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!
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.
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!
Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route.
We strongly suggest starting between 6-8am 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.
Consider the weather and your fitness level before choosing this route. We strongly suggest starting between 6-8am 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: Grab maps for both the 34-MILE LOOP and the 20-MILE LOOP to ride a 54.2 mile route with less than 1700 ft. elevation gain. That's fewer miles than our metric century, and a lot less climbing. You'll be out dancing after the ride! 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 20-mile route. Note: the 20-miler is geared for a casual mostly in-town pedal, low-traffic streets, with three stretches of multi-use trail riding. Great way to wind down.
(1636' 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.
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! Our 20-mile loop of mostly low-traffic, in-town streets includes three stretches of scenic multi-use paved trail. Ride north to catch the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail and then continue east on city streets to a rest stop (9.2 miles open 9:30am -1pm) in LeRoy Haagen Park before dropping to the Renaissance Trail along the Columbia River. Last, ride over the Confluence Land Bridge to the Old Apple Tree and back to the start through the National Historic Site grounds of Fort Vancouver to finish off your casual ride.
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).