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La Boucle Des Roses – Stage 3
March 18, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The idea of this race grew out of the desire to grow Oregon bicycle racing from a grassroots level, to promote the tenets of good bike riding and to satisfy the missing holes in the Oregon race calendar. My intent is to draw riders from all walks of life, to pit them against excellent courses that would otherwise be off-limits and create a renewable system of racing that eases the costly burdens of race promotion.
I will describe this as a race, but it is more akin to a mass start Gran Fondo, open to all and free. Although, this event has cost me money out of pocket and a lot of time to organize and create the routes. So, if you have any money burning a hole in your pocket or you really like this idea and want to see more like them happen, feel free to donate on the GoFundMe site! Also, this “spirited group ride” has no affiliation with Ride With GPS other than using the platform to facilitate compiling the results.
These courses are (for the most part) difficult and long. They are all marked with paint, but it is up to you to know the courses before hand. There are no referees or course marshals, no follow cars and no feed zones; other than those provided by yourself. Riders who break traffic laws aren’t following the tenets of good bike racing, sullying the image of cyclists and creating an unsafe atmosphere for other riders, please don’t be this person.
The race courses open for a week period, if you cannot make it to the Saturday “race” you can ride the course in your free time and your time will be counted (though you must show up to at least 2 Saturdays in the series). Additionally there will be KOM and Points Jersey competitions only available to riders on Saturdays. The Saturday races will begin at 10 AM, sharp. Be there early and don’t miss the roll-out. Finally, join everyone on Sunday, April 5th at 3 PM for an awards ceremony at Western Bike Works Lovejoy location for free pizza and beer and surprises for top riders 😉