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Portland Century

Posted by on August 15th, 2007 at 10:09 am

EVENT WEBSITE

PORTLAND CENTURY BLOG:
Get the latest news, read about who is riding, ask questions, see pictures. on the Portland Century blog.

COURSE SUPPORT:
SAG vehicles
Medical riders
Signage
Ride guides provided at the start line
Rest stops at an average of every 20 miles

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring as much water as your bicycle can carry. Water is provided at the rest stops, but it could be a very hot day.

A change of clothing and after-ride personal items may be stored at the start line.

REST STOPS:
Rest stops are stocked with ample water, mechanical support, nutritional food, snacks and a basic first aid kit.

THE FULL CENTURY:
The full century is an amazing route on quiet rural roads amidst tree farms and fern-edged woods. There are 10 mies of slow climbing around Eagle Fern Park and another eight miles of up and down climbing around Bull Run Lake. Come prepared to climb in those areas, but the fast descents, majestic views of Mt. Hood and beautiful rural roads are worth the effort.

More info on all the routes is avaiable on the Routes + Maps page.

PACKET PICKUP:
Saturday, August 25, 1-4pm
Madison’s Grill, 1109 SE Madison
Get your rider packet early so on the day of the ride you don’t have to wait in line. Snacks, organic fruit from Pioneer Organics and no-host beer will be available in the great atmosphere of Madison’s Grill.

SCHEDULE:
Continental breakfast – 6-9:30 am
Registration for 100-mile route- 6-8:30 am
100-mile course opens – 7:00 am
Registration for 50-mile route- 8-9:30 am
Registration for 25-mile route – 9-10:00 am
Finish line massage, music and snacks – 11:30-1:00 pm
Gourmet dinner – 1-6:00 pm
Course closes – 6:00 pm
Event closes – 6:30 pm

COURSE SUPPORT HOURS
Support (including signage and SAG vehicles) is available from 7:00-6:00 pm. If you cannot complete the course by then, you may either take a SAG ride (the number to call is in the ride guide) to the finish line or complete the course without support. You will miss dinner. We begin removing course signage at that point.

GETTING THERE + PARKING:
Portland State Univerisity, Smith Hall, 1825 SW Broadway. [ map ]

We recommend riding transit or biking to the event, and the MAX Galleria stop at SW 10th and Morrison is less than 1 mile away. Parking is available on the side streets and the meters are free on Sundays.

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