Alpine Century Ride
Drawing Prizes for 2013!
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Alpine Century is your opportunity to ride some of Oregon's wild and scenic beauty on premier NW cycling routes: Alsea Scenic Byway and Lobster Valley Road. You will be fully supported as you tackle this challenging and awesomely beautiful ride. Alpine Century features well-supplied rest stops and SAG support staffed by friendly local volunteers, HAM radio operators cover areas where cell coverage is weak, and a fresh gourmet lunch featuring locally grown produce awaits you at the end of the ride.
Check out this brief video of highlights.
The 50-mile loop (4000 ft. elevation gain and loss) covers the peaceful and beautiful Bellfountain Rd. and Alsea Scenic Byway, with three rest stops including the favorite at Alsea Falls. The 100-mile route (6000 ft elevation gain and loss) is your chance for a supported ride through the gorgeous and rarely seen Lobster Valley Road. At the Lobster Valley rest stop, choose between an out-and-back return through Lobster Valley or the Highway 34 figure-8 loop.
For maps, GPS and elevation profiles for both of the routes, click here.
Your registration supports the low-cost pre-school, recycling center, teen programs, and other programs at Alpine Community Center.
Check out the story of what we are doing with your support... !
Pre-registration is required and continues until August 11. All riders are entered in the drawing. Click here to pre-register.
Safety and support are key as you negotiate the climbing, Highway 34 leg, the steep climb and descent in Lobster Valley, and the switchback descent climaxing the ride into the Alpine. Headgear is required!
Pre-register by August 11 to be entered in the drawing for these fabulous prizes:
2013 drawing prizes (watch here for more prizes):
- REI, inc.: their virutally indestrictable daypack
Hazelnut Hill: Gift Box including locally created nuts and candy
Queen Bee: A jar of Local Honey
Our Daily Bread Restaurant: $25 gift certificate at this charming restaurant
Sweet Spot Bakery-Deli: 16" Pizza with cheese and one topping (x2)
Pfeiffer Vineyards: one botttle of Grey Cat, a unique Muscat/Pinot Gris blend from this fabulous local boutique winery
Thanks for supporting Alpine Community Center!
*(must be 21 to win adult beverages)
The items in our drawing come from generous local supporters who value Alpine Community Center programs and enjoy welcoming visiting cyclists. Notice how many prizes come from local agri-tourism entrepreneurs who are members of the exciting new Oregon Country Trail agri-tourism system! Your support for Alpine Century Ride supports Alpine Community Center and helps to promote this exciting new wave of local agri-tourism.
August 18, 2013 Schedule
7:00-8:45 am: Pre-registered riders check in at Alpine Community Center at our new location:
25184 Webster Avenue,
Monroe, Oregon 97456
(This address is located in Alpine.)
Ample parking is available. Watch for our friendly staff who will direct you to available parking.
All riders, please sign in and sign the waiver.
11:00am: Riders who have not reached Rest stop 2 at Hope Grange by 11:00am should not attempt the Century Route through Lobster Valley!
10:00am - 5:00 pm: A fresh and delicious meal awaits you after your ride.
Check out the results of our 2011 rider's survey to see what that years rider had to say about Alpine Century!
We proudly acknowledge these 2013 Sponsors:
What You Need
Helmet: Our team is doing everything to make this tour a safe and fun ride for you. You can help with proper head protection. Riders must wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet while riding.
Clothes and Sunscreen: Bring your sunglasses and sun screen! Two water bottles are also advisable for a hot, August ride.
And just in case, tuck away a windbreaker, gloves and a rain jacket. After all this is Oregon!
Tubes and Tools: A fleet of SAG support will be patrolling to help you out of any minor jams you might encounter. But for simple flats, bring a patch kit, spare inner tube, and a frame pump. Stock your tool kit with everything you need to adjust spokes and brakes, and mend a chain.
Rules of the road will apply. Ride single file at all times.
For more information, contact: