Sisters, Oregon Tour

Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Four days riding with five nights lodging.
Meet Thursday, June 22: ride June 23-26, 2017

Total cost: $765
Non-refundable deposit: $195 ($25 member discount on this price)
Single supplement: $390 (paid at registration)
Final payment of $570 due by Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

Rider limit: 30
Tour leaders: Jan Van Fredenberg and Carol Hoch

Overview

Nestled at the base of the majestic Three Sisters Mountains, Sisters is a charming town with wonderful opportunities for cycling. From the challenging McKenzie Pass to the Crooked River to Camp Sherman and more, the greater Sisters area has much to offer. Mountain views, river canyons, quiet roads through scenic farmland and sunny weather highlight this 4 day fixed -base tour in central Oregon. A short drive is required to one of the start points on this tour. Your price includes 5 night lodging at the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge in Sisters. 

What to expect

SUPPORT

This tour provides the STANDARD Level of support as described on the Club Tours FAQ page. There will be 2 support vehicles on the road.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

This tour has moderate terrain and mileage and the pace will be moderate. There will be time in the evenings to explore Sisters.

WEATHER

Central Oregon (high desert) has 300 days of sunshine each year. Temperatures should be cool in the mornings and the June daytime average is 74. Rain is unlikely but not impossible and temperatures may exceed the average so be prepared.

MEALS

Breakfast is provided at the Ponderosa Lodge, snacks and lunch are included each day. We will be using a caterer to supply a box lunch for each riding day. It will include a sandwich, salad and dessert and we will provide beverages, fruit, chips etc. Dinners will be your responsibility.

LODGING

The Best Western Ponderosa Lodge, 500 Highway 20 W, Sisters OR. 97759. ph 541 549 1234

TRANSPORTATION

Go Green! we encourage carpooling. Sisters is 326 miles from Seattle. Estimated driving time is approximately 5 hours 18 minutes. Because of the distance and driving time, we have booked Monday night at the Ponderosa so that you will not have to drive after a day on the bike but can relax and leave on Tues. morning.

ROUTES
The mileage and elevation gain on all routes has been done on Ride with GPS. As such, you may find slightly different totals if you use a different program. Since this is a new tour we are still massaging some of the routes to adjust milage etc.

Itinerary

Day 0, Thursday, June 22, 7.30pm

Meet at the conference room at the Ponderosa for a welcome meeting with cue sheets and comments for the first day of riding.

Day 1, Friday, June 23
Sisters to McKenzie Pass, 40.7 miles, 2471' elevation

We will take on the ever challenging McKenzie Pass today with a short loop around Sisters to get warmed up for the 15 mile climb to the Summit with incredible views and lunch at the top and a fun run back down.

Day 2, Saturday, June 24
Sisters to Peter Skene Ogden Park, 60 miles, 1784' elevation

We will enjoy the rural farmland and views of the Three Sister enroute to Peter Skene Ogden Park for lunch. The return will feature a stop at one of the biggest Alpaca farms in the country.

Day 3, Sunday, June 25
Prineville to Crooked River, 66 miles, 2179' elevation

We drive to Prineville and ride east and south to the Prineville Reservoir and the delightful ride along the Crooked River back to Prineville. This loop has wonderful views of the mountain range.

Day 4, Monday, June 26
Sisters to Wizard Falls and Camp Sherman, 47.4 miles, 1809' elevation

Our last day will be a leisurely ride along the Metolius river to Wizard Falls and Camp Sherman. There will be an optional Pizza Party night at the conference room to celebrate our last night together.

Day 5, Tuesday, June 27

Depart for home