Ride: Cascade Lakes
Organizer: Scott Peterson
Date: Saturday July 10
Time: Start Time: 7:00 AM Registration Time 6:30-6:45AM (subject to change)
Start Location:Strictly Organic Coffee, 6 Southwest Bond Street, Bend, OR
Entry Fee: $0, Nada, Zilch.
Couldn't do the Cascade 1200 this year? Still want a brevet with dramatic mountain scenery and big climbs and descents? Have we got the ride for you! Come to Bend for the Cascade Lakes 200 on July 10. This is the highest brevet in Oregon: starting elevation is 3600 ft, and it tops out at 6400. Along the way, you'll be riding thru pine forests and along the upper reaches of the Deschutes River, with views of Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters and Broken top, among others. And it ends with a 15 mile descent back into Bend. How can you beat that?
Leaving Bend on the Cascade Lakes highway, the route climbs for about 15 miles toward Mt Bachelor. A quick downhill leads to the Sunriver cutoff for more downhill to (you guessed it) Sunriver. From Sunriver to Sparks Lake, it's flat to rolling, trending uphill. The last big climb of the day starts at Sparks, and tops out at the Mt Bachelor ski area. From there, it's all downhill, except for the parts that aren't (one "short" approximate 1.5 mile climb and some flat stuff).
Cumulative elevation gain is about 6000 feet.
All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.
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