Ride: Screech Owl Populaire
Organizers: Susan France 503-628-7324
Date: Saturday Apr 15
Time: Start: 8:00 PM, Registration: 07:00PM - 07:50PM
Start Location: Newberg, OR
Address: Haworth Rd near Springbrook Plaza, Newberg, OR
Finish By: 2:40AM … late!
Entry Fee: $0. You do not need to be a member of Oregon Randonneurs for this event.
Driving Directions:Coming to Newberg on 99W from the northeast, take a right (North) on Springbrook Rd (Stop Light) near Fred Meyers & Springbrook Plaza. At the 4-way stop turn left onto Haworth. You can park along the shoulder of Haworth.
Lighting Gear: Reflective vest or sash and ankle bands required. Lights: check the RUSA requirements, Article 6 and note change for steady rear light.
This populaire starts in "fast food" section of Newberg and heads south into the French Prairie. The riding out here is flat and quiet. This is the time to test your lighting and see how you handle the requirements of riding at dusk and into the nighttime. Often, riding near sunset is the most difficult as the eyes haven't adjusted to the low light conditions. Almost always, riders are slower as they perceive they are riding faster than they really are.
We will have an info control near the small community of Butteville, another on Riverside Rd and a timed control in Mt Angel. Other than that, let's hope for a clear night so we can see the moonrise at 10:45 PM. If you come early to registration, your RBA will provide you with 3M reflective tape so that you can tape up your fenders, seat stays, cranks and wheel spokes to make you "light up like a Christmas Tree."
After the ride? If you are truly a night owl you'll notice the start/end location is just a short distance from Shari's... they never lock their doors. Breakfast or hot soup might be just what's needed.
Cumulative elevation gain is not many feet.
You may wish to review the Map (no profile, the route is flat) or cue sheet in XLS or HTML format.
All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.
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