Event Information

ABOUT THE RIDE

is widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season. Four different route options (see About the Routes, below) ensure the event has a little something for everyone - from experienced cyclists to those new to distance riding. Characterized by Oregon's stunningly varied landscape, the ride proceeds from rolling wine country fields, through tiny towns, to the pounding surf and soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. The waves will be crashing on the shore as the sun sets behind Haystack Rock and you relax at the award-winning Pelican Pub in Pacific City. The ride is limited to 3,000 riders and it will sell out - sign up early and tell your friends so you don't miss out!

is a top notch ride with amazing support.

Full support includes:

  • Gold Wing Volunteer RiderTwo lunch stops
  • Rest stops at least every 15 miles
  • A gourmet finish line dinner and beach party
  • Medical and mechanical support on course
  • Baggage transfer (we'll ferry your bags from the start line to finish line)
  • Massage at the finish line
  • Friendly, supportive volunteers
  • Support vehicles on course, just in case you need a lift
  • Finish line at the award-winning Pelican Pub

And of course, a great cause

ABOUT THE CAUSE

The American Lung Association's mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Read more about our organization.

ABOUT THE ROUTES

Couch potatoes, weekend warriors and seasoned cyclists will enjoy one of four different routes through Oregon's wine country, forests, and little known towns on mostly quiet roads on . The roads are well marked making it easy to follow along the ride while you absorb 360 degrees of breathtaking scenery.  All routes end at Cape Kiwanda in beautiful Pacific City at the Oregon Coast.

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Maps and information for drivers

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There are many ways to participate (see below). Many with options like -  your own personal, online fundraising page where you can raise funds to fight lung disease and promote clean air through education, advocacy and research. If you aren't a bike rider, sign up as a volunteer. Proceeds from  will ensure a future with clean air, healthy lungs and smoke-free workplaces.

Riders and BarnCreate a team by registering as a Team Captain
Join an existing Team
Register as an individual rider
Donate to a participant or team
Sign up as a volunteer and fundraise for prizes!

AMAZING PRIZES AND REWARDS

As if the picturesque journey, beach party and delicious food at every stop along the way were not enough, we also have great incentives to encourage you to raise financial support for the American Lung Association in Oregon while participating in . If you need some help with fundraising ideas to get started, check out our Fundraising page.

Our online tools make it fun and easy to quickly raise the funds needed to qualify for prizes, and donations are tax-deductible.

TRAINING RIDES

Starting in January the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club will conduct a series of training rides to help prepare you for . Just choose a training on the list - depending on your schedule and skill level - and just show up at the stated time and location to participate in these great rides. There is no fee and no advance sign up is required.

REGISTRATION

You may register as an individual, team member or team captain online through May 15th by using the links under HOW TO PARTICIPATE on this page. You may also download and fill out a mail-in registration form (must be postmarked by or before May 1, 2017).  Be sure to review the Schedule of Events page for the dates of various registration price changes (Riders) and registration cut off dates. Children being towed by an adult (child must be pulled in a Bike Trailer) are registered either at Packet Pick-up or Day of the event, for a $30.00 flat fee (no fundraising required).

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