Cycle Oregon to tour Crater Lake
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 29, 2004
Crater Lake National Park will be the focus this year of the 17th annual Cycle Oregon bicycle tour.
The route changes annually to allow riders to explore Oregon.
This year’s ride will be from Sept. 12-18 and travel through the Rogue Valley with an optional ride around Crater Lake.
The first day’s tour will take riders 52 miles from Canyonville to Wolf Creek.
On Day 2, Sept. 13, riders will leave Wolf Creek and pedal 61 miles to Lake Selmac. Riders will have an early morning ascent of the Siskiyou Mountains on Day 3, Sept. 14, as they travel 64 miles from Lake Selmac to Jacksonville, where they will have a two-night stay.
On Day 4, riders have the option to take a day off in Ashland or Jacksonville.
Day 5, Sept. 16, features a 74-mile or 103-mile ride. At day’s end, riders will be at Lost Creek Lake in Joseph Stewart State Park just north of Shady Cove to spend two nights.
Day 6, Sept. 17, cyclists will leave Lost Creek Lake and make the ascent to Crater Lake to eat lunch at the rim. Cyclists may opt to ride around the 33-mile rim road. Riders will return to Lost Creek Lake for the night. Mileage for Day 6 is 84 miles to and from Crater Lake, and 123 miles for those who ride the rim.
Day 7, Sept. 18, is the 61-mile final ride back to Canyonville, through the communities of Drew, Milo and Days Creek.
Registration for Cycle Oregon 2004 can be done over the Internet at ww.cycleoregon.com. To request a copy of the registration brochure call Cycle Oregon at (800) CYCLEOR, or (800) 292-5367.
Cost for the ride is $725. Riders receive seven days of riding with a fully supported course each day that includes two rest stops, lunch stop, sag wagons, bike mechanics and medical support. In addition, participants will have seven overnight camps including three meals per day, daily and nightly entertainment and other great bonuses.
Proceeds from the ride benefit the Cycle Oregon Fund, which helps preserve and protect special places in Oregon and supports community development projects in the regions where the ride is held. Since its inception in 1988, the Cycle Oregon fund has contributed more than $4.4 million to Oregon communities. More than 2,000 riders participate annually.