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Old 03-26-2008, 03:32 PM
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Default Sunday 3/30 ECT Multnomah Falls Ride

Please join us this Sunday 3/30/2008 for a scenic ride through the Columbia Gorge. We will ride along the Historic Columbia River Highway, enjoy breath-taking views from Chanticleer Point and Crown Point, and have lunch at Multnomah Falls.

Pack a snack/lunch or money to purchase food in Corbett or at Multnomah Falls.

We will have two different starting locations and times for this ride.

Starting Location #1: Madison Plaza (Eastbank Esplanade & SE Madison)
This leg will ride to Starting Location #2 and meet up with the other riders.
Assemble Time - 8:45 AM
Departure Time - 9:00 AM
Total Distance: 36.8 miles outbound. 20 miles back to Max or go for the 73.6 mile round trip.

Starting Location #2: MAX Cleveland Ave. Station, Gresham (Last MAX Blue Line stop in Gresham; parking lot on NE 8th St. between NE Cleveland Ave. and NE Burnside.)
Assemble Time - 11:00 AM
Departure Time - 11:15 AM
Total Distance: 39.6 miles (out and back)

Forecast: High 52F, 30% chance of rain
Elevation Gain: 2200 - 2300 Ft.

Route Maps:
Starting from Madison Plaza
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-Falls-Madison
Starting from Max
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...omah-Falls-Max

Pace: Intermediate Group Ride. We will regroup periodically throughout the ride. No rider left behind.


Ride Leaders Contact:
Brad Reber: (503) 766-3228, madcat545 [at] gmail [dot] com
Matt Picio: (503) 781-5095, matt.picio [at] gmail [dot] com


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Old 03-29-2008, 08:48 AM
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Default climbing?

What's the elevation of this ride?

Seems to me going out to Multnomah is pretty flat... but I know that can be pretty deceiving from a car.

Haven't done any serious biking lately, but totally in shape. Think I could handle it except if there's tons of climbing.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:57 AM
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Default re: climbing?

All told it is about 2200-2300 ft of climbing. The highest point is around 900 ft, then there are some rolling hills from there the rest of the way to Multnomah Falls (which is just above the river, elevation of 50 feet or so). On the way back we will be climbing back up over the 900 ft summit and down again to cross the Sandy river and up one last time to around 350 ft in Gresham.

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