Oregon Cycling Challenge
May 10, 2014 – Hillsboro, Oregon
The event start/finish will be located in Hillsboro – a western suburb of Portland – at the downtown Civic Center Plaza.
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Choose the appropriate length and difficulty. All rides will start at the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza. All rides will leave downtown Hillsboro and head east on Main Street before heading south out of town along the east side of the Tualatin River to Farmington Road where they turn west. Both the 60 and 120-mile Gran Fondo routes incorporate major portions of the Bald Peak Loop, a local favorite. After descending from Bald Peak the 60-mile route turns west just north of Newberg and follows North Valley and Springhill Roads along the valley floor west of Bald Peak. The route then heads east on Fern Hill and Blooming Fern around the north end of Bald Peak past Forest Hills Golf Course where it rejoins the 30-mile route. The 120-mile Gran Fondo continues through Newberg west and south into the Willamette Valley wine country. The route passes through Lafayette and Hopewell, turns west to Perrydale, and north through Amity, McMinnville and Carlton before rejoining the 60-mile route and eventually the 30-mile route back to Hillsboro.
Races are open to solo, 2 and 4-person teams. Racers will start at the Civic Center Plaza adjacent to the Farmers Market in downtown Hillsboro.Both races head south into the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country following the 120-mile Gran Fondo course to Newberg.
The 200-mile race follows the Grand Fondo 120-mile route to Newberg, then east and south across the Willamette River and on south to Salem. Riders then head west back across the Willamette, through Eola, and on south through Independence. South of Independence the route heads west and back north along the west side of the Valley through Dallas and Sheridan to Willamina. From there riders head northwest into the Coast Range and then back east to Carlton. From here riders follow the 120-mile Gran Fondo course back to the finish.The 200-mile course features 11,000 feet of climbing. The 200-mile racers have 17 hours to finish.
The 400-mile race follows the 200-mile course south through St. Paul. After leaving St. Paul, the course heads east to Silverton and down the east side of the Valley through Stayton, Lebanon and Sweet Home on its way to Eugene. Riders then head north and pick up US 20 and head west across the Coast Range to Newport. From Newport the route heads up US 101 along the Coast to Tillamook. From here riders head back cross the Coast range to Hillsboro and back to the finish. The 400-mile course features 19,000 feet of climbing. The 400-mile riders will have 34 hours to finish. The 400-mile race is a RAAM Qualifier.
The races are unsupported. There will be no aid stations or SAG support on the 200 and 400-mile courses. Bikes and support vehicles will be inspected. 200-mile racers may ride randonneur style (without crew), but must notify the Race Director prior to the event. The 400-mile racers must have a support crew. Riders and crew must follow Modified RAAM Rules. There will be race officials to insure compliance with race rules.
*Finalized cue sheets will be given out at check in.
3133 NE Shute Road
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-693-2121 X 507