7th Annual Beaverton Banks and Beyond Bicycle Tour
Hosted by NW Bicycle Safety Council and Papa’s Pizza Parlor
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Whether you are a novice or advanced rider on a
road or mountain bike we have a ride option for YOU!
NW Bicycle Safety Council (NWBSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety for bicycle riders and others who share the road, is hosting its seventh annual fundraising bike ride Beaverton, Banks, and Beyond Bicycle Tour.
This is a beautiful bicycle tour being held on Saturday, August 15th, from Papa’s Pizza Parlor located at 15700 Blueridge Drive in Beaverton, Oregon (near Terpenning Recreation Complex) to Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton, with an option to explore Vernonia and return. This scenic, fundraising ride has a moderately challenging 100-, 86-, and 64-mile bike tour that explores beautiful farmlands as you wind through the country roads of North Plains and work your way toward the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Banks, which is rider-friendly to both road and mountain bikes. A 32-mile option is also available that includes two rest stops, where you will receive snacks and refreshments provided by NW Bicycle Safety Council and served by Starbucks Community Volunteers in North Plains and Stub Stewart State Park Hill Top.
While cruising the rural roads of Washington County, enjoy the serenity of the countryside, glimpses of wildlife, and the company of others. Visit the City of Banks Historical Log Cabin Park where you will enjoy the snacks and refreshments provided by our food sponsors and NW Bicycle Safety Council. NWBSC and City of Banks volunteers provide outstanding hospitality.
After leaving the road, discover the hidden treasure of tree-lined canopies and ever-changing scenery as you work your way toward the vista for the mid-point rest area on the L.L. Stub Stewart state trail. There will be a roving bicycle repair rider on the state trail, and the L.L. Stub Stewart State Park Rangers will have a presence as well.
The Hill Top Day-Use Area of Stub Stewart State Park, with its views of the Coastal Range, is the turnaround point for the metric century. Rest and enjoy our well-planned snacks and refreshments served by Starbucks Volunteers and bicycle repair assistance provided by Bike Gallery. More refreshments and food await you in Anderson Park should you choose the 86- or 100-mile-tour to Vernonia and back. This stop is supported by the residents of Vernonia (NWBSC volunteers) who will be serving you.
On your return, you will be rewarded with some sweeping smooth descents through forested corridors as you stop or pass through Banks, Oregon toward the City of Beaverton. You will experience the Mountaindale Roy area once again as you stop to enjoy more snacks and refreshments at Townsend Berry Farm for a light snack and water. Anticipate more spectacular countryside as you take a different route back to the starting point where your meal choice awaits you at Papa’s Pizza Parlor.
The route for Beaverton, Banks and Beyond Bicycle Tour is known for being clearly marked outbound and inbound. In addition, there will be SAG vehicles throughout the day and four 2-man bicycle teams serving as course marshals along the trail as well as mechanical support at the rest stops.
Papa’s Pizza will provide your freshly prepared meal at the end of the ride (served between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Plan your ride accordingly.
Color route maps will be provided on the morning of the event as part of the sign-in process. You will receive your ID bracelet, map, special instructions, and meal ticket at that time.
The first 10 miles are flat and graduate to about a 2% grade. If you ride all the way to Vernonia, you will experience a 2 to 5% grade. The 100 mile route is only moderately difficult but very beautiful. Should you change your mind about the 100, you can choose to shorten your ride from 100 miles to 64 or 86 miles.
The route will be marked with “Dan Henry’s”–fluorescent signs posted on stop signs, power poles, and small sandwich boards.
- Registration and check-in opens at 6:30 a.m.
- 86- and 100-mile course opens at 7:00 a.m.
- 64-mile course opens at 8:00 a.m.
- 32-mile course opens from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- The meal at Papa’s Pizza Parlor closes at 3:30 p.m.
- Course closes at 4:00 p.m.
- Helmets Required! Follow road rules; be safe and courteous!
- Thank you for joining us.
By popular demand, the NWBSC jerseys are back!
Orders placed now through May 21th @5pm will ensure your jersey for the 2015 ride day.
These jerseys, supplied by Primal, are available in both men’s and women’s sizes for $60. (sizing chart)
Order now and look awesome for your fall rides!