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42 YEARs OF cYcLINg cOVERAgE
Biking for the Mom-to-Be
ELLEn K. CHOW, MS, RD, CSSD, CD
The author nonchalantly poses next to his rigid steel Fuji mountain bike at the summit of Steens Mountain more than 20 years ago. Photo courtesy of Peter J. Marsh
Pregnancies are without a doubt one of the most special times in life. By the time a woman missed her menstruation she is four weeks pregnant. That means most pregnancies are confirmed between four to ten weeks, when remarkable fetal developments have taken place. A study, which reviews the answers of 158 pregnant women in a series of three questionnaires, implemented eight weeks apart regarding their beliefs about exercising during pregnancy, showed that exercise generally decreased in amount and intensity during the child-bearing period. Participants cited reasons such as feeling tired, lack of time, and concerns over safety as the main contributing factors1. However, although some precautions should be observed, women can maintain a
regular exercise regimen during that period of their life. This article addresses the basics of prenatal nutrition and health concerns for cycling during healthy pregnancies. It goes without saying that every pregnancy is unique. However, in general, healthy weight gain is important and the staff at the Mayo Clinic recommends 28 to 40 lbs. for underweight women, 25 to 35 lbs. for normal weight women, and 15 to 25 lbs. for overweight women2. Additional weight gain is recommended for twins and multiple births. Compared to the general public, avid cyclists may have difficulty in reaching those targets due to significant energy expenditure as well as healthy eating habits. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for athletes without weight concerns to
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Riding the Steens Mountain Loop — The Highest Road in the Paciﬁc Northwest
BY PETER J. MARSH Late last year , on a Sunday morning with the rain hammering against the window, I decided to hold off on my daily ride and do something else cycling-related. I decided to pull out a box filled with the bike stories I had saved from the 1990s and began throwing out the faded reports of long forgotten rides and races, including some I had written myself. I came across the story I wrote 20 years ago about my first big trail ride, over Steens Mountain in Southeast Oregon via the 9,500-foot summit ridge. It was called “The Road to the Top” and appeared in Bicycle Paper in the summer of 1992. This is how it began: “The highest road in the Pacific Northwest doesn’t lead to a ski resort or the crest of the Cascades. It’s found in the SE corner of Oregon, in distant Harney County. It’s here that a 60-mile long fault block called Steens Mountain rises a vertical mile out of the prairie. On the west side, this huge wedge of rock angles gradually upwards for 26 miles, then plunges 5,000 vertical feet to the Alvord Desert basin to the east.” I hadn’t read my story or thought about this remote area since the ‘90s, but I was soon flashing back to that epic day on the infamous 66-mile Steens Loop, where signs warn regular cars to turn back! Today we don’t go anywhere without checking the web first. As soon as I had finished the story, I Googled “Cycling the Steens” to see how many ride logs or comments would show up. Among the numerous accounts of driving the summit road I found just one by a cyclist written in 2007 about a three-day ride with a car shuttle for camping gear. So it seems that this remote area is as far off the map for cyclists now as it was 20 years ago, and still waiting to be “discovered.” From Portland, it is a 300-mile drive over the Cascades and across the dry featureless prairie before reaching the lush green of the Malheur Lake Wildlife Refuge. There you get your first glimpse of the towering landmass that is the Steens. As you get closer to the settlement of Frenchglen it starts to dominate the skyline, rising out of the prairie like a mirage.... I can still recall the sense of wonder as I set up my tent at the foot of the mountain in the Page Springs Campground. There was also the astonishment that I was there at all, because it was really an accidental adventure. When accepting the invitation to join my friends on this trip, I didn’t even own a mountain bike. I searched around and quickly found a very basic and used steel Fuji a couple of weeks before departure date. I had only ridden it around town a few times before the trip. Back then, I had been training all year for the STP, which I managed to cover in ten hours, so I was
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VetBikes.org Wants Your Parts
BY CAILEY NIcKERSOn Newman says that the U.S. Army’s Warrior Transition Battalion Everyone has reasons for getting — a group that facilitates recovery for on a bike. Maybe it’s the love of dirt, wounded soldiers returning from war or rallying a skinny-wheeled road — inspired him initially. The program bike in a club ride or race to feed that is one of many that utilize cycling as need for speed. Perhaps it’s the desire a physical and mental therapy device to get back in shape after an injury or for active servicemembers. However, maybe just a way to get from point A oftentimes once soldiers are medically to point B. Regardless of the reasons, discharged they’re on their own, and when it comes down to it we all bike unfortunately many do not have the for the same simple purpose: there is resources or funds to continue riding. An avid cyclist for most of his no substitute for the self-propelled life, Newman says that one day he freedom that comes from riding. In July 2012, Air Force veteran and surveyed his garage and realized casual cyclocross racer Andy New- how much equipment he’d collected man decided to build on his passion over the years. “I looked around and for cycling to help those in need. The thought, ‘I could build two bikes with result was VetBikes.org, a project of all this.’” He adds that as an advisor to The Veterans Family Fund of America, the Army, he saw firsthand the effects a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that that war has on returning soldiers. builds bikes for military veterans who “These guys need a community, so in one way or another have found why not the bicycle community?” Newman started VetBikes.org solace through cycling. In only six months, they have built more than16 by first rallying friends Jeff Aregger, personally tailored bicycles, most a former Marine and current bike valued between $1,000 and $1,500, for SEE “VETBIKES.ORG” ON PAGE 7 recent medically discharged soldiers.
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CARE ABOUT STEMs?
Does its length and shape really impact your steering and comfort?
RIDINg WITh AsThMA
Although it takes some planning to control it, it shouldn’t keep you off the bike.
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Participating the Development Founriders will be overdation Grant Program. hosted the event in 2013. The North. Robin Willard from Vic. The event is an excellent opportunity for new cyclists and families looking to upgrade or acquire bikes and purchase cycling gear at reasonable prices.) took the lead from the start and never looked back to grab the World Champion title 38 seconds ahead of Kristin Weber from Boulder. giving them Cycling Talent ID Camps. only to have those triumphs be the sole Grand Tour victories of their careers. he returned to his roots as a competitive cyclist. The winner will also get a brand new ride from Rocky Mountain Bicycles and multiple partners are stuffing the package with almost everything else that could conceivably make this holiday prize the “Ultimate Singletrack Experience!” Submit your unique handcrafted video describing why you are worthy of this prize. Races were run in muddy. before claiming her rainbow jersey ahead of two other Americans. Kari Studley (Bothell. email camp manager Jim Anderson Cycling members. Cascade Classic.com. in the Juniors or U23s. resident Logan Owen (Redline) was four seconds off the Junior men’s podium pace. The third Northwest rider to bring home the top honors was James Wagner of A u b u r n . onward and upward. 2013. Through the camps the skills and confidence to become great riders..com) or call 503-975-8229. Bikes. The Giro/Vuelta double has been accomplished only three times. In the Masters women’s 30-34.com. Can you name the others? Hint: Merckx was not the first to succeed here. he was not scheduled to ride the Giro. the Tour de France/Vuelta double is the most rare combination and has occurred only twice.org. Photo Debbie Baker toria. For more inforare available. taking 4th place. (pwnllc@gmail. but his exceptional form in Spain spurred his bosses to play his card and he won one of the closest Giro’s in history. wet and cold conditions. Q5. Sellers can either purchase a table to sell their gear during the show. they have progressed Cost is $750 for the week and includes room. The BTA BikeSwap is scheduled to run concurrently with the PDX Bicycle Show on March 23-24 at the Portland Expo Center. Ore. Extra points will be given for humor.pedalnationevents. Those who make the final cut will move on to an online voting process. Dave is a high school science and health teacher and cross-country coach in Newport. tools. For more bikeswap. He won the Masters 70+ category ahead of British rider John Ginley and New Jersey‘s Joe Saling. After years of racing triathlons.. once by Merckx and more recently by Alberto Contador. For more details visit bcbikerace./ Redline) had to deal with some pre-race jitters. However. 2013.
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or the wrong fit in general. So frequently in fact. Riding on the tops of the bars or down in the drops should be an auxiliary position for most of us. A properly fitted road bike will have the rider’s hands on the brake hoods at their most comfortable position. can be found at R+E Cycles in Seattle. changing the stem could make matters worse.. stems have evolved a lot over the years. right? The same is true of your bike. but the purpose is still exactly the same . or what happens to the handling of the bike if you put on a different stem than the one it came with. With the hands that close together. it’s common to change the stem after the rider has ridden it for a while.. I can’t tell you in an article how high or how low your stem should be. building. a lot of us referred to the stem as the “goose neck. etc. age. or formula that can perfect your appropriate stem height/length. It’s also why modern manufacturers design shifters that tie in with the brake levers. shoulders or neck. hand or back pain. and we perform many fittings each day. This one is relating to aesthetics. but what the heck . Everything should be adjusted so that it is easy to reach the wheel comfortably. since that’s the most prevalent type that we deal with. The idea of a proper “sport fit” is to treat the handlebars like the steering wheel of a car. Will the steering be negatively affected? Are bikes designed to use a specific length or angle of stem? Can you change the stem when you purchase a new bike? Once I heard those questions. even if the pain is in your hands. you should not have to pay again if you’re still uncomfortable. She told me that some people want to know if one kind of stem is better than others. When searching for a reputable fitter. and performance of your bike. the hands are spread apart at roughly the same width as the shoulders and in the same orientation as if they were hanging to your side. If you’re uncomfortable while riding. We can easily swap one out to give a slightly different riding position in just a few minutes. but that was long before injuries. ask a friend for a recommendation and get a fit guarantee.MEchANIc’s cORNER Reaching for the Bars BY DAn TOWLE. I hope you’ve learned a thing or two about the purpose and importance of your stem and how it relates to fit. The stem is an integral part of having your bars in the right place based on your arm length. and for most. Stem length is just one consideration that makes up a proper fit. If no one fit your bike. comfort. fixing. Photos by Seattle Bike Supply fit to evolve. Before I started writing. that I forgot that there are many who may still not know the answer. There was a time that I wanted my everyday bike to look like a professional racer owned it. but any adjustments later on should be covered. without considering the bigger picture. and the steering would be compromised. customizing. I’m not as concerned about its “classic” looks. it’s like driving a new car without ever adjusting the mirrors. the correct stem will actually improve your performance. If your bike was not thoroughly fit when you bought it. I’m game. because once you’ve paid for this service. I’m this way about bikes that I collect and hang on the wall. aesthetics. conditioning.. let’s consider road bikes.com 4 . Older bikes used different looking stems than found on modern bikes. This is why the brake hoods are made of soft rubber and designed for the hands to rest comfortably on them. There is one other choice regarding stems. then whoever fit you at the store should have had a good idea regarding the correct length of stem for you. R+E CYcLES When Bicycle Paper asked me to write about bicycle stems. Added to these anatomically comfortable features. There are other aspects to consider before stem length is adjusted . www. especially if you’re uncomfortable or experiencing knee. you would certainly benefit by having someone do it now. torso length. a proper fit sees the rider’s hands right by the brake levers at all times.com NOW AVAILABLE! metalcowboy. may I suggest a collection of classics and an everyday ride? Frankly. shapes. and we understand that stems are an integral part of adjusting your bicycle to be comfortable and perform efficiently for your riding style. There is a fee involved. colors. angles. flexibility. it dawned on me that these do get asked frequently. If your bike was not custom built. Most customers change the stem a few times over the course of a few months to get the final fit just right.. handling is negatively affected because you may be riding up on the top of the bars a majority of the time. Any bicycle with drop-style handlebars falls into this category. Nonetheless. working with a professional bicycle fitter that has the tools and experience is by far the best way to fix the problem. Dan Towle is the owner of R+E Cycles (Rodriguez). In our shop. If you didn’t buy your bike at a shop that employs fitting professionals. The good news is that it’s possible to get a fit from a shop that specializes in such a thing. selling. you’ll see a wall covered with dozens of stems. Now that you understand how the stem is closely related to comfort. In reality. An ideal fit is a process. If a classic look is important to you too but injuries and wisdom are quickly making your classic fit not so much fun. and wisdom kicked in. then the designer created a frame drawing and included a specific stem length for proper positioning. chances are you are riding the stem that came with your bike. He has been fitting. chances are you are not getting the most out of your cycling experience. Your bike and its components have been engineered toward this type of fit. sizes and colors. I wasn’t exactly sure where to start. every bicycle comes with a fit guarantee. This puts your hands in an unnatural “twist” that causes unnecessary pain. Every bike has a stem holding the handlebars in place.” They come in many varieties. That can only be done in person during a bicycle fitting session. even if you didn’t buy your bike from them. and there’s no chart. seat or steering wheel when picking it up from the dealer. etc. Taking it one step further. so that the hands are right there when riders need to shift into a different gear. Even on a custom bike. In my youth. neck. So will the steering be negatively affected if you change the stem? I can answer that question like this: With the proper fit. as there are those that want their bike to have a certain look and it doesn’t matter to them if it rides comfortably or not. and his entire staff. and that’s why we have a wall of stems. control is negatively affected as well. but for a bike that I regularly ride.Bicycle Paper March 2013 . While riding on top of the hoods... Imagine if you picked your car up from the dealer and the seat was so low or so far back that you had to pull yourself up by the steering wheel. shifter or pedals — driving would be horribly uncomfortable. the stem is the last part of a proper fit to consider. and sometimes you’ll need to purchase some parts to get things right. For this article. Riding this way excessively also puts the hands very close together and causes neck and upper back fatigue. even here in our shop. website. Is your bike designed for a certain stem angle or length? If your bike was custom built. It seemed like kind of a blasé subject. We carry many different lengths. and loving bikes since the 1970s. ready to make an easy gearing change. I asked Claire [Bicycle Paper’s editor] what questions she thought readers may have about this topic. As conditioning improves. you’ll want your From the classic quill threaded-style (upper left) to the carbon fiber threadless (bottom right) and the adjustable type (middle left). there’s much more to learn before diagnosing your own problems.. so don’t marry the first stem you get involved with. If you have the wrong stem.rodcycle. We do this at no charge. they secure the handlebars to the bike. Think of it like driving with both hands on the middle of a car’s steering wheel. He. If you walk into our shop (R+E Cycles) in the University District of Seattle.
and because I know everybody cheats. I ride for the girl who didn’t get away. By taking these precautions and educating yourself. Ore. and got out my Bianchi. as well as the level of activity and triggers. Photo courtesy of Helen Greenwell medical attention immediately. • Warm up. However. Their deaths reached me through a fellow cyclist in one of those 30-second. regardless of the intensity of symptoms. I ride to feel my son’s cheek against my back. get to an area with warm. “Everyone can exercise with asthma. And today. • Prepare for a ride. I’m home. Long rides may require you to use it again. ring: constriction of the muscle in the airway. flowers are in bloom. whether you are a hardcore cyclist or weekend rider. Depending on a person’s the world who suffer from asthma. then back along the river. “Those who require hospitalization sboro. asked after my health and family. chest tightness. • Avoid triggers. explains Daniel DeMerell. A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are aware of the deaths of two British nationals in Thailand on February 13 and we are providing consular assistance. chest tightness. use it 15 to 20 minutes before exercise. humidified air to help release constriction of the airway (perhaps by turning on a shower and letting the room steam up). of Allergy. after difficult workout sessions may not realize is that it could be more than or a race. Each asthmatic is different and may require different combinations and frequency of medication. and leukotriene modifiers (Singulair). of breath. I ride to feel the world outside my head. Your doctor will determine if you have asthma by measuring how well you breathe with a spirometry test. mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn). in the Saddle BY JOE KURmASKIE Fitting that I was on my bicycle when I got the news that Peter and Mary were gone. suggests seeing a doctor taken to prevent an attack. It was cold and a little wet and I hadn’t used parts of my body like that in awhile.” says Asthma & Allergy Center in Seattle. in lung function over time. Start out slowly by going on short rides until you feel more comfortable at a faster pace and for longer distances. Ore.” “Chronic asthma can be life threatening.” Some may optimize performance and overall comfort. Asthmatics are encouraged to continue exercising. However. “Sometimes cold air and altitude will set it off. EIA is often treated with the same medications used for a standard asthma diagnosis. derlying problem. Note: if you find yourself using your rescue inhaler more than a few times per week. Mr Root was born in Jersey but grew up in Guernsey. Purse your lips. allergies or a common cold. then cut left at the next intersection. pushing uphill through the cemetery. that doesn’t mean you have to avoid riding. and exhale. visit asthma. let them know where you keep your rescue inhaler. of Northwest fortunately. If you find yourself “A year and a half ago. Bicycle Paper March 2013 . I didn’t know them but for the few email exchanges. If symptoms continue. tainting my experiences. If you have an inhaler. which is to say it was like every time I get on a bicycle . He and Dr. type of asthma (chronic or exercise-induced). especially if one has a really bad attack. still it hurts my heart that their journey has ended this way. while for others it lungs are constantly in a state of inflammation. wheezing. as well as pinpoint her triggers. a diagnosed Chronic Asthmatic and casual rider who rode in the 2012 Ride Around the Sound fundraiser event for the American Lung Association. The next hour was spent in the saddle. shortness of breath.” says Asthma. Thompson was originally from Bristol. I’ve been asked if the fear of dying on a bicycle ever hangs over me. sparking a moment of envy in what remains of my hardcore rider DNA. informed me that two Brits on a world cycling adventure had been killed in Thailand.5 .” says Helen Greenwell.” says Kennedy. Your doctor can help you find the most effective preventative and maintenance medications and form an asthma emergency plan. bike during the right season and in the best location for you. Pollen. and keeps my hopes in place. Speak with your doctor. but what you to 30 minutes. some may have lesser symptoms and decide to you may be one of the 300 million people around put off seeking help. The better physical shape you are in. most likely be fine. the vibrations of his laughter as we coast through showers of falling October leaves. “People in good shape may not realize they are limited and can do better if they are treated. he was riding his Trek Madrone off to some sunrise group ride. MD. If you find yourself breathing too heavily up a hill.” On their website. Some may only need a rescue inhaler once in awhile.. “Asthma is an inflammatory process. or your route has some hills. fatigue. the easier it is to tolerate obstruction. the couple posted a travel journal. and decreased athletic performance. the one that makes my bones hum and ache and glow . and not even at exertion. and DeMerell. Even if you have already been evaluated. Wash. especially if proper precautions are taken.. Symptoms of asthma. Note: Peter and Mary’s latest film will be showing at the 11th Annual Filmed by Bike.” EIA is best managed when a patient and their doctor work together to identify. TELEGRAPH. I respond that it’s not like that. Get away from or remove any obvious triggers and take your prescribed medication. Whether it is cold outside. • If you have an attack: Stop all activity and stay calm. Though Anderson’s case was so extreme that she had to seek Helen Greenwell ready to ride. Try to slow any erratic breathing. I began violently experiencing wheezing. coughing and couldn’t stop — just at rest. Perhaps join a spin class to keep up your endurance if it is too cold to bike outside. it is important to monitor how the medications are working. or an exercise to see how exertion affects you. Warm up slowly for 10 minutes before strenuous exercise and take time to cool down. UK 3:29PM GMT 16 Feb 2013 British couple killed in crash on world cycling tour A British couple who have been cycling around the world have been killed in a crash in Thailand. Some athletes may cough. Peter Root and Mary Thompson. set off on a round-the-world adventure in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe. [EIA] is under explored. on the fly exchanges our community is famous for — a bit like insects transmitting information by rubbing antennas as they pass.Riding Through Your Asthma bY hEALTh tion in airway obstruction. Cold weather. and could eventually The direct cause of EIA and why only lead to chronic asthma.” For more information. MD. Everyone’s body is different. Kennedy.. all I know of heaven. “Three different things are occur. you may need to add a daily corticosteroid.DeMerell. but I can’t and won’t speak for them. with the help of a specialist. He matched pace with my Xtracycle full of boys on our way to the school drop-off. Two on four wheels. April 20-23 in Portland. dismount and walk to the top. perhaps even up These may cause you to cough.” With medication and education. and control triggers. long-term damage may be a factor. wear a ventilated mouth cover or breathe in through your nose. Ms. may be exercise induced (EIA) — both can be this irritation could cause a permanent decrease triggered by allergens and cold weather. and some people would score their symptoms differently. certain people are affected is unknown. It was absolutely horrible. both 34. DeMerell encourage riders who may be suffering from symptoms to see a doctor. If riding with a partner. while others may need daily preventative medication. “If you use an emergency inhaler more than a few times per week.frequently can cause scarring to their lungs. However.com. you may need a daily medication instead.. They had their reasons.” says Jill Anderson. Anderson is now able to cycle comfortably and continue to join long rides. They met 14 years ago at art college in Falmouth. photographs and short films from the 23 countries they had visited.” but the most common ones include shortness Kennedy says. “UnMichael S. triggers that induce the participant in the Seattle to Portland (STP) ride problem have been identified and steps can be and Trek Tri-Island. a peak flow meter to see how fast you can force air out of your lungs. the Middle East and China. The moment I push off and start moving on two wheels. such as a heart condition. eliminate. I didn’t even bother with my helmet. I ride for more than a few good ideas that did.. • Work your way up. coughing. Cyclists with only exercise induced asthma will increased mucus secretion and inflammation. I ride to get mud in my hair and out of my heart. punching up the headline to read about the tragedy from the comfort of our oversized purple loveseat with all my gear still on. and used only before and during exercise. This friend dropped in on my left. Anderson was able to attain a low dose corticosteroid and rescue inhaler. Here’s what I didn’t say to the guy who asked if fear rides shotgun: No. but seeing a doctor will help causing obstruction of the lungs. The most common medications prescribed for EIA include short-acting inhaled bronchodilators (inhalers) that are used prior to exercise in order to relax and open up the airway. I ride for the 12-yearold girl murdered for bike parts by two boys she met on the internet. If you don’t have an inhaler and find yourself suffering from symptoms. Meet with a doctor to form a treatment plan that is best for you. racing down into Tryon Creek Park. seek medical attention quickly.. “You just have to prepare for it. Pet dander.. an avid cyclist who participates in the RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party) annually. such as Pulmicort. I hope it was something like that for Peter and Mary. so some of these steps may vary depending on severity.” If suffer from chronic asthma. vary from person to person. Peter had emailed me before the start of their adventure to ask for tips and advice and just to say he’d read my books and that they were out there living their dream. and give advice on how to best ride with asthma: • See a specialist. whether chronic or “It is good to make sure there isn’t an unexercise induced. The Guernsey couple are understood to have died in an accident on Thailand’s notoriously lethal roads on Wednesday. take deep breaths. Pollution. asthma won’t keep you from physical activity. It’s not just where I live. “There is a spectrum of percepKATIE HAWKInS ThE METAL COWBOY To Live and Die . I wept in my big chair. set aside the work I needed to do. Other medications your doctor may prescribe include longer combinations of acting bronchodilators and inhaled steroids (Advair).” remark both Kennedy and DeMerell. but perhaps at a lower dose. as being in good physical condition can actually decrease the possibility of attacks. and fatigue while exercising. Cornwall. I rode to be strong enough to grieve. Listen to your body and know your limits. the one that makes me feel fast and sexy and full of possibilities. I ride because I can’t sing like it sounds inside my head. but maybe not all of the time. If you ride during winter or on chilly mornings. and Dermatology Associates in Hill. it saves me.
President of Trek Bicycle.000 loan granted by his parents and in-laws. Richard “Dick” Burke. in the next chapter we learn The Big Guy has a faulty heart valve. However. but it is an accessible story that is both relatable and unique in the sense of what it addresses. Such a speech begs of the question of “why now?” Why present the brutal facts of your life at this time if you have sixteen more years to live? Perhaps we feel his death is near because Burke writes retrospectively. The longer and I am in the great outdoors. Burke starts this part of the story at The Big Guy’s 70th birthday. The Big Guy is a man worth reading about. the hood has a tenThere are different levels of waterproof dency to catch air and “balloon” out behind my needs in the Northwest. After graduating college. which Burke documents with unapologetic details. so I found that minimal unleash her wrath — whether predicted clothing underneath worked in the weather forecast or not. then he should pull the plug. 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This detail.Bicycle Paper March 2013 . when he declares that he will do one last great thing before he dies. it needs to and most any clothing will keep you be tucked in or cinched down. The first surgery goes seemingly well. In some reviews you drenched in sweat when I’ve read. in a sense. corporate conglomerate it is today. with brutal honesty. on hikes. Though he doesn’t know what that last great thing will be. eventually handing the baton off to his son. we get a sense that Burke the father knows the end is near. Features include with a little patience it taped construction. Regardless of purposeful foreshadowing. 6 . my bike. which he achieved by giving most of his fortune to charity. From my experirace face during the comence. Building Trek Bicycles. is an accurate estimation. and the tremendous amount of philanthropic work he accomplished throughout the years. 2012. It is relatively dry. likewise. and what we see unravel is the classic American dream of a businessman who started from virtually nothing. When I layered up on That’s when extra protection is colder days and put on the unequivocal. experiences a slew of ups and downs. when I am not riding can attest to the Storm Cobra being waterproof. One Last Great Thing by John Burke.. which from this reader’s standpoint. The next 100 pages take us into his first surgery. and the multitude of others that follow as he fights for his life.99. Like a good salesman. he also describes him as passionate. the difference between mute I would often break water resistant and waterproof out in a profuse sweat — is drastic. back pocket. which needs replacing. What John Burke addresses are the conflicting emotions one experiences when faced with the reality of death. making quick glances over the shoulder mist coming off the Pacific Ocean prevails difficult. going back to school.com. he claims he “has one more left in him.my go-to for around town. hardcover 144 pages. working pours Seattle had to offer this past winter and I outside . To remedy this. On the other hand. Though he makes it known that his opinion sometimes differed from his father’s when it came to business decisions. and Burke’s experience with death is one that people in his situation can find solace in. chromebagsstore. The Big Guy was a man unafraid of reinventing himself. Starting from a $10. Richard Burke creates a small business that over the years evolves into the international. 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After joining Building 9. in mid-April when they will conduct classes “Just being outside and being active can make for veterans on how to cook and shop healthy a huge difference. this bike was help elevate mood. is a way to create some healthy peer pressure and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. read some of the stories of their recipients.org stresses an emphasis receive email updates with details about how on the individual. Custom frame builder Bill Stevenson of Olympia’s The Bike Stand donates his time as well. Regarddelivered in July 2012. the facility to give tenants a place to maintain The enthusiastic response the organization their bicycles.org Newman says expansion is in the organization’s has donated 10 commuter bikes to the house. experiencing PTSD after returning from the Donors are also provided with receipts and thus an opportunity for tax deductions.500 bike. Newman explains that those suffering from depression often experience difficulty mustering the drive to get up and go. VetBikes.. VetBikes. The prerequisite for entering the program includes being sober for at least 30 days.” Newman says.cOMMUNITY “VETBIKES.” says Newman. Under the “How to Donate for the nonprofit. called Building 9.org veteran worked with VetBikes. Although the ‘cross season is over. Those who contribute however. It has been such as success strengthen the mental aspect of VetBikes.org leaves to the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs and Warrior Transition Battalion to determine. Together they impelled racers and spectators to bring whatever gear that might have been collecting dust in their garage to the next event. convenient for the donor. there are certain criteria a candidate must meet to acquire a bicycle. 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By the third hour I was past the tree line and into the sub-alpine meadow zone. turning the cool came down confident. The warm water remaining in my last bottle was scarcely drinkable. I staggered onto the porch. when I rolled out of time. It is so flat it has been used for landspeed record attempts. With the loan of a dollar. Losing track of star show. I was on gravel again. I topped off and the snow can fall year-round. the big sky vista. descending the ridge between Little Blitzen Gorge and Big Indian Gorge. I had my reward of a frozen treat before reluctantly returning to the last four miles back to the camp. For the next 17 miles I would have to plow a rut through this loose mess. my thoughts began to wander . warning Steens and gave a brief break from the climbing. I finally reached a real landmark. washed my face. then rear braking as the trail continued. so it was 7 a. I had not my sleeping bag. one of two primiclosed because of snow until early July and tive campgrounds on the mountain. no shade. Kiger Gorge. Two and a half hours. there is a fine viewpoint and parking area. but the prospect of the 26-mile lenge: the grade is so gradual and the mountain road to the summit was all I so big that the summit is not could think about. down to the desert floor where the Alvord (dry) Lake sits a mile below. com).. Here. I’m planning to go back next summer when I’ll be 65 and I expect to be alone again on the fearsome Rooster Comb descent. I learned why suspension forks were already becoming popular. the descent left my arms limp and my hands aching from pulling on my standard-issue cantilever brakes.. It must be quite a spectacle. Photo Peter J. and the exhilaration of having reached my goal. minutes to admire the serene alpine setting rain. Always the descent continued. Marsh is an outdoor and nautical writer. He was the editor of Oregon Cycling from 19881991. I was ready to take my chances. 8 . No one so much as nodded in my direction. It said to be my bottles. With two World” where extinct animals still flourished? water bottles in cages and three lashed on my Towards the end of the second hour the carrier. enjoying the cool wind. Peter J. I steered to the edge of the road to look for some good fresh dirt. but I where it stayed for most of the next three hours. He lives in Astoria. I soon primitive site beside the rushing Donner and saw what makes this climb such a mental chalBlitzen River. The sun rose as I got into a rhythm and began Once we had our camp organized. I set out to do battle with the mountain. Wherever it widened. until I was weary of the thrill of it all. when the temperature drops to freezing. on and on.” just me and the bike and the road winding its We all stayed up late looking at the brilliant way up and over the skyline. from the gentle slope of the After about an hour with west side that the Steens was nothing in sight but sagebrush. It was “because it was there. I pushed on to reach the summit plateau. I ate as much breakfast cereal seen any creatures large or small — could the as my growing excitement would allow. snow. It was mid-afternoon and the sun was overhead. At least this reduced the chance that anyone would pass me on the way down. try the next day — for no better reason than I peeled off another layer of clothing. It was not encouraging. suddenly remembering that I wasn’t carrying any money. These days. A long spine of rocks called the Rooster Comb projects above the ridge. a sign ominously warns drivers not to continue unless they have a real off-road vehicle.TOURINg ADVENTUREs “STEENS MOUNTAIN” FROM PAGE 1 definitely up for the challenge. I came to that blustery 100-degree days were common a halt beside a lone water pump. “the highest run in the state” from mile 17 to mile 23. the last ten miles back to the settlement of Frenchglen was tarmac.000 feet from the base I arrived on the ridge top. followed by spells of desperate rock dodging and the suspense of not knowing what was around the next corner. my I soon shifted down into the small chainring to bike is better equipped with front suspension. monotony was broken up by colorful signs and banners in the juniper trees. These gorges are so long and so deep. Fortunately. inviting riders to take their eyes off the road — but not for long! Thinking that the ascent was brutal. Further on. and high winds . The temperarun for a couple of miles up the dirt road and ture was now rising rapidly. as hard a one-day ride as any middle-aged cycle-tourist could wish for. Mercifully. but it still took all my strength to keep the pedals turning. the road makes its final drop down to the crossing of the Blitzen River where some people were fishing peacefully as I hammered over the bridge. The gravel marathon began to rival the climb as it sucked any remaining energy out of my legs.Bicycle Paper March 2013 . A short hike leads to the 9.net. I could see visible until around mile 23. After the last dramatic viewpoint of Big Indian Gorge. giving the area some protection against development.. Most annoying were the sporty couples in shiny new Land Cruisers with equally shiny mountain bikes secured on their racks. it seemed as if entire towns could be lost in the depths.. I finished off a water bottle and set it down only to watch it blow over the edge and bounce slowly into the depths. bar ends and clip-on pedals. More of his writing can be found at sea-to-summit. Down to my lowest (granny) gear. He wrote Rubber to the Road — a guidebook to bike rides around Portland (rubbertotheroad. Three days later I read a local paper and discovered that these marked the course of the annual Steens Rim Run 10K. I was going to give it a morning into a warm summer day. doubt the ride would be any easier. Note: The aspens change color in late September. but this section had been well packed. I sat down for a snack. I thought. but it was August. and no relief in sight. I relaxed a little and began to think of the journey’s end. when not traveling the world on his bike.000 feet from the headwall. including the fastest woman on wheels (Kitty O’Neil at 512 mph in 1976). The extreme elevation didn’t seem to affect me as I spent another gruelling half-hour traversing the plateau on a track so rutted I could keep up with the occasional car. 23 miles and 5. From there I had a view east.m. eating ice cream in the shade. and stayed a few prepared for sudden lightning storms.733’ summit. while plateau far above me be the setting for a “Lost the rest of the campground still slept. I took a test Then it was back to work. By then the tourists were awake and bumping uphill over the ruts in all manner of vehicles..Kiger Gorge’s remarkable small lakes and meadows ment. which manages the landscape. a series of the Bureau of Land Manage. after 66 miles and one very long day I completed the loop. the vegetation gradually The only information I had changed to low juniper bushes came from the local office of and pines. Marsh dotted the broad slope of the Steens area. dropping 4. In a little less than an hour I reached the edge of the plateau and swooped down the escarpment to the rustic hotel/general store. There were fabulous runouts through fields of grass. the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act was passed. but there was another surprise ahead: it appeared that a local politician had enough influence to recently have a layer of pea gravel laid down. as entrants have been known to suffer from mild frostbite and altitude sickness. a uniquely rideable mountain. that the gate to the summit road is normally When I reached Fish Lake. Ore. Finally. so among the aspen trees. My hands began to cramp up from squeezing so hard so I alternated front. make sure I didn’t push too hard — and that was more gears. one member of my party just happened to be there. the first of the perfectly U-shaped valleys that look like textbook illustrations of the Ice Age. In 2000. I plunged into the harrowing 14-mile downhill section of the route. By 9 a.m. my to work my way upward across the lower slopes friends were ready to kick back and enjoy the which were covered in arid sagebrush.
Strenuous exercise during pregnancy: is there a limit? Am J Obstet Gynecol. data is limited beyond the understanding that moderate exercise is beneficial to maternal and fetal health and it must be tailored to the individual’s fitness and prenatal health. Ellen is a Seattle-based sports and wellness nutritionist. stationary biking is a reasonable alternative to outdoor riding until the day of the triumphant return to the road with a baby trailer in tow. Fi ft h Le ue no ra Av ViaBike. In combination with varying degrees of nausea. experiencing sharp pains in abdominal muscles. is also good for metabolism and blood glucose stability. 4. week 14-26 Exercise intensity should be monitored through a physician and/or midwife to establish the target heart rate based on personal medical history. many women experience insomnia and/or frequent urination due to pressure from the growing uterus on the bladder. Consequently. therefore experiencing mild weight loss upon adapting to a more healthy diet. First trimester.mayoclinic. Weight gain of one pound per week continues. joining Velo Bike Shop in its new location.25(4): 430-8. a mom-to-be should be flexible with their exercise goals as some are able to continue cycling daily while others find themselves with persistent back pain. the reduction in energy expenditure may be adequate to reach the target weight without increasing food intake. Fortunately. 206. Eating on time. Basics of sports nutrition still apply: • Stay hydrated. et al. Apr 15. Although regular exercise is good for delivery. hip joints.e1-6. as she enters the second trimester. Halfway into a pregnancy. Membership monthly fee $15 (optional locker rental and towel service additional). She works with athletes of all ages. which is likely to be most dietary supplements on the market. Duncombe D. enjoy the journey. However. Women should consider setting specific goals such as biking two days a week or adjusting to a new speed or distance to accommodate those physical changes. During the second trimester.” adjust energy intake to reflect the level of activity and add 300 calories per day as the pregnancy moves along.com. an St .HEALTh “PREGNANCY” FROM PAGE 1 subsided without intervention. She also works extensively with athletes who have stable cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Avoiding windy and poor outdoor conditions are necessary. Each pregnancy is different. Szymanski LM and Satin AJ.9 . Seattle’s new bicycle club for downtown commuters. 1857. altered smell and taste. There is evidence that maternal temperature above 102. This can be accomplished by increasing daily food intake by 150-250 calories. • Be flexible. it can be included as part of safety precautions. locker rooms. Healthcare providers should be informed of any sports and herbal supplements currently used and discontinued that have not been clinically tested for pre. Skouteris H. Continuing a balanced diet with an extra 300 daily calories will suffice.com 3. 2009. physical comfort is a main driver of the ability to bike. A doctor can help the future mom decide if a quality heart rate monitor is a worthy investment. the body goes through remarkable hormonal changes that can lead to fatigue. this effect Third trimester. week 27-42 The last trimester is the home stretch. of weight loss is usually not alarming. Ellen can be contacted at endgamenutrition. Wertheim EH. roughly every four hours. Pregnancy is a time of change physically. Midwifery. and exercising with a companion are good initiatives to ensure physical safety. Be kind to your body. This can be rather frustrating for a woman who wants to remain active yet is simply exhausted. • Eat adequately and regularly.3292 /velobikeshopseattle St . the expectant mother is advised to gain 5 lbs. Pregnancy weight gain — what’s healthy? www. For those who decreased their cycling and exercise level. Bike storage and wash. In these first weeks. Thanks to an array of hormones. Personal healthcare providers should be abreast of any exercise routine and unusual physical symptoms. consuming at least the same amount of fluid as prior to pregnancy is recommended. eat whatever they want. Am Fam Physician. there is no evidence that it can initiate labor. showers. trails. however. Overall. Exercise during pregnancy. and try not to overly focus on weight gain or loss unless the doctor advises otherwise. en VELOBIKESHOP. In addition. The combination of weight gain and ligament relaxation produces a shift in the center of gravity. • Dietary supplements. Si ar xt h d ch Av N en ue Bl Located in the new downtown Seattle Via6 apartments.325. Second trimester. Take prenatal multivitamins and mineral supplements preconception or as soon as a pregnancy is suspected. customer care and speedy repairs. and emotionally. and the pelvic area as ligaments and cartilage loosen up in preparation for labor is not uncommon. many women expressed that they seemed to gain weight without even trying. Most research regarding healthy pregnancies and exercise are observational since it would be unethical to administer experimental interventions that could potentially harm the fetus. 2151 Sixth Avenue at Sixth & Blanchard.207(3): 179.57(8):1846-52. week 1-13 During the first trimester. References: 1. Starting with the “base calories. Sep. This is also common for those who eliminate regular alcohol consumption from their routine. WE’VE MOVED! Check out our new downtown digs. Same great prices. Biking in designated lanes.and postnatal safety. Wang TW and Apgar BS. At this stage of a pregnancy.COM Bicycle Paper March 2013 . Albeit less exciting. 1998. mentally. Factors related to exercise over the course of pregnancy including women’s beliefs about the safety of exercise during pregnancy. set realistic fitness goals. 2012. pregnant women are free to continue regular exercise but are not encouraged to increase significantly or start unfamiliar exercise routines. their sudden onset may catch a first-time mother off guard. Sixth and Blanchard. Even though such pains are a normal part of pregnancies. Opening for membership Spring 2013. While there is no validated method to assess fluid loss from exercise during pregnancy. 2. Urine should be clear to light yellow in color within a few hours after an exercise bout. Cold beverages may not always be effective in lowering core temperature quickly. up to 5 lbs.COM / VELOBIKESHOP. average weight gain of one pound per week is encouraged. Aug. 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half points will follow you. Point system determines winner in each category. Course consists of footpaths. See individual events for location and start times. Hilly terrain along Hwy 26 with snow on occasion. Vicious Cycle. Start 8am. 604-737-3034. Celebrate the 40th anniversary and be part of the R+E reunion! Both Glenn Erickson and Angel Rodriguez will be attending the event. Full face helmet mandatory.org Maupin.5km swim. WA.Cat 3 Beg: 9am. If you move up on points. cascade. groomed paths and paved surfaces. 425-301-7009. 915-247-2633. 8/30. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series OXCS. Just 30 minutes from Portland. Pedaler’s Fair is an annual marketplace for Washington-based. Over 250 exhibits of gear. WA. Mar 3. BuDu Racing. women and wheelchair categories. 50km ultramarathon. WA. Dan Towle. Series of 5 events raced throughout BC. trifreak. Lots of singletrack. 6/23.com Seattle. 23-mile paddle. Cooking in the Kettles. Bring food bank donation. 30-minute indoor bike and 2.3rd race results decide.org May 18: Troika Triathlon Mar 2–3: Silver Star FrostBike May 25: Soaring Eagle Trail Run Oregon Enduro Series May 25–26. 7/27. From Beartooth Mountains to Yellowstone River. May 5 Various.com/duathlon May 11: Sunﬂower Marathon and Relay Island Cup Series XC Mar 17–Jun 9 Vancouver Island. Pro City Racing. Jun 14–16. cross-country ski. rodcycle. Rory Muller. WA. Also 26. FTR. Cycling BC. and run 5km (3. Duathlon starts at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. 260-920-3983. USA Cycling sanctioned. buduracing. BC. 10th annual fundraising event and fun night celebrating the 15th anniversary of Bike Works. R+E Cycles. 250-992-7783. 208-788-9184. Incorporates costume contest and prizes . Limit 35.com WEEKLY SERIEs MONDAY Portland MTB Short Track Series Jun 3–Jul 29 Portland. Jason Goodman. All ages. 4thdimensionracing. BuDu Racing. 4 to count for overall. At Expo Center.AGS Mar 22–24. USA Cycling. MVSTA. Events on: 4/21. WA. Time limit: 7 hours. League of American Bicyclists. 503-222-2851. Leg 7 on dirt road. bikeworks.org/pledge-events/wa/seattle-walk-fy13 Victoria. 4th Dimension Racing LLC. 33rd annual.com WORCA Toonie Races May 2–Oct 24 Whistler. Scenic Elkhorn Mountains. Pedal.com Mar 24: West Side MTB Series #4 APRIL CAMps May 31–Jun 2: Wild Canyon Games Apr 24–Aug 28: Track Development Class Portland. electronically or printed. multi-use trails. WA. 260-920-3983. abilities. OR. run. Various categories/age groups.com Walla Walla. barkervillerushrelay. Bennington Lake. Aug 16–18. 24. women 40+. powerhouseidaho. Overall standings calculated on points counting 5 best results. Run 10km loop around the lakes. CA. Sprint distances.com Issaquah. Stephen Exley. islandcupseries. Dan Elsom. marathon and 50km. Jul 28. A two-wheel focused expo that promotes and celebrates all things related to bicycling. Top 15 in each category. Point system determines the winner in each category. 4 categories for both men and women. Brittany Reading. BuDu Racing.8-mile bike. 40-49. Tickets required. WA. 3-mile outside run. 7/27. Teams count best 4 riders’ results per race. 15-minute pool swim.8-mile run. 509-996-3287. Men. frame builders. Top 3 recognized weekly. Adventure race includes sprint. 15. B. 19-29.org Seattle.com Open.1 miles) at Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park. Quesnel Triathlon Assoc. raceacrossoregon. Two sets of Oregon BAR points. 8/2. Racing starts at 10am. cascade. Free to Evergreen MBA members. 6/21. actionbmx. Coyote Classic. Eastern Oregon Sports Training LLC. TriFreaks. Pts awarded 20 deep. Series of 5 short track XC events for the whole family with nightly and overall prizes. Enduro DH and DH races at Beacon Hill. BuDu Racing. 7-event series. Saturday-XC. self-seeding categories: Beginner. Singlespeed. strollers or dogs allowed. Limit 300. 8/3. 4thdimensionracing. courses will vary each race. Wolf Creek Reservoir. 50km. 253-245-9240.AGS #1 Apr 28: Mt. Tara Mowat.com Redmond. 541-571-8018. Cumulative based on points. emphasizing technical singletrack and shorter laps for better spectating.com/oregon-trail-sprint-tri Bend. 12km. Apr 7. (rides featuring singletrack and off-road riding). 4th Dimension Racing LLC. Get ready for Nationals or just come out and enjoy some local competition. Points 30 deep. 5-event series with venues in WA. Clydesdale.com Spokane.org Portland.C. 4 starts.com May 4: Grand Ridge Trail Run Mar 4–6: National Bike Summit Seattle. 6/29. Non-ticketed fundraising event. Shimano Youth series for kids 12 and under. BC. 6 count toward overall. Visit the frame building and painting facilities. Jul 13–14.org Seattle.com Billings. 5-event grassroot series on some of the best courses from Victoria to Port Alberni. contact us and we will gladly update the calendar. see website for location. 7/21. Friday: course open. WA. ID. OR. Held at R+E Cycles from 10am-5pm. 425-301-7009. 5/4. Teams of 7 members. Ride precedes festivities. Fun and unique nighttime indoor triathlon with outdoor run. Post-race lunch. Laura Sanford. One of the most scenic and unique runs in the NW .com MAY BMX May 5: Fight For Air Run/Walk Issaquah. 260-920-3983. WA. rideviciouscycle. No class on 6/26. OR. 4th Dimension Racing LLC. 541-296-8908.or 3-person.com Apr 20–21: Pedalers Fair APRIL Apr 6: Apple Capital Spring Duathlon Apr 13: Redmond RainMan Triathlon Wenatchee. taste Caffe Vita coffee. TriFreaks. . 6 age groups. Events on: 5/11.com May 18: USAC Elite BMX Nationals May 25–26: BC Cup #3/4 Surrey. 604-737-3034.com/duathlon The Dalles. post-race food and finishers certificate. fair climbing. 5km run or walk presented at Magnuson Park. Solo or team entry. unitedridersofcumberland. 8/24. 5/17. WA. Sport. WA. Series awards presented on 5/19/2013 at Maple Valley race. 3 to 6 Super D stages per weekend. Bill Olson. individual and team standings. SE Racing and Promotions. 5. and 50km distances. 20th annual. WA. islandcupseries. 22. 4/7. Highest points total wins. Team entry deadline Jan. peakstoprairie. 5/18. 6 categories. islandcupseries. Part of Island Cup Series XC. SAG supported. See race series for details. 10th annual. Check website to confirm.com Samamish. Sport and Expert.com Coeur D’Alene. $5. Eric Jensen.com BC Cup DH Series May 4–Sep 1 Various. pannier makers.html Grand Coulee. or if the information listed changes. 10km run.. climbing and more over a 3-day weekend. Half-Ironman distance (1.short: 30 & 50 miles. rider does 30km. Aaron McBride. OR. Events on: 4/21. FVMBA. BC. This calendar may not be transmitted or reproduced by any means.com North Powder. mvsta. Series of 7 DH events. OR. Paddle NW Cup Apr 5–Sep 8 Various. WA. see website to confirm.com Whidbey Island. 5/26. (competition featuring singletrack and other off-road riding). Open to all. 5 races and the Fall Classic. Events on: 4/20. (events that include cycling as part of the competition).4 miles).com Mazama. 503-887-9084. and Singlespeed. Junior (14mi) through Pro (28mi). Half-marathon and 5km also available. 11-event series in Western Washington. WA. WA. Cat 2 Sport/Clydesdale: noon. 4thdimensionracing. Goes from Pipeline Trails to multiple singletrack trails. Scott Ward.com Seattle. BC. All aspects of this event calendar are copyright 2012 Bicycle Paper. WA. If tie . women Open. Grassroot series showcasing some of the best courses from Victoria to Port Alberni. Gathering of the cycling community to prepare for Bike to Work. pedalersfair. 100-mile endurance run. 4/14. allgravityseries. 31. Kids 15 or younger free. Cascade Bicycle Club. pairs or individuals alpine ski. and 1.ca Tacoma. Knobby Tire Series. wildcanyongames. 5/11. Devon Lyons.2 / 56 / 13. BC Randonneurs. pih. WA. 15km trail run. geocaching.com Victoria. Races open to everyone. wood workers. 8/24. 5/12. Some of the dates are tentative.com Spokane. Race mainly on residential roads. OR. Peter Verbrugge. 206-920-3983. Karla Stowards. USAC sanctioned. marathon. If you are an organizer and your event is not listed.com Antelope. All classes. Start 6am. 6/8.. Please send your event information in the same style and format seen here.com Gorge STXC Series May 16–30 Cascade Locks. Dana Barkdull. Event presented at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. Josh Tofsrud. BuDuRacing. expositions. 6/15. First start at 5:30pm. 50+ divisions. Sunday: 8-stage. ties decided on placement at final race. 8 and 15km run. USA Cycling sanctioned. echored2red. OR. half and full marathon and 50km. . Roger Michel. 604-990-9815. Discovery Pass required. lectures. Benefits Food Lifeline. Point system determines overall.cALENDAR Welcome to the Paciﬁc Northwest’s Most Comprehensive Bicycle Calendar All events are listed chronologically within their respective sections: (clinics. ID.5km runs. The Great Urban Race. 5km. Honors the individuals. Best 5 results counts (top 4 for Juniors). 30-39. Expert/ Family Friendly Ride or Event Supports Bicycle Alliance of WA Supports Bicycle Transportation Alliance of OR Commercial Tour Bicycle Paper March 2013 . Multiple laps on fun and challenging 3-5 minute course with a lot of bumps and turns. Start/finish at Grand Ridge Trailhead. Start 10:30am. BuDu Racing. evergreenmtb. 5km. biking. Race any time after 5pm. (velodrome-type events). 509-529-9187. Jun 8. 509-754-6361. Events on: 3/17. WA.com/duathlon Moses Lake. 4/25. Start time . Start/finish at Squak Mountain Trailhead. zip-lining.000.Beginner.ca Seattle. WA. off-road triathlon. singlespeed . active travel.org Apr 13: Squak Mountain Trail Run Oregon XC Classic Series . short stretches of pavement on and around Badger Mountain. 6/29. cyclingbc. Mike Ripley. Adult admission $10 single-day pass. Hartland course is designed with classic XC style. 7/12. XC TT at Duthie Hill Mtn Bike Park.com Chula Vista. Neutral start. Events on: 5/4. BC. USAT Long Course Duathlon Championship.4-mile bike. Best 2 out of 3 events counts.com May 11: Over the Dam Run ThURsDAY Duthie Hill XC TT Series May 16–Aug 22 Issaquah. gorgeshorttrack. Waterfront Park.11 . 503-226-0498. No handcranks. 5/19. Half-marathon. Starts/ends in historic downtown. randonneurs. WA.com Mar 24: Bike Works Dinner & Auction Mar 29–30: Badger Mountain Challenge May 18: Oregon Trail Sprint Triathlon May 18: Pole. 10k. Start noon at Jillian’s Seattle. MTB or cyclocross bike. distance between 25-40 minutes depending on category. lung. trifreak. cascade. 10k and half-marathon with beautiful views and wildlife. Oct 26–27 Various. See race series for details. OR. Tentative dates. 206-517-4826. Series of 5 events.net Apr 28: Peaks to Prairie Adventure Race Washington State Enduro Series Various. WA. oregonenduro. 30 min indoor bike.OXCS Mar 2–Jul 7 Various. Yellowstone Valley CC. Chad Sperry. cherryblossomfitnessfestival. BC.28-mile run around Green Lake. Limit 500 teams.org Seattle.com May 18–19: Barkerville Rush Relay Mar 23–24: Pedal Nation PDX Bicycle Show Mar 24: Seattle RainMan Triathlon Knobby Tire Series Apr 13. New location: Pure Space. canoe/kayak and sprint to the finish. Points awarded to each finisher. Cat 1 Open/Expert/SS: 10:15am. 3 events each. non-timed transition. 8/17. Join the 30-day Commute Challenge. Best 7 out of 8 count toward overall cash. Hamilton Events. Bring non-perishable food bank donation. WA. Challenge your co-workers. WA. Shane Myers.3-mile run. Meet the guys behind the shop. (bicycle competition). 15 min pool swim. Scott Mitchell.it is going to be a techno-induced night! Great introduction to triathlon. Chad Sperry. Filmed by Bike is an independent bike-themed film festival presented at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St. Auctioning off an assortment of exciting items through a silent and live auction and dinner. Technical downhill and enduro downhill/Super D style. NWEpicSeries. 5km) and half-marathon. 4th Dimension Racing LLC. troikatriathlon. Donations of $75. 509-262-4122. men 40-49.org May 11: Elk Beaver Ultras MARCH MULTIspORT Island Cup Series DH Apr 21–Jun 9 Vancouver Island. 916-300-7490. Breakaway Promotions. West Side MTB Series Feb 17. Mix of gentle trails. Series of 6 events. Best 5 out of 7 results count for overall. cyclingbcmtb. lagranderide. Mountain Madness: Dirty Duo. (competitions where cumulative point standings are awarded). seracing.). 250-380-7877. 206-517-4826. usacycling. Each week features a different course. 509-262-4122. Peter Sherrill. Weekly events where riders can learn the basics of track racing. free kiddie races.org Mar 17: Shamrock Run North Vancouver. Jul 14 Various. Pedal Nation Events. 8 races. 7/6. Takes place at Herban Feast in Sodo. happygirlsrun. Poker ride on Sunday.org Mar 9: Dirty Duo Mar 9: BC Randonneurs Spring Social Mar 9–10: Seattle Bicycle Expo Vancouver.org Portland. Cascade Bicycle Club. Start 9am. long 60-100 miles. Cascade Bicycle Club. Men Open. All get a Tech T-Shirt. 604-737-3034. 5km run/17-mile bike/5km run. men 50+. WA. 6/15. handcycles. OR. without written consent of the publisher. Race every second week. Min $100 fundraising. festival feel. wwmultisports. Ride your bike to work. Trail run. Swim 750m (. Distances: 5 miles. Aug 10 Various. ID. 14. Visit BAW and BTA website for information on their activities. 14. and clothing designers plus more! Presented at Underground Events Center. 4/21. Most challenging race on the North Shore. All Gravity Series. Start 12pm. mbsef.com Barkerville.com Mar 3: West Side MTB Series #2 MAY May 1–31: Group Health Commute Challenge May 25: Spring Festival 5/10km Mar 10: West Side MTB Series #3 May 2: Bike To Work Breakfast Puget Sound. 49-mile bicycle. See race series for details.1 miles). Start at 6:30pm. 5/18. Rory Muller. 503-466-9007. Ken Pen . USAT sanction pending. ends in Les Schwab Amphitheater. half-marathon. AllGravitySeries. 6/8. Coeur d’Alene Marathon.bc. WA. OR. TriFreaks. 26. 206-527-4822. kids races. Join the NW advocacy delegations and visit the policy makers in Washington. OR. Breakaway Promotions. 9. fvmba.2 miles from Mazama to Twisp. Short course: 1. Pier 91. 1.com May 18: The Great Urban Race NW Epic Series May 11–Aug 24 Various. rides and more. 4/27. 10km and half-marathon open to runners and walkers.com Portland.8-mile run. WA. Jake Maedke. Weekly prizes. runner does 25km.com Bend. May 11. Course varies each week. eosportstraining. Distances: 5 & 10 miles.360 Park. Neil Larsen. Cost $100. Some of the dates are tentative. with points awarded to overall series winner. Tara Mowat. 4/7. BC. 206-695-416. 7/13. pedalnationevents. Hal Miller. 6/8. 260-920-3983. WA. Run and walk staged at Surf n’ Slide Water Park. Soldier Mtn and Grinder qualify for Nationals. oregonxcseries. knobbytireseries. MT. WORCA. Duathlon (5km.com RAcINg MARCH Mar 2: Echo Red 2 Red XC . 503-805-1361. Races put on by various businesses and après is not to be missed. Junior.). run.2-mile first time marathon. 28. Double and singletrack. portlandracing.net WEDNEsDAY Fat Tire Revolution Series Apr 20–Jul 28 Various. OR. Multiple age groups for men. 206-841-6037. Tentative. Evergreen MTB Alliance. Jun 2. bicycle-inspired small businesses to exhibit their goods. buduracing.com Federal Way. Fantastic races. btaoregon.net TUEsDAY Cumberland Cup May 28–Sep 24 Cumberland. 4th Dimension Racing LLC. Open to all. WA. BC. Standing calculated on points. 9/6. BC. 30km.com Gig Harbor. WA. Individual or team entries.ca/elk-beaver-ultra. 30km tough uphill and technical downhill. chariot race. 4thdimensionracing.the Grand Coulee Dam. 425-301-7009. your friends and your family to give up the gas and put the pedal to the pavement.com Kennewick. Open to all. Teams of two solve twelve clues. relay 2. trifreak. Jun 8–9. 6/2. Bike Works. OR.com Enumclaw. WA. reduced timed climbs. George Thomas. Tara Mowat.com Washington. OR. Inc. 25-mile ultra walk.47 miles). women. we’ve chosen to run websites only on events where both website and email are available. From 5:40-7:30pm on the infield of Portland Int’l Raceway. Bring nonperishable food bank donation. rideviciouscycle. Roger Michel. Tentative dates. Fort Steilacoom Park. The auction raises funds to support the advocacy efforts and education work of the BTA. 6/1. OR. bike 20km (12. 206-512-3283. cyclingbc. Rory Muller. nwcup. Rainier Duathlon May 26: Onion Man Triathlon Trailblazer All Mountain Series FVMBA Apr 20. Sep 28–29. 10. Choose between triathlon or duathlon that covers the first two legs only. New course. Wild city adventure and fun challenges while discovering Seattle. Up to 100 miles of riding. Special prize to reach the top first. worca. check out bicycles. 33rd annual. $12 two-day pass. BuDuRacing. 4/27. In conjunction with Colorama festival. Clydesdale categories. To conserve space. OR. 7-event series. FilmedbyBike. U19. 50-mile or 100km trail run. ID. 773-687-4595. For all ages and abilities. WA. buduracing. Overall calculated on points. Everyone welcome. Also Sept 7. Jake Maedke. Teams. 5/26. See race series for details. 3. Spectacular course on closed pathways. Rory Muller. Long course: 5-mile run. Start 7pm at Moose’s Down Under. Categories: 6 and under to 70+. Legs vary in length.com Wood River Cup May 29–Jun 26 Hailey. 1 and 5km walk. BuDuRacing. age groups.OXCS #1 Echo. mautner3@comcast. (road rides of various distances and for any type of bicycle). 3. Kris Schamp. Starts at Mt Bachelor.com APRIL Mar 30: Dash Point Trail Run Apr 20–23: Filmed by Bike Festival Portland. bike. bikeleague. Overall calculated on 5 best results. sERIEs MOUNTAIN BIKE All Gravity Series . DH racing on groomed snow and taped course on the Milky Way ski run to the mountain village.org May 26: Coeur d’Alene Marathon Mar 17: Victoria XC Apr 14: Cherry Blossom Fitness Festival May 4: Alice Awards & Auction Party May 26: Happy Girl Mar 22–24: Double Down Hoe Down .ca MARCH EVENTs MAY Mar 2: Seattle Bike & Pike Expo May 3–5: Race Across Oregon Training Camp MAY BC Cup XC Series Tentative. BC. Sep 6–8 Various. Events on: 4/5. 206-522-3222. U12. BC. shamrockrunportland. BC.bc. Events on: 3/2. greaturbanrace. Run through some of the most spectacular fields of wildflowers. 40km bike. and converse one-onone with some of Seattle’s cycling gurus and get a chance to win fabulous prices including a couple of frame sets. DC.6-mile run. dirtyduo. 2 distances . 541-738-0549. Age group. Meg Mautner. Series of 4 enduro-style events between Maple Ridge and Chilliwack.com Vernon. etc. cdamarathon. Bike-only category or enter as relay team. Kids fun run on Saturday.org BC Grassroots Series Apr 21–Jul 21 DH and XC series. Start at Dash Point State park.com/duathlon Seattle. Three days and nights training with the top endurance cyclists in the world. Lay It Out Events. Series of 10 XC races. New categories. businesses and organizations who worked for better cycling in OR. 100km running relay from Quesnel to Barkerville. Kim Terry. Weekly races around Whistler area. Max 11 runners per team. ID. Super cool short track series that goes along scenic trails along the Columbia River. dirt roads.
NWES #1 Apr 20: Trailblazer Series #1 Ephrata. bcmasterscycling. William Laubernds. Jason Bethel. Yellow center line rule in effect in all TT and RR. Vicious Cycle. Series of 8 events for Senior 1/2 men and Senior 1/3 women. Near Shelton. See race series for details. OR. BuDuRacing. expert 10. moderate 9.org Blodgett. south of Hawks Stadium.com Volkl Category 4 Women’s Series Mar 30–Aug 17 Various. Mountain Home. racemondaynight. First rider off at 9am.com BC Masters Series . Jeff Ain. Only Senior women score points at Banana Belt.ca Sammamish. dirtiest. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series . XC race. meanest races. 6/8. bikewenatchee.com Port Angeles. 7/27. 971-678-9747. killer climb and mud make for a great course. islandcupseries. Petr Kakes. ID. Ribbons to top 3 in each class after each event. women. Zone5 Promotions. Henry Pejril. 19–21.org May 18: Echo Valley Rally .8 miles with double track. Citizen and US riders welcome.com Helena.com WSBA Beginner Women’s Series Mar 16–Apr 6 Various. Prizes 5 deep. Relaxed and fun atmosphere.com May 19: Henry’s Ridge #2 Having fun riding around in the mud during the 2012 BC Bike Race. Larry Pommen. 8 races including State Championships which carry double points. cyclingbc.ca Duncan.bc.HC & Super D Apr 7: Duncan XC May 5: West Coast Super D May 25: High School MTB Championship Eagle.com/springthaw Eagle. Presenting the most diverse formats for DS. Big Sky Cyclery Race Team.KTS #1 Apr 14: Cumberland XC Boise. $2000 raffle prize. 11am start. nasty little granny gear climbs. 6/1. Tasty lunch and beverages. Start/finish at Echo Drive Trailhead. technical climbs and descents over single and double track. obra. USAC license. 6/29.org/oregon_cup Apr 21: Hammerfest XC sERIEs ROAD Summer TT Series Apr 16–Jun 11 Wenatchee.BCMCA Apr 27. 888-759-2453. Sunday XC. Spokane Rocket Velo. Kids 1pm. Events on: 4/13. Series kick off. 509-548-5615. Kevin Gorman. Course is a flat.OXCS #2 May 5: West Side MTB Series #7 WEEKLY SERIEs MONDAY Monday PIR Apr 15–Aug 26 Portland. women and mixed and solo for Elite/Sport racers. northwestvelo. All USA Cycling races.com Maple Valley. Fun for all levels and free food for racers after. 541-301-0132.5-mile Super D with 1000’ of descending.com Duncan.org Pemberton. 6/9. 3/30. Best 15 results count toward overall. wildrockiesracing. but not steep. NWEpicSeries. OR. OR. 17 Boise. WA. 16 Dayton. Action-packed short track racing 23 miles SE of Boise. Lots of singletrack on this improved course.com Apr 6: Mudslinger . Points to all racers at each event. zone5promotions. WA. OR. depending on class. 750’ elevation gain per lap. Test of Metal. BC. 5/11. Poker ride.com May 4: Beacon and Legs . A flight 8pm. OBRA. MT. WA. Race. Alan Jacob. Start at Mason Lake County Park. Wild Rockies. At Dry Hill. but bring your lungs because it isn’t short. Kenji Sagahara. Mike Cooley. 1-day license for Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women. 4/27. At PIR. Held in Post Canyon.com May 26: Unicorn 5000 TUEsDAY Baddlands Twilight Series Apr 9–Aug 27 Spokane. Shayne Myers. Martha Walsh. Cycling BC or domestic US license OK. Points to top 15 finishers in Cat 4 events. 29–30.VCL Mar 10–Sep 16 Vancouver Island.com Salmon Arm. Part of Island Cup Series XC. Rippin’ fast singletrack overlooking beautiful Lake Chelan. United Riders of Cumberland. Part of Fat Tire Revolution Series. 3-event series (1 TT. online at Bikereg. 1-min intervals. 7/27. georgescycles. Cash prizes for top 5 in both categories overall. victoriacyclingleague. C. desertlike 7-mile loop with lots of short climbs and fast descents. Part of Island Cup Series DH. Only active WSBA member can score points. Aug 4–5. islandcupseries. BC. WA. Cat 3. BC. Tandem category. Overall calculated on points. Series of 8 events. total points minus lower score equals overall points. Course open 5-7pm.OXCS. 95% singletrack. Baddlands Cycling Club. Part of North American Endura Tour. Max Lohmeyer.com SWICA Criterium Series May 14–Jul 9 Boise. WA. missoulaxc. flowy trail called Memphis. No race 7/30. At Scratchgravel Hills. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series .com Mission. 12-mile loop around Mason Lake.8-mile loop. WA. 8-mile mostly singletrack course. Open to everyone. islandcupseries. nwcup. 541-265-9917. 4 categories . No drafting. OR.com Garden City. Course varies weekly. David Douglas.com Maple Valley. webcyclery. 3 events on paved road on Grand Island. 3-event series. Tentative date. BuDu Racing.BC Cup #1 Spokane. BC. 360-914-0692. At Dry Hill. Alex Renner. overall based on points. Oldest MTB race in Oregon. 27-mile loop for all but Cat 3. 850’ climbing per lap. Points system (15 deep) determines overall winners. time trials. Qualifier for Nationals. 17 Woodland.garagebilliards. Events on: 4/14. rideviciouscycle. Reg from 5:30pm. ID. Knobby Tire Series. USCA license required. Part of NW Cup. 10. Overall based on points. wsbaracing. BuDu Racing. Free kids race. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series . 250-828-2453. N-Dub. 6/9. Junior to Cat 1. Members only get points. Great place to learn racing. Vicious Cycle. At Kamloops Bike Ranch. Steep.Bicycle Paper March 2013 . 260-920-3983. CBC Citizen or UCI license needed. 425-301-7009. 7/6. 10. 17. rideviciouscycle. Limit 400. no trailers.beginners start 9am for 9 miles. Singlespeeders’ dream. OR. 6 miles out and back for a 12-mile race on an up-and-down course. BC. Scott Tucker. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series . Presented at Hemingway Butt OHV. 8/17. 7/21. closed to traffic. For all ages and ability levels at Riverside State Park. Darren Lightfield. water crossings. Pro pay out and lots of prizes. obra. Theresa Gann.OXCS #3 Apr 27–28: Sunshine Coaster McCubbins Gulch. 7pm from April on. BC. Sue Duxbury. 27–28. skookumcycle. OR. 90% singletrack on Peterson Ridge Trail. 9–10. Course direction varies. 208-756-7613. others 9:30am for 23.OXCS. Short shuttle on paved road. Cash prizes. Benefits the Salmon Youth Employment Program. 18 Forest Grove. Series of 3 events. Devon Lyons. 4/27. DH includes shuttles all day on Sunday.to 27-mile loop on rolling terrain with twisty descents and a challenging climb near course’s end. Locations include Spokane. followed by fast gravel trails. DH High School MTB Championships. Women’s first time rider clinics 2nd Monday of each month. Part of Island Cup Series XC. 509-270-8347. Best all around road rider for Senior class only. 5/11. closed to traffic with excellent pavement. 503-272-0146.com Surrey. Part of Oregon XC Classic Series . 4/13. Jun 9. spectator friendly. racing. N-Dub. BC. 7/21. sorcebikeclub. Lord Hill Trails.CALENDAR Sunday: 2-stage DH. Cash prizes. BuDu Racing. Tentative dates. top 10 at other races.6 single and double track. baddlands. LeMans-style start. mudslingerevents. 30. Against the clock race starting at noon for the 2. Escape Velocity. Great mix of fun singletrack. At Dry Hill. Cat 4/5. Beer garden on Saturday. Saturday: XC at Lithia Park . ID. 3rd event longer. 260-920-3983. testofmetal. Constant rhythm changes. BuDu Racing. WA. Non-competitive MTB and poker ride on Whidbey Island. 4/5. BC.4km course every Tuesday . WA. ID. Best all around road rider for Masters class only. 23 Sequim. obra.com Oregon Cup Apr 13–Aug 17 Various. Series of 10 events. Events on: 5/4. Race on a relatively flat 6. Jake Maedke. info@spokanerocketvelo. Sunday: Mach Chicken DH. 8/11. wsbaracing. Saturday: XC marathon. WA. New series. 541-571-8018. spokanerocketvelo. Rory Muller. SunPeaks doesn’t count for points. Bike Newport.only RR counts toward OC standings. Race designed for riders of all ability levels. 6-race series. wide 1. Wendy Bailey. com Port Angeles. Part of BC Grassroots Series. Overall prizes 3 deep. 250-828-2783. WA. Kenji Sagahara. WA. Wild Rockies. Sunshine Coast Cycling. Great family spectator event – easy urban access. Saturday Lions ST. Top 15 get points at the 3 Championship events.25-mile closed course. 7/20. Cash prizes. OR. BC. 6/22. 503-545-9083. boasting a lung busting 101 switchbacks of pristine singletrack climbing. Jake Maedke. Rory Muller. oregonsuperd. Fill in info on sign-up sheet before and after. Tom Peasgood. pedalevent. Kids race. Start 11am. coasthillsclassic. WA. wildrockiesracing. SORCE. Rainier RR. 13 Various. BC. 23 Medford. 541-225-7946. Rory Muller. echelonrace. Series for Junior riders ages 10-18. top 10 at other races. 208-608-6444. 8/11. including Juniors.com Chelan. Bill Yearwood.net May 18: 12 Hrs of Disco Banana Belt Series May 4.com May 24: Nimby Fifty EV Spring Series Mar 3. May 25 Corvallis. Series comprised of 6 events. Good climbing with tight and windy technical singletrack. musselsinthekettles. Mudslinger Events. Juniors (11-14) race short course for 3 miles. technical sagebrush singletrack. Darren Lightfield. OR. 4/14. roundandround. free limited tent camping. Terrain is rolling with many lava strewn technical sections. Aero and standard divisions. Race around Henry-Hagg Lake.org Apr 7: West Side MTB Series #5 Apr 13: Sage Brush Scramble . FVMBA. Formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial Race. hang out and have fun. BuDuRacing. All men. first race 6:15pm.com Kamloops. 40-49. Registration starts at 5:15pm. 20 & 30 miles. B. Part of Island Cup Series XC. Liam Hughes. 26. This ain’t your typical XC race. Tuesday PIR Apr 16–Aug 27 Portland. Overall on points. King County’s Soaring Eagle Trails. Sheli Thomas. 541-390-9683.IRRS May 11–Aug 25 Spokane. georgescycles. 7/6. Technical singletrack winding through forest. Matt Plush. Masters. Points for individual and team classification. Events on: 4/14. wide road with excellent pavement.FTR #4 Southern Oregon Time Trial Series Mar 9. BCMCA membership. Solo and teams from 2-10 people. Open to all categories from Juniors to Masters 60+. Kids race available. Distances vary from 26-63 miles depending on category and race. No points. OR. OR. Ride the infamous Catwalk Trail and end on fast BT’s switchbacks. Part of Island Cup Series DH. OBRA. Shuttle on race day. hill climbs. Benefits the youth programs scholarship fund at Newport Rec Center. David Saltzberg. Master 40+ men and Cat 1/3 women.com Champion of the Spring Classic Series Apr 7.com May 25–26: 24 Hours Round the Clock George’s Spring Series . ID. 509-754-6361. 509-754-6361. C and Novice. 25 and 45km courses open. Part of BC Grassroots Series.org Apr 25–28: NW Cup #2 As the Raven Flies TT Mar 23. and forgiving terrain. Courses vary slightly each week. Dean Linnell. BC. wsbaracing.net Mason Lake RR Series Mar 3. 4th Dimension Racing LLC. Sunny side up. Series awards. Top 20 in each event scores points. Events on: 4/13. High Desert RR only counts.OXCS. Open to all. Tentative date. first rider off at 7pm. women and Masters. Jr. Part of Fat Tire Revolution Series. obra. 50+ Cat 1/3 and Cat 4/5. 6/16. Reg. Trailhead Coffee Roasters. An epic technical marathon race. Qualifier for XC Nationals. Mar 9. Photo courtesy of BC Bike Race / Dave Silver May 19: Herron Hammer Dirty Circles Mar 3. BC. Jake Maedke. Drop 3600’ in 7 miles with 500’ of climbing. etc. See race series for details. Start/finish at Three Creeks Brewing.com Apr 20–21: Lions ST & Beezley Burn FTR #1/2 May 11: Stottlemeyer 30/60 . fvmba. mountainbike. fee for XCM includes salmon BBQ.org May 12: Salty Dog 6 Hour Enduro MAY Sidney Velo TT Apr 30–Aug 27 Sidney. For Omnium race . C: 13-14. top 10 score. Enduro race. 2 RRs) open to select Masters (30+ Cat 1/2). 11. UROC. no major climbs.com Coupeville. islandcupseries. Prizes for top 15 overall. 2. Teams of 2 categories for men. At Heritage Park. 8/11. Start 6:45pm in March. 12 miles. mudslingerevents. OR. Events on: 4/7. Cowichan Cycles. SD and DH races of the year. 541-225-7946.com Roberts Creek. Bicycle Cafe Kamloops. rideviciouscycle. Onsite camping and vendors. 7/14. Need to do both races to win. No tight corners. Part of USAC initiative to expand women’s racing. 30 and 60 miles. Start 10:30am. Scott Tucker. Pedal Event.com Paciﬁc Raceways Series Mar 19–Aug 27 Kent.com Salmon. 7/14.com Squamish.org May 17–19: NW Cup #3 Seattle Road Development Series Feb 23–Aug 11 Various. Sep 1 Various. Single lap format.com Blodgett. Jeff Mitchem. WA. BC. Series of 3 events. D: 10-12. Oregon’s biggest MTB race.com Kalispell.com Murphy. King County’s Henry’s Ridge #1. no day-of registration. 604-737-3034. BC.com May 19: Duncan DH Williams Lake. Prevost is home to a fast.org May 11: Ore Crusher Apr 14: West Side MTB Series #6 TOURINg MARCH Mar 2: Echo Red to Red Poker Ride Echo. Skookum Cycle & Ski. BC. Open to men and women 30+.or 22-mile course with gravel road climbs to split you up and great singletrack on the way down. Must do 3 races to qualify for overall. Cash to overall Cat 1/2. Tuesday. 30–31 Langley. See race series for details. Top 15 get points at Championship events.5 miles. BC. WSBA. 3 routes: Easy 7. Kid friendly. First start 9am. 6/16. 11. 8/17. Joel Palanuk. escapevelocity. Wild Rockies.com Parksville. Logs to jump. 4/28. 10 Mason Lake. includes hot spots. rubber side down at Beacon Hill. Series of 5 events raced every second week. plus points for finishing other events.A: 17-18. RR circuit at PIR. BC. OR. All races start 6pm. sick downhill. bigskybikes.OXCS #5 Ashland. Victoria Cycling League. 5 categories. Events on: 5/11. 6/16. wsbaracing. Sign up at 6:30pm. 260-920-3983. followed by laps around 20km loop on Cheekye Fan singletrack system. 16. quick steep drops. Flat 1. MT. DH with an amazing course on Harper Mountain. 23–24. islandcupseries.OXCS. Start/finish at Cy Hampson Park on Lockshide Ave. Roger Michel.com Balcarra. Cash for top 3 in each category. Longest running MTB race in the NW. Gorgeous ocean views.com May 18: Velopark Grand Prix & Eagle Bike Park May 18–19: Williams Lake Peel Out Victoria Cycling League . STXC. sunshinecoaster. Vancouver Island or Interior. sidneyvelo. Open to men.com May 11: Coyote Classic . WA. Races 1 & 3 go counterclockwise. First race starts at 9:30am. Wenatchee Valley Velo. 2-event series that includes the hardest. Only active WSBA members can score points. OR. 604-267-7338.OXCS. 2-race series. 7/13. best 5 hands wins. Cheryl Beatie. #2 clockwise.cyclingbc. Mike Ripley. Knobby Tire Series. 260-920-3983.FTR #3 May 4–5: Race the Ranch . 17. Most events in the series have a 75-rider limit. Use OBRA numbers. UCI. WA.com Cumberland.com Apr 6: Junkyard Dog .com Bend. Echelon Events. Age group categories: 30-34 and all subsequent in 5-year increments. Low key selftimed event. 3/23. Williams Lake Cycling Club. Criterium. 2. 8/17. WA. Mike Cooley. WA. 260-920-3983. Part of Fat Tire Revolution Series. B. Points system for top 10 at each event. echored2red. Rory Muller. 5 different groups. Karla Stowards. Moved from March to May.9-mile loop. Series of weekly events presented on Monday. Memorial weekend. Genders combined for Cat 1/2/3. All events count towards SWICA points in each category. Cross-country. US National qualifier. Whidbey Island Bicycle Club. dasradhaus. 500’-2000’ of elevation. Das Rad Haus and Der Sportsmann. BuDuRacing. 4/13. 3-hour enduro for U15 on 5km course. 10. wildrockiesracing. 7/28. At Herron Park. WA. Staged in Lower Mainland. Masters A. obra.com Spokane. Chad Dexter. George’s Cycles. BuDu Racing.ca WSBA Masters BARR May 4–Aug 11 Various. Part of BC Cup DH Series. Cash and merchandise going to the winners. Solo. GC at the end of each month. Intermediate level course with U15 friendly sections. 5-39. sistersstampede. WA. nwcup. Events on: 3/2. 4 racing groups: A. Cheney and Coeur d’Alene. Sunday Beezley Burn XC on challenging. Part of NW Cup. knobbytireseries.rain or shine. Events on: 3/16.net Hood River. Points 30 deep in each race. Armand Hurford. tight.org APRIL Apr 5–7: NW Cup #1 MAY Apr 6: Barking Spider Bash Port Angeles. natural whoopties. May 18–20. ID. All categories. OR. Joseph Ferron. Pre-registration online only. WA. Members only get points. Bike socks for the first 250. Cash for Pros. See race series for details. 35km.GSS Apr 14–May 5 Boise. 509-953-9831. Registration at start/finish line at 5pm. 509-754-6361. WSBA. 406-442-4644. ridesalmon. 28. Overall calculated on points. ID. Estimated finish time 12-15 minutes. Joseph Davis.com Hammer at the Slammer Mar 3. pre-reg strongly recommended.com Snohomish. Wednesday and/or Sunday organized by various clubs from the region.net Tour de Dung Sequim Road Race Mar 16. 604-886-3841. WA. gnarly singletrack. Minimum 2 races to qualify for overall. Many trails usually not open to public.com Mar 2: Mussels in the Kettles OBRA Women’s Prestige Series Apr 13–Aug 23 Various. 971-237-1206. Part of NW Cup.com May 11: Cascade Chainbreaker OXCS #4 May 26: Sisters Stampede XC OXCS #6 Heiser Farms Grand Island Series Feb 23. Vicious Cycle. WA. ID. 509-456-0432.com Sisters. Start 10am. 9 races at Expo-Idaho. 4/27.com. A well-rounded rider will do well. Birding by bicycle. For all Masters 30+ men and women of any age/ability.ca Apr 21: Cumberland DH May 18: Bird Fest Rides May 12: Unravel the Scratchgravels Leavenworth. 8/23.9-mile loop. First start: E flight 5:45pm. 360-823-9778. Gordon Longden. Racing and BBQ starts at noon. BC. 2. knobbytireseries.1-mile loop along the Columbia River. All categories including tandem (1st race) and handcycle. Part of MORS. Part of NW Epic Series. Round & Round Productions. WA. Prizes to top 3 in GC.wordpress. registration open 4:45pm. ridethecariboo. 6/8. Saturday short track. Flowy and smooth. double track and fire roads. 541-947-2831. BC. 208-343-3782. Events on: 3/30.net Newport. Junior Salty Pup for 12-16” wheels and Salty Pup 1-hour enduro. 12. nwcup. Kamloops Performance Cycling Center. no prizes but mentored racing with elite racers alongside to provide post race analysis. See race series for details. Rory Muller. BC. 3-day event. OBRA license required. Monthly clinic presented by Cycle U starting 4/2. 5/4. 5. Part of BC Cup XC Series. Arrowsmith MTB Club. 30% singletack. buduracing. Presented on a 17. Benefits the Echo Food Pantry. See race series for details. Tentative dates. ID. N-Dub. Juniors. WA. King County’s Henry’s Ridge #2. wsbaracing.2-mile hillclimb with 820’ of climbing and 2. 5/5. BuDuRacing. West Coast Racing. Jul 13–14.com May 25–26: Oregon Enduro #1 Hood River Apr 7: Mudslinger . 70% double track. Montinore RR and Giro di Portland. 9. High speed rolling double track. 7/4. Part of BC Grassroots Series. 5/25. Tentative date.KTS #2 Inland Road Race Series . tiebreaker on highest placing. Courses feature a variety of terrain to challenge all levels of riders. Mt. Rolling hills. 25. OR. Distance varies depending on group. Free kids race Sunday. WA.BC Cup #1 May 5: Coast Hills Classic Kamloops. WA. 541-779-6986. B: 15-16.com Vancouver. Kevin Nichols. 3-day event.and 4-person categories. Hurricaneracingoregon. 250-832-7368. 5/11. Cat 3/4. 2-day event includes 5’ downhill and 15’ enduro-style race. Series of 25 races. VTTA handicap system applied. Awards after last race.org May 18–19: Spring Thaw MTB Festival . Event and location varies each week. Money to the top 3 males and females for series. Part of BC Grassroots Series. See race series for details. Mike Ripley. 3-day event. nimbyfifty. 3-race series for beginner women. OR.2 technical singletrack. Check website for course locations and details. teams of 2 only. Start/finish on South Cole between Kuna Mora & Ten Mile Creek. Hurricane Racing. idahobikeracing. 4 to 6 laps depending on category. Hills are long and steady. Points standing only.25km long.com Cumberland. westcoastracing. All participants also receive an entry for a Niner Bikes EMD9 frame. 6/15. WA. Distances and hot spots vary depending on 12 . with change of location and distances each race. 11-mile course.org Apr 27–28: Bear Springs Trap . bicyclecafe. Yellow line rule enforced.com May 25–27: Eagle Bike Park Weekend WSBA Senior BARR Mar 2–Aug 11 Various.com Port Gamble.
net Nampa. Collegiate event. Sunday: Criterium on flat 0. obra. Opening weekend of Victoria Cycling Festival.cALENDAR daylight. Relatively flat. Course encourages opportunistic racing strategy. roads that twist through the Valley’s farmland.com Portland. OR. Points 6 deep. Spokane Rocket Velo. Todd Hansen. 541-747-3336. Part of WSBA Masters BARR. 65km RR on rolling terrain. Amanda Atwill.IRRS. WA. wsbaracing. 250-743-9915. A tooth rattling.org Boise. Enduro unsupported 200 and 400 miles. Friday: rumble 5km TT on Dallas Rd. Tim Turk.net Mar 16–17: Willamette University Omnium Apr 13–14: MSU Road Race Apr 13: Ronde Van Palouse May 25–27: USAC Pro Nationals May 26: BC Masters Series #8 Vancouver. Erik Olson. first rider off at 6:30pm. 100-point system for overall placement plus sprint points in the criterium. Ride in remembrance of Larry Kemp to raise money for local Junior racers. Perfect for strong men and women. escapevelocity.org Brady. including fixed gear. georgescycles. Team tactics and wind could be a factor. Nick Blacklock. UT. victoria-cycling. Part of WSBA Beginner Women’s Series.25mile dirt. ID. Peter Bartel. Some events on the weekend. Covers 7-10 laps of Mashel-Nisqually loop. Starts/ends near Coburg Fire Dept. All ages and abilities. David Saltzberg. 2-day. Jack Brennan.ca Mar 9–10: Beaver (OSU) Omnium Pullman. Oregon Cup. Jeff Ain.net Mar 30: As the Raven Flies TT #2 Mar 30–31: EV Spring Series #7/9 Stage Race Amity. 801-574-7730. Collegiate event. WA.com Mason Lake.com Kent. Portland Racing. Very flat.org Mar 17: EV Spring Series # 4 Apr 14: Jason Broome TT .com Maple Ridge. See race series for details.org Medford. 503-545-9083. flat pavement at PIR. See race series for details. See race series for details. See race series for details. OR. See race series for details. Flat. all bikes allowed. Saturday: RR and TT. 4 start groups: Cat 4/5 men. 3 individual stages. wind favors strong all-around riders. Novice. georgescycles. bcmasterscycling. Saturday am: North Shore RR on 8-mile loop. obra. See race series for details. ID. OR. Cucina Fresca Cycling Team.weebly.bc. RR and Criterium.com Salem. Afternoon: River Road RR. 19. 1. pvelo@comcast. Wind frequently a factor.. Registration 6pm. Vernon Padaca. 604-788-1873. 503-821-6034. Cucina Fresca Cycling Team. Neutral wheel support. OR. 541-354-1520. Trailhead Coffee Roasters.org May 4–5: Tour de Bloom Mar 17: Dirty Circles #3 May 27: Crank Bicycles TT RAcINg FEBRUARY Feb 25: Mashel Nisqually Kermesse Eatonville. Fisher Plumbing Cycling Team. Omnium format. Wind frequently a factor. Registration opens 7:15am. WesternCycling@gmail. Team Bob’s Bicycles. Bradner .1-mile 8-corner crit.13 . Trailhead Coffee Roasters.ca Boise. Boise CC / George’s Cycles. freshairsports. 509-670-8720. Luke Odgen.com Mar 23: Tour de Dung (Sequim) RR #2 Sequim. 575-590-2612. 503-233-3636. Same course as in years past.com Eugene. Ted Chauvin. WA. Timed to provide recognition to top finishers. Kevin Nichols. Fields limited to 50.bc. Zone5 Promotions.2-mile loop with a hairpin turn. All categories.com Ontario. mttaborseries. Finish on Kitchen Dick Rd. Start times: Cat 4/5 6:05pm. Registration on race day only. 10. WA. ID. jetcityvelo. WA. All categories. Dillon Cadwell. Several disciplines: RR. Sunday: Crit. Finish 2 miles northeast of Liberty HS. See website for location. bcmasterscycling. First start 9:30am. See race series for details. Zone5 Promotions. Terri Gooch. Come ride with us every Saturday morning in 2013.com Corvallis. Distances vary between 48 and 60 miles depending on category. TT. well-paved 9. Friendly competitive atmosphere. Steven Beardsley.com Dayton. huskycycling. Free kids races. USA Cycling. georgescycles.com May 31–Jun 2: Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series . cascadebicyclestudio. All welcome. Chad Sperry. A 1-day spring classic. out of the way parts of Central WA. Number of laps varies according to category. Collegiate event. followed by 9km HC 5-10% grade at 2pm at Shawnigan Lake. wsbaracing. Part of UMCA. Garage Racing. Meet at Ephrata High Soccer Field.org Moscow. WA. Sunday: Snake RR.com Boise. 208-343-3782. WA. escapevelocity.com Portland. supersquadra. Hugh Givens. Smooth. Prizes 3 deep on overall in each category. 3-stage race on border of Oregon and Idaho.tumblr. See race series for details. Race directions vary. Escape Velocity Cycling Club. Part of Volkl Category 4 Women’s Series. 503-272-1710. 208-343-3782. Social activities & exhibits. Giro Events. Road and TT. Oregon Cup. TT. bcmasterscycling. Masters women 40+. 971-237-1206. Must enter all stages to be eligible for cash and medals. Mike Sirott. 2nd: 8-mile hill climb at 3pm. obra. Distances vary based on categories. 60+.org May 25: ICO TT May 25: Lewis & Clark Ultra 12/24 Seward Park Criterium Series Apr 4–Aug 29 Seattle. Masters. Kevin Nichols. Criterium-style race on farm roads. lacultra. Cat 3 and Masters 40+. Masters men B and women 3/4 and consists of 2 RR.org Metchosin. At Mashel Loop Field. ITT and a crit. Sunday: legendary RH Bastion Square GP and Timbits Challenge. Kurt Haas. OR. Saturday: flat TT in am. Excellent pavement in rolling farm country of the Palouse. localride. Tour of the Gila Inc. OR. Aldergrove short course. WA. Champion of the Spring Classic Series. Each ride led by a CBS Ambassador on predetermined route at controlled pace. Registration 6:30-8:30am. coastalraceclub. OR. Pro 1-2 men. 1-mile road. georgescycles. See race series for details. obra. Sunday: RR up Mud Mountain. Auto Cross. 541-482-2130. 208-713-3705. 509-525-4949. obra. 509-868-8604. tandems welcome. TT and crit. BC. Mike Cooley. Boise CC / George’s Cycles. first start at 5pm.ca Maple Bay. escapevelocity.net Portland. oregonrunner. obra. See race series for details. Garage Racing. Starts by cooling towers on top of Fuller Hill in Satsop. all levels. Seattle Road Development Series. Joseph Ferron. Start at Hockinson Middle School. See race series for details. 13. OR. BC. spokanerocketvelo. Fast course with a few good rollers. buduracing. Part of WSBA Senior BARR. MT. Kevin Nichols. Mike Cooley. Local race series. Saturday: Old Yale crit. See race series for details.bc. rolling terrain. Part of WSBA Beginner Women’s Series.5-mile dirt/gravel section. Boise CC / George’s Cycles. Cat 1/4 women. See race series for details. Team and individual season passes available. smooth and mostly flat otherwise. Part of George’s Spring Series . tedchauvin. ID. OR. See race series for details. 509-963-3516 May 19: Kruger’s Kermesse Farm Crit Apr 28: BC Masters Series #3 May 22: PR Kermesse Series ThURsDAY Mar 10: Hammer at the Slammer RR #2 Boise. Start 9am. Saturday: Westhills Classic RR on the relentless Metchosin 10km circuit course. See race series for details. WA. OR. Stranamanti Cycling. WA. Sound Velo Cycling. 541-482-2130. First start Mar 23–24: WC Missionary Omnium Mar 3: Mason Lake RR #1 Mar 24: Gorge Roubaix Walla Walla. B.com May 12: Silver Lake TT group 8:30am. Opens at 4:30pm. TT. Open to all 19+ riders. 360-718-0173. 4-day stage race open to men 4. OR. 12. WA. ssvr. Friday Mini Bogus T. Malheur Butt TT. 720-936-4547. Glenn Johnson. localride.com Apr 28: Chicken Dinner RR . Woodland.org May 15: PR Kermesse Series May 17–18: Idaho TT Festival Apr 27: Eugene Roubaix Mar 9–10: EV Spring Series # 2/3 May 18: Banana Belt III Boise. 250-370-2689. high speed. Part of WSBA Senior BARR. OR.com Ravensdale. Final race: double points. ssvr.org Portland. ID.garagebilliards. Bruce Wenting. See race series for details. square circuit beside Fraser River in Langley. Part of Volkl Category 4 Women’s Series. events vary weekly. oregonrunner. Tabor Park. stewartbowmer@gmail. First race 9am. Very flat. Mike Cooley. obra. WA. WA. OBRA sanctioned. Micheal Austin. tourofthegila. Glimpse some very remote. 360-870-5025. Start at Emmett City Park at 9:30am. No major climbs. Collegiate event. fast surfaced course (2-3 rollers). 206-227-7111.com Apr 19–21: Tour of Walla Walla Stage Race May 11: Idaho State Championships RR May 11: Liberty Road Race #1 TBD. BC Masters Assoc. Junior D to Pros. Start/ finish on top of gentle climb east of Liberty HS.GSS.com Pitt Meadows. Breakaway Promotions. Garage & Kryki Sports. Start at Olympic View Grange Hall. 503-821-6034. georgescycles. rolling terrain. University of WA Cycling Team. BC Masters Assoc. 12-mile loop around Mason Lake.org Ephrata.net Maupin. 360-823-9778. Tabor. WA. Cat 1/2/3 6:45pm. Same great location as the Kruger’s Crossing ‘cross race. Each lap has 136. pedalevent. Breakaway Promotions.ca Mar 16: Southern Oregon TT #2 Apr 7: Rocky Mountain Roubaix MAY May 1–5: SRAM Tour of the Gila Mar 16: Tour de Dung (Sequim) RR #1 Sequim. obra.ca Frenchtown. David Saltzberg.org Mar 10: Mason Lake RR #2 Apr 6: Vance Creek RR Apr 28: Larry Kemp Memorial Ride Mar 16: Heiser Farms Grand Island RR #3 Apr 7: Barry’s Roubaix Apr 28: Willamette Gran Fondo May 25–26: Human Power Challenge PGCC Series Apr 25–Sept 8 Prince George. WA.5-mile loop includes narrow European-style farm road and 1km climb to finish. Drag Racing. Registration opens 5:30. We ask for donation to help support the Larry Kemp Memorial Fund for Juniors (501 C). Collegiate event. Saturday: 60km RR (double points). number of laps vary based on category. short track. David Douglas.weebly. Scott Goldstein. in school parking lot. Start 7am. 36-63 miles. Tabor Series May 29–Jul 3 Portland. Start 10am. Men & women.3-mile hilly loop closed to traffic around the upper reservoir in Mt.com Monroe. B. Tim Turk. Part of Volkl Category 4 Women’s Series. Series of 4 TT. Rudy Estrada. intensity and distances vary according to ability. Sunday: Armstrong . Two distances in the heart of the Willamette Valley: 116-mile Gran. OR. Midweek criterium racing every dry Tuesday (rain = no race) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Friday RR rolling circuit with hilltop finish for Pro 1-2. Start 6pm. See race series for details. 3-or 4-stage race depending on category. John Rogers. 10-mile course on Green Valley Rd near Flaming Geyser State Park between Black Diamond and Auburn. Mostly flat with a few rolling hills. Registration 6pm. See race series for details. pedalevent.com Apr 21: Rhonde Van Boise Amity. First start 9:30am. women Pro 1/2. Wheatland Wheelers CC. tofww.org Mar 3: Wawawai TT & HC 9:30am. 503-233-3636. Start at Perrydale School. 13. Jeff Wills. David Douglas. BC. Includes TT. 40-80km of rolling terrain and hills on Rocky Point Rd. giroevents. Boise CC / George’s Cycles. WA. Pre-reg only. Flat 20km TT out and back. 16-mile circuit course in open farm country. BC. 503-936-2575. Tabor Circuit Race Mar 17: Hammer at the Slammer RR #3 Apr 14: Volunteer Park Criterium May 8: PR Kermesse Series May 11: Banana Belt II MARCH Mar 23: As the Raven Flies TT #1 Mar 2: Ice Breaker TT Mar 2–3: UO Omnium Auburn. Open to all. PrestoVelo Cycling Team. women 1-4. likely windy and wide roads. Open to all.7-mile course. Separate kids race. OR.9-mile circuit with a few rolling hills and a fast. Short 0. 541-343-4833. and spectator-friendly events on tried and true courses. OR.com/stagerace Portland.ca Medford. Chad Sperry. 206-920-3983. Benefits the Oregon Food Bank . A. thetourofontario. ohpv. BC. south of Nampa. See race series for details. BC. WA. BC. First race 9:30am. idahobikeracing.1km-long closed circuit course. TT stage race. email@example.com Langley. Points 15 deep. Tony Hoar. WA. No major climbs.3-mile hilly and curvy circuit that encircles the upper reservoir and passes the neck of the ancient volcano that formed Mt. 40-60-mile road race.com Hagg Lake. TTT and road circuit race. obra. Part of OBRA Women’s Prestige Series. bikewenatchee. Griffin Creek.8-mile raindrop-shaped loop in the park. Sal Collura. Mike Cooley. Distance varies between 48 and 60 miles depending on categories. 17. Saturday 8. spokanerocketvelo. Expo and post-event party. The 400 miles is a qualifier for RAAM.com Mar 30: Independence Valley RR Langley.8-mile loop inside Volunteer Park with small 150-yard hill climb. Start at Civic Center Plaza. Colver Park. WWU Team. tandem category. Saturday 40km.GSS #3 May 27: Mt.bc.org World Tuesday Night Championship May 7–Aug 27 Vancouver. 509-754-6361.org Apr 27–28: Race the Ridge Mar 10: Dirty Circles #2 APRIL Apr 5–6: Husky Omnium Wednesday Night Races Mar 13–Aug 28 Mission. BuDu Racing. 4-corner crit in the heart of historic Wenatchee. See race series for details.com Maple Falls. Youth categories: U15. A 5-day stage race for UCI men. Erik Anderson. first TOURINg SERIEs Jan 5–Dec 28: Ride with Cascade Bicycle Studio Seattle. Saturday: River Road . OR. raceacrossoregon. Top 5 receive points toward overall. intervals at 30 seconds. oregonrunner. raamchallenge.bc. Cat 4/5 women. wsbaracing. Mike Ripley.com Eugene. 360-823-9778. Also 2 Citizen races. Start/finish across from Dungeness State Park and Recreation Area. 604-466-2016. Cash and prizes for overall combined times. 541-296-8908. Jeff Mitchem. Cat 1/3 men. Spokane Rocket Velo. All categories. travel on rolling hills and farmland to Bonneville Dam.000 in prizes. West Coast Women Cycling Team. OR. usacycling. Distances between 45-65 miles. Sound Velo Cycling. 3rd: 49 miles at 8am on Sunday. Tim Turk. See race series for details. Jake Maedke. Women and men 4/5 race at 6:30pm. Part of George’s Spring Series .org Ankeny. Puncture resistant tires recommended. Jason Bethel. historic Union Pacific Train Depot Criterium and Ontario Heights Circuit Race. OR. Start at truck stop (exit 71) on I-84.garagebilliards. OR. Oregon Cup. pgcyclingclub. BC. For Cat 1/5 men. See race series for details. No day-of reg. 11th annual. Vicious Cycle. Use WSBA numbers. terrain varies based on distance. Deanna Muller. a stunningly beautiful low-use rural road. Cascade Bicycle Studio. Very good pavement. BC. Two 29-mile loops. Two-person TTT on Silver Lake Road.com Pedee. First rider 9am. tandem and recumbent categories. ssvr. Starts May 11: RAAM Oregon Cycling Challenge Spokane. Tandem and recumbent categories.com Mar 9: Heiser Farms Grand Island RR #2 Mar 9: Southern Oregon TT #1 Apr 27: Olympic View RR Mar 31: Crank Bicycles TT May 18–19: Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race Kamloops. Masters men 40+.and 24-hour TT race . John Rogers. OR. WA. except for Cat 1/2/3 to 75. Start 9am. See race series for details. no separate Junior category. Clark Ritchie. Part of WSBA Senior BARR. 140-degree turn. Kevin Bernstein. WA. Mike Cooley. Tough. pedalevent. 208-343-3782. OR. OR. CBC Racing.com Ogden.4 miles. Omnium points format. Whitman College. Nick Maslen. Limit 100. 778-430-0646. All categories. BC. Alan Jacob. Cat 1/3 women. obra. William Laubernds. 16 miles east of Boise. OR. OR. WA. Double point event. mutualofenumclaw. Volkl Category 4 Women’s Series.com Wenatchee. Collegiate event.org Kent.. georgescycles. followed by figure-8 criterium course downtown. Start 12pm at Moose Hall. ID. BC. Open women. ideal for an exciting sprint finish.GSS. Michael Pruitt. Masters race in their respective Senior categories. Part of OBRA Women’s Prestige Series. David Saltzberg. See race series for details.com Elma.4km criterium flat course at Riverside Industrial Park. First race 9am. escapevelocity. 1. 971-678-9747. Departs from Cascade Bicycle Studio at 10am.obccwd. Cat 1-5 men.com Amity. escapevelocity.com Amity. OR. Local Ride Bike Shop. Open to men 1-5. MT. Collegiate event. WA. David Mercer. 1. escapevelocity. Start 10am. Finish on Kitchen Dick Rd. 541-482-2130. Nick Blacklock. men 3 and Masters men A consisting of 3 RR. Jason Bethel. Cat 3-4 men. Group hill(s) climb. 9-mile out and back TT on moderate rolling terrain. sprint finish. WA. Bring 53x11.long loop 144 miles. Rolling 19.6’ of climbing. Steve Johnston. Exciting.GSS #1 May 5: Emmett-Roubaix RR .com Mason Lake. WA. 78 miles. Part of Nature Valley Pro Chase events. Erik Anderson. Start/finish at Green Valley & 218th.com Woodland. OR. Juniors race separately. obra. 4-event series presented at Washington Park (Int’l Rose Test Garden). Part of WSBA Beginner Women’s Series. WA. David Douglas. 604-826-1411. Race in the rain shadow of Olympic Mountain Range. All categories.org Apr 27–28: Deschutes River Valley TT Festival at noon. Wenatchee Valley Velo.org Medford. WA.4 miles. Part of OBRA Women’s Prestige Series.7-mile TT and downtown 1. NM. Start/finish across from Dungeness State Park and Recreation Area.com Mar 3: Dirty Circles #1 Apr 20–21: NWCCC Championships WSU/UI Apr 20: Piece of Cake RR Mar 3: EV Spring Series #1 Mar 3: Hammer at the Slammer RR #1 Boise. New event. 208-343-3782. Sunday: hilly RR. Part of Inland Road Race Series . 208-284-9671. nmaslen07@yahoo. Northwest Velo. 2nd race: 11km mass start hill climb with 1950’+ of climbing. Daniel Benowitz. A few small hills. See race series for details.com Mar 10: Gran Fondo Ephrata Apr 6: Ankeny Road Race Apr 6–7: Tour of Ontario North Bend. 503-233-3636. 541-296-8908. Terry Buchanan. No Junior 10-12 race. Saturday: RR on 11-mile flat course. Boise CC / George’s Cycles. Sunday criterium on 0. USAC licence. Part of George’s Spring Series . pvelo@comcast. 1-5 women. Part of OBRA Women’s Prestige Series. 360-823-9778. ID. 9-mile loop on county roads. OR. OR. Coastal Race Club. WA.com Apr 13: Kings Valley RR May 3–5: Collegiate Road Nationals May 4: Banana Belt I Silver City. tandems welcome. teamdobbiaco. Sunday: 14km HC. See race series for details.org Rose Garden Circuit Race Series Apr 4–25 Portland. Joseph Ferron. 503-466-9007. breakawaypromotions. prestovelo.org Twilight TT Series May 7–28 Coburg.GSS #2 May 25: As the Raven Flies Long TT #3 May 25: Bend Don’t Break CRC Coastal Challenge Series May 2–Aug 29 Richmond. Mudslinger Events. ID.BC Road Championships Victoria. BC. Collegiate. no major climbs.com Seattle.5-mile loop features rolling hills. No separate Juniors class. George’s Cycles & Fitness.challenging road race course. All ages. OR. wsbaracing.climbers delight on the infamous Armstrong Hill.com Mill Bay. 971-237-1206. obra. racing. Zone5 Promotions. 208-343-3782. Oregon State University. tamarabessette@msn. 200m hill each lap.com Walla Walla. Cat 3/4 men at 7pm and Cat 1/2 men at 7:30pm. afternoon TTT on 11-mile loop. Kris Schamp. Course on the campus of UBC Thunderbird Stadium. U17 and U19 available..edu/cycling/content The Dalles. Saturday: 16km TT and criterium. Afternoon: 12. Erik Anderson. tandems welcome. flat pavement at PIR. gritty good time! 10km mostly flat circuit is 40% gravel. teamrace. Open to all categories. All categories. ID. free kids race. Seattle Road Development Series. 208-571-1730. Benefits Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. 1st race: 25 miles at 9am. Constant rollers. See race series for details.com Boise. Tamara Bassett.ca Rochester. Saturday: Mill Bay 600m HC. 541-225-7946. 206-547-4900. Jeff Mitchem. Exciting 2-day. fast surfaced course (2-3 rollers). WA. Antelope Road course.4-mile loop with 2 miles of gravel road. Sign in 5:30pm at Horsehoe Way & Horseshoe Place. Jeff Mitchem.com Bellingham. 425-802-4222.net Enumclaw. 971-237-1206. 3 groups. Sunday: Aldergrove long course. Part of Apple Blossom Festival. Licensed U17 race free.com Hillsboro. 10-mile ITT. Overall best 5 of 6.org Abbotsford. obra.weebly. bcmasterscycling. mass start 9am. See race series for details. BC.com Mar 30–31: WWU Omnium WEDNEsDAY May 18–20: BC Masters Series #4/7 Mt. 720-381-6053. Start at Swede Hall. Barry Lyster.com Kent. 200m. RR and criterium. racing. Mike Cooley. kbernste@willamette. northwestvelo.ca Mar 23–24: EV Spring Series # 5/6 Mar 23: Southern Oregon TT #3 Langley. ID. whitman. Cash and merchandise prizes. No separate Junior category. Jeff Ain. Good pavement except for sections of graded gravel road. Kim Gard.ca Dayton.bc.edu Woodland.org Aldergrove. Start at Deer Flat and Perch Rd. 503-309-0054. Nightly cash and primes. 13-mile loop with 1. 503-362-0370. 406-214-5474.. Mission Raceway 2. Spangle.. Bring your WSBA numbers. Masters 40/50+. Challenging 6-week circuit race series held on a 1. C and Youth groups. See race series for details. Festival concludes with the brand new Waterville Plateau road race.org TBD.GSS. See race series for details.org Bozeman. WA. 13th annual presented at PIR.5-mile loop on good to excellent roads. Registration opens 8:30am off Central. Challenging 3-stage race. OR. Masters men 40+. Points allocated after each race. Local Ride Bike Shop. men 1/2. C. 55-mile Medio. WA. Race from 6-8pm. obra.up to $3 discount if you bring canned food. BC Masters Assoc. Tentative date.7-mile course in Delta Tech Industrial Park. BC. Open to all types of HPV (recumbent or upright).8-mile TTT out and back. 8-mile course. so expect a fun and spectator-friendly event. supersquadra. Same course as in years past. obra. Saturday: Wix Brown course. Includes Youth Stage Race for those under 17. mudslingerevents. men A to women C categories. 208-373-3782. 2. 18mile loop. 604-466-2016. BC. 208-284-9671. $10. BC. 0. TN. Solo or team. Jeff Ain. Offering 8 categories. OR. obra. OR. 1hr training to learn group tactics before race. Cat 3/4 6:30pm. RR and Criterium. WA. ID. short loop 10. Couple of short climbs. over Old Man Pass and Swift Reservoir. Rick Boethling.com Seattle. Staging at Imperial River Company. Stewart Bowmer. usacycling. wentings. 415-652-1484. No women’s race Friday. 604-734-4241. Part of Champion of the Spring Classic Series. last at 7pm. Smooth.org Hagg Lake. georgescycles.com Chattanooga. 509-868-8604.org Bend. Race Across America.com Hagg Lake. First start 8:30am. Jeff Ain. it’s going to be fast.flat. 12-mile loop around Mason Lake. Race one or both. BC Masters Assoc.com Apr 27: BC Master Series #1/2 May 11: Ravensdale RR Family Friendly Ride or Event Supports Bicycle Alliance of WA Supports Bicycle Transportation Alliance of OR Commercial Tour Bicycle Paper March 2013 . WA. rideviciouscycle. split into 4 racing groups: A.
9/15. BC.com Selcuk. Longer distance features Chuckanut Drive. Highway closed to thru traffic. Cycle quiet roads. Check with your local clubs and bike shops. Start 10am at University of Victoria (parking lot #2) for 50 or 100km routes. WA. 250-893-6767. WA. 300km randonneur excursion from Willamette Valley to Oregon Coast and back. Early season ride for entire family offering 25.com Apr 27: Signs of Spring Apr 27: Tour de Lopez May 11: Lewis County Historical Bicycle Ride Richland.ca Missoula. Benefits Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. 300km brevet starts at 6am. Benefits SCOR Cardiac Cyclists Club and 3 summer camps that support children with heart related illnesses. 206-291-8250.org Solvang. homemade cookies. 100km brevet.bc. twbc. Vicious Cycle. Benefits Make the Dash Count Foundation. 250-785-4589. Plenty of time for sightseeing. rest stops. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs.org/seattletourdecure Burlington. Chehalis/Centralia Optimists. Salem Bicycle Club. Includes map. Watson Children’s Shelter. Min fundraising $100. WA. main.com May 5–17: TourTK May 10–13: Hood River Weekend Selcuk. music. Century skirts the Columbia and Yakima rivers through parks and over bridges. oregon. 604-266-4214.aspx?accountid=1832 Salem. Wednesday . 6/16. 41-mile roundtrip begins at Redhook Brewery following along the Burke Gilman Trail to Fremont. A 60k optional route. 250-385-2769. 24 or 39 scenic miles around Camano Island with views of Cascades and Olympic Mountains. Many locations in each state.bc. 541-969-9583.com Arlington. Ride along Bitteroot River. Kid’s under 12 ride free.org Chemainus. 70 and 100 miles on scenic and challenging routes. food. 702-686-5419. orrandonneurs.bc. bicycleadventures.Spokane Yakima. WA..blogspot.diabetes. Alger. wine. Open to all. 10-. visit ancient ruins. randonneurs. Skagit Bicycle Club. OR. Ken Stephens. Mike Croy. BC.org TBA. Be prepared for any weather. 10. vbc-usa. seattlerando. games. Entry deadline 4/19. Leaves Vancouver. 300km brevet. 300. Scenic routes on Vancouver Island. Canceled for 2013. Through beautiful countryside to Plains for lunch and then to Hot Springs (62 miles). Eric Bone. small rolling hills. Various. SAG. Limit 200. 7am start. Snacks and pit stops available. WA.com May 18–21: Lowlands 1000 APRIL TOURINg MARCH Mar 2: Streets + Beets Seattle.bc.com St George. 200km event. bluebirds. Paul Whitney. 60. seattlerando. Most meals included. OR. 406-293-2441. rolling 45-. drrando. BC Randonneurs. Ralph & Carol Nussbaum. Eric Bone. Tacoma Wheelsmen’s Bicycle Club. and 100-mile rides. 360-262-9647. 9am. georgescycles. Cycle quiet roads. Food and SAG support. Route to be announced. Mark Ford.com Fort Langley. WA. 4 country routes to choose from: 20. mechanical support. 40-. All activities are at the Inn at the River. 40-. Spend the day with likeminded friends. WA. Follows Yakima River up gentle grade with few hills. One long climb. Turkey. Also. BC Randonneurs. Min. 20-.org May 11: 300km Brevet May 11: Bike for Shelter Apr 21: Rhonde Van Boise Apr 21–May 2: Tour TK May 18: Cycle for Independence May 11: Coast 400 Riding the BCRD Sawtooth Century on August 24 will see you over the Galena Summit. randonneurs. BC Randonneurs. 541-225-7946. How many of the 30 checkpoints marked on a map can you find in 90 or 180 minutes? Solo or team.Ride Around Clark County May 11: Tour des Engineers May 25–26: 400km Brevet Mar 23: SIR 300 Brevet Apr 20: Tulip Pedal May 4: Wheel to Heal May 25–27: Century Ride of the Centuries (CROC) May 12: Rhody Bike Tour May 15: Ride of Silence Mar 24: Victoria Populaire May 5: May Day Metric Apr 20–21: Wenatchee Sampler May 25: Dash Race for the Kids Pendleton. 3 routes: 10-. 200km ACP brevet. covering 51-65 miles/day. beer garden and more. 50-. Dan Turner. WA.bc. 40 or flat. 80 miles. 100km event open to all. cyclependleton. RUSA sanctioned. Choose the 25-mile loop through Bayview and Langley or a more challenging 50-mile loop through Greenbank. Cape Mears and Cape Lookout summits as well as Sourgrass.org TBD. 3 distances: 100-mile+ Gran.CycleLewisCounty. Ted Duncan. of WA. Bicycle Adventures. BC Randonneurs. John. Advanced “Hub and Spoke” classic tour with a fixed base in an upscale inn in Yakima May 19–24: Bryce-Zion May 19: CrimeStoppers Canyon for a Day Apr 15–22: NW Crank / Brevet Week Apr 28: Willamette Gran Fondo Mar 16: McClinchy Mile MAY May 11: Skagit Spring Classic May 19: Tour de Cure . soak in hot springs and enjoy live entertainment. Various categories.com Vancouver.bc.raamchallenge. Gary Prince. 18-.Bicycle Paper March 2013 . 100-mile routes. 50-. Sylvia Lee. Missoulians On Bicycles.org Chehalis. lopezisland. Bob Boonstra. 250-785-4589. American Lung Assoc. BC.org TBD.bc. Ride a 34-mile flat and scenic loop or choose from two more challenging loops – 48 miles thru Granite Falls or 52 miles thru Stanwood. socks provided. Register day of event.ca TBD. Start 6am in downtown Victoria. Mike Norman.T. BC Randonneurs. 10th annual. Cyclists worldwide take to the roads in silent procession to honor cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roadways. silent auction. BC Randonneurs. Start at Phil’s South Side Cyclery. Ride to Seeley Lake.org Spokane. WA. Bigfork. Barry Chase. cherryofaride.ca TBA. Mark Roberts. crimestoppersyakco. Benefit Bikes for Kids. Saturday . Shorter route options available. 425-412-7030.org Libby. Start 7pm. Proceeds will fund hot meal services to the needy. Alleycat Acres. but challenging 100km fundraising ride benefiting Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.or 100-mile ride starts/ends at Hotel Corque. 100-mile supported ride from Bend to Pineville and back. Randy Ice P. Start 9am at Riley Park Community Center.and 100-mile loops through beautiful Orting Valley plus 1-30-mile paved trail option. A fun and friendly ride around town.com Bend. potato feed. BBQ. OR. Art Broady.200km. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. Week long super randonneur series consisting of 200.org Sidney. heartcycle. WA. tvcblindidaho. 66. ACP sanctioned.ca Apr 20: 200km Brevet May 3–5: Fleche NW May 3–5: Fleche Paciﬁque Various. Danelle Laidlaw. WA. At Union Bay (200km) the route returns to Victoria.bc. Rob Beck. fruit. Photo courtesy of Dev Kahlsa Jan 25-Dec 27: Community Bike Ride Series Mar 30: Queen Anne Street Scramble Seattle. Portion of each entry and all residual donated to BAW and Orting Food Bank. 360-428-3236.ca Portland. Organized by the Vet School students.org Kamloops. 250-386-2166.ca Fort St John. randonneurs. WA. 50.com Missoula. BC. Wine tasting. Average 35 miles per day.bc. bluegrass music and more. redmondcyclingclub. Terrain varies based on distance. MT. Greg Sneed. Lunch 1-3pm. Newberg or Portland. 651-808-0315. Paul Whitney. randonneurs. Oregon Randonneurs.showers.ca Camano Island. BC Randonneurs. Stage at Prosser Wine & Food Park. Easy 25-.com Monroe. Kimberly Buchan. Mike Ripley. WA. a 1k Parade for People through the park. Oregon Randonneurs. BC Randonneurs.bc. oslp. OR. 604-737-0043. 25-.bc. Turkey.300km. refreshments at rest stops. 250-785-4589. BC. 3 centuries in 3 days (almost).bc. Start at Bicycle Works in Manette. WA. RUSA sanctioned. 300km ACP brevet. BC Randonneurs. Ramona Walhof. missoulabike. Start between 6:30-9am at Clark College. At midpoint participants quench their thirsts with a refreshing brew and grab a snack before riding back. BC. $8 entry includes maps. westsoundcycling. Great family activity. Metric century goes through very pretty rural Idaho. fun way to explore the neighborhood. and drink. randonneur event. SAG. Greg Cox. 250-785-4589. 200km brevet.ca Orting. Jim O’Horo. Josh Morse. Looking for dry roads and clear skies? Saturday 105 miles. 400km brevet starts in Victoria and heads north on Vancouver Island through many island communities following eastern shore of Salish Sea.org Victoria. 3 challenging routes (50. 30-.org Fort St. Also 200. Sue Matthews. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs.com Apr 27: Ride the Heart of the Valley May 11: Group Health Inland Empire Century May 18: Haul Ash Tour de Brew Bremerton. 70 and 100 miles. Start/finish at Riverglen Junior High School. Various categories. 7am-4pm. Phil’s South Side Cyclery / Tailwind. watsonchildrensshelter. Exciting adventure featuring the west coast of Turkey. 25.com Richland.org Port Townsend. WA. BBQ lunch and raffles. Jake Maedke. Part of RAAM Challenge. 400km brevet. 541-296-6004 Ext.bc. 604-448-8892. Brookmere. WA. John to Hope. fully stocked rest stops & strawberry shortcake at finish. Desert River Randonneurs. ACP brevet. 62 miles. Oregon Randonneurs. BC Randonneurs. 503-580-5927. Dennis Funk. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. Desert River Randonneurs. 15-mile family ride on trail system. Fully supported. Meet at Ephrata High Soccer Field. 877-606-2453. streetsandbeets. Limit 250. randonneurs. skagitems. WA. 4 rest stops. Danelle Laidlaw. Wim Kok. 400 and 600km events. Meridian Geographics. RUSA sanctioned. Benefits OSLP. 300km ACP brevet. 60-mile routes near Skagit Valley tulip fields.com Wenatchee. WA. Refreshments at finish. randonneurs.ca Fort St. BC Randonneurs. Also 5/26. ID. streetscramble. Start 7am. Teams of 3-5 compete to cover the most distance in 24 hours. Leisurely tour of beautiful San Juan Islands with 5-.com Victoria.400km. MT. and 75-mile route options. Multiple route.org Snohomish. 800-443-6060. most fun route we can find. 604-266-4214. 360-468-4664. 877-606-2453. Start/end at Marymoor Park. 15 and 25 for less experienced riders mostly on Centennial Trail. no traffic. Diane Norem. randonneurs. 100km around wine country. sick-riders.bc.org Whidbey Island.org Seattle. Steve Boskovich. MT. Gretchen Dubie. Lorraine Nygaard. Proceeds go toward Safe Kids Skagit County’s efforts to prevent child injuries. BC.blogspot. 3 full breakfasts and 2 dinners included.org/McClinchy Bellingham. Kiwanis Clubs of The Columbia and Tri-Cities Industry. 562-690-9693. tourtk. VicPop pins for finishers. Enjoy low-traffic roads of eastern Oregon by day and explore historic Pendleton by night. OR. Chetwynd. All levels. Barry Chase. Phil Meyer. 55. St.org La Conner. randonneurs. Tours Saanich Peninsula before heading north through Cowichan Valley and Duncan. Benefits Watson Children’s Shelter. 25-. forests and little-known towns to Pacific City. John. 18. inlandempirecentury. Logan Lake. 7:30-10am. 200km randonneur event.com Penticton. Beer or warm drink afterward. 1000km done over 3 loops with White Rock as the hub. WA. Start at Spokane Falls Community College. BC Randonneurs. 48.or 100-mile rides.org Wenatchee. 206-783-6450. Benefits Treasure Valley Chapter of Nat’l Federation of the Blind of Idaho. Tentative date.blogspot.bc. low traffic roads. CrimeStoppers. randonneurs. BC. Perfect Mother’s Day weekend ride including big bling at the finish line with luxury gift.bc. Desert River Randonneurs.com Coquitlam. Start 5am in Penticton. 200km brevet. Register before April 10. 35-mile roundtrip through Yakima River Canyon.C. Spokane’s Aurora Northwest Rotary Club. 425-483-3232. Intro to randonneur brevet. Need to be RCC club member. salembicycleclub. Open to all. Club of Snohomish County. 253-222-4052. RUSA sanctioned. CA.E. BC. 30th annual.org Victoria. 509-788-0008.yolasite. Lummi. Food. skagitspringclassic. Tim Marchant. Limit 100. BC.org May 17: Bike to Work Day offering early season challenges to strong riders. 100km through Vancouver and Richmond. This hilly ride then goes to Sooke before heading back to Victoria. 28. randonneurs. lunch. Start 7am at Cottage Pirouette B&B. 4th annual.ca Ravalli. WA and travels east. 400km brevet. Wim Kok. rideviciouscycle.com Mar 3: Seattle Spring Populaire Apr 13: April Populaire Mar 9: Seattle Spring 200 Apr 13: Peace Populaire 150 Apr 14: 200km Brevet Apr 28: Monster Cookie Metric Century May 11: OSLP Pedal for People Metric Century May 18: TriCities 200 Mar 9: Solvang Century & Half Century Apr 14: Daffodil Classic Apr 28: U-District Scramble Mar 10: Gran Fondo Ephrata May 11: Seattle Tour de Cure Eugene. Paul Whitney. Patrick Wright. 509-754-6361. BC. 80 or 100 miles through Oregon wine country. Manfred Kuchenmuller. Sunday 55 miles. Ride around Greater Victoria. seattlerando. $15 includes course marking.com Prosser. Charlotte Starck. Food stops. WA. $150 fundraising.ca Federal Way. WA. randonneurs. Friday . randonneurs. distance options each day. TBD. BC Randonneurs. Everyone welcome. Registration 8-11am. Mary’s Academy. WA. 200km brevet following the Sidney to Otter Point route.com Corvallis. Start at Haller Middle School.wordpress. 43rd annual. 12. After party in Woodinville with live music.ca Spokane. The first two are one-day events.ca Banks. John. 250-595-6790. many rest stops and volunteers. 300km brevet from Fort St. Paul Whitney. Start in Town Centre Park. randonneurs. Optional 5km run and duathlon. BC.org TBD. Choose from multiple routes and level of difficulties with fantastic scenery. WA. kids events.org Hillsboro. Daniel E Jones. SAG. See Oreo cows. Finish line festival. hutchsbicycles. OR. $30 fee includes racing beanie.com TBD. Well-supported ride.and 100-mile routes through scenic northern Skagit and southern Whatcom Counties on rural roads. Redmond Cycling Club. Phenomenally gorgeous Bryce and Zion National Parks are the perfect place for a tour on car-free roads. drrando. 300km brevet.org Kamloops. randonneurs. OR. WA. Start 8:30am. WA. Return through scenic Camas Prairie (41 miles).S. experience a different culture.ca Vancouver. Fundraising $125 min. 200km ACP brevet. Routes designed by teams and must be at least 360km. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. Skagit County Medic One. Sunday . BC. See website for location near you. Fully supported 40. Meridian Geographics. 2-day challenging and fun 226-mile tour through western Montana. 100 miles) through scenic Clark County.org/ride Redmond. UT. BBQ. 206-678-2349. BC. mass start 9am. Start 6am at Marina Park. arlingtonvelosport. LCHR. 65. 34. 400km event.C. Redhook Ale Brewery. Ride your bike to work. Checkin 8:30-11am at Odlin County Park.com Ephrata. 45. How many of the 30 checkpoints marked on a map can you find in 90 or 180 minutes? Solo or team. seattlerando. Rick Blacker.125 miles. redmondcyclingclub. randonneurs. one food stop with energy food and drink. tourdecure. 6/2. Leaves 9am from Hutch’s on 3rd St. 60. BC. 10-.. seattlerando. Start in Stan Hedwall Park. seattlerando. Vancouver Bicycle Club. maps. MT. and bike demonstrations. WA.org Yakima. Final gathering point is Harrison Hot Springs. Semiahmoo route. orrandonneurs. WA. Exciting adventure featuring west coast of Turkey. and 31-mile routes.bc. BC Randonneurs. 406-250-7228. WA.and 30-mile rides. live music at finish. post-ride meal. bikesclub. 2-day loop tour in scenic western Montana. Desert River Randonneurs. Chesaw route.com Fort St.S. clubrunner. 604-521-6064. BC Randonneurs. 250-828-2869. Start 7am. Snacks. Food stops and baggage shuttle. Lunch. OR. Oregon Supported Living Program. Includes great gourmet lunch after the ride. ends at Village Park. WA.bc. 206-291-8250. randonneurs. Susie Rice. OR. OR. 414. 253-661-3903. of OR.ca TBD. randonneurs. and 9/29. Fun way to explore University District. Hutch’s Bicycles. Amity. 4-day loaded tour of the Columbia River Gorge. water bottle and spaghetti dinner.com White Rock. livingthedreamride. 80 or 100 miles) through blossoming orchards and beautiful Columbia River Gorge. randonneurs. BC Randonneurs. drrando. Bill Craig. Jim Runkel. 36. Andy Reimer. Christi Swearingen. 250-494-1519. Wim Kok. 72 or 104+ miles) on back roads of South Sound. 50-mile ride from Bend to Powell Butte and back. Doug Fox. OR. 2. Raise money to cure diabetes. Wendy Palmer. Prepare for any weather. Century with 25-.I. 50-mile+ Medio. 9/1. randonneurs. BC. WA. Debby Grant. Follows the Glacier. B. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. wheeltoheal. Erik Anderson. Open to all. 509-624-7478. redhook.net May 20–25: Eau de Hell Week Mar 16: SIR Alternate 200 Brevet Mar 16: Spring Populaire Apr 20–21: Hot Springs Ride May 11–12: STOKR May 4: Camano Climb May 20: Le Grand Tour de Peace May 24–27: Columbia Gorge Loaded Tour Mar 16: The Early Bird Apr 20: The Hills Are Alive May 11: Women’s Living the Dream Ride Mar 16: TriCities 200 Mar 17: Wet-N-Windy 50 Apr 20: Three Capes May 4: RACC .to 60-mile ride. Limit 500. Homemade food. redmondcyclingclub. Ride for clean air. WA. Chemainus to Tofino. Fully supported. Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce. makethedashcount.bc. The route is approximately 5-10 miles of the least hilly. 62-mile route goes over back roads from State Capitol Mall through Keizer to Champoeg State Park and back. 8-mile guided family route. Open to all.org Boise. Also available 5/5/17. ID. 24. 541-382-6248.org Apr 6: Peace Populaire 100 Apr 6: SIR Alternate 300 Brevet Apr 6: Somewhat Familiar Fort St. BC Randonneurs. OR. OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Missoulians On Bicycles. Oregon Randonneurs. WA. and back along Flathead Lake. Race Across America. 50-. Follows the Grand Forks. OR. WA.org Apr 21: Cherry of a Ride May 18–19: 400km Brevet May 18: 400km Brevet Various. rideofsilence. Sunday-Friday.blogspot. 208-436-4514. Mostly primitive gravel roads. Moderately-paced. ID. 1-888-342-2383. 200km brevet. 604-537-0272. live music. Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. 206-719-8608. WA. OR. Start/finish at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. Monday . 360-631-9117. Benefits Alleycat Acres. stokr. Benefits The Hope Heart Institute. 60. Start/finish at La Conner Middle School. orrandonneurs. rhv.org Victoria. experience a different culture.ca Hillsboro. Benefits human and veterinary organizations to provide health care for low income families. orrandonneurs. out of the way parts of Central WA. Arlington Velo Sport. Wim Kok. Mudslinger Events. mudslingerevents. 15-. Bike rodeo. returning to Vancouver by riding west in OR.ca Seattle.and 400-mile races. 360-629-6415.com TBD. seattlerando. 5 & 10-mile family options. bighorn sheep and yaks. Start Bayview Elementary School. 208-336-5333. 200km ACP brevet.com Vancouver. 65. BC Randonneurs. BC.com Mar 30: Banks-Elsie Brevet May 16–21: Yakima Hill Country Weekend 14 . randonneurs. beer.and 12-mile rides.600km. seattlerando. visit ancient ruins. 250-785-4589. John. fantastic community support.bc. Start 9:30am. streetscramble.com The Dalles. Timed to provide recognition to top finishers. missoulabike.org Forest Grove. Paul Whitney. Fee includes support. Mary’s Academy. tourtk. Fundraiser for St. Limit 400. BC Randonneurs. Lottery reg. many small ones. WA. live music on a pedal powered stage. 25-mile and metric century. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. 50-. Start 7am. pwtc. Jackie Pribyl. SAG. BC. reachthebeach. WA. Start 9:30am. John. bikescor. Start at Camano Country Club clubhouse. Supported rest stops every 25 miles. On the last Friday or every month. rest stops. BC. WA. OR. Southern Idaho Cycling Klub.bc. Desert River Randonneurs. 541-382-6248.ca Boise. and includes the traditional route in the Horse Heaven Hills. Fully supported offering 5 scenic loops (30. Larry Miles. seattlerando. 2 food stops. 100k ride on Lane and Linn County roads. 200km brevet. Leaves 9am at Hutch’s Bicycles on 3rd St. 65. Classic 300km brevet. colleagues and clients on the back roads of south Whidbey Island. WA. WA. Danelle Laidlaw. drrando. Group hill(s) climb. 503-459-4508. and running race. Redmond Cycling Club. 50-. 4 beautiful and challenging options (18. 600km time limit in 40hrs. OR. Ride country roads on an out-and-back to Walcott State Park. Oregon Randonneurs. 250-370-6767. Fully supported. and back to Fort St. BC. orrandonneurs. the others are two days. Start 9am. Glimpse some very remote. BC. Breakfast and dinner included.com Hood River.org Woodinville. an urban farming organization in Seattle.ca TBD.org Vancouver.and 120-mile rides that showcase the beautiful Willamette Valley and rugged Oregon coastline. BC Randonneurs. 20-. RUSA sanctioned.ca Steveston.ca Lopez Island. Colorado HeartCycle Association.CALENDAR Apr 21: Pre-Season Century Bend. food. Stop at any of the commuter booths along the way. American Diabetes Assoc. Bring appropriate lighting. Start locations: Grand Ronde. Pendleton on Wheels Bike Club.org Various.ca/portal/Home. Hutch’s Bicycles. 33-mile scenic loop starting from Rupert Square. 406-728-4126. Start/finish at Armitage Park.K. course markings. WA.blogspot. Nat’l Federation for the Blind. crossing the Columbia River at Hwy 97. maydaymetric. 200km brevet. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. 48. Seattle Int’l Randonneurs. hutchsbicycles. 604-469-3128. randonneurs. WA. BC Randonneurs. WA.org May 18: Reach the Beach May 11–12: Highway to Hell Apr 27: TriCities 400 Apr 27–28: Whatcom Wamble May 11: Le Petit Tour de Peace May 18: Rupert Century Bikes for Kids Mar 2: TriCities 100 Mar 3: Chili 200 Apr 6: TriCities 300 Apr 7: Paciﬁc Populaire Apr 28: Lilac Century & Family Ride May 11: May 200 May 11: Oregon Cycling Challenge May 18–19: Tour of the Swan River Valley (TOSRV) Rupert.ca Olympia. Start 6am. West Sound Cycling Club. Over Hwy 6 summit. Sean Conroe. Andy Speier. Start 9:30am. drrando. BC.
grandforkscyclingclub.. Raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. 7/22. I mention I’ve forever wanted a Gios Torino. Vuelta (2008 & ‘12) A3. Frenchman Hinault: Giro (1980. Presented at Alpenrose Velodrome. TT. Start at Magnuson Park. See website for program. not new but evidently ridden by someone who cared about it. meals. why it’s there rather than some other equivalent part. are a bit too tall for me and the reach is too long from seat to bars. 503-227-4439.325. velodrome. Burnaby Velodrome Association. If you’re new to cycling and you have only owned recently built bikes. Harley Sheffield. & ‘85). Kurt Innes. 3 days. Luggage transport and minimal support. edging out Merckx. uh. If you’ve never done this. Seattle • Call 206. 206-957-4555. under 16 free. I could live with. No race on 6/27 and 8/1. OR. until 1995 when it permanently moved to September. I put the seat on the post and the post in the frame. WA.0257 Website: www. Limit 40. Hmmm. 287-mile loop through eastern Washington. oscr. No race 7/4. Fully supported. my friend and mechanic. women 1/3. Both are Frenchman — Jacques Anquetil in 1963 and Bernard Hinault in his debut year in 1978.org AUGUST Aug 9-11: Obliteride Seattle. Blue with white panels on the seat and down tubes. Weekly points calculated based on number of riders attending each event plus 1. 206-667-1338. I should mention that my Gios frame was made in 1984. Designed for newcomers (Cat 4 & 5). I realized I really liked that blue bike.org TRAcK MARch Mar 1: Racing Under the Dome Spring Burnaby. Points.ca Kirkland. C. ‘79. S&S coupling retroﬁts.org Grand Forks. & Gimondis’ 13 titles compared to their 12. to look at it. Tamar took a photo of it and I made a Craigslist ad.com Thursday Night Racing May 9–Aug 29 Redmond. Albert Meerscheidt. all rest stop refreshments. Disappointed. Giovanni Battaglin in 1981. all three men. We talk about bikes a bit. Bicycle Paper March 2013 . a front derailleur and an unlovely seat post. Spectators $5. I admired the riders and how good they looked on those purplish-blue bicycles. Meridian Geographics. so they’d look good for an eventual buyer. I called Phil and broke the news. He’s one of those guys around whom you have to be careful what you say you want. Cancel if raining. 250-768-3809. ‘82 & ‘85). or 100 miles). with only one podium appearance away from the top step. I haven’t built a bike from a frame and parts for some years. might not work out. Marymoor Velodrome. at one point in their careers. so it has to be used with an old-school “quill” stem.org May 25–26: Ride for Gold GVVA Sprint Night Apr 15–Sep 19 Victoria. can afford. Event schedule posted on website a few days before each race night. I’d search for a larger one myself when I could afford to spend the money. Calif. we agreed. both frame size (usually seat tube length from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube) and top tube (horizontal) length. Must have racing license and be an MVA member. Cat A. OR. 7hillskirkland. WA. racing 6:30pm. velodrome. Sprint Mania. Schedule changes weekly. We measured and sure enough the Gios is smaller (the seat tube is shorter) than the smaller of my two bikes. WA. Keirin. making. As soon as I saw it I knew that Phil had bought me a bike and had it shipped to my place. searching for Gios frames. men 3.com MVA Monday Jun 3–Aug 26 Redmond. 100km. David Mayer-Oakes.bc. Match Sprint. Tour (1957. I hope. Quiet roads. His frames. Weekly program varies.com Cycles LaMoure Custom handcrafted bicycles. He says he can’t ride as much as he used to. I walked home with the frame over my shoulder. BC. 348km. Novice and women. Incredibly. Supports Bicycles for Humanity. one you’ve coveted for decades.477. Eight of those podiums were victories. USA Cycling license or a one-day license required. about a third of an inch. won 11.3292 or email us at velostores@gmail. burnabyvelodrome. Renowned for its scenic and challenging routes (40. See website for program. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. WA. C. burnabyvelodrome. 206-957-4555.org Chelan. gvva.com CLAssIFIEDs Season overall for A. KITH Cares!. 250-756-4756. ‘09). friendly atmosphere. Great color. Men Cat 4. Vuelta (1963). Program determined nightly. Italy. Bike rental available. assembled a bike from parts on a (severely) limited budget. 360-624-1801. Jeremy Storie. ‘62. Starts with novice women at 4pm. Mass start events.bc. He’s decided to sell a few. ‘63. I’m building a rider. Seattle. He’d like to free up travel money to take his girlfriend to Paris. Cancel if raining. Kurt Innes. I’d like to use parts that I. Free spectator admission. Men 1/2. He found one just across the Bay in San Francisco and read me the information from the seller. Madison and Omnium. Alpenrose Velodrome. and Marco Pantani (1998 Giro & Tour). BC Randonneurs. 4-day. Check-in 8am.bc. 3890m of climbing on fun and social ride.com Chemainus.org TRIVIA ANsWERs Answers from page 2 A1. 250-442-0421. food. Miss and Out. Probably too small. BC. Weekly program varies. I asked for Gios blue paint. Part of Racing Under the Dome Spring. a “theme” bike. so I don’t need another. A2. 206-612-4700.org May 30–Jun 3: Eastern Washington Tour WEDNEsDAY Racing Under the Dome . I’m not building a monument or a shrine at which to worship. In the late ‘70s in New England I met a young racer from Lubbock Texas. Start 7pm. Online reg only includes water bottle. Tamar looked at the frame and said she thought it seemed a little small. I feel sure I wouldn’t bother to build up just any old thing. Ruth Mar. 206-291-8250. often called a “cockpit” distance. Charles Warner.” he said. I’d recommend it. Amara Edwards. no unsightly length of post showing. 50-. obliteride. wishing it were a larger size. Free spectator admission. A5. I found the right size seatpost and a seat. 500m. Frenchman Anquetil: Giro (1960 & ‘64). BC. Hinault. Paul Mautner. WA. Race from 6:30-8:30pm. Tour (1978. but I don’t want one. given a certain size frame. No racing 6/27. Registration 5pm. Tamar and I unpacked the frame and fork and found the included headset and the steering bearings. 100. Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. How many of the 30 checkpoints marked on a map can you find in 90 or 180 minutes? Solo or team. Marymoor Velodrome. Day 3: Queen’s stage. who and where it came from. Frame repair. Score top 5 places in all events. Jen Featheringill. streetscramble. B. BC. burnabyvelodrome. I have a set of wheels. obra. a steel racing frameset made for decades in Turin. a blue Gios Torino. Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. Racing from 6:30-8:30pm. New event.ca ThURsDAY Alpenrose Thursday Series May 2–Sep 26 Portland. De Rosa or other Italian brand. ‘83). Tour (2007. Scratch. Cost: $20.Fall Oct 4–Dec 13 Burnaby.. Start/finish in Chelan. Limit 400. & ‘76). Kilo. When I’m done it’ll be my bike. velodrome. Visit our website or call Mitch. Sentimental plus. great food and more. No race 7/19. Note: the Vuelta was originally held in April. BC. we saw minor chips and wear marks — but nothing ruinous. 7/12. WA 98121 • Looking for a Sales person and a Mechanic • Please apply at our New Location 2151 6th Avenue. $1000 fundraising required. 503-706-8006. Race from 6:30-8:30pm. 25-. Juniors racing alternate Madison. Burnaby Velodrome. Burnaby Velodrome. ‘61. Vuelta (1978. I measured from the floor to the top of my Lighthouse saddle and from the floor to the height of its handlebars — and the distance from the bottom of the seat post to the handlebars. B and C categories. and each piece will have meaning. I found myself wondering if it really was just too damn small. Canceled if raining. There’s nothing special about an old Gios that isn’t true of an old Colnago.CALENDAR OPINION Gios Blue BY MAYnARd HERSHOn I’m on the phone with my friend Phil in Oakland. obra. Season overall for A. Start 9:30am.. bike-central. Day 1: 120km flat and rolling.ca May 26: Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride FRIDAY Fast Twitch Fridays Jun 7–Aug 30 Portland.ca Armstrong. Points and Sprint. Match sprinting for Cat 1-4. 60. WA.and 180mile routes on mixed terrain in around Western WA. a stem shaped like the number 7. lamourebikes. The incomparable Merckx. though a few instances ran in June. Thirty years ago a couple of prominent European teams rode Gios bikes. Separate Omnium racing for beginner men and women. ol’ multi-tasker Phil went to E-bay. No race 7/15. Corner of 6th and Blanchard. I washed and waxed the frame and fork. a fine old frame and fork into a useful tool with tons of nostalgic appeal. cascade. Cancel if raining. B and C categories. It’s fun! CALENDAR May 25: Gig Harbor Street Scramble Gig Harbor. fun way to explore the city. Spectacular scenery.15 . That’s tough love. I’ll write about my bike again as I accumulate and install parts. by a centimeter. On the other hand. Great support and hills! Staged at Kirkland Marina Park. Scratch. ‘82. Friends are donating their unused bits to the cause. TUEsDAY Masters / Juniors Track Jun 4–Aug 20 Portland. parts that could well have been found on someone’s brand new Gios in the mid-’80s.ca GVVA Group Night Apr 18–Aug 22 Victoria. USA Cycling license or one-day license required. build a bike on another maker’s frame. I ask him what the dimensions of his bikes are. Grand Forks Cycling Club. Women/ men Cat 4 and Masters (35+). Various categories. BC. OR. Great family activity. I took the bike back to Turin and asked Steve to install the steering bearings. Giovanni Battaglin (1981 Vuelta & Giro). when your wife says she’s afraid your new toy. this gift frame from Phil is an old favorite.ca WEEKLY MONDAY TRAcK Help Wanted VeloBike Shop 2151 6th Ave. Italian Felice Gimondi: Giro (1967. lush valleys. Novice and women. gvva. WA. however. Avg 75 miles per day.Spring Jan 11–Mar 15 Burnaby. I have two lovely steel bicycles as it is. Star bike-finisher Joe Bell found a paint shade as close to Gios blue as you could ever want. Cat A. A week later. Cancel if raining. Kiddie kilo (212 years old) on 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. B. quiet roads. Start/finish at Memorial Park. prize drawings. 56. it seems. At home. 200m. 600km brevet. Benefit KITH’s work to assist Eastside families facing homelessness. I’d catch myself gazing at the frame. maybe a decade. BC. rode for the Carrera/ Inoxpran Team. A4. I told him I thought that the particular frame was a centimeter or two too small. Start 7pm. boys and girls. BC. ‘81. velodrome. Start 7pm. Eric Bone. “I thought it might work out. randonneurs. Scratch. C category racing from 6:60-8:30pm. Choose 1 or 2 days. Day 2: Grand Forks to Osoyoos via USA. finally Spaniard Alberto Contador: Giro (2008). Cascade Bicycle Club. ‘69. I measured the aspects of bike fit that can be adjusted. Stephen Hinde. Tour (1965). when I ordered my Rivendell. who also looked great on his Gios-blue Gios. I don’t want to build a full-something-or-other museum bike. The frame is not pristine in any case. Part of Eau de Hell week. He’s liable to buy it for you. B.” In the days after I listed the bike for sale. painting. I could do it without making the bike look like I’d borrowed it from my kid brother. My hands will have been on every piece. Frenchman Jacques Anquetil.org May 27: 7 Hills of Kirkland Friday Night Racing May 31–Sep 27 Redmond. So I’m sourcing pieces from here and pieces from there. There’s no urgency. It’s a racing frame so it would be inappropriate in my view to equip it with clunky or “utility” gear. USAC license required. festival. Vuelta (1968). I took the Gios to Turin Bikes and asked Steve Donovan. my Lighthouse. I’ve just always lusted after one. challenging climbs up several mountain passes. fun. Points and Sprint. I realized that with the right stem — a 12cm one (about 5 inches long horizontally) that would allow the bars to be raised enough — I could create a saddle-to-bars relationship. Track racing for Juniors and Masters only. 425-576-9531 x 104. There are still new Gios frames and bikes made in Asia.ca Wednesday Night Racing Jun 5–Sep 18 Redmond. & ‘64). “Sell it and do whatever you want with the money. All hail the king. followed by A.Phone: 360. So in 2000. Choice of 14. WA. The frame looked fine. Stephen Roche (1987 Giro & Tour). Elimination. Still on the phone with me. I’m sure they’re great products. Marymoor Velodrome. Score top 5 places in all events. I set the seat height and by golly it didn’t look so bad. Start 7am in Chemainus. a box arrived from American Cyclery in San Francisco. Beer garden. or ride some of the (racing style) bikes he used to ride. Cancel if raining. Elimination. COBRA/ Olympia Cycle. Min.org May 31–Jun 2: Robb’s Ride Racing Under the Dome .
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