DESCHUTES RIDE THE

RAPIDS

10.8.22

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ABOUT DESCHUTES RIDE THE RAPIDS

Join us in October 2022 for the 2nd Annual Ride the Rapids Deschutes River at the Wasco County Fairgrounds. The ride in 2021 brought people together to experience the amazing beauty in October. Ride the Rapids takes you along the Deschutes River, winding you along the rapids, climbing to beautiful vistas and showing off mountain views and an incredible waterfall. This is a fully supported ride offering three different distances for all levels of experience! Plan on a full weekend of events including a Friday night kick off, afterparty at the Fairgrounds, beverages, music and delicious food.

This ride benefits the Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex which will activate thousands of participants by completing a World Class Athletic Complex and Music Venue. Register early for your spot and make an impact by supporting this ride in Wasco County. 

 

DETAILS

Let's CYCLE.

DATE: OCTOBER 8th, 2022 @ 9:00am

COURSE: 

61 miles (Metric Century Ride) Route Map

39 miles Route Map

20 miles (route map coming soon)

WHERE: Wasco County Fairgrounds, 81849 Fairgrounds Rd, Tygh Valley, OR 97063

THE GOAL:

To raise funds for MACE to build a world class Athletic Complex in Maupin, Oregon.

REGISTRATION FEE:

Adult Registration: $50 registration plus $150 fundraising requirement through JustGiving

Youth Registration: $20 registration fee (no fundraising requirement) 

CAMPING OPTIONS

Let's CAMP.

Explore Maupin and Camp and Bike with us!

Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts and camp out under the big sky, $15/night gets you a sweet camp spot at the fairgrounds before or after the ride. Bring your tent or RV! Bring your friends and support this incredible community of Maupin as they build the Deschutes Athletic complex.
 
Click here to check out the camping options!

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FAQ

Just the facts please.
There will be three course distances to maximize the views, riding experience and safety for cyclists of every level.
 
The metric century ride starts with a climb out of Historic Tygh Valley and circles around the Pine Hollow Reservoir for the best views of Mt. Hood on the East Side. The ride then proceeds down to the Fairgrounds and follows a loop past White River Falls, Shearar Falls and along the Deschutes River before stopping at the future Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex. The 3-mile climb out of Maupin will take you to the Juniper Flats to then speed down toward the Wasco County Fairgrounds.
 
The 39 mile ride has gentle rolling hills, spectacular views along the Deschutes River,  goes through the heart of Maupin and has a great spot to refuel at the future home of the Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex before a 3-mile climb out of town. Once you are on the Juniper Flats, the views of the cascade mountains surrounding the cyclists will keep the legs spinning all the way back to the Wasco County Fairgrounds.
 
The 20 mile ride will be coming soon!
 
At the end of all routes, we will host an event expo, music, beer garden and food carts at the Wasco County Fairgrounds.

Yes, this is a fully supported ride!

Yes, plan ahead of time to stay overnight in Maupin, The Dalles or bring your RV or Tent to stay at the Wasco County Fairgrounds. Click here for camping information!

At the finish line, there will be food available for participants!

We have multiple ways to support the project. Visit www.maupindrac.org to donate directly, donate stock, donate through Benevity (Nike and Intel Employees) or contact us directly to learn more.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS