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Estacada, Oregon
Cycle Along the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway
September 26-27 2020

Killer Fang Ride

September 26-27 2020
144 Miles Over 2 Days


Raging Rapids Ride

September 27 2020
Choose 35 or 52 Miles


Little Riffles Ride

September 27 2020
12 Miles Mostly Flat


All rides are fully supported.

Killer Fang: Aptly named for a treacherous rapid where the Clackamas River dives beneath a house sized boulder to reappear a hundred feet downstream this route is designed for seasoned riders with some time devoted to ascending and descending in mountain terrain. The route follows highway 224 East to Ripplebrook store beside four nationally designated wild and scenic streams and then heads South on Forest Road 46 along the cascades backbone where the Clackamas’ threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead still spawn onward to Detroit a distance of 72 miles. The routes elevation gain is 3,100 feet from Estacada and 1,900 returning from Detroit but mostly of 6 to 7% grades. After an overnight stay in a state park or lodging in Detroit the route returns to Estacada on Sunday. The ride is fully supported with rest stops, a sag wagon, EMT services and satellite radio communications.The ride includes 2 boxed lunches, a dinner and breakfast in Detroit and an evening meal with beverage in Estacada. A shuttle provides service between the campsite and Detroit Saturday night. Ride starts at 8AM on both 9/26 and 9/27.

Raging Rapids: You have two choices of 35 or 52 miles east on the scenic bikeway along shaded rivers and rollicking rapids. You begin cruising leisurely along Faraday Road, North Fork Lake and east where the waters begin to quicken and the rafts and kayaks bob among the frothy waters at Carter Bridge, home to the Northwest’s largest whitewater festival that occurs each May. For a cedar lined mountain stream choose the Fish Creek spur and turn right for 1.5 miles along this steelhead hideaway. Or choose to follow the bikeway through spectacular overviews of the Narrows, past the mountain community of Three Lynx and then make a stiff mile climb to the Ripplebrook store. Having arrived your work is done, pedal easily back to Estacada for a meal and beverage in a restaurant of your choice. The ride is fully supported with a sag wagon, rest stops, EMT services and radio communications. Ride starts at 10AM on 9/27.

Little Riffles: This is a flat social ride mostly along a gated road for casual riders and children. You have a choice to begin at City Hall Cycling Station or at the Faraday West Hydro parking area, the latter is away from the highway. This is a perfect ride for the whole family including Young children. You will ride past three lakes through shaded maples and alders past Faraday, Cazadero and North Fork Dams all on a gated car free road. Keep your eyes peeled for water fowl, the occasional osprey or bald eagle. The turnaround is at the North Fork Lake lower boat ramp. The ride includes a rest stop at City Hall with beverages, snacks and fruit and cyclists on bikes to assist with mechanical issues. Ride starts at Noon on 9/27.