Ride: At Eden's Gate 200K/400K
Organizer: Susan France 503-628-7324
Date: Saturday, May 20
Start Time and Fees:
400K: Registration from 4:00AM to 4:50AM, Start at 05:00AM Entry Fee: $20
200K: Registration from 5:00AM to 5:50AM, Start at 06:00AM Entry Fee: $10
Start Location (both): Wilsonville City Hall
Address: Wilsonville Rd and Town Loop Center
End Location (both): Best Western Willamette Inn. This is about 1/2 mile from City Hall.
Note: Oregon Randonneurs membership is required for these events. You can download a membership form and bring it with you.
Driving Directions:I-5 Exit 283, East toward Memorial Park. City Hall is on NE corner of Wilsonville Rd & Town Loop Center/Memorial Dr.
Special Note: We will have at least 1 room at the Best Western on Saturday night to be used by the group. I am holding reservations for 4 additional double queens at $79 for Friday & Saturday nights for out of towners. If you contact me, I'll turn over a room to you, your expense. The rooms are HUGE and nice. Bring a couple pads & bags and you can easily accommodate 4 folks and all their bikes... really. The group room will be used for check-in, showers, and naps for those who need it. We encourage you to nap before attempting any driving, please!
The route starts just north of the Willamette River and heads south into the Willamette Valley as far as Eugene/Springfield. The route is fairly flat, and in some locations, dead flat. Controls will be in Stayton, Sweet Home, Walterville (near Springfield), Albany and Independence. You'll see a couple covered bridges, lots of farms, some forests and generally you're very close to the Willamette River. You will miss the "Linn County Lamb and Wood Fair" mentioned in the 200k route description.
The event starts 1 hour after the 400K and you'll follow the same course as far as Stayton, from there you'll see a couple covered bridges and pass through quiet Scio on the weekend of the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair. If you have time, stop in for fried elephant ears, sheepherders breakfast at the IOOF (until 10AM), Alpaca Fleece show, goat show … or will you get stuck in the annual parade that starts at 11AM (?) Leaving the fun of Scio, you then head back north to Wilsonville via Ankeny Wildlife Refuge and Buena Vista area.
In and about Wilsonville there is a 24-Hr Denny's, a Sharis and usual Fast Food fare. Wanker's Corner Saloon is good for beer, Fish & Chips. It is located just west of the Library. For more info about Wilsonville services check the Wilsonville Chamber website.
Cumulative elevation gain is TBD.
cue sheet in
and Map & Profile
400K cue sheet in XLS or HTML format and Full Route Map
400K Detail Profiles:
Wilsonville - Sweet Home
Sweet Home - North Albany
North Albany - Wilsonville
All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.
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