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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!).

Online registration closes at 10:00pm, Saturday, August 6th.

Don’t worry, you can sign up at the event. Cash, checks and credit cards will all be accepted.

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Early Online Registration for the Blackberry bRamble (100, 62 and 40 Mile Rides) is $39 through July 28, 2016. Late Registration, beginning August 2nd, is $49. Early Online Registration for the Community Ride (10 and 20 Mile Rides) is $8 through July 28, 2016. Late Registration, beginning August 2nd, 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 michael@eugenegears.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:
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  • 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 Orchard Point Loop Starts 7:45 – 10:00 a.m.
  • 10 or 20 Mile PacificSource Community Ride Starts 10:00 a.m.

All rides begin and end at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. 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 

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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:

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  • 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.parking-map-bRamble-2016

If you are driving, you can park at the LTD park and ride lot at Amazon Parkway and E 29th St. 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). Continue thru the light at Hilyard and take a right at the next light to enter the parking lot. There will be volunteers to greet and direct you.

You can park at the South Eugene High School parking lot, 400 E 19th Ave, just a few blocks away along a bike path. 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

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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 PacificSource 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!

Community Ride Map

ALL ROUTES WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM

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Volunteering

If you would like to help with planning, organizing or volunteering for the event you can contact Paula Erickson.

 

Presented with special thanks to our Sponsors, Supporters and Partners!

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Our sponsors help us raise more money for our partners and outreach by donating money, goods, services, and/or volunteers to help our fundraising event be successful and fun.

Thanks to:

  • Pacific Source Health Plans for the $500.00 donation
  • REI for the REI VIP lounge tent with free raffle of awesome REI goods
  • Pedal Power for giving us an awesome deal on their pedal-powered sound system and emcee services
  • Oakshire Brewing for some tasty microbrewed beer
  • Best Buy for a bunch of awesome volunteers for the day of the event
  • City of Eugene for the use of the stage and the park and also for all the bicycle lanes and paths in Eugene that make it safer for riders to get around
  • Hutch’s for the bike mechanic services at the ride start
  • Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life for the gift cards they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Recharge Eugene for the gift certificate they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • RoadID donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Kim Hyland of Equinox Realty for her generous support
  • Falling Sky Brewery for the gift cards they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Arriving by Bike for donating volunteer appreciation items
  • Pasta Plus for the gift certificates they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Camas Country Store for a basket of goods for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Blue Heron Bicycles for the gift cards they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Wheel Works for the gift certificates they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Down to Earth for the gift certificates they donated for our volunteer appreciation raffle
  • Nancy’s Springfield Creamery for the cream cheese for registration breakfast
  • Bagel Sphere for the eagles for the registration breakfast

More thanks to come soon!