PWTC West Cascades Scenic Loaded Tour (Gresham)
June 29 - July 1, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Portland Wheelmen Touring Club will meet at Jazzy’s Bagel (Gresham) at 9 a.m. to begin a 300-mile trek through Estacada, Detroit, McKenzie Bridge, and Oakridge to conclude at Eugene’s Amtrak station.
Steady riding 45 to 60 miles per day will accumulate gains and losses of over 13,000 feet following four major tributary rivers that become the Willamette River. Camp at Ripplebrook, Detroit Lake, McKenzie River, Kiahanie, and Black Canyon campgrounds (cost approx. $10 nightly).
Daily Mileage: Between 45 to 60 miles.
Speeds: Perseverance up and exhilaration down.
Terrain: Daily routes include ascending and descending, and 3 days include 3,500 foot gains and losses.
Ride Rate: D-F because of loaded touring and elevation gains.
Return by Amtrak: Taking a bike on Amtrak requires a reservation. Each rider is responsible for making his/her own return reservations. Friday trains leave Eugene at 12:36 p.m and 4 p.m. Don and John plan to make reservations for the 4 p.m. train.
Ride Leaders: Don Spencer 503-293-1236 firstname.lastname@example.org, John Burkhardt (503-284-0456 email@example.com