5/23/15 - 9:00 am:Gastonia (43.2 miles  805 feet of climbing):  

The route heads west across the normal Evergreen - Hornecker - Wren to Verboort.  In Verboort we turn on Porter, cross OR 47 and then thread our way through Forest Grove - past Maggies.  We then head out of Forest Grove on B St and follow Old 47th to the Skoggins Valley Rd store.  We'll continue heading south, mostly on Old 47, to Gaston. BTW - the tracks after the store have been FIXED - gone from worst to best we ride! Leaving Gaston, we head back north to Forest Grove via Spring Hill and Fern Hill - enjoy the open riding.  From Forest Grove we take Martin to Verboort - and then home via Cornelius Schefflin - Zion Church - Glencoe - Evergreen.

  This week, for groups that are interested in a bit more - miles and climbing - we have a surprise add-on in Gaston that provides some nice climbing, great views of the eastern valley, and a wonderful descent - thanks KRhea.  It's a 7.6 mile out-and-back from the intersection of OR 47 and Gaston Rd. You simply head .3 miles south (R) on OR 47 and take a right on NW Olson Rd.  Follow Olson Rd for 3.8 miles (till you head down and see gravel) turn around, and head back out.  You'll climb 550 ft, have a great descent, and beautiful valley views.  Total miles including this option is 50.6.  For map details Click Here.

The weather for this Saturday looks to be cloudy with ride temperatures in the low-to-high 50's.  There's also a prediction of fog in the early am - so be sure and bring lights.


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