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C/D-E/66/Road - Twickenham Loop

  • October 01, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mitchell City Park, Mitchell OR
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  • Would like to attempt the whole ride!
  • Interested in riding some and driving SAG as well. Do not want to attempt the whole thing. May only do the first 41mi to Service Station.
    But will definitely make it to Tiger Town Brewing!
  • Anyone that has a vehicle with a 2 bike rack, please consider it! LUNCH AND BEVERAGES
    ARE ON ME!! Bring a good book, and your bike. We may be in position that we can swap out driver's.

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Twickenham Loop

And look for a companion gravel ride to pop up on that same day!

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C/D-E/67 Brian Staiger  Link

This is definitely one of the more stunning rides in Central Oregon.  The Twickenham Loop is a challenging, but beautiful, ride that starts and finishes in Mitchell. It's 66 miles and 6,700 feet of climbing, so it's probably more demanding than most of us prefer. Without a doubt one of the all time great downhills is the Girds Creek Canyon - What a HOOT!  We will make the mandatory stop at Service Creek Resort (41.5 miles) to replenish fluids and have a good lunch before those last 3 tough climbs.

If you haven't done it before, here's the best chance you'll likely get because  we are hoping for volunteers to drive a SAG vehicle.  Please consider allowing your vehicle to be a SAG vehicle.

We'll share driving duties and anyone can hop in for a lift wherever desired, so you can tame this beast any way you want. If you want to skip one or both of the two long climbs out of the John Day River canyon, hop in for a lift. If you want to go until you cry "uncle" then get a lift to the finish line, flag down or call the support vehicle.  Or, you can skip the SAG entirely and pedal the entire 66 miles.  

Plan on packing snacks to toss into the vehicle and we'll plan a few rally stops along the way to break things up. 

Meet at the Mitchell City Park in beautiful downtown Mitchell, ready to ride at 10:00. It's about a 1-3/4 hour drive from Bend, so be sure to leave plenty of time to get there and get ready. I'll send out an email to all registrants before the ride to coordinate carpooling.

The start will be chilly, but it won't be long before we are shedding some skin.  Bring plenty of water and fuel for this ride!  

This ride is listed as C/D-E, so anyone who can maintain a 12-13 mph pace with 100ft/mile is welcome to join. I was able to do 12.9 m/h for this ride in just over 5 hrs.  And yes I am signing up to do it again!  Of course, if you want to go faster, you're free to check Strava and give segment leaders a run for their money. Plan on joining the Club in a celebratory beverage at the local brew pub, Tiger Town Brewing Company, before heading home.

Disregard the map this route is all paved!

Call/Text Brian Staiger with questions: (607) 760-7453

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