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   ALL NEW Even more gorgeous and safer routes (including a family friendly 18 miles), best provisioned rest stops in the Pacific NW, and a ride-end celebration with gourmet sandwich bar plus a beer or soft drink included.


Registration price will increase on July 20th, so register early!

NOT A VBC MEMBER? BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR RACC 2024, PLEASE READ BELOW:


Did you know that joining the VBC has benefits that not only enhance the joy of cycling but can save you money? All VBC Members:

·        Receive discounted RACC registration valued at up to $15 per person. 

·        Gain free access to the club's huge Ride with GPS (RWGPS) ride catalog including downloadable turn-by-turn directions, something otherwise available only with an $80 annual RWGPS account.

·        Enjoy discounts at local cycle-friendly businesses as an added benefit.


Join today! Membership practically pays for itself!


Click on the JOIN NOW! Button on our home page (https://www.vbc-usa.com/ ) and choose from:

o  A two-year membership at only $45 for you and $65 for you and your family 

o  The one-year membership for $30 for you and $40 for you and your family.






 

Four Routes

104
Miles

66
Miles

34
Miles

18
Miles

Proceeds support . . . 
                                                

. . . and other community and bike-related charities and causes

START / FINISH at 1604 Main Street!


Four beautiful routes 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.  


Registration fees associated with RACC are non-refundable
(unless the ride is canceled by VBC) and non-transferable. 








 


ROUTES

We have FOUR GREAT ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM (101, 66, 34 and 18 miles)!  All start and finish in beautiful downtown Vancouver (behind BCC's shop at 1604 Main Street) and deliver the best of Clark County scenery and cycling roads. There's nothing like the northern roads and we promise to bring this pinnacle of local road cycling back in coming editions!  Head to the ROUTES page or click the links below for maps.  Paper maps and cue sheets will be available at the start. 





                    "The Century Plus"

 

CENTURY 104.9 miles, 5571 ft.

·         Start time 6-8am

·         Rest stops:  New Heights Church (27), Grist Mill (45), New Heights Church (65), Lacamas (88), BCC (start/finish)

·         PINK road marking

 

Century:  Want more miles and more climbing?  Ride our new century on country roads enjoying dappled shade, fun rollers, and open fields. Accompany the metric riders to the Battle Ground rest stop, then head north towards La Center and through View, WA aptly named for the breathtaking landscapes that unfold as you climb. Soon, Mt. St. Helens rises in the distance, a majestic reminder of the region's volcanic power. A welcome pitstop at the historic Grist Mill offers restrooms and a chance to refuel before tackling the next leg.  Clark County's charming covered bridge serves as a picturesque gateway to the ascent up Goodnight Road. Don't let the name fool you - this climb will test your limits, but the sense of accomplishment at the summit is unparalleled.  From here, the reward awaits. Let gravity do the work as you savor a miles-long descent, the stunning scenery washing over you with each pedal stroke. Roll back into Battle Ground for a well-deserved rest stop before continuing your journey south towards Lacamas Lake and on to the finish line where you swap stories with your buddies over sandwiches and beverages you earned!" (5571’ elevation)



Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
Route may require revision due to road construction.
Start window is 6:00-8:00 am to serve you with excellent road support and inviting rest stops.

   "The Metric Plus"
          

 

METRIC PLUS 65.9 miles, 2,787 ft.

·         Start time 7-9am

·         Rest stops: Battle Ground (26), Lacamas (51), BCC (start/finish)

·      PINK road marking

 

Metric: Explore the countryside on this new route, riding leg-stretcher straights, fun rollers, and new hills out east.  If you’re lucky, you might see the emus, albino deer and The Funny Farm.  Photo ops! Have you ever signed up for a metric and decided en route that you really wanted a century?  The metric and century cross paths several times, sharing rest stops (Battle Ground, mile 26; Hockinson, mile 34; Lacamas, mile 51), so make OUR ride YOUR ride and download both routes just in case! (2781’ elevation)



Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
Route may require revision due to road construction.

Start window is 7:00-9:00 am to serve you with excellent road support and inviting rest stops.





 






                    "The Town and Country"

 

TOWN AND COUNTRY 33.9 miles, 657 ft.

·         Start time 9-11am

·         Rest stop: Bike Clark County (17.8)

·         YELLOW road marking

 

How to ride the Town and Country?  First, ride the River Run (COUNTRY miles).  Return to the start/finish (mile 17.8) for a little donut break. Then it’s back in the saddle singing Auld Lang Syne as you ride streets that local bike commuters dub “the Scottish Highway” (McLoughlin, MacArthur, McGillivray).  Circle back to a fun descent on Blandford and an uphill to Evergreen pedaling through historic Fort Vancouver to finish.  The TOWN miles (16) add distance with only one hill and lots of straight segments offering plenty of leg-stretcher opportunities on this ride through south Vancouver. (657’ total elevation for both routes)



Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
Route may require revision due to road construction.
Start window is 9:00-11:00 am to serve you with excellent road support and inviting rest stops.

   "The River Run"
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RIVER RUN 17.8 miles, 234 ft.

·         Start time 9-11am

·         WHITE road marking

 

Cruise flat miles through open fields passing roadside osprey nests on your way to the Columbia River.  Within 2 miles you enter the Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area. Then ride the separated bike path to the gem of Clark County, Frenchman’s Bar Park, enjoying possible sightings of four mountains - Rainier, St Helens, Adams, Hood.  The riverside park is your turn-around point. (234’ elevation)



Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
Route may require revision due to road construction.

Start window is 9:00-11:00 am to serve you with excellent road support and inviting rest stops.