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Washington's New Most Challenging Supported Ride: The Native Planet Classic

Old 04-21-06, 02:12 AM
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Washington's New Most Challenging Supported Ride: The Native Planet Classic

Native Planet Classic: A Spectacular North Cascades Ride!
June 11th, 6:00 - 10:30 AM, Winthrop, WA*
3 Routes: 28, 63 or 132 miles




The Native Planet Outdoor Club (NPOC) is proud to present the Native Planet Classic fundraiser, an exciting*opportunity to "ride 4 a reason“ on one of Washington's premiere cycling roads! We offer:*
  • An easier*28-mile ride
  • A metric century (63-mile) course including*Washington Pass (5477ft)
  • A*grueling 132-mile, 8000ft+ round trip

The ride begins and ends in the traditional town of Winthrop, a great destination with its straight-out-of-the-movies cowboy ambience. The start will be from 6 :00 to 10:30 AM, so come out, have a terrific time and let your enjoyment help Native Planet meet the needs of others!

This fundraiser is fully supported and includes food stops. Participation is limited and registration is open now until May 20th;*there will be NO same-day registration. Registration before April 30 is only $20-$39 with a minimum pledge of $50: May registrations will be $5-$10 more. NPOC members also receive a $5 discount.

Volunteers needed to help us with ride preparation and on the day of event: please email us at npc@ride4areason.org.

*Unable to participate this time? Check the Native Planet Outdoor Club*for more information and up-coming rides.
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Old 04-21-06, 07:06 AM
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I would give that a go, if it were later in the year.... Thats one that would take a while to recover from...
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Old 04-21-06, 09:15 AM
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Here's some shots although taken in April of last year rather than June and I only pedaled up from Mazama and back:







But second poster is right - that might be a tad early in our northWET season to do that kind of climbing. I know April was very early but it will be beautiful. According the WSDOT (transportation dept) they expect to open the pass this year the first week of May, although you can usually ride beyond the gate at this time of year and not have any cars but an occasional LARGE PLOW.


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Old 06-25-07, 09:44 AM
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https://www.ride4areason.org/npclassic/

This year's event was Saturday. I strongly recommend this ride. It's hard to beat riding through snow capped peaks.

Total time 8:27 with a ride group of three. The last 10mi of Washington pass was grueling on the return due to a lack of long-distance miles. I went a little too hard earlier in this climb. Nearly perfect weather. It was a little cool for AM descending (arm warmers, undershirt, vest, scull cap). We had a nice tail wind for most of the return. Rest stops were well stocked including a nice supply of Cliff Shots and Blocks. The sandwiches looked very good, but I wasn't certain about my stomach. I stuck with the shots and blocks.

I think I heard there were around 90 of us for the 126mi option and 127 total riders registered. This ride is worthy of larger numbers.
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Sounds good
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