New Start / Finish Location is the Pearson Air Museum
We are freshening up the longer routes with some interesting changes that we think you will enjoy. Stay tuned!
Thank you all for joining us on our 35th RACC.
Hope to see you again July 27, 2019!
5 routes - 7 rest stops - Fully Supported - Proceeds support bike-related charities
Five 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. Plenty of food, mechanics and SAG support between the 7 well-stocked rest stops. Routes include 101, 67, 54, 34 and 20-mile rides. All are beautiful; all are fun! Reminder: exact distances may change. Please support this year's RACC Sponsors when you can. RACC would not happen without them, and they only exist because of you and other patrons.
Our local bike shops who volunteer to support you definitely appreciate your pocketbook support in return. Pass the word!
FIVE GREAT LOOPS TO CHOOSE FROM (20, 34, 54, 67 and 101 mile)! All distances start and finish at Pearson Air Museum. Head to the ROUTES page or click the links below for maps. Maps and cues will be available at the start. * PLEASE NOTE - 2019 routes and start times may be revised slightly. Please stay tuned.
Century RACC: You're up for a challenge if you choose this counter-clockwise loop that travels through 5 towns heading eastward toward Camas first, then around Lacamas Lake (first rest stop, 15.4 miles), then north through the Hockinson hills (rest stop 29.8 miles) to Battle Ground State Park. Be there by noon to make sure you reach the remaining rest stops before they close. Continue north to the rest stop in Amboy (50.9 miles). Riders head west and north through the scenic Cedar Creek / Lewis River area, and south through La Center to Daybreak Park rest stop (76 miles). The route proceeds west toward Ridgefield, then south through Felida to the mini-stop (92.7 miles), and back to the finish at Pearson. As always, refreshments and rest rooms are available post-ride and this year we have lunch and beer at the finish line celebration!
(5389' elevation) Route under revision. Check back!
Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
We strongly suggest starting between 6-7am to ensure that the rest stops are open, you enjoy road support, and you're back for festivities.
Metric RACC: Loop travels east, around Lacamas Lake (first rest stop, 15.4 miles), then north through the hills of Hockinson (rest stop 29.8 miles, open 8am-1:30pm), through Battle Ground, to Daybreak Park (rest stop 42.5 miles, open 8:30am-3:30pm), west through Ridgefield, then south through Felida (mini-stop 59.2 miles, (9:30am-4pm) and back to the finish at Pearson.
(2517' elevation) Note: Route under revision. Check back!
Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route. We strongly suggest starting between 6-7am to ensure that the rest stops are open, you enjoy road support, and you're back for festivities.
54-MILE LOOP "The Fabulous Fifty-Four"
RACC 54: The beauty of this route is its moderate mileage, friendly elevation profile, 3 rest stops and the scenery of both Lacamas Lake and the Columbia River. Grab maps for both the 34-MILE LOOP and the 20-MILE LOOP to ride a 54.2 mile route. Ride the longer route first to make sure the Lacamas rest stop is open. Enjoy a snack back at Pearson and then ride the new, flatter 20-mile route to our Riverview rest stop.
(1361' total elevation)
We strongly suggest starting between 7-8am to ensure that the rest stops are open, you enjoy road support, and you're back for festivities.
RACC 34: This loop travels east around Lacamas Lake (Heritage rest stop, 15.4 miles, open 6:30am-noon) and back to Pearson Air Museum via Blandford Canyon, a shady downhill with considerable Wheeeee! factor. We added a mini-Wheeee just before you arrive at Pearson because who doesn't need a couple of good Wheeee's! on a ride, especially at the end. Lots of fun.
We suggest a start time between 8-10am to ensure that the rest stop is open, you enjoy road support, and you're back for festivities (but not too early).
RACC 20: Entirely new route! We ride over the Confluence Land Bridge to the Old Apple Tree and out along the new waterfront before heading up to Fruit Valley and out to the river. Returning we ride an older section of Lower River Road, plus riders can opt for 2 sections of trail, or possibly 3 by July if the newest trail is finished. Back to the start through the National Historic Site grounds of Fort Vancouver to finish off your casual ride.
(361' elevation - that's half last year's elevation)
We suggest a start time between 9-11am to ensure that the rest stop is open, you enjoy road support, and you're back for festivities (but not too early).