Ride: Down the Drain (or Flat as an Ebleskiver) 200K
Organizer: Jack Fortune 541-349-0493
Date: Saturday,August 11
Who's Riding?: Registered Riders
Start Time: 7:00 AM - Registration Time 6:15AM to 6:50AM
Entry Fee: $10 (+$5 non-RUSA members, +$5 non-preregistering online with 24hrs of the start.)
Checks should be payable to "Oregon Randonneurs", although Oregon Randonneurs membership is not 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 (both): University of Oregon visitor parking lot
Address: Southeast Corner of Franklin Blvd & Agate Street, Eugene, OR
Directions: From the North: From I-5 South, take Exit 194B onto I-105 West. Take Exit 2, keep left and follow the sights to the UO. Proceed in the left lane over the Ferry Street Bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and then left onto East Thirteenth Avenue. Turn left into parking lot.
From the South: From I-5 North, take Exit 192. Merge onto Franklin Boulevard. After merging, get in the left lane and follow Franklin Boulevard through three lights. At the fourth light, turn left onto East Thirteenth Avenue. Turn right into parking lot.
This ride climbs South out of Eugene and into rural Lane and Douglas counties. Traversing the coastal Range, the route moves into the Umpqua River watershed and through the communities of Drain and Yoncalla before heading east and crossing I-5. On through Cottage Grove via way of London and then out to Doreena Reservior via the Row River Bicycle Trail. Head north back to Eugene for the finish. NOTE: This route covers more rugged terrain and has more climbing than other ORR 200K's - it also includes approximately 3.1 miles of unpaved road surface.
Map (includes elevations)
All riders should be familiar with and abide by rider expectations.
Accomodations near the start:
The Best Western Greentree Inn
The University Inn & Suites
Need more info about Eugene services? Check the Eugene Area Chamber website.
Venue for after ride carbo and fluid replacement: Track Town Pizza
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