Cycling through Yamhill Valley in October in Oregon is not to be missed. The 5th Annual Harvest Century consists of three looped routes (42, 75, & 102) that circle the Chehalem Mountains.
Bicyclists begin their day at historic Champoeg Park with a hot cup of java or chocolate and a muffin. They traverse low-trafficked roads as they make their way to the valley-splitting Willamette River.
Each rider crosses the river on the Canby Ferry, as they pedal their way over the rolling foothills of the Chehalem Mountain (..and no they don’t have to climb the Mountain). All roads lead back to Champoeg State Park for a big finish line party featuring live music and the bounty of the season – caramel apples and fresh pressed cider.
This is a perfect ride to take in the spectacular fall foliage. Riders will enjoy challenging climbs and speedy descents as they crank out 42, 75, or 105 miles. Routes skirt major metropolitan areas while meandering by horse farms, fern-lined creeks, well-stocked nurseries, and gorgeous expanses of fertile valley. Plus, rider’s fuel up at fun rest stops at local businesses; garden center, State Park, historic church and tree farm. New for 2007, Oregon State Parks will offer families and kids a safety class and a parade with that will include harvest themed ride. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Community Vision, Inc. For four years, the Harvest Century has taken more than 1,200 riders through the foothills of the Chehalem Mountains. There are also many opportunities to volunteer along the route and event organizers promise food and a free t-shirt for all who sign-up to help.
What: 5th Annual
Harvest Century, bicycling ride
Why: Proceeds to benefit
Community Vision, Inc. The last organized ride on the cycling calendar. To
showcase the beauty of the most fertile valley in the Pacific
When: Sunday, October 7. Routes
open from 7:00-9:00 AM. Pre-registration closes Monday, October 1. Limited
event day registration available, registration is capped at 1200. $45
Where: Historic Champoeg State
Park (start/finish). Routes around the Chehalem
Mountain foothills passing through St. Paul, Canby, Newberg, Sherwood, Tualatin, Forest
Grove, Hillsboro, Cornelius, and the greater Yamhill Valley.
Who: Smith & Miller
Productions and Community Vision, Inc.
MORE INFORMATION: www.harvestcentury.org & www.cvision.org
When: Sunday, 10/7/2007, 07:00 AM
Event Location: Champoeg State Park, Washington & Yamhill Counties
Directions: Google Map To Champoeg State Park, Washington & Yamhill Counties
Contact: Sarah Bailen Smith
Contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 503-309-5662