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Crater Lake Century

Crater Lake Century

August 18 2018
Crater Lake, Oregon, USA

Dubbed “The Best Ride in Oregon” by Bicycling Magazine, The Crater Lake Century is an annual bike ride that traverses up and around the Crater Lake Caldera.  Available in 62-Mile and 100-Mile routes, the ride begins and ends at the historic Fort Klamath Museum.  The annual ride is a benefit for both the Klamath County Museums and the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank.  Over the previous 8 years, the ride has contributed over $60,000 to these organizations.

The deepest lake in the United States and the 7th deepest in the world is located in the northern part of Klamath County and was chosen as the site of the century ride because few places on earth command overwhelming awe from observers as Crater Lake does. Even in a region of volcanic wonders, Crater Lake can only be described in superlatives. Stories of the deep blue lake can never prepare visitors for their first breathtaking look from the brink of this 6 mile wide caldera which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Even seasoned travelers gasp at the twenty-mile circle of cliffs, tinted in subtle shades and fringed with hemlock, fir, and pine: all this in a lake of indescribable blue. 

Crater Lake Century

The Century Ride

Century Riders (100 miles) will start at the Fort Klamath Museum on Crater Lake Highway (Rte 62) at 4,000 ft elevation, and will enjoy the first 35 miles along the valley floor of the Wood River Valley with breathtaking views of the surrounding Cascade mountains with old growth forests. This will be a nice warm up for the 3,000 ft climb to the Crater Lake Rim. Once reaching Crater Lake Rim and getting your first view of the brilliantly blue, awe inspiring Crater Lake, Century Riders will continue another 30 miles of peaks and valleys for an additional 3,000 ft of climbing around the lake on Rim Drive. Then riders will enjoy the ride back down to the Wood River Valley and will end the ride with 8 miles of flat roads back to the Fort Klamath Museum.

The Metric Ride

The Metric Century (62 miles) ride will start at the Fort Klamath Museum on Crater Lake Highway (Rte 62) at 4,000 ft elevation, and within 8 miles of the start will begin the 3,000 ft climb to Crater Lake Rim. Metric Century riders will turn around on the Crater Lake Rim at the Phantom Ship Overlook. After a well deserved break, riders will return back down to the Wood River Valley and the Fort Klamath Museum.

Routes: 62 and 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 300
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
What's Included?

Ride registration
Park admission
Bib number
Sag stops with food and water
Route slip
Roving SAG and mechanical support
After ride BBQ

Packet Pickups

4-8pm at Hutch's Bicycles in Downtown Klamath Falls. 808 Klamath Ave., Klamath Falls, OR 97601.

Adequate Car Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Card
SAG Wagon
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: Crater Lake, Oregon
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Aug 18 2018 - EVENT: Crater Lake Century