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    Crater Lake: Partial Car-free Weekend

    I didn't see anything about this on here. Apologies if I just missed it.


    This weekend, Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, East Rim Drive at Crater Lake will be free of motor vehicles. This turns it into a 24 mile bike path. Details: http://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisi...=643796-307230

    I won't be there since I'll be riding The Duncan Ride http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...d-Century-Plus

    If the National Park Service is going to make this an annual equinox event, we may have to change the date of The Duncan Ride next year. I suspect the determination as to whether this is done regularly and/or expanded will depend on participation. Go ride.

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    That would be fun to ride. One of the best rides I've done as is. Without cars for the majority it would be stellar. Almost be worth the drive from Seattle.

    Hope you post again next year if they o this again.

    Thanks for posting.

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    This is AWESOME! I've only been to Crater Lake once, and I've been wanting to go back. Always thought it would be a fantastic ride. I wonder if I can juggle things around to make that happen this weekend?

    Thanks for the tip, B Carfree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    This is AWESOME! I've only been to Crater Lake once, and I've been wanting to go back. Always thought it would be a fantastic ride. I wonder if I can juggle things around to make that happen this weekend?

    Thanks for the tip, B Carfree!
    I'm hoping that so many people show up that this becomes a regular thing so I can enjoy it next year (and the year after, and the year after that...). If you go, bring your camera so you can give us another awesome set of photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b. Carfree View Post
    if the national park service is going to make this an annual equinox event, we may have to change the date of the duncan ride next year.

    Quote Originally Posted by b. Carfree View Post
    i'm hoping that so many people show up that this becomes a regular thing so i can enjoy it next year (and the year after, and the year after that...).
    This story on Bikeportland provides a bit more background.
    http://bikeportland.org/2013/08/19/c...-weekend-92555

    Basically, the NPS did a Car-free Crater Lake weekend back in June, and it went so well they decided to make it an annual event. But this one coming up September 21-22 is a "bonus" one. Doesn't say when next year's event will be held. Hope the weather is OK for this weekend up there on Crater Lake, the current forecast doesn't look too promising...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adventurepdx View Post
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    This story on Bikeportland provides a bit more background.
    http://bikeportland.org/2013/08/19/c...-weekend-92555

    Basically, the NPS did a Car-free Crater Lake weekend back in June, and it went so well they decided to make it an annual event. But this one coming up September 21-22 is a "bonus" one. Doesn't say when next year's event will be held. Hope the weather is OK for this weekend up there on Crater Lake, the current forecast doesn't look too promising...
    Thanks for the background.
    Going forward, the third weekend in September will be preserved for non-motorized enjoyment of the park.
    I guess we may have to move The Duncan Ride to a different weekend next year. The weather forecast I'm seeing calls for highs in the mid-fifties with some sunshine and a chance of a isolated showers on Saturday. That seems like fair enough weather for most folks, if it turns out that way, so hopefully no one will be put off by the slight chance of liquid sunshine on Saturday. Sunday looks dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    The weather forecast I'm seeing calls for highs in the mid-fifties with some sunshine and a chance of a isolated showers on Saturday. That seems like fair enough weather for most folks, if it turns out that way, so hopefully no one will be put off by the slight chance of liquid sunshine on Saturday. Sunday looks dry.
    Oops, I didn't notice the part about "third weekend in September" from the bikeportland post!

    You must be looking at a different forecast than I am for Crater Lake. The NOAA/NWS forecast calls for showers and 43F on Saturday. Sunday does look to be the better day of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adventurepdx View Post
    Oops, I didn't notice the part about "third weekend in September" from the bikeportland post!

    You must be looking at a different forecast than I am for Crater Lake. The NOAA/NWS forecast calls for showers and 43F on Saturday. Sunday does look to be the better day of the two.
    I've been using accuweather's forecasts the past two years. It seems to more consistently get it right than the NOAA/NWS in spite of using the same data (I think).

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