Thursday, August 23, 2018

Weekend Fun: Peach Ride on Sunday, Climate Run on Saturday, Santiam's Trail Builder Lounge

August 20th, 1918

The Salem Bicycle Club's Peach of a Century Ride is this weekend, and if you are looking for a fun, but long, ride through the rolling Waldo Hills, the weather looks pretty good - 72 degrees, though a little cloudy also.

Day-of-Ride registration (for $45) starts at 7:30am on Sunday the 26th. (Full description and links to maps and forms here.)
Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The Full Century route is challenging with some steep hills. The 75-Mile route also involves a significant of amount climbing. The Metric Century route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills....The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem....

There are three rest stops on the 100-Mile route and two on the 66 and 76-Mile routes. All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and friendly volunteers. The weather is typically mild to warm in the late fall although we have experienced rain during past events. Bring extra layers just in case. The 100-Mile route goes through Jefferson, Stayton, Sublimity, and Silverton. The Metric Century and 76-Mile routes visit Jefferson and Stayton. All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A sag vehicle will sweep both courses at day's end.

On Saturday, there is a run/walk for the environment.
The local climate action group 350 Salem and the youth environmental organization Plant for the Planet enthusiastically invite you to participate in the first 1st Salem Run For The Climate on August 25, 2018 at 9 am in Minto-Brown Island Park. The goal of our 5k walk/run is to bring community members together around the cause of climate change in an entirely new setting, with the hope of creating a positive, family-friendly walk/run through which people can build community and have fun.

Our registration is $25 for adults until July 1st after which adult registration will be $30 per person. Registration for children 12 and under is $10. The race will start at the covered shelter in Minto-Brown. Please arrive early to hear announcements and to pick up your reusable goody bag and raffle ticket.
Finally, last month Santiam Bicycle put in a bar!

Adult Beverages at the Trial Builder Lounge
This is a newish thing for bike shops. Though it regrettably just closed, the bar at Velo Cult in Portland was a real community hub. The Salem Area Trail Alliance has done a couple of events at Santiam, and this is a nice amenity to add to that.

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