CO3 June 19-24
Ride Harder, Do Even More Good
Riding the new CO3 will take your level of support for Cycle Oregon and its philanthropy even higher – and you’ll enjoy an intimate, high-end tour at the same time! This ride takes the CO experience and intensifies it in three ways: deeper community connections and impacts; more challenging routes; and more upscale amenities. Click here for the full brochure.
Here are just a few of the things you’re going to love about it:
- The Roads – CO3 features some of the most spectacular roadways and vistas Northeastern Oregon (and a little bit of Southwestern Washington) has to offer. Think of it as a “greatest hits” from some of our most beloved rides plus a whole lot more.
- The Challenge – CO3 is a little shorter and even more epic than a typical Cycle Oregon Week Ride. We’ll pack 331 miles and 24,000 feet of climbing into five delightful days of biking bliss.
- The Amenities – Though the days in the saddle may be tough, we’ll recover each evening in luxury and style. We’ll sleep at some of the best, most storied hotels and lodges in the region (indoors and in beds). We’ll dine on expertly prepared farm-to-table meals. To cap it all off, we’ll sip locally produced beers and wines — in responsible moderation, of course.
- The People – On several occasions, community leaders will join us to talk about the challenges they face as well as potential opportunities for support and partnership. If you’ve been looking for a chance to become more involved in helping preserve the special places of Oregon, this is it.
- The Size – CO3 is limited to 30 riders.
Perhaps best of all, CO3 will put a cool $30,000 directly into the Cycle Oregon Fund, which will be earmarked specifically for one or more projects that help support the region we’ll visit. The 2014 debut of CO3 includes the communities of Walla Walla and Waitsburg, WA; and Enterprise, Halfway and Baker City in Oregon. Climbing highlights on the road include the daunting Rattlesnake Grade, the grueling up-and-over from Enterprise to Halfway, and the ascent to Anthony Lakes ski area.