The Ride

Experience wheat fields to wineries with the CROC Bike ride. Rural roads, low traffic, friendly locals, and awesome rest stops all combine to make the CROC one of your most memorable rides of the season. The first day will give riders the option of a 58 mile or 34 mile route, both of which travel through the wheat fields north and west of Pendleton. Sunday is the Century, which will travel west and south of Pendleton, through the small towns of Stanfield, Echo, and Pilot Rock, with views of farms, wildlife, and country landscapes. There will also be a metric century option on Sunday with a similar route. Finally, the CROC culminates with a ride up Cabbage Hill, a climb with awesome views and into the timbered Blue Mountains. Detailed route information about each day’s ride is available on the Maps / Schedule page.27718325710_58423b55ae_h

The CROC returns to Pendleton for 2017! The event will be based in town with the Pendleton Convention Center being the start and end of each ride, as well as the location for breakfast each day and the Sunday banquet dinner. We have a variety of lodging options for the riders. Pendleton has numerous hotels available. Check the CROC Facebook page for updates on hotel deals for CROC riders. Power only RV hookups and and free tent camping with showers are available at the
Convention Center location. Please find additional details on the “Register for the Ride” page.

Proceeds from the annual CROC event are used to help support several programs in and around Pendleton. The Pendleton On Wheels (POW) bicycle club awards grants throughout the year to programs and organizations that promote youth wellness. The following are some of the many organizations that have received grants from POW.

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High School Biology
Oregon Coast Field Trip

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High School Biology
Oregon Coast Field Trip

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Childrens Museum

High School Culinary Class

High School Culinary Class

Japanese Exchange Students

Japanese Exchange Students

SMART Reading Program

SMART Reading Program

POW’s “Re-Cycle” project is also supported by these funds. This program works with a local at-risk youth group to restore used bicycles that can then be returned to the community. Not only does it give the bicycles a second life, but also helps to teach life-skills to the kids.

 

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