Event Name: Beaverton, Banks and Beyond
Event Start Date: 28 August 2010
Start Time: 6:30:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org
Event Description: Hosted by NW Bicycle Safety Council and Papa’s Pizza Parlor.
This is a beautiful ride from Papa’s Pizza Parlor parking lot located next door to Terpenning Recreation Complex to Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton and back. This scenic, moderately challenging 64 mile loop explores beautiful farmlands as you wind through country roads and work your way toward the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail, which is rider-friendly to both road and mountain bikes. A 32-mile option is included as you arrive at the first rest stop (16 miles), where you will receive snacks and refreshments at the St. Francis Assisi School nestled against vast fields of farmland in Roy, Oregon.
As you leave the town of Roy and continue west, enjoy the captivating beauty of the countryside as the sun cuts through the clouds, with bikers decked out in bright jerseys and helmets after being fortified with their morning snacks and refreshments.
While cruising the rural roads of Washington County, enjoy the serenity of the countryside, glimpses of wildlife, and the company of others. After leaving the road, you’ll enter bike-friendly paved trails of Stub Stewart State Park, with tree-lined canopies and ever-changing scenery peering through the vast landscapes of trees, ferns, and seasonal foliage. Discover the hidden treasure waiting for you as you work your way toward the vista for the mid-point rest area. Enjoy the view!
The Hill Top Day-Use Area, with its views of the Coastal Range, is the 32 mile turnaround point for the metric century. Rest and enjoy our well-planned snacks and refreshments.
On your return to Papa’s Pizza Parlor parking lot, you will be rewarded with some sweeping smooth descents through forested corridors as you pass through Banks, Oregon toward the City of Beaverton. The areas you are traveling have been known to harbor hawks, owls, and even an occasional fox; witness an entirely new world in Washington County. You will experience the Mountaindale Roy area once again as you stop to enjoy more snacks and refreshments at St. Francis Assisi School. Anticipate more spectacular countryside as you take a different route back to the starting point where lunch, awaits you at Papa’s Pizza Parlor.
Papa’s Pizza will provide a freshly prepared lunch at the end of the ride (served between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.). Plan your ride accordingly.
Multiple sag vehicles will be on the routes, and mechanical support will be available at the rest stops.