A Quick Tour of July Rides

Northwest Tandem Rally, July 4-7, an annual event since 1986, hosted by Boise Development Cycling, showcasing the Treasure Valley in Idaho. Contact Mike Cooley, [email protected] or 208-371-5175 for more information.

Seattle to Portland (STP), July 13-14, a 206-mile ride in one or two days through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon with views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. Come join what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation! Portland Bicycling Club runs the finish line and will welcome you home. Need a ride to Seattle on Friday, July 12? PBC can get you there. Also, click here for additional information. This ride is available for club mileage; the sign-in sheet will be at the Info Booth at the finish line. Ride calendar. PBC ride leader: Mark Klein. For registration problems/questions, contact Cascade Bicycle Club, 206-522-3222 or [email protected]. Not riding? Interested in volunteering at the finish line? Contact Corey Eng at 503-641-2971 or [email protected].

Tumalo Camping Trip, July 19-21, a PBC club ride in central Oregon, out of Tumalo State Park’s campground, cruising through Ponderosa pine forests, sage, juniper, farmland, and volcanic formations. Event headquarters is at campsite #34. At last check, the campground was full, but there are many choices for lodging nearby in Bend, Sisters, or Redmond. Ride calendar. PBC ride leader: Bud Rice. For more information contact Bud Rice at [email protected] or at 503-667-0683.

Ride to Defeat ALS, July 20. Join us in Mt. Angel in the fight against ALS! Read more. Club mileage is approved for this benefit event. Ride calendar. PBC ride leader: Chip Kyle. Contact Chelsey Hirtzer with questions, comments, suggestions, [email protected] or 503-238-5559, ext. 106.

Up & Down, July 20, for those who think flats are boring. The first route is 49 miles with 4900 feet of climbing; or choose the second route of 96 miles with 7800 feet of climbing. A free BBQ lunch and beer are provided at the finish. Fully supported. Call ML Moore at 541-201-1121 or email.

Ride Around Clark County (RACC), July 27. PBC members get a $5 discount. Five beautiful ride options through the scenic countryside, hosted by Vancouver Bicycling Club. The start and the finish line are at Fort Vancouver. This ride qualifies for PBC club mileage. Ride calendar. PBC ride leader: Stacy Barbadillo. For additional information, contact Jan Verrinder, [email protected] or 360-607-1642.

Tour de CureJuly 27, a variety of five well-marked routes in Hillsboro with one purpose: to raise critical funds to help fight diabetes. Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Contact Gabrielle Winston with questions, [email protected] or 503-736-2770, ext. 7293.

 

Lynn Thompson, Quick Releases Editor