Ride of Silence
Wed May 15th 2024 7pm
Where: 1128 Marion Street (Red Lot Across from McDonalds) Bring your tributes, any words that need be said to remember riders injured or killed. Please check out Ride of Silence Website fora additional Global information
Ride of Silence
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
On Wed. May 17th, 2023 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
Peach of a Century
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.
Monster Cookie Metric Century
The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club's premier cycling event. The route starts and ends at Keizer Rapids Park and 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 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 31-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.
A Salem Bicycle Club led Mini-Cookie Ride (6.2 mile) is also available. The route goes through Keizer Rapids 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 any current COVID protocols.
All cyclists get a Monster Cookie at the end.
For more information, contact Mary Schmidgall.
Other Nonprofit and Club Rides
Rides sponsored by nonprofit organizations and other clubs are listed on the Links page.
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