Monster Cookie Metric Century
August 28, 2022
The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club's premier cycling event. The route takes riders over back roads from Salem/Keizer to Champoeg State Park and back. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. A GPS version map of the 2021 Cookie route is here. Download a PDF version of the route here. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 29-mile ride. A GPS version map of the shorter route is here. Snacks, fruit, refreshments, and toilet facilities are available at the rest stop and at Champoeg State Park.
In 2021, a Salem Bicycle Club led Mini-Cookie Ride (6.2 mile) from Keizer Rapid Park’s Big Toy playground was also offered. The route went through the Park and the adjacent West Keizer Neighborhood to Wallace House Park and back. A map of the mini route is here.
The Monster Cookie and Mini-Cookie rides are open to bicyclists of all levels who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements and follow established COVID protocols.
All cyclists get a Monster Cookie at the end.
For more information, Hersch Sangster via email or by phone at 503-390-8024.
Peach of a Century
The Peach of a Century will not be held in 2022.
The Peach of a Century is the last of the event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.
Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The Full Century route is challenging with some steep hills. The 75-Mile route also involves a significant amount of climbing. The Metric Century route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. (See the GPS tracks for more information about total elevation gain on the routes, but note the differences in the vertical scales when comparing the route profiles.) The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem. The map of the Full Century offers a preview of the route. A map showing the 66-Mile (Metric Century) and 76-Mile routes is also available. GPS users can download tracks of any of the three routes--the Full Century, 76-Mile route, or Metric Century.
There are three rest stops on the 100-Mile route and two on the 66 and 76-Mile routes. All rest stops have food, water, sports drink, restrooms and friendly volunteers. The weather is typically mild to warm in the late summer although we have experienced rain during past events. Bring extra layers just in case. The 100-Mile route goes through Jefferson, Stayton, Sublimity, and Silverton. The Metric Century and 76-Mile routes visit Jefferson and Stayton. All riders must finish by 6:00 p.m. A sag vehicle will sweep both courses at day's end.
Other Nonprofit and Club Rides
Rides sponsored by nonprofit organizations and other clubs are listed on the Links page.
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