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Oregon Coast Tour

September 8-16, 2018

Led by Bridgette DeShields and Ramona Turner

Registration opens January 31, 2018 at 7 pm

Maximum #participants: 20

This tour will take you down the Oregon coast from Astoria to North Bend with the start and finish (and riding opportunities) in Albany, Oregon. The total mileage for the coastal portion of the tour is approximately 250 miles with 13,000 feet of climb over 5 full riding days, one optional riding day and a non-riding (sightseeing day).

The route includes some Category 3 climbs with an average of 50 miles and 2600 feet of climb a day. This tour is recommended for riders that can maintain an AB pace (12 mph average over the entire ride) or better and manage the mileage and climb each day – very limited SAG options.

The tour will be of the “Inn to Inn” style.  Also known as a “credit card tour.”  Participants will be responsible for getting themselves to Albany, Oregon (with carpooling opportunities) by the early evening of September 8th and home after the tour on September 15th or 16th (final day is optional).  There will be two SAG vehicles with trailers/racks that will provide: support (including snacks and lunch); transportation for bikes and participants to and from the main route start and finish locations in Astoria and North Bend; and transportation for luggage from hotel-to-hotel each day.

The transit days will be:

September 8: all participants arrive in Albany Oregon (~9-10 hr drive from Santa Rosa) – arrive by 6 pm please! Personal vehicles will be left in a long-term parking lot.

 September 9: the support crew and vehicles will take all participants, their luggage, and bikes from Albany, Oregon to Astoria in the morning (arrival in Astoria by noon). No rides that day, but tour the cute town of Astoria and enjoy a group dinner where you can get to know fellow tour participants.

 September 14: after the ride that day the support crew and vehicles will take all participants, their luggage, and bikes from North Bend back to Albany, Oregon where we will stay that night.

September 15/16: you can depart the next morning (Saturday, September 15) or stay one more night and enjoy riding and/or sightseeing options in Albany, Oregon (rivers, covered bridges, and more) and depart instead on Sunday, September 16. Please indicate your preference when you register.

Click HERE for more detailed tour information and a description of each stage. Itinerary is below.

Approximate Costs

Hotels (some which include breakfast) and dinners (at restaurants) will be paid for directly by participants, with the exception of the one group dinner. The per person cost for accommodations for 8 nights will range from about $1,000 total for single occupancy, $500 for double occupancy, and less for triple or quad occupancy.  During registration, you will be able to indicate if you will share a room with a spouse/partner/friend or would be willing to be paired with someone to share a room, which will lower the overall cost.

Blocks of rooms are being held and have been contracted at SRCC rates at each of the hotels. You MUST stay in the contracted hotels. The final night in Albany Oregon (night of September 15) is optional. After registration, there will be instructions about how to provide a credit card guarantee for your rooms. Some hotels will charge one night deposit; all hotels are transferable or can be cancelled 72 hours before the start of the tour with no fee.

Click HERE for hotel information and dining options for each location.

Once registered, we will organize room arrangements, pace groups, carpooling options, etc. If you drive a personal vehicle to the Albany Oregon meeting point, there will be parking available.

The fee to SRCC (TBD but around $500 per person) will cover:

    • Breakfast (2 days, where hotels do not provide, plus supplemental items)
    •  Lunch and snacks each day (including at least one catered lunch)
    •  One group dinner
    •  SAG/gear/bike transport during the tour
    • Transport of participants in SAG vehicles and rented vans from Albany to Astoria and from North Bend back to Albany
    • Cue sheets and other route information
    • Insurance and support including a tour leader for each stage

Registration

Registration opens at 7:00 pm on January 31. $50 is due at the time of registration by PayPal and the balance is due within two weeks by check.

Cancellation Policy

  • Within 30 days of registration, you will receive a full refund.
  • 90+ days before a tour starts, you will receive a full refund less a $25 handling fee.
  • 60-90 days before a tour starts, you will receive all monies paid for the tour, less a $175 fee*.
  • Less than 60 days before the start of the tour: No refunds will be granted for a cancellation and the full tour fee is payable*.

*If SRCC is able to replace you with someone from the tour waiting list, you may receive a full refund less a $25 handling fee. In the case of medical or family emergencies, refunds of the full tour fee only, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, will be granted; if a replacement can be found, the full tour fee will be refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel or modify trips for any reason if circumstances make it necessary. In the event that SRCC needs to cancel, we will do our best to provide a 30 day notice and a full refund for monies received. Refunds will be for the tour fee only, less any costs expended and not refunded to SRCC due to the cancellation, and do not include transportation, hotel or other expenses incurred on the part of tour participants. Tours are generally held rain or shine.


Tentative Itinerary

Date

Route

Miles

Climb

Additional Features

Destination

 Sat 9/8

All arrive in Albany Oregon (carpooling options)

 

 

Arrive by 6pm; personal vehicles parked in long-term lot

Albany

 Sun 9/9

Transport to Astoria

 

 

Tour Astoria - Group Dinner (no riding)

Astoria

Mon 9/10

Astoria to Rockaway Beach

56

3200

 

Rockaway Beach

Tue 9/11

Rockaway to Pacific City

41

1900

 

Pacific City

Wed 9/12

Pacific City to Newport

56

3000

 

Newport

Thu 9/13

Newport to Florence

51

2600

 

Florence

Fri 9/14

Florence to North Bend

46

2600

 

North Bend

 

Transport back to Albany (p.m.)

 

 

Will arrive back to C Albany late evening (~8 pm)

Albany

Sat 9/15

Albany Oregon area riding or depart

30-50

varies

Ride options

Albany (optional)

Sun 9/16

All depart

 

 

 

Preliminary route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26322986

Tour Staff

  • Gary Graver - lead transportation/SAG
  • Ride Leaders/SAG (alternating):  Bridgette DeShields, Anne Graver, Jose Martinez and Jen Benedetti 

Details

More details will be posted soon. Check back later!

Also, if you have questions, please email them to bridgettedeshields@sbcglobal.net


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