OSP Fallen Trooper Memorial Bike Ride
OSP Memorial, Capitol Mall, Salem, Or
August 2, 2014
Important message: This event has been cancelled.
A bicycle ride to raise money for the Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial, to be dedicated the evening before the bike ride.
Two routes will be available to choose from, a long and short route. Both routes begin and end in front of the Memorial.
Registration is closed
Registration for either route is $30, which includes the ride, water and snack stops along each route, and a t-shirt.
Event day registration
Day of event registration is also $30, but must be in cash.
Refunds will be provided if a refund request is received prior to July 16, 2014.
Long route is 65 miles, Short route is 34 miles. Both routes follow the same roads for the first sixteen miles, and also the last elevn miles.
The Short route travels through Aumsville, and is essentially flat past agricultural fields. This route joins the Long route at the final stop, eleven miles before finish.
The Long route uses the same roads as the Short route, past the first stop, to Aumsville. Riders on the Long route then travel through Stayton, Scio and Jefferson before joining riders on the Short route at the final stop. The long route also travels across two covered bridges, one before and one after, the community of Scio.
**START/FINISH LOCATION HAS CHANGED (New Site - Oregon State Hospital)
Two recent occurrences have resulted in a change of venue: the OSP Fallen Trooper Memorial will not be completed by August 1st and a very large event on the Capitol Mall has changed their dates to August 2nd and 3rd, resulting in congestion and lack of parking near the site of the Memorial. The Oregon State Hospital has agreed to provide space on their grounds for our registration, start, finish and lunch. The new location is near the intersection of Center Street and 24th Street NE in Salem, one mile east of the Capitol Mall.
From the intersection of Center and 24th travel 0.2 miles south on 24th Street from Center Street, and turn onto Greenway Drive. Enter the hospital grounds on Greenway Drive, and continue on Greenway to the Yellow Lot for parking. After parking the vehicle, return on your bicycle to the area of Greenway and 24th for registration and the start location. The finish will also be near the intersection of 24th and Greenway.
A lunch will be provided at the finish for all registered riders. Cost of the lunch is $5.00.
A bicycle mechanic wil be available at the start, and will then move on course. Four support vehicles will be on course to assist in the event of mechanical problems.
Each stop will have water, and snack stops will also have food.
This is a non-timed event and there are no time limits. However, lunch will only be served until 2:00 pm at the finish.
The start and finish is on the State Capitol Mall, directly across the street from, and north of, the Oregon State Capitol. The staging area for the start and finish is near the Fallen Trooper Memorial, in front of the Public Service Building, location of OSP General Headquarters.