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Infamous ‘De Ronde’ ride on OPB tonight

Posted by on November 12th, 2009 at 10:19 am

Tour of Flanders, Portland-Style - De Ronde-4
At the start of the De Ronde.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Oregon Public Broadcasting will air coverage of Portland’s cult ride the De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia on their Oregon Field Guide program tonight.

The ride — which is a loosely organized, grueling bike ride/race that traverses many miles of Portland’s steepest hills — attracted over 600 riders back in April.

Oregon Field Guide is an excellent program that captures the beauty of Oregon’s country and outdoor activities. The episode will air at 8:30 pm tonight on OPB. A video of the segment will be posted online shortly thereafter.

For a refresher on the De Ronde, check out our report or watch the slideshow below:

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  • bikingpotato November 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    “grueling test of man and machine” — difficult on all involved, for sure – is one to understand that (a) this isn’t tough on ladies or (b) that ladies aren’t involved?

    Given that cycling is a male-dominated sport, I’d argue that it’s particularly important to beware gendered language…

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  • Jonathan Maus (Editor-in-Chief) November 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm


    sorry if you took that as “gendered language”. i figured “man and machine” was a known saying… i’ll make an edit.

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  • PDXbiker November 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I did this, ’bout killed me. Great fun and look forward to the next one.

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  • Loren November 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Went there, did that, coming back with more gears. This time I shan’t dismount!

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