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Ride the RACC!

Thanks for joining us for the 31st Annual

Ride Around Clark County

 See you next year for #32.  If you didn’t get enough Trail Putty, check out our Top Secret recipe below.

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Putty Chefs Hard at Work!  TOP SECRET RECIPE below!

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Four beautiful rides through the scenic Clark County, Washington countryside.  This is the largest event hosted by the Vancouver Bicycle Club in Vancouver, Washington, USA and is fully supported.  Four well-stocked aid & rest stops plus two mini-rests with plenty of food, mechanics and SAG support.  Routes include 99, 66, 34 and 18 mile rides.  All are beautiful, all are fun!

An extra special THANK YOU to all our sponsors, volunteers, and our local cities and agencies!

RACC would not happen without you!

Please patronize this year’s RACC Sponsors when you can as an extra thanks for their support.

 

Camas Bike & Sport Bad Boyz BikesRiver City BicyclesMoulton Falls WineryBumbleBar Dave's Killer Bread

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Read on for all the details!  Pre-registration for the 2014 has closed.

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GENERAL INFO

  • All routes start and finish at Clark College at Hanna Hall, 1820 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA, 98663.  (Click here for map)
  • The course and day of ride registration open at 6:30am. All riders must be on the road by 9am. Course closes at 5pm.
  • Children under 12 years old ride for free with a PAID adult.
  • HELMETS REQUIRED!! Participants must wear approved helmets during the entire ride. Headphones are not allowed on the ride.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Monday, April 28, 2014.
  • Online registration closes at midnight Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
  • Day of ride registration is available from 6:30 – 9:00 AM Saturday, May 3, 2014.
WHAT TO BRING – WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend you carry identification, a spare tube, patch kit, tire irons, pump, water bottles and extra money at the very least. Warm clothing and rain gear are highly recommended. (Bringing great riding weather is perfectly acceptable!)

ROUTES & SUPPORT

NEW THIS YEAR:  Two additional Mini-Rest Stops to satisfy your water, snack and restroom needs.

FOUR GREAT LOOPS TO CHOOSE FROM (18, 34, 66 and 99 mile)
All distances start and finish at Clark College on Fort Vancouver Way. (Click links below for a map of each loop.)

99-MILE LOOP:   This is the full 99-mile version of VBC’s annual RACC –Ride Around Clark County. The counter-clockwise loop travels through 5 towns beginning with an eastward route that heads out toward Camas, around Lacamas Lake (first rest stop, 15.2 miles), then north through the Hockinson hills (Mini Stop 29.5 miles) to Battle Ground State Park.  Be there by noon to make sure you reach the rest stops.  Continue north to the Moulton Falls Rest Stop (44.6 miles) and on to Yacolt and Amboy. Riders then head west through the scenic Cedar Creek / Lewis River area, and south through La Center to Daybreak Park Rest Stop at 74.8 miles. The route proceeds west toward Ridgefield, then south through Felida to the Mini Stop at 91.5 miles, and back to the finish at Clark College.  Click here to see the RwGPS version.  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4028436 Just remember their cue sheets don’t always match reality :-)  

66-MILE LOOP:  Loop travels east, around Lacamas Lake, then north through the hills of Hockinson, through Battle Ground, to Daybreak Park, west through Ridgefield, then south through Felida and back to the finish at Clark College. (3,000 ft. elevation gain). Click here to see the RwGPS version. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3751119    Just remember their cue sheets don’t always match reality :-)

34-MILE LOOP:  This loop travels east around Lacamas Lake and back to Clark College. (1,000 ft. elevation gain)

18-MILE LOOP:  This loop travels east through Cascade Park and back.

EACH COURSE WILL BE UNIQUELY MARKED AND MAPS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Rest rooms, aid, and food & beverages will be available at all rest stops and at the start/finish.  If you need anything in between our rest stops, which are 15 miles apart, there are several stores en route for emergencies at Lacamas Lake, Hockinson, Heisson, Yacolt, Amboy and La Center.

RIDE SUPPORT

Although there will be SAG support, riders are expected to have their machines in good repair as well as having trained sufficiently for the ride. Mechanics will be on hand for minor repairs.

RACC revenue makes it possible for the VBC to support the following:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Bike Clark County
  • Clark County Safety Council
  • Community Cycling Center
  • Share House
  • Washington Bikes
  • Waste Connections – Christmas Bicycle Promise

And now for that information you’ve all been waiting for…Top Secret Trail Putty Recipe

ONE BATCH, WHICH WILL MAKE 6 ROLLS
2 C. PEANUT BUTTER
1 C. HONEY (12 OZ BY WT)
2 C. POWDERED MILK (6 OZ BY WT)

(Please don’t tell anyone…)