Join us 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 of rural Maupin in October. All three rides take you along the Deschutes River, winding you along the rapids, climbing to beautiful vistas, showing off mountain views and an incredible waterfalls.
DATE: MAY 6, 2023 @9am
RIDES: 61 mi (Metric Century Ride), 39 mi, 20 mi
START/FINISH: Wasco County Fairgrounds
PRICE: $50 registration with $100 fundraising requirement (Adults), $20 registration with no fundraising requirement (Kids). See below for more information on fundraising.
THE GOAL: To support local youth sports and activities in rural communities.
There are three course distances to maximize the views, riding experience and safety for cyclists of every level. At the end of all routes, we will host an event expo, music, beer garden and food carts at the Wasco County Fairgrounds.
This 20 mile ride takes you along the Deschutes River for the entire second half. With a total elevation loss of 965 feet, this course is perfect for families, beginers, and riders just wanting to get back into the swing of it. Enjoy the views and make a stop at the White River Falls State Park before beginning your largest decent. Catch a shuttle back to Wasco County Fairgrounds to enjoy the Finish Festivities. 20 Mile Route Map
The Maupin Area Chamber Endowment (MACE) supports the local community to fund development projects such as the Deschutes River Athletic Complex (DRAC). Following last year’s 2021 Ride The Rapids event, the foundation was laid and a track was built! The vision of a world-class athletic complex came to life in rural Maupin, Oregon. This year’s fundraising efforts will go toward further developing DRAC and the mission remains the same:
Each rider pays a $50 registration fee and is asked to fundraise a minimum of $100 to support the mission of MACE and the Deschutes River Athletic Complex. You can donate during the initial registration process OR you can share your individual fundraising page to collect donations.
Want to work together with other riders to fundraise? Creating/Joining fundraising teams is also an option! Set a fundraising goal with a group of riders and share your fundraising page with your network to crush your goals!
*All donations are 100% tax deductible. Contributors will receive a donation receipt with the Tax-ID following the donation.
Yes, this is a fully supported ride!
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 a meal 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.
In the inaugural Ride The Rapids event, nearly 100 riders joined us at the Wasco County Fairgrounds in celebration of the soon to come Deschutes River Athletic Complex (DRAC) in rural Maupin, Oregon. Since then, a track has been laid. Check out photos the progress that has been made since:
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