Put August 19, 2007, on you cycling calendar and come to Newport, Oregon, to ride 1 of 3 routes on the Yaquina Wheels Lighthouse Century Rides.
Description: 3 courses: 25, 62 (100km) & 100 miles.
Short Course (25 mi): Yaquina Head to Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, through historic Newport Bay-Front and east along beautiful Yaquina Bay; watch for blue herons, egrets and bald eagles. Return to Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
Metric Century (100km): Extend short course with moderate climb to Toledo, south-east on a quite back-country road to Elk City; then return to Toledo & back along Yaquina Bay to Newport & Yaquina Head.
Century (100 mi): Depart Metric Route after returning to Toledo from Elk City; head north to Siletz and follow the Siletz River through beautiful coastal forests to the Pacific Ocean, follow Siletz Bay to Taft; then south along scenic Oregon Coast Bike Route with vistas at Fogerty Creek, Boiler Bay, over Otter Crest Loop to Beverly Beach then return to Yaquina Head.
Rest stops: 1, 3 or 4, depending on route.
300 rider limit.
Terrain: Mostly flat, short climbs
See website for online registration, on-site registration opens at 7:00 am.
Visit our web site: http://www.yaquinawheels.org/Century.html for more information.
Also visit http://picasaweb.google.com/SkipH152...CenturyPreview
for a pictorial preview of the routes.