Peach of a Century (Salem)
September 11, 2016 at 7:30 am
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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The ride starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr N.E. Salem. The Peach of a Century is the last of the event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club. This is the 31st year of the Peach. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.
Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The full century route is challenging with some steep hills. The 72-mile route also involves a significant amount climbing. The 65-mile route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.
There are three rest stops on the 100-mile route and two on the 65 and 72-mile routes. All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and the friendly volunteers. There will be a piece of fresh Peach Pie for all at the end! All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A sag vehicle will sweep the courses at day’s end.,