Enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge in the best way possible – by bicycle. Join us as we ride from the beautiful community of Cascade Locks, through the Historic Columbia River Gorge up to the panoramic Crown Point.
15 Mile, 50 Mile, or 65 mile Routes
The 15 mile Family Ride route begins along the scenic Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The trail is closed to all motorized vehicles. On the scenic trail riders will pass by Bonneville Dam and Eagle Creek. Be prepared for an excursion to visit Herman the Giant Sturgeon at The Fish Hatchery and/or park your bikes and meander through the Dam Visitors Center. Here you will rest and soak in the sun before returning to Cascade Locks for lunch at Marine Park. The Family Ride is FREE to participate in this year (lunch is not included for 15 mile participants).
The 50 mile Challenge route will lead the 15 mile ride along the Columbia River Highway State Trail. Merge on to Hwy 84 past Bonneville Dam taking the first exit to Warrendale and on to the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. The route will pass by cascading waterfalls such as Horsetail Falls, Oneonta Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls. The Highway climbs up to Crown Point and breaks at The Portland Women’s Forum.
New for 2012 is the 65 mile Challenge Plus route which follows the same 50 mile route, plus adds a 15 mile loop east of Cascade Locks. This new section is the best of both the Historic Trail & Highway and a hill climb on Herman Creek Rd into Wyeth. Those of you who participated in the 50 mile route in 2011 and were wanting more mileage and a hill climb now have both!
Benefit The Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
We’re excited to partner with the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. For over 30 years, the P.R.O. has been dedicated to helping patients and caregivers manage this complex disease with support programs and services. In 2012, your participation in the Cascade to Crown Bike Ride will show your support for the PRO and those with Parkinson’s disease.
Enjoy fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks at each of the three rest stops along this route. Special thanks to Nestle Water for supplying water and energy bars. All registered riders of 50 mile and 65 mile routes receive a complimentary lunch at the completion of the ride provided by the Sternwheeler in Cascade Locks Marine Park.
Each of the 3 rest stops will be staffed with bicycle mechanics to help with minor maintenance issues that come up along the ride. A sag wagon will be shuttling the ride in search of anyone who needs additional support. Special thanks to Camas Bike & Sport, Cayuse Cycles, and Oregon Bicycle Tours!
Free Tent Camping on June 30th
All participating ridres are invited to arrive a day early! Arrive to Cascade Locks on Saturday June 30th and set up your tent for free. Enjoy a casual ride around Cascade Locks and local entertainment with dinner (additional $12). Soaking up the beautiful community of Cascade Locks a day early has many benefits, such as the option to sleep in and a short walk to the ride Start Line. Make this a weekend you and your family will never forget and take advantage of the ride and free camping in Cascade Locks.
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Special Thanks To The Ride Sponsors!
Questions? Please email Aaron@pedalnationevents.com