadsheet. The required format is a date time m/d/yyyy hh:mm.)

Interactive Map: