Crooked River 200 (Flat as a Lumpy Pancake)

 


Ride: Crooked River 200
Organizer: Scott Peterson 541-385-6107
Date: Saturday, Sept 8
Who's Riding?: Registered Riders
Start Time: 7:00 AM Registration Time 6:00AM to 6:50AM
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: McMenamin's Old St Francis School
Address:700 NW Bond St, Bend OR
Directions & Info: McMenamin St Francis School

Description:

Welcome to the dry side of Oregon. The route heads straight east from Bend, descending thru rolling juniper-covered hills to Alfalfa. From there it's a long, gradual climb to the rim of the Crooked River Canyon, where a fast descent leads to more rolling terrain and into Prineville. Heading west, the O'Neill Highway takes you past Smith Rock State Park (named for the first known climbing fatality there) to Terrebonne and across US97. Continuing west on Lower Bridge Road to US 126, you reach Sisters and finally get to see pine trees again. After a brief stint on US20, scenic back roads (probably the hilliest section of the ride) take you back to Bend.

A word to the wise: if the weather forecast calls for high temps, bring LOTS of water. Even though it's only about 30 miles between towns, the route is very exposed (ie, NO SHADE), and the air is always thin and dry. They don't call this the "high desert" for nothin'.

Map:
Bikely map

CueSheet:
Route (xls)

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

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