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GEARs cycling club would like to invite you to join us for our 19th annual Blackberry bRamble ride. The Blackberry bRamble, a celebration of cycling in beautiful Lane County, returns to Amazon Park on August 6th, 2017. 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 from Claim 52 for the 21 years & up folks!). Proceeds from the bRamble go to help support local causes such as Safe Routes to School, Eugene Adaptive Recreation, Center for Appropriate Transport and Crow Elementary School.

2016 Blackberry bRamble Photos.

Volunteering and Sponsoring – The Blackberry bRamble wouldn’t be possible with out our great volunteers and sponsors. If you’re interested in giving your time or a donation, click here. And thanks.

Choose Your Route

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Online registration closes at 10:00 pm, Saturday, August 5th.
Don’t worry, you can sign up at the event. Cash, checks and credit cards will all be accepted.

Registration is limited to the first 600 riders.

bRamble 100, 62 and 40 mile rides
Early registration (thru July 30th) $45.00
Late Registration (after July 30th) $55.00
Onsite Registration (August 6th) $65.00
bRamble 10 and 20 Mile Community Ride
Early registration (thru July 30th) $8.00
Late Registration (after July 30th) $10.00
Onsite Registration (August 6th) $12.00

 

 

Group Discounts – Groups of 5 or more riders can get a discount of 10% per rider. Contact davewalla@eugenegears.org for a discount code.

Refund Policy – Full refunds will be given for cancellations until July 15, 2017. Half the registration fee will be refunded for cancelations from July 15, 2017 thru July 31, 2017. There will be no refunds given after July 31, 2017, except in exceptional circumstances.

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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 claim52LogoOnBackgroundmile Orchard Point Loop or the 10/20 mile community ride you’ll arrive back at the Hilyard Center 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, children’s crafts and the Claim 52 Beer Garden for the adults will all be part of the celebration.

Directions to the Ride

The rides all start at the Hilyard Community Center at 2580 Hilyard Street in Eugene and ends in Amazon Park, to the north of the Amazon Community Center, which is south of the pool.

 

If you are coming from out of town on Interstate 5, take exit #189/E. 30th Avenue, then drive west on E. 30th Avenue (past parking-map-bRamble-2017-07-30Lane Community College) for just over three miles. At Hilyard Street make a right and go four blocks. Amazon Park and the Hilyard Community Center will be on your left at E. 26th Ave.

Once the parking is full at the event start at the Hilyard Center/Amazon Community Center lots, we recommend that you park at the LTD Amazon Station Park & Ride at E. 29th Avenue and Amazon Parkway, or the Amazon Ball Fields. See parking map below (click here or on map for largest version).

Directions to LTD Amazon Parkway Park & Ride Lot at E. 29th Avenue and Amazon Parkway

From Interstate 5 take exit #189/E. 30th Avenue, then drive west on E. 30th Avenue (past Lane Community College) for just over three miles. E. 30th becomes Amazon Parkway after it crosses Hilyard Street. Get in the right lane after it crosses Hilyard Street and make the first right at the light at E. 29th Avenue into the Park & Ride lot. From there you can ride your bike on the bike path to the ride start.

Directions to Amazon Ball Fields parking lot off East 24th Ave. at Amazon Parkway

From Interstate 5 take exit #189/E. 30th Avenue, then drive west on E. 30th Avenue (past Lane Community College) for just over three miles. At Hilyard make a right and go six blocks. Make a left on E. 24th Avenue then go past all the apartments on your right until you see grass and then turn right into the parking lot at Amazon Ball FIelds . From there you can ride your bike west along the bike path to get to the ride start.

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The Blackberry bRamble is presented with special thanks to our Sponsors and Partners.

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