Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 19th, 2012 at 9:36 am
The Ronde PDX (a.k.a. De Ronde Van West Portlandia), Portland's ultimate unsanctioned test of cycling sanity, is set for this Sunday.
The ride is a leg-and-lung-busting tour of the steepest climbs in the West Hills. It was first held in 2007 and has become legendary. Since that first running, the Ronde has received major media coverage and now attracts upwards of 700 riders.
A story in The Oregonian today shares some quotes and background about the ride from its organizers Hugh Givens and Brad Ross (the same Brad Ross who manages Portland's Cross Crusade series and many other major bike races).
The 2012 edition leaves at 10:00 am this Sunday from NW Industrial Street and NW 30th. As for the route... just follow the lions!
If you're new to town and/or this ride, browse our past coverage and check out some of my favorite photos from past years below...
Have fun out there and good luck!