The Yaquina Wheels Bicycle Club invites riders of all levels to the 5th
annual Yaquina Lighthouse Century Rides to be held on Sunday, August 16,
2009 in Newport, Oregon. All rides begin and end at the Yaquina Lighthouse
Visitors Center. The courses open at 7 am and close at 5 pm. Three rest
stops and one water stop along the route provide water, a variety of fresh fruits, cooked food
items and other snacks. Mechanical & SAG support will be available on all routes.
Riders choose from three distances: 25, 70 (extended metric century) or 100 miles
on a course that connects two lighthouses, weaves through Newport's historic
Bayfront, follows the Yaquina and Siletz rivers and passes along the
beautiful Central Coast of Oregon including breathtaking vistas at Cape
Foulweather. Watch for whales and birdwatchers look for herons, egret and
bald eagles along some of Oregon's most diverse coastal scenery and
Proceeds from the rides go to Newport's Friends of the Lighthouses,
Waldport's Green Bikes Program and other local, regional and national
non-profit cycling organizations.