ORR 1000


Ride:ORR 1000k
Organizers: Susan France
Date: Saturday, July 5
Who's Riding?: Registered Riders
Start Time: 4:00 AM
Registration Time: 03:30AM-04:00AM
Start Location: TBD
Address: Wilsonville, OR
Entry Fee: $30 ($35 for non-RUSA members). 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!
Medals: ACP brevet medals will not be sold. You will be able to purchase these directly from RUSA.

Lights, leg bands and vest/sash are required! Lights must be mounted on your bike at all times.

This brevet starts in Wilsonville and consists of 3 loops. The brevet is completely unsupported. The starting location in Wilsonville will be given to each rider who preregisters online. The finishing location (in Wilsonville) will be announced at the start. There is no host motel, however there are several to pick from in the area. The best choices would be those motels close to Wilsonville Rd. (Best Western, Comfort Inn). Each loop finishes in Wilsonville and you will be able to get your card signed at any business location. I will likely be out on the route each night to check on the riders.

Loop one (393KM,244Mi) uses the Kings Valley 600k (Day 1) route in reverse. It travels to the coast via Grand Ronde, Neskowin, Lincoln City, Logsden, Blodgett, Monmouth, Salem back to Wilsonville. The 2 miles of gravel occurs between Logsden & Blodgett.

Loop two (315KM, 196Mi) uses the Three Capes 300k route. It travels to the coast via Sherwood, Forest Grove, Tillamook, Pacific City, Grand Ronde, Amity, Newberg back to Wilsonville. Cape Mears & Cape Tillamook are bypassed to keep the distance reasonable.

Loop three (298KM, 185Mi) uses much of the Covered Bridges 400k route. It travels south into the Willamette Valley via Scio, Sweet Home, Brownsville, Jefferson back to Wilsonville. This route includes 3 Covered Bridge information controls.

Cumulative elevation gain is unknown... but moderate. There is 2 miles of gravel on Day 1. Depending on the condition of the road you may need to walk a portion of it... it was hard-pack and easily rideable on the event in May. The route leaves and returns to Wilsonville in several time via the Boones bridge on I-5 crossing the Willamette river. While this can be extremely noisy, there are no ramps to cross, the shoulder southbound is very wide and downhill, the shoulder northbound is not a wide but the lane directly to the left is a very lightly used merge lane... not the main travel lane. I ride this crossing often on my daily commute between Newberg and Wilsonville.

Need more info about Wilsonville services? Check the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce website.

You may wish to should certainly review the "Final" cue sheet in XLS ** the start location sent to all preregistered riders!

the start location!

Greg Olmstead has provided a GDB file! of the route.

All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.

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