Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Bikenfest 2016

Oregon Randonneurs
Hood River-Camp Baldwin 200k
Hood River/Camp Baldwin 200k Loop
Organizers: John Kramer
Date: Saturday, Oct 1 2016
Distance: 200km (124 miles)
Results: Here
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. (view google map)

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.
Near the top of the Dog River Watershed Hill Climb
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.

Route Update: The route has been updated to replace 2.8 miles, the segment from Cooper Spur Resort to the Ski Resort, because of  deteriorating pavement and steep grade. A new out and back on South Valley Road has been added. The short segment through Boyd has been eliminated to keep the total distance at 200k.

Preride 9/24/2016: Miles ~86 & ~97: Watch for rough pavement and potholes on descent. There are some potholes that are easy to miss in the shadows. Mile ~63.6, about 1 mile past the turn onto South Valley Road. There is a dog that will chase and bark. Does not appear to be aggressive, but she will give you a good barking.

If you are going to be riding in the dark, you might want to bring a light to read the information controls. The answers might be difficult to see in the dark. If Hood River Traffic is heavy downtown, watch out for desperate drivers, wanting to live dangerously, and cross traffic.

Spot Tracking Map  Add your spot tracker to the Bikenfest spot tracker using this form or contact the organizer for help adding your spot to the tracking map. Share your latest location with your fellow riders as well as friends and family. The tracker map is a work in progress and is intended for people who want to follow riders progress and for riders with smart phones.

GPS Route: (final -- rwgps route )Route Sheet:
Google Route Sheet (final)
Excel Worksheet (final)


Dufur Valley Rd, Mt. Hood
Dufur Valley Road