Japanese Hollow Gravel
This is a classic OMTM route that starts in The Dalles. 55 miles with 5300 feet of climbing. 70% gravel, 30% pavement. This is a memorable route and well worth the extra drive time. Bring plenty of food and water, this will be a long day. We’ll pace ourselves and enjoy the sights. In-depth description with video and photos is here: http://www.omtm.cc/japanese-hollow
The usual gravel ride precautions apply: This is NOT a road ride. A gravel bike or hardtail mountain bike is a must. I ride knobby 42’s, skilled riders can do it on 35’s. Come with your sense of adventure along with everything you need to be self-sufficient in the way of water (bring plenty), food/snacks (bring plenty), tools and spares. You must have the route loaded into your GPS device or phone - visualize finding yourself alone in the boonies with a flat, Murphy’s Law loves this sort of stuff. We will regroup at the tops of big climbs or at major turns etc. While the pace is listed as brisk it will be challenging. Email me with any questions.
Pace: Will be "brisk", but as this is a gravel ride, we won't be riding 15-17 mph as the road metric indicates.
Ride will move to Saturday if rain threatens. Keep an eye on the calendar.
Do not come if you are not vaccinated for COVID-19.
Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride. https://portlandbicyclingclub.com/protocols
300 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA
Sorosis Park. Restrooms adjacent to parking.