Ronde/Hustle Challenge will weed out the weak, reveal Portland’s toughest riders

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Scene from a Cross Crusade race
at Horning’s Hideout in 2007
(Photos © J. Maus)

Two of the year’s most challenging rides are slated for this weekend: the infamously, absurdly hilly De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia (a.k.a. the Tour of Flanders) on Saturday and the Horning’s Hustle mountain bike circuit race on Sunday.

Many participants will find satisfaction in tackling, and maybe even completing, one of these courses. Others will ride to win.

For those who long for even greater glory, organizers have decided to reward the truly bold individuals who somehow manage to finish both events.

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