Monster Cookie Metric Century
August 29, 2021
Registration is now open for the 2021 Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride. Register online or download the registration form or pick one up at a local bike shop to register via snail mail. Order a commemorative jersey or t-shirt when you register. Join your cycling friends on a fun and cookie-filled bicycle ride in the 45th annual Monster Cookie--the Salem Bicycle Club's premier bicycling event.
There will be a NEW start and end location for 2021! This year, the ride will start at Keizer Rapids Park (1900 Chemawa Rd N) in Keizer, Oregon. Day-of-ride registration and packet pickup will open at 8:00 am and close at 10:00 am. There will be no mass start. Cyclists are free to leave on the ride after they have registered or picked up their packets. Participants should pace themselves so that they can complete the ride by 4:00 pm when the course will close.
The 61-mile route will take riders over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Keizer. 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 Cookie route is here. Download a PDF version of the Monster Cookie 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.
NEW FOR 2021--a Salem Bicycle Club led Mini-Cookie Ride (6.2 mile) starting at 10:00 am from Keizer Rapid Park’s Big Toy playground. The route goes through the Park and the quiet 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 will get a Monster Cookie at the end.
Do the 45th at the 45th for 2021! (Keizer sits astride the 45th parallel—halfway between the North Pole and the Equator.)
For more information, Hersch Sangster via email or by phone at 503-390-8024.
Peach of a Century
The 2021 Peach of a Century is canceled.
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.
For more information, contact Larry Miles.
Other Nonprofit and Club Rides
Rides sponsored by nonprofit organizations and other clubs are listed on the Links page.
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