Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pie_art_2015The Blackberry bRamble, a celebration of non-motorized transportation, returns to Amazon Park in August 2nd, 2015.

Now in its Seventeenth year, the bRamble will draw cyclists from all over the Northwest, plus a lot of supporters, to Eugene on Sunday, August 2nd. 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 is a metric century (62 miles), and 40, 20 and 10 mile rides All routes are clearly marked, and include food stops, mechanical support, and enthusiastic volunteers.

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Early Online Registration for the Blackberry bRamble is $39 through July 29, 2015. Late Registration, beginning July 30, 2015 will be $49.

Registration will be limited to the first 600 riders.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 Events, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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Meet other riders at the community dinner, where you can enjoy all you can eat pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. After dinner GEARs welcomes a presentation by Rick Dancer, titled Cycling is for Everyone. Tickets can be purchased on our Blackberry bRamble registration page, or on site on the evening of the dinner. All proceeds from the community dinner go to support Eugene’s Adaptive Cycling Program.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:30 – 9:00 am

Register for the 100 mile, 62 mile or 40 mile ride, which is limited to 600 riders. Each registered rider over 21 years can get one free beer at our beer garden. Additional beer will be available for purchase.

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  • 100 mi. Wolf Creek Century Starts 6:30 – 8:30 AM
  • Poodle Creek Metric Century 7:30 – 9:00 AM
  • 40 Mile Crow Loop Starts 7:45 – 10:00 AM
  • Community Ride Starts 10:00 AM (Map available soon)

All rides leave from the Hilyard Community Center. Note: If you are not pre-registered, your starting time will be later than the stated times. All routes will close at 4:00 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. Local vendors, with great food, community booths, and the Beer Garden for the adults will all be part of the celebration.

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If you a hot and tired cool off with a swim at Amazon Pool for only $1.00.

If you would like to have a booth at the Celebration download the Booth Registration Form.

More about the Ride

A big ride with 4 distance options – a full century, a metric century, a 39-mile or a 10/20 mile ride. Rest stops with food, water, mechanics on site, SAG wagon support on the three longer routes, and more. A special blackberry pie & ice cream treat at the end of the ride.

Full 100-mi. century 6:30 – 8:30 am, metric century 7:30 – 9:00 am and the 39 mile crow loop, 7:45 – 10:00 am. The community ride begins at 10:00 am. All rides leave from the Hilyard Community Center. Note: If you are not pre-registered, your starting time will be later than the stated times. All routes will close at 4pm.

The starting point is at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street Eugene, OR 97405. If traveling on I-5, take the E. 30th Avenue exit, then West on E. 30th Avenue to Hilyard Street (apx. 3 miles) then take a right and go about 4 blocks to the Hilyard Community Center.

The 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!

Early Online Registration for the Community Ride is $8 through July 29, 2015. Late Registration, beginning July 30, 2015 will be $10.

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 Mike Cantrell  or Garry Swanson.

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

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