The Portland Wheelmen Touring Club will conduct a series of training rides to help prepare you for Reach the Beach. Just show up, depending on your schedule and skill level (see Rating System), at the stated time and location to participate in these great rides. There is no fee and no advance sign up is required, but it is generally a good idea to call first to confirm the ride details.
Your bike, tire pump, patch kit, spare tube, tire irons, tools, food/snacks/filled water bottle, money for a phone call, grocery stops or emergencies, personal ID, and clothes appropriate for the weather. Please wear an ANSI, CPSC or Snell approved helmet
A-Basically flat, no steep hills.
B-Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills.
C-Moderate terrain with rolling, short, steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs.
D-Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills.