Registration IS OPEN. Click Here to Register

WHEN

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

WHERE

Finish ChuteHigh Lakes Elementary School

2500 NW High Lakes Loop
Northwest Crossing Neighborhood
Bend, Oregon

EVENT START TIMES:

100-Mile:  6:00 AM

75-Mile:     7:00 AM

50-Mile:     8:00 AM

25-Mile:     9:00 AM

7-Mile:       9:30 AM

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ADVENTURE MEDICS WILL BE ON COURSE TO OFFER AID TO CYCLISTS

FIRST CALL 911

THEN ADVENTURE MEDICS 541-639-9993

GEAR DROP:

There will be a gear drop at Patagonia/Alpaca Country Estates  for those doing the 75 or 100 mile ride. All gear will be available for pick up by 12:30pm at the finish line venue (High Lakes Elementary School).

PLEASE stop in and enjoy the hospitality from all at Patagonia/Alpaca Country Estates! This is a new aid station for Tour des Chutes and is 1.7 miles before the previous location (Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve).

AID STATION Sponsors 2017:

CLINE FALLS STATE PARK: Sponsored by ALBERTSONS-SAFEWAY.

TUMALO SCHOOL: Sponsored by FOOD 4 LESS.

NEW! PATAGONIA/ALPACA COUNTRY ESTATES: Sponsored by WESTSIDE PHARMACY.

SMITH ROCK STATE PARK: Sponsored by TRADER JOE’S.

ALL MUCH APPRECIATED BY EACH AND EVERY CYCLIST!

DONATED SPECIALITIES TO ENHANCE ENJOYMENT AT OUR VENUE AND AID STATIONS:

Big O Bagels, Bebop Biscotti, Sparrow Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company,  and more to come!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Entry fee includes 1 lunch. Additional lunch tickets for friends or family may be purchased at registration or packet pick up for $10.00 each. Registration also includes all TdC parties and a free pint at every event where alcohol is served.
  • Register early!

 Tour des Chutes Unisex T-shirts

$20.00

 Tour des Chutes Primal Cycling Jersey

$85.00


AID STATION HOURS:

TdC chalk paintCline Falls State Park: 8-1:00 PM
Alpaca Country Estate: 7-11:00 AM
Smith Rock State Park: 8-11:00 AM
Tumalo School: 8-2:30 PM

Tour des Chutes Century/100-Miler:

This route uses 18 miles of the Sisters-Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway. The course winds its way from Bend to Lower Bridge Road and the Scenic Bikeway using mostly low traffic country roads passing large farm and ranch land with some beautiful views of several Cascade Peaks. Once on the Lower Bridge Road, the ride offers some great high desert scenery, a few climbs, lots of rolling terrain, and some possible sidebar entertainment as it stops at the large Alpaca ranch. At Redmond, you will head out on a loop with breath taking views to Smith Rock Park. Turning south, the route traverses the agricultural area west of Redmond, and zig-zags its way back to the town of Tumalo using low traffic rural roads with more sweeping views of the Cascade mountains to the West. From Tumalo, the route gently climbs back to Bend and the well earned Post Ride Party at the venue.

Link to Map

Century Cue Sheet

Total Gain: 3873ft. Follow the WHITE arrows on the road.

  • 6:00 am start!  Are we kidding?  NO, we want you back for the great food and music at the Post Ride Party before it closes @ 3:00 pm.
  • This is a challenging Century, and may take longer than you anticipate.
  • If you can’t average 15mph on the flats, we recommend the 75- miler.
  • No cell phone coverage on Lower Bridge Rd.
  • Please follow the rules of the road. Our permits and reputation depend on it.

 

75-Miler:

This route uses 18 miles of the Sisters-Smith Rock State Scenic Bikeway.  The course winds its way from Bend to Lower Bridge Road and the Scenic Bikeway, passing farm areas with some beautiful views of several Cascade Peaks.  Once on Lower Bridge Road, the ride offers some great high desert scenery, a few climbs, rolling terrain, and some possible sidebar entertainment as it stops at a a large Alpaca ranch.  Turning south, the route traverses the agricultural area west of Redmond, and zig-zags its way back to the town of Tumalo, using low-traffic rural roads.  More amazing Cascade views.  From Tumalo, the route gently climbs back to Bend, and the Post Ride Party.

Special note:  This route contains an unavoidable 2.5-mile section of heavily traveled Hwy. 20.  Use caution and ride single file!

Total Gain: 3230ft. Follow the WHITE arrows on the road.

  • 7:00 AM start.  Now that’s more like it!
  • No cell phone coverage on Lower Bridge Rd.
  • NEWER ROUTE CHANGE eliminates 3.6 miles of the Old Bend-Redmond Hwy.  The newer route has MUCH less traffic, and definitely MORE scenic.  Enjoy!
  • Please follow the rules of the road. Our permits and reputation depend on it.

Link to Map

75 Mile Cue Sheet

 

50-Miler:

This route uses a majority of the State Scenic Bikeway Twin Bridges Loop.  Fast rolling terrain, great mountain views, lots of farm and ranch land on mostly low-traffic roads highlight this ride.  A pleasant pause on the Deschutes River at the Cline Falls State Park rest stop marks the halfway point.  A quick climb back out of the canyon, and its more rolling terrain and great views as the route winds its way back to the town of Tumalo.  From here, its a gentle climb back to Bend and the Post Ride Party.

Total gain:  2340 feet.          Follow the BLUE arrows on the road.

  • 8:00 AM start.  Perfect.
  • A NEWER ROUTE CHANGE eliminates 3.6 miles of the Old Bend-Redmond Hwy.  The newer route has MUCH less traffic and is definitely MORE scenic.  Enjoy!
  • Please follow the rules of the road. Our permits and reputation depend on it.

Link to Map

50Mile Cue Sheet

 

25-Miler:

The route heads out towards Shevlin Park on wide-shouldered Shevlin Park Road.  After a quick climb out of the canyon, the route passes through Juniper and Pine forests along Johnson Road.  The next 11 miles are enjoyable, as the gentle rolling terrain of low-traffic country roads take you past agricultural land and great Cascade views.  After a refreshing pause at the Tumalo rest stop, its a climb back to Bend and the Post Ride Party.

Total gain:  1343 feet.          Follow the ORANGE arrows on the road.

  • 9:00 AM start
  • Other than the climb out of Shevlin canyon, the first 16 miles to Tumalo rest stop are a piece o’ cake.
  • Use caution when crossing Hwy. 20!
  • Please follow the rules of the road. Our permits and reputation depend on it.

Link to Map

25 Mile Cue Sheet

 

 

7-Miler:

Woody studies the course mapThis is a family-friendly loop through the Broken Top neighborhood in Bend, suitable for almost anyone!  The route travels to Broken Top using Mt. Washington Drive, and loops through BT on paved paths, then retraces its way back to the venue.  Safety riders follow to ensure no rider is left behind.

Total gain: 130 feet

  • 9:30 AM start
  • Please follow the rules of the road. Our permits and reputation depend on it.
  • Records:  Youngest solo rider:  4 years old!   Oldest rider:  92 years young!
  • You’ll be the first ones back to the Post Ride Party!

7 mile ride map

Packet Pick-up:

*ONE LOCATION ONLY. ONE DAY ONLY*

Worthy Brewing, FRIDAY, July 7th, 11 AM -7:00 PM
495 NE Bellevue Dr,
Bend, OR.

You may also pick up your packet day of event at venue beginning at 5:30 AM.

If room still available you may register onsite beginning at 5:30 AM. High Lakes Elementary School.

Please enjoy! Ride, talk and eat! Remember this is a ride NOT a race! Always remember to drink plenty of fluids during the day.

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE:

  • Know your abilities and limitations. It’s ok to challenge yourself, just be realistic.  Don’t pick the Century if your longest training ride is 25 miles.
  • After the ride is a GREAT Post Ride Party with good food, live music and vendor village.  Pick a ride that gets you back early enough to enjoy it!
  • SLOWER riders can start early.  Be aware that Rest Stop hours and sag support begins for each route at it’s official start time.
  • YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND AND DO A DIFFERENT ROUTE DAY OF EVENT!  Just be aware of start times and Rest Stop hours (noted on the maps), and let family know if you’ll be later than expected.

ROADS:

  • Whatever route you pick, the majority of mileage is on low-traffic, rural roads.

COURSE MARKING:

  • Course maps and cue sheets are available on-line or at registration.  Print or pick one up, get familiar with your chosen route, and refer to it often.
  • All routes are marked by arrows, and color varies with each route.  Make a note of your route’s arrow color.
  • Turns are marked on the road with 2 arrows before and 1 arrow after each directional change.
  • Please be attentive and FOLLOW THE  ARROWS!  Don’t automatically follow the cyclist in front of you…they might be out for a completely different ride!
  • You will also see directional yellow TdC signs on the course.  These SUPPLEMENT the arrows, but don’t replace them!

REST STOPS:

  • There will be snacks, beverages, and restroom facilities at all ‘full’ Rest Stops.  Water and restrooms ONLY at ‘mini’ Rest Stops.
  • Please note the posted Rest Stop hours on your map.
  • Rest Stop hours also mark the official closing of the course to that point.  There will be no further sag support.

SAG VEHICLES:

  • Each route is patrolled by a sag vehicle identified by a white TdC flag.
  • The sag driver will transport you and your bike, if necessary.                                            
  • Sags carry extra tubes, tire pumps, some food and fluid.  They are NOT mechanics.
  • Be aware some portions of any route may not have cell phone coverage.
  • Sag support on each course segment ends with corresponding Rest Stop closure.

MEDICAL SUPPORT:

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TdC has teamed up with ADVENTURE MEDICS to help provide medical support during the ride:

  • Each route will be patrolled by a certified Paramedic or EMT riding a custom motorcycle
  • There will be a Medical tent staffed with two EMT’s located at the Cline Falls Aid Station.
  • In case of an emergency please dial 911 first and then AdvMed.
  • AdvMed number is 541-639-9993.
  • Adventure Medics carry full advanced life support medications and equipment similar to local ambulances and will often times be a faster response than local 911.
  • If you do not think an ambulance is necessary but are concerned about someone call AdvMed.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT:

  • Limited mechanical support will be available at the venue and various spots on course.
  • If you have a mechanical breakdown and are unable to continue, we will transport you to the nearest Rest Stop, and to the Venue.

PRE-RIDE CHECKLIST:

  • Helmet: Mandatory!    (a helmet mirror is a good idea!)
  • Bicycle:  In good working condition:  check brakes, cables, tires
  • Accoutrements:
    • extra tubes
    • patch kit                                                                                            
    • pump
    • filled water bottles
    • identification & emergency contact #
    • ride number
    • bike shoes
    • cycling gloves
    • sunglasses
    • sunscreen
    • anti-chafing cream
    • medical ID bracelet, if needed
    • cell phone (charged)
    • cash
  • (Consider: wind breaker, removable sleeves, layering.)

WEATHER:

  • For July 8th:  Average Hi: 81  Low: 47     (Record High: 97  Low: 32)
  • Typical July weather:  Sunny, cool early morning with fairly rapid warming between 8:00 and 10:00 AM.  Can feel very hot in direct afternoon sun.

ROAD ETIQUETTE AND SAFETY:  PLEASE READ!

  • The Tour des Chutes is a RIDE NOT A RACE.
  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • Stop at all stop signs and obey all traffic laws.
  • We highly encourage you to RIDE SINGLE FILE as far right as possible.
  • NEVER ride more than 2 abreast even on rural country roads.  Please respect this, as our permits depend on your compliance!! We have to insist on this as the course is not closed to traffic!
  • Observe good road manners and communicate with riders around you.  Leave adequate stopping distance between riders.
  • Use hand and verbal signals when turning or slowing down.   (The ‘Bird’ hand signal is not TdC approved…)
  • Have your bike in good condition – including brakes, cables, and tires.
  • All riders should carry identification, including your emergency contact phone number.  If you have a medical alert bracelet please wear it.
  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911.
  • Help keep Central Oregon beautiful, please do not litter.

 

LODGING

If you’re traveling to Bend to ride, run or walk with Tour des Chutes please let Visit Bend assist you!

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Tour des Chutes Party Pack 

(included with every registration)

Deschutes Brewpub Kick Off Party: Date TBD for 2017, 6-8PM. Register at Deschutes Brewery and Pub during our kick-off party  and receive a complimentary pint, snacks, live music, door prizes and entertainment. Enjoy live music from TBD.
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Worthy No Quit Wit Party: July 7th, 6-8:00 PM Pick up your ride packet on July 7th (packet pickup ends at 7pm), enjoy a complimentary pint of a limited release beer brewed especially to honor Gary Bonacker, founder of Tour des Chutes. Also enjoy snacks, bid on fantastic silent auction items and relax to tunes provided by TBD.
worthy-gary

 

Pancake Party for our COPA Family 5K participants: July 8th, 8:30-10:30 AM. Participants will return to venue for fresh pancakes and cold chocolate milk from Eberhard’s.

Burrito Bar for our cyclists: July 8th, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. As always you will return from your long ride and enjoy live music and fresh burrito bar from LongBoard Louie’s Eastside.

Live music line up:

11- 12:00 TBD

12:20- 2:45 TBD

Where do we pick up our packet? PLEASE READ- this was a change in 2016!

 PACKET PICK UP AT WORTHY BREWING.  

July 7th, 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend, OR 97701

Where do we start?

Saturday, July 8th, 2016 5:30 AM-9:00 AM
High Lakes Elementary School, 2500 NW High Lakes Loop, Bend, OR 97701

 

Yes, there is plenty of parking available on the streets surrounding High Lakes Elementary School.  Please remember this is a residential neighborhood, and our rides start early!  And please leave pets at home…we love them but they don’t belong at this Venue. For sure they won’t like being in a hot car.

You may pick up your packet day of event at the venue beginning at 5:30 AM.

Ride- possibly not. We expect to fill.

Run- yes.

Both riders on a tandem need to register, for liability and services reasons. There are no dogs allowed on the course or at the venue. Please ask your family and viewing friends not to bring dogs to this event. The cyclists and runners/walkers safety is our number one priority.

We discourage anything that may distract you or keep you from hearing other participants or cars.  This includes cell phones. This ride is about being together. Enjoy being unplugged!

We do not have camping available at the school, but click here for area camping options.

 

Click here to VOLUNTEER.

Come to the finish line and cheer on our finishers.

Please remember to leave your furry loved ones at home. No dogs are allowed at the event.

You may DONATE on this page or mail check to: Tour des Chutes, 70 SW Century Dr. Suite 100-273, Bend, OR 97702. Thank you in advance for your support! It means a lot to us.

Your entry fee may not be 100% tax deductible.  Check with your accountant.

You must order before March 2 to receive your jersey at the kickoff party. Final orders will be taken at the kickoff party. NO ORDERS will be taken after the kickoff party on May 4. This includes no orders to be taken at event.