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April 8-10
Brownsville, Oregon

Friday, April 8th
Arrive to Camp
Evening Social


Saturday, April 9th
Morning Yoga
100k/50k supported ride*
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided
Horseshoes, Live Music, Art Printing
Camping


Sunday, April 10th
Morning Yoga
15 mile coffee/social ride
Breakfast & Lunch provided



 

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Event Details

Call it a ride. Call it a race. Call it team training camp, or just camping with friends.

The inaugural Swift Summit Spring Classic is an early season toast for all things new to come. Whether you and your team are looking to smash your 2022 cycling goals, or you're just looking to kick off your season with a light-hearted weekend spin with friends, this event was designed for every type of cyclist ready to ride into the year inspired, and filled, by the majestic roads and bucolic scenery throughout Linn County in the early Spring Season.   

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Schedule of Events

Friday, April 8th
05:00pm    Arrive at Pioneer Park in historic Brownsville, Oregon

Saturday, April 9th
07:00am    Morning Yoga Flow
07:45am    Breakfast
09:00am    100k/50k supported ride*

11:30am    Lunch
12:30pm    Massage Available (optional)

03:00pm    Camp Activities
                -Horse Shoe Tournament
                -Live Music
                -Art Printing
                -Relaxing & Socializing
                -Campfire(s)

06:30pm    Dinner     


Sunday, April 10th
07:00am    Morning Yoga Flow
07:45am    Breakfast
08:30am    15 mile coffee/social ride



 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Camping? In Oregon? In April?
We get it, Oregon in April is synonymous with dark grey clouds and rain. But what traditional Spring Classic isn't? No shame in passing on overnight accommodations, but we still want you to come and ride with us. This is why we're offering the option to join us Saturday morning for breakfast and a ride. Lunch will be provided, and you're welcome to stick around for afternoon activities. Dinner add-on optional. For those okay with gambling against Mother Nature, you're welcome to bring a tent, sprinter van, or trailer/RV.

What are the Routes?
Participants have the option of a supported 100k or 50k on Saturday, with 100k riders having the option to explore a gravel sector or two (you can decide at the last minute as both options route back into the paved route). Both routes offer aid station support with food and hydration. Click for link to routes below.

100k
100k Gravel

50k
Sunday Social Ride


I've got a Family and Small Kids. Can they Join the Weekend Fun?
The Swift Summit Spring Classic is family friendly (dogs included). For younger kids and family, and those new to cycling, the 50k route takes it light on the climbing but packs the same breathtaking scenery as the 100k route. For those extra young kids, Pioneer Park offers a large playground, basketball courts, and a quarter mile paved loop that is low traffic. Striders and training wheels encouraged, and reduced costs for those just looking to hang (kids ten and under are free).

What about Diet Restrictions? 
Our camp chefs are mindful of everyone's unique dietary needs, and will have choices available to meet the needs of practicing vegans, vegetarians, and those with gluten sensitivities.

Is it a Race? Is it a Ride?
Some folks like to hammer, some folks like to cruise. The Swift Summit Spring Classic offers an option for both types of people. We will be virtually timing the 100k course with the assistance of Ride With GPS. If you're looking to find yourself in the rankings you will need to upload your ride to our Ride With GPS event when you're done. Prizes and awards will be handed out in the evening at dinner time. For those not comfortable riding in a pace line, or those who want to sharpen up their group riding skills, a group riding clinic will be offered on Saturday by Twilight Operations. Chill pace and regroups.
*Results do not count towards OBRA BAR points or other official results.

Brownsville, Oregon? Never heard of it.
Brownsville, Oregon is a cute little town tucked away in the Willamette Valley. For those of you who have seen the film, "Stand By Me," you may recognize several landmarks across town as it was the setting for the fictional town Castle Rock.  Originally called, Calapooya, after the area's original Indigenous inhabitants, the town was the first county seat after Oregon's Provisional Legislature created Linn County from the southern portion of Champoeg County.

Additional Questions Can Be Emailed To
swiftsummitnw@gmail.com