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Volcanic Arc 1000K (ACP) - 9/19


This is a point to point route from Federal Way to Eugene Oregon. Plan your return via Amtrak Cascades train. Please note that we have updated the Ride with GPS links below.

Cue Sheet http://tinyurl.com/VA1000K-CueSheet
or: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oK_i1ZD-tVBU8EsXMyj_FIhOjVuNcupl-jQXx8UlzBk/edit?usp=sharing


Ride Summary:
Point-to-Point route from Federal Way, WA to Eugene, OR.  Beginning at Vinny's place in Federal Way on Friday morning, the first day of this route follows a course similar to the original Cascade 1200 to Carson via Elk and Old Man Pass with a detour through Packwood. Farmland, forest, and views of Rainer will remind you why you love to ride in Washington.

On the second day, you'll ride towards sunrise in the beautiful Columbia Gorge, and then cross the river at The Dalles. The route here showcases Oregon's semi-arid Eastern half as it winds through hilly country dedicated to wheat, fruit trees, and livestock. This climate zone is much dryer than Western Washington and Oregon and can get quite hot in the summer months, and so bringing a third bottle is highly advised.

Although, we plan to have a staffed control somewhere between Dufur and Detroit (195K without other services), you should still plan on carrying extra water and food. A 7 mile stretch of gravel on the South side of Timothy Lake should still be light when you arrive and is passable with all bikes, though you'll be happier with wider tires.

Rise with the sun for a third day, and climb the Santiam Pass to Sisters. Be sure to re-stock water and food before the scenic McKenzie Pass and the Aufderheide Memorial Drive (a low-traffic gem also known as NFD 19) into Oakridge. From here you'll follow the river down towards Euguene, eventually taking the route's only bike paths to avoid car traffic in Springfield.

On Monday, take the Amtrak Cascades train back north to Portland, Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, or even Vancouver BC and simply hang you bike in the baggage car - no boxes! - and sit back for the journey home. Amtrak actually hangs the bike for you... be sure to "add a bike to trip" for $5 when buying your ticket and check in at the baggage counter for a claim ticket and instructions when you get to the station.

Theo Roffe and Vincent Muoneke
Date: Sep 19 2014
Start Location:
Start Location: Vinny's House 29423 (1st Ave S Federal Way WA 98003)
Start Time: 5:00AM
End Location:

Courtesy Inn Eugene (345 W 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401)


If you're cycling or getting dropped off, come directly to Vinny's house.

For long term parking, we recommend the lot by H-Mart (31217 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003) which is 2 miles from the start. Directions from parking to start:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5882197

Entry Fee:

$75.00 SIR members, $85.00 non-members.
Please make all entry and
membership fees payable to SIR.

Cue Sheet: http://tinyurl.com/VA1000K-CueSheet
or: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oK_i1ZD-tVBU8EsXMyj_FIhOjVuNcupl-jQXx8UlzBk/edit?usp=sharing

Here are links updated as of September 14, 2014.


Preregister online

If you register online you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start, and enables quick posting of ride results

See who's registered

When available, results will be found here


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