Ride: Das Oktober Bingen Bikenfest
Organizer: Herr Johann Kramer unt Herr Kramer's Bloggenschtupper
Date: Saturday, Oct 6
Who's Riding?: Registered Riders... we have em
Start Time: 8:00 AM Registration Time 7:30AM to 7:50AM
Entry Fee: 200K: $10 (+$5 non-RUSA members, +$5 non-preregistering online with 24hrs of the start.)
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: This is an ACP brevet so medals are available at $10.00 each. Payable by check made out to "Oregon Randonneurs" at the finish of the brevet.
Start/End Location: Dauebenmyer Park
Address :Bingen, WA
Directions & Info:
From Portland Oregon, Follow I-84 east to Hood River. Take exit 63 and turn left to the Hood River Toll Bridge. Cross the Columbia River to WA SR 14. Turn right and go east for about 1 mile to Bingen. Turn left at the first or second streets (Willow or Walnut st.) and go one block to Dauebenmyer Park. There is also public parking at the jct of Willow and SR 14.
Lodging & Camping:
A short list of motels and campgrounds in the Mid Columbia Area.
The brevet starts in Dauebenmyer Park in Bingen, Washington and follows the Columbia River on SR 14 for 35 miles from Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees to the dry lands of eastern Washington. State Road 14 provides great views of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood. The route turns north and follows US 97 to Goldendale Washington and the first control at the Subway/DariyQueen. Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens are visible from the roads in and out of Goldendale. The brevet turns west and follows Highway 142 through rolling ranch land for eleven miles to the Glenwood Highway. Riders will get a great view looking down into the Klickitat River valley before crossing the Klickitat River. The route climbs out of the Klickitat valley through the ponderosa pine forest to Glenwood and the second control at the Shade Tree Inn. The Trout Lake Highway starts where the Glenwood Highway ends. Near Trout Lake, the brevet turns south and follows the Sunnyside Road through the Trout Lake Valley where there are great views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Control three is an info control located on Sunnyside road so you won't want to miss this turn. The route connects to SR 141 and turns north to Trout Lake where the final control is the Trout Lake store where you can get food and beverages. From Trout Lake, the route turns south on SR 141 for the final 24 miles through BZ Corners, Husum, White Salmon and back to Dauebenmyer Park in Bingen.
New and Improved for 2007:
Now with 50 percent fewer spurs, 19 percent less elevation gain and 7 percent fewer miles. Completley Big Tree and Goldendale Observatory Free! Safe for the whole family too! We've saved the best for the last chance ACP Brevet for 2007. With all the free soda and water you can drink!
Elevation Gain: 6090 feet
Distance: 125.4 miles
Sunrise: 07:09 hours
Sunset: 18:39 hours
Things to see and do in the Mid Columbia:
Hood River Washington
All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.
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