Get ready to climb.
(Photo © J. Maus)
Portland's infamous De Ronde van West Portland, modeled after the classic Tour of Flanders in Europe, takes off this Saturday (4/17). There's been some confusion over whether or not the ride was even happening, so consider this post your official invitation to take part.
The men behind the ride, Hugh Givens and Brad Ross, are not officially hosting the event this year, but they've updated a website with a detailed route map and they still plan to meet and ride with whoever shows up.
If you want to attempt to conquer 47.5 miles of Portland's steepest hills with Brad, Hugh, and a bunch of other masochistic psychos on a truly legendary ride, meet near the corner of NW Industrial and 31st at 10:00 am. You can view the most updated route map here. (more...)