The Blackberry bRamble, a celebration of cycling in beautiful Lane County, returns to Amazon Park on August 7th, 2016.
Now in its 18th year, the bRamble draws cyclists from all over the Northwest to Eugene on Sunday, August 7th. The centerpiece is the full century (100 mile) ride with more than 6000 feet of elevation gain. For those wanting less of a workout, there are 62, 40, 20 and 10 mile rides All routes are clearly marked, include food stops, SAG support, and enthusiastic volunteers.
The Blackberry bRamble has long been known for its scenic routes, extraordinary food at the rest stops, reliable support, and free blackberry pie and ice cream at the finish (and a free local craft beer for the 21 years & up folks!).
Early Online Registration for the Blackberry bRamble (100, 62 and 40 Mile Rides) is $39 through July 28, 2016. Late Registration, beginning July 29, 2016, is $49. Early Online Registration for the Community Ride (10 and 20 Mile Rides) is $8 through July 28, 2016. Late Registration, beginning July 29, 2016, is $10. Refund Policy – Full refunds will be given for cancellations until July 15, 2016. Half the registration fee will be refunded for cancelations from July 15, 2016 thru July 31, 2016. There will be no refunds given after July 31, 2016, except in exceptional circumstances.
Registration is limited to the first 600 riders.
Group Discounts – Groups of 5 or more riders can get a discount of 10% per rider. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code.
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pre-registered riders can check in and begin their ride. Those who haven’t pre-registered can register for the 100 mile, 62 mile, 40 mile ride or the community ride.
Starting times for Rides:
- 100 mile Wolf Creek Century Starts 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
- 62 MilePoodle Creek Metric Century Starts 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
- 40 Mile Crow Loop Starts 7:45 – 10:00 a.m.
- 10 or 20 Mile Community Ride Starts 10:00 a.m.
All rides leave from the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., and end at Amazon Park. All routes will close at 4:00 p.m.. Beer, Blackberry Pie and Ice Cream will be available until 4:15 pm.
Blackberry bRamble Post-Ride Celebration
Whether you’ve chosen the 100 mile Wolf Creek Century, the 62 mile Poodle Creek Metric Century, the 40 mile Crow Loop or the 10/20 mile community ride you’ll arrive back at Amazon Park where you’ll find a bike celebration in progress, and of course, your free pie and ice cream reward (and beer!). Local vendors, with great food, community booths, local entertainment and the Beer Garden for the adults will all be part of the celebration.
The entertainment schedule for the Pedal Power Stage:
- 12:20 – 3:30 p.m. Entertainment & Live Music
- 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Digital Music and REI Raffle
If you are hot and tired you can cool off with a swim or shower at Amazon Pool for only $1.00. The pool is easy walking or biking distance from the celebration.
If you would like to have a booth at the Celebration you can download the Booth Registration Form.
Directions to the Ride
The ride starts at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene.
If you are driving, you can park at the South Eugene High School parking lot, 400 E 19th Ave, just a few blocks away along a bike path. There will be volunteers to greet and direct you. If you are coming from out of town on Interstate 5, take the E. 30th Avenue exit (Lane Community College), then drive west on E. 30th Avenue to Hilyard Street (approximately 3 miles), then take a right and go about 1 mile to E. 19th Ave. The high school parking lot is at the intersection of Hilyard and E. 19th Ave.
The Blackberry bRamble Routes
The Blackberry bRamble is a premier ride in the Northwest. Each year more cyclists enjoy a beautiful ride with lots of good food. You climb slowly out of the Willamette Valley with a scenic view of Eugene below and then pass into the farms and vineyards of the Lorane Valley. For more in-depth route descriptions and route maps click HERE.
The Community Ride
Exploring the back roads, neighborhoods, and paths of the greater Eugene area. This years route is being determined now…. Free ice cream and blackberry pie at the end of the ride for each rider and entry into Amazon Pool for $1.00!
ALL ROUTES WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM
If you would like to help with planning, organizing or volunteering for the event you can contact Paula Erickson.
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