Oregon Blue Mountains ACP 1000k Brevet 2016 (Baker City)
September 6 - 9, 2016
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 Location and Lodging
This is a scenic and challenging ride with about 35,000 feet of climbing starting in Baker City. The start is on the east side of the Eldorado Inn, at the junction of Campbell and Birch Streets, conveniently located next to the Baker Truck Corral where there is a large restaurant (Open 24-7) and a Safeway two blocks west open 6 to 12 am. There are several other hotels near by.
The starting time is currently set at 05:00. The starting direction of travel is east, into the rising sun. Starting before sunrise allows riders to get underway and out of town before having to pull down their cap visors. An earlier start increases the chance of getting to services before they close at Joseph on day 1 and at Ukiah on day 2.
The ride consists of three loops, one for each day more or less and they all start and finish in Baker City. Riders can establish a base camp in their hotel room with a bonanza of gear and goodies. Riders are responsible for their own motel rooms and may choose any motel or hotel in the area.
You will want to be in good physical condition to ride this brevet. The Blue Mountains are one of the most beautiful destinations in Oregon and many of the roads in the 1000k brevet are scenic Oregon Byways. Day 1 circles the Wallowa Mountains and day 2 circles the Elkhorn Mountains climbing over Little Alps and Anthony Lakes. Day 3 goes to Sumpter and Granite and follows the Grand Ronde River north to La Grande.
Registation for the OBM1000
Registration will open in July or August, 2016. There will be a minimal cost (to be determined) covering necessary expenses for the event. The Oregon Randonneurs do not charge a fee for their brevets but the OBM1000 event will need to cover costs that include: gasoline for volunteers driving to and from Baker City, cost of printing brevet cards and cue sheets, cost of a control room at the Eldorado Inn, and the cost of providing a staffed control(s) between Ukiah and Baker City. Unused registration fees beyond $5 will be returned to the riders.
The status of the water sources, services and controls will be confirmed during the pre-ride. Contact the Organizer if you would like to pre-ride the OBM1000 on August 26, 2016.