Reach the Beach Kicks Off Cycling Season for a Good Cause on May 17 in Oregon
WHAT: Reach the Beach, the ideal personal challenge for the seasoned cyclist or group ride for friends and family of all ages—all for a great cause, will celebrate its 24th year. Event information, including registration, is available at ReachtheBeach.org.
Providing a little bit of something for everyone, Reach the Beach offers participants with four different start locations based on distance. Those interested in the 104-mile a course will start in Portland, while riders interested in pedaling 80 miles will begin in Newberg. Amity will host the start for cyclists wishing to take advantage of the 55-mile route. The final starting point will be Grand Ronde, which features a 28-mile ride.
Produced by Better Series, the Oregon-based race event management company that brought Hood to Coast Relay to the masses, each course distance features beautiful routes, medical and mechanical support, and eight lunch and snack stops. Plus, all riders will be treated to a gourmet finish line feast and beach party at the award-winning Pelican Pub in Pacific City.
104 mile course: 12250 SW Conestoga Dr, Beaverton, OR 97008 City. *Start opens at 6 am.
80 mile course: Newberg High School - 1498 Elliott Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
55 mile course: Amity High School - 503 Oak Street, Amity, OR 97101
28 mile course: 9600 SE Hebo Road, Grand Ronde, OR 97347
WHEN: May 17, 2014 at 6:00 am (104-mile course) and 7:00 am (remaining distances).
CHARITY: The official charity partner of Reach the Beach is the American Lung Association, whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Reach the Beach has successfully raised more than $2.5 million in the past five years for the charity.
About Reach the Beach
Celebrating 24 years as the official start of the Oregon cycling season, Reach the Beach provides four distinct courses resulting in an event that has a little something for everyone—from the experienced cyclists to those new to distance riding. Benefiting the American Lung Association, the event welcomes more than 3,000 cyclists through rolling wine country fields, tiny towns, soaring Cape Kiwanda dunes to a festive sunset beach party.
About Les Schwab Better Series
Best known for being the Oregon-based race event management company that brought Hood to Coast Relay to the masses, the Better Series now consists of seven running and one cycling events. The race series stretches from May through November, and features well-known events such as Hippie Chick Quarter & Half Marathon Run & Walk; Reach the Beach; Helvetia Half Marathon, 10K & Kids Race; Red, White and Blues 5K/10K; and Pint to Pasta 10K. For more information, visit the official website of the series, BetterSeries.com.
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