|Change of Venue Announcement|
|Written by PV Webmaster|
|Tuesday, 05 June 2012 20:35|
Change of Venue Announcement
Saturday Signature Ride June 9 Will Start at McMennamins Edgefield
This week Portland Velo presents members a change of scenery with an off-site ride. We will meet at McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey Street,Troutdale OR 97060. Start time remains 9 am. Please follow the entrance road all the way back, and park your car in the far SW corner of the back parking lot.
We’ve ridden from Edgefield on numerous occasions in the past and the rider turnout grows each time. There are many ride options from Edgefield and the two we use are:
Directly out, up, and down to Multnomah Falls and back to Edgefield. It’s an easy out-and-back with a longish, shallow climb going out followed by a twisting/turning downhill to the Falls. On the way back you have a bit steeper climb up to Crown Point , then a bomber downhill run all the way back to Edgefield.
The “climber” option begins 100 yards past the Women’s Forum State Park, as you take the right fork up the hill instead of the left fork down to Crown Point. From that fork it’s a steady 14-mile climb to the summit of Larch Mountain. If you opt to turn around at the snow gate, you can save yourself the final 4.5 miles of climbing to the summit parking lot.
There will be no official ride leaders this week, however, we will provide maps of the route. These rides are a chance for us to give the ride leaders a break from their duties and allow them to just ride and enjoy themselves. So, grab some members, form your own group(s), and have a great ride!
See you Saturday morning,