Saturday, 31 August 2013

NW: Oregon 100

The Oregon 100 on September 14 near Brothers, Oregon, is promoted as a PacNorth fundraiser, and we wanted to be sure riders know just what the PacNorth is and what the money is used for.
Established as a not-for-profit organization, PacNorth helps provide funding for regional, national and international endurance championships. As an example, a North American Zone Team Challenge was held in Kentucky in 2009. PacNorth sent a team of six riders, and the funds raised at the Oregon 100 were used to pay for the team chef and the team vets to attend the event. PacNorth also tries to give back to the riders that support the PacNorth fundraiser by sponsoring speakers for the PNER convention.
If you are a member of AERC and AERC-I you are automatically a member of PacNorth. You do not need to compete internationally to be a member. PacNorth holds an annual meeting during the PNER convention, and any member can attend and have input into the organization. We hope all of you attend, and we thank you for your support of the Oregon 100. Enjoy the ride!

The trails are looking great, we've got Drs. Cassie, Willberger, and Esser lined up as vets. Preregistrations are due Sept. 1 to save $10. (Full refund if unable to attend). $20 discount for Jr. riders and 1/2 off for RMs. There's a 12 mile trail ride, too. This is a great, easy ride to move up to the next distance.

We have a wonderful lot of donated awards - gift certificates for Hought tack, Riders Warehouse and custom biothane tack by Karen Kohler. Very fun t-shirts from Riders Warehouse, buckets, leads, buckets of new e-lytes from Kentucky Performance, and more, plus the best tail end awards in the region!

Send your preregistration to Sharke -, Charleen Farrell, 1531 NE Lisa Ct., Prineville, OR 97754

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

W: Redwood Ride

Come on out everyone!

This year the LD is 30, which allows you to see a trail the LDs have not (at least in many years) been able to see! The 50's will also be a tad different. NO going UP Elam twice. Up once, down once. Much nicer. And the loop configurations will be a tad different too, so there is not much repeat (and what IS repeat, is in the opposite direction, so will look totally different!)

The trails so far are SPECTACULARLY dry and GREAT footing (no rocks, and only 10-15% road riding, most of which is older gravel road). Come and ride at the only (far as I know) AERC ride within the actual boundaries of a National Park, and see some stunning Old Growth Redwood groves on September 14th!

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