Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 5th, 2008 at 6:39 pm
Ride: Snoozeville Populaire (official website here)
Organizer: Bill Alsup (503) 977-0014
Date: Saturday Mar 8
Time: Start Time: 8:00AM Registration Time 07:00AM - 07:45AM
Start Location: Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
Address: Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR
Finish By: 14:40 (2:40 PM)
Entry Fee: $0, We will put out a donation can to help defer expenses. You do not need to be a member of Oregon Randonneurs for this event.
Who's Riding? Pre-registered Riders Register Now!
Driving Directions: Hwy 26, take Cornelius Pass exit south, 62A, and go south. Turn right on Imbrie. Cornelius Pass Roadhouse will be on the left. Please park away from the entrances to restaurant. Note: there is a Starbucks on opposite side of Imbrie Rd.
This populaire starts in the hi-tech area just across from Intel and is quickly into the quiet roads of the Washington County. The route heads north and west thru North Plains then on to Mountaindale. All that remains of this community is the closed and run down Mountaindale General Store. Head north along Dairy Creek Valley with its dairy farms, nurseries and rural mini homesteads. You would not know you were in Snoozeville unless we told you so. Nothing remains of Snoozeville except the cross roads of Fern Flat and Sherman Mills.
After the turnaround, it is a gentle downhill back to Mountaindale. Head west on back roads thru wetlands to Banks where you can pick up food and drink before pushing on to Cedar Canyon. You leave the quiet of Cedar Canyon, head east then south on rolling terrain, skirting David and Clapshaw hills to the west and to the first timed control in Forest Grove. On the way to Forest Grove, be sure to check out Love's barn full of antlers.
After leaving Forest Grove, zig and zag your way along meandering roads back to Cornelius Pass Roadhouse.
Cumulative elevation gain is 2000 feet.
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