Bike to the Future is about so much more than just going for a ride: it is an opportunity for in-depth exploration of some of Portland’s most innovative sustainability projects. And because of the ride’s interactive elements, flat course and support along the way, this event is a great one to entice your friends and family who don’t ride very often. Come on, summer is almost over – make sure those sometimes-riders get out on their bikes! You’ll start the morning with pedal-powered fruit smoothies at Sunnyside Environmental School, where student volunteers will use their boundless energy to whip up a refreshing peach and yogurt treat especially for you. After a 28-mile ride on low-traffic streets with three destination rest stops, the course will guide you back to the school for lunch with Laughing Planet. Be a part of the future that is happening now. Bike to the Future.
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The Peach of a Century. The ride includes a full century and a metric century. Both routes start and end at Chemeketa Community College. The 100-mile is a nice route goes through Jefferson, Roaring River, Mehama and Stayton. The 62-mile route is generally flat and passes through Jefferson and Stayton. There are three rest stops on the 100-mile route and two on the 62-mile route. All rest stops are stocked with food, water, sports drink and provide restrooms. Honey promised me it was a flat century. Well, its not flat, hardly any centuries in Oregon are flat. But for an Oregon century, I will admit it is flatter than most. Its a great ride, pretty route, and usually surprising good weather.
The Salem Bike Club is well known for their solidly organized rides with well planned courses, but if that’s not reason enough to sign up, then surely the famous finish line peach pie should get you on your bike.
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