Monday, June 1, 2009

Bikenfest 2009

Oregon Randonneurs

Update 10-05-2009: Ride summary is here. Fourteen riders started and finished Bikenfest 2009.

Update 9-21-2009: The Twin Tunnels Trail opened today. The Bikenfest route will follow the trail rather than the freeway. No freeway miles for Bikenfest 2009!

Update 9-15-2009: There are several important emergency changes for 2009 including new map, gpx and route sheet.

Ride: Columbia Gorge SE 200k (RUSA Brevet 797)
Organizers: John Kramer
Date: Saturday, Oct 3, 2009
Distance: 200km (124 miles)
Results: Here
Pre-ride Report: Route check
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:42
Who's Riding?: Riders
Rider Expectations: Here
Start Time: 07:30 Saturday Oct 3, 2009
Finish Time: 21:00 Saturday Oct 3, 2009
Registration Time: 06:45-07:15
Entry Fee: $10 Checks should be payable to "Oregon Randonneurs", also, Oregon Randonneurs membership is required for this event. You can download a membership form and bring it with you. Register Now!

Starting Location (Hood River Oregon)

View Full Sale Brewery in a larger map

This is a scenic route through the Columbia River Gorge from Hood River east to Mary Hill Museum. The proposed route would start from downtown Hood River with parking across from Full Sail Ale Brewery. The proposed date is October 3rd which coincides with the 6th annual Hops Fest in Hood River.

The route follows the Historic Twin Tunnels Trail to Mosier where the route climbs Sevenmile hill to Chenoweth and The Dalles. Sevenmile hill has two steep one mile grades (>6% grade). From the Dalles, the route tours the wheat fields east of town where the Oregon Trail once brought pioneers overland in conestoga wagons to The Dalles. From The Dalles Bridge, the route crosses the Columbia River and follows Washington SR-14 east along the Columbia River to Maryhill Museum where there is shade, green grass, picnic tables, restrooms, hungry peacocks and a great view of the Columbia River. From Maryhill Museum the route returns to The Dalles and follows the Historic Scenic Columbia River Highway over Rowena Creast and back on the Historic Twin Tunnels trail to the Hops Fest in Hood River. Yummm Beeeer!

Photo Alblum
Columbia Gorge SE

Google Map-Bikenfest 2009

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GPS export:Route in gpx format

Route Profile elevation gain 7,000 feet

Route Sheets

Scenes from Gorge Ride 2008