Reach the Beach Oregon Updates Routes
Your safety and the safety of the communities we ride through is our number one priority. We have therefore changed the routes for this year.
To ensure an even better ride experience we had to make additional changes. All ride lengths will now begin and end at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. We are no longer beginning and ending in Hillsboro.
As a result of moving our start and finish venue to Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, we have also changed the direction of the ride, along with a few other minor route changes. Our newly revised routes will lessen the volume of vehicular traffic you will encounter as you enjoy your ride. Please select your route link below for your new route details.
Beginning at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, we will offer the same top-notch experience with SAG support, rest stops, delicious food and an unforgettable start to your summer cycling season. Out on your route, you can enjoy modified routes which feature views of several of Oregon's beautiful wineries and countryside, rolling farmland and reduced climbing. On our longer routes, you will enjoy a rest stop with our good friends at Lee Farms, a ride by the historical Helvetia Tavern and, on the 2nd half of the ride, more llamas than cars.
Along with your safety, our priority is to also get the summer cycling season in Oregon off to a terrific start. To ensure a truly celebratory day of cycling in support of the American Lung Association, please read all the information below carefully and be sure to note your ride start times. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Start & Finish Line Location
All four route lengths will start and finish at:
Countryside Community Church
18810 SW Kruger Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
100 Mile Route
Start Time: 6:00-8:00am
Riders will have 9 hours to complete this route, which includes generous breaks.
Route Map - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35692853
76 Mile Route
Start Time: 6:30-8:00am
Riders will have 8 hours to complete this route, which includes generous breaks.
Route Map - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35767169
52 Mile Route
Start Time: 9:00-10:30am
Riders will have 7 hours to complete this route, which includes generous breaks.
Route Map - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35767233
27 Mile Route
Start Time: 9:00-10:30am
Riders will have 6 hours to complete this route, which includes generous breaks.
Route Map - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35767279
To enhance the safety of all our participants and volunteers, riders will have a specific start time. Start times will be filled as we receive requests, and we will do our best to schedule riders at their preferred time. We reserve the right to change your start time if safety concerns or other factors require us to do so.
Start times are posted at each of the links below. These documents are being updated as we receive requests.
Contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-718-6155 if you have any questions.
The safety of our riders, volunteers, staff, and the communities we ride through is our top priority. Reach the Beach riders are reminded to obey all traffic regulations and posted signage. Should you need any assistance, there will be a contact number posted for Rider Support.
Cyclists on the route often share narrow roads with vehicular traffic. We ask that you kindly practice safe cycling. Please ride single file and remain alert at all times. Please extend courtesy to drivers, course marshals, law enforcement officials, residents of communities along the route, and fellow riders. We strongly advise that all riders wear bike helmets. State and local rules or recommendations for safety related to COVID-19 will also apply. Please do not draft unless riding with someone from your home.
- Requiring all riders complete health check prior to event
- Practicing social distancing
- Assigning start times to ensure adequate spacing at the start line and along the course
- Asking riders to only draft with people from their household
- Holding packet pickups prior to the event. Check our Calendar of Events for Packet Pick-Up dates, hours of operation and locations.
- Absolutely no day-of-event packet pickup or day-of-event registration.
- Requiring unvaccinated participants wear masks in all gathering places
- Providing pre-packaged snacks and hydration at rest stops
- Hosting grab-and-go Finish Line experience
- Suppling additional handwashing and sanitization stations
Per CDC guidance, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated people in public spaces. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, to ensure the safety of our immune-compromised participants and volunteers, masks are required in official event spaces when in close proximity to other attendees. If you are fully vaccinated and still would like to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so.
Everyone who raises the minimum of $150 receives a medal, t-shirt, goodie bag and rider bib. While your medal will be waiting for you, as we cheer you over the finish line, your rider bib (Along with your t-shirt and goodie bag) needs to be collected at one of our four Advance Packet Pick-Ups. THERE WILL BE NO BIB OR RIDER PACKET PICK-UP ON MAY 15TH. You must have a bib to ride.Packet pickup events:
- Saturday, May 8th 11am-1pm at Hood to Coast (7236 SW Durham Rd, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97224)
- Sunday, May 9th pickup appointments available in Eugene email Julia by May 7th to schedule an appointment at email@example.com
- Tuesday, May 11th 5-7pm at Columbia Bank (717 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232 - near the Convention Center)
- Wednesday, May 12th 5-7pm at Hood to Coast (7236 SW Durham Rd, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97224)
- Friday, May 14th 6-7:30pm at Hood to Coast (7236 SW Durham Rd, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97224)
Rest stops will have snacks and hydration as well as mechanical support and bathroom facilities and will be located every 12 to 20 miles along the route depending on climbing and road conditions.
- Lone Owl Farm Rest Stop
18900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR 97007
Routes: 25, 50, 75, 100
- Helvetia Church Rest Stop
11295 NW Helvetia Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
- Old Scotch Church Rest Stop
30685 NW Scotch Church Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Routes: 75, 100
- Thatcher City Park Rest Stop
750 David Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Routes: 50, 75, 100
- Laurel Community Church Rest Stop
14127 SW Campbell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Routes: 25, 50, 75, 100
Parking and Information for Drivers
All four route lengths start and end at Countryside Community Church. There will be specific parking areas assigned for each route. Please be sure to only park as directed by a member of staff or volunteer. 100 mile and 75 mile riders, please exit the roundabout to SW Kruger Rd and look for signs or volunteers who will direct you. 50 and 25 mile riders, please exit the roundabout at SW Elwert St and park at the Sherwood Elks, 22770 SW Elwert Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140. 50 and 25 mile riders, please wait in the Elks Parking lot until 8:30 before proceeding over to the Countryside Community Church. We kindly ask that drivers meet their rider in the parking lot of Countryside Community Church and refrain from driving on the same roads as our routes.
Assistance on the Route
Reach the Beach will provide mechanical and medical support along the route. SAG vehicles will be available to assist with flats and other minor mechanical issues, or transport you to a rest stop. If requesting a family member pick you up from the route, please be aware that some stretches of road are narrow so stopping a vehicle will create an unsafe situation for other cyclists and drivers. Please have our experienced SAG drivers pick you up and take you to a rest stop where you can meet with your family member.
All routes start and end at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. Transportation back to the Start Line is not needed. Cyclists can park at Countryside Community Church. 2021 bus tickets already purchased can be transferred to 2022 or the purchase price can be applied as a donation towards your fundraising. Please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
At the Finish Line
We would truly like to celebrate with you at the Finish line and thank you for riding and fundraising in support of Lung Health. But for everyone’s safety and to comply with county and state mandates, once you have collected your Finisher’s Medal and boxed lunch, please return to your car and exit the parking lot, taking care to be on the lookout for other returning cyclists.
Thank you for your understanding as we make these changes and follow safety procedures so we can all ride on May 15th. Next year, we party back at the beach!
*All inclusive list of all safety procedures will be sent in an email and posted to this webpage closer to the event