Bikenfest 2016 – Hood River/Camp Baldwin 200k Loop (Hood River) – Oregon Randonneurs
October 1, 2016 from 7:05 am - 6:45 pm
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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Starting and ending location: South side of the Hood River Marina parking lot next to the Hood River Toll Bridge. Sign in and out will be at the picnic table on the lawn on the south side of the parking lot.
Take Exit 64 and go towards the Hood River Bridge. Turn west at East Port Marina Drive and find your way to the parking lot west of the toll booth. We will meet by the restrooms on the South side of the parking lot.
Description: This route was offered in 2006 and 2012. It is also available as a permanent. This is a challenging, scenic 200k route with about 8,900 feet of elevation gain starting in Hood River, Oregon. The route follows the scenic highway along the Columbia River, through the Twin Tunnels trail to The Dalles and continues along the Oregon Trail through the wheat fields east of The Dalles to Dufur, Oregon. From Dufur the route climbs to the BSA Camp Baldwin and the Mt. Hood National Forest. There are picture perfect views of Mt. Hood and a great descent to OR 35, the Mt. Hood Highway. The route continues to Cooper Spur Ski Area resort where there is a long downhill to Parkdale Oregon. From Parkdale the route returns to the start via the Dee Highway, Tucker Road and Oak Grove. Parking for the ride is at the Hood River Marina parking lot next to the Hood River Bridge. Unfortunately the Port will close the showers for the season on October 1.