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. Online registration ends at 10:00 pm Saturday, August 5th.
The Wolf Creek Century starts out by climbing up Fox Hollow Rd, around the back of Spencer Butte to an exhilarating descent down McBeth Rd. From there you will continue west and then south past the farms and vineyards of the scenic Lorane Valley. The first food stop is in Lorane, at mile 27. Enjoy a delicious snack and fill your water bottles. From there the route turns west up Siuslaw River Rd. The terrain starts with gently rolling hills and ends with the strenuous Wolf Creek climb and exciting descent. At the end of Wolf Creek Rd the route turns North on Territorial Hwy toward the small town of Crow. The Century route joins with the Metric and Crow loop routes shortly before the Crow Food Stop at mile 57. After the Crow Food Stop the two century rides head west on Vaughn Rd, a gently rolling road where you can push the pace and enjoy riding a lightly traveled road. You will pass through the small town of Noti on your way to Poodle Creek Rd, where you will encounter rolling terrain along Poodle Creek. From there the route turns east on Hwy 36 to Lawrence Rd. There will be a water stop at the turn from Hwy 36 onto Lawrence, at mile 78. There is a short downhill on Lawrence before the last climb of the day, up part of Lawrence and then left onto Butler Rd for the rest of the climb. One of the fastest downhill sections in the area, on Butler Rd, will take you back down to Territorial Rd. A left on Kirk Rd and a left on Clear Lake Rd will take you along the Fern Ridge Dam to the final food stop on the route, Orchard Point, at mile 85. After enjoying the food at Orchard Point and filling your water bottles a final time you will finish with a flat ride through the south western part of the Willamette Valley, usually with a tail wind to assist the weary. The ride ends at the Hilyard Center where delicious blackberry pie, ice cream, a cold beer and the Bike Celebration will be waiting. If you like you’ll be able to take a shower or go for a swim after your ride for only $1.00 at the Amazon Pool.
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