How Far Can You Ride?
Find out how far you can ride your bicycle in 12 hours in the beautiful SW Washington, Memorial Day Weekend. Or try the new Big Loop option, and ride the first 140+ miles against the clock.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Rider check in is 1 hour prior to race start time
Rider meeting is 30 minutes prior to race start time
Riders will start at 30 second increments
Hockinson Middle School
Gymnasium on south side of school
17903 NE 159th st
Hockinson, WA 98606
Racers will begin their journey of 144 miles by wending their way over rolling hills and beautiful farmland to the Washougal River Road and then east on the Lewis & Clark Highway through the majestic Columbia River Gorge and past the famed Bonneville Dam. Along the way they will have magnificent views of Mt. Hood and the Cascade mountain range. At the Carson Hot Springs riders will turn north up the Wind River Highway to the moderate 3,000 foot climb of Old Man Pass before screaming down Curly Creek Road to the Swift Reservoir. Be sure to look up at the breathtaking view of Mt. St. Helens. On their way back to the finish line they will be mesmerized by the color of the Lewis River, and soak up the lush, dense forest of the Mt. St. Helens National Monument.
To participate you MUST:
1. Register at this hyperlink to the OBRA website.
2. Sign the race waiver, available at the site, or bring to the race.
3. Become a member of OBRA, either for the day, or annual membership. Also on the OBRA site.
4. Agree to and abide by all the race rules and guidelines.
Click here for the Start List / Race Roster
There will be 3 Time/Aid stations pretty equally spaced along the long, 140 mile, loop.
Each Time/Aid station will carry water, Hammer Nutrition products, Dr. Will Bars, fruit, and sweet and salty junk food.
Riders MUST check in at each time station. If a rider does not check in with any of the time stations, they will be considered disqualified.
Drop bags may be checked in on race day at the registration table. The bags will be delivered after the race starts.
Your guess is as good as mine. We have had sunny and warm, cold and rainy (it’s usually drizzly and foggy in the morning), and thunder showers. This time of year could be anything (though we’ve never had snow – knock on wood). It can Get quite cold after summitting Old Man Pass. Be sure to bring appropriate gear for predicted weather conditions.
If you want to volunteer, you can earn a free entry for a friend, or yourself for next year – through the same promoter.