- May 06 - 08 2023
- All Day
Ride the Rapids
Join us for the 2nd Annual Ride the Rapids Deschutes River at the Wasco County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6th. There are three course distances to maximize the views, riding experience and safety for cyclists of every level. All routes begin and end at the fairgrounds, where we will host an event expo with music, beer garden and food carts. Affordable camping available, too -$15/night gets you a sweet camp spot at the fairgrounds before or after the ride. Bring your tent or RV!
All three rides take you along the Deschutes River, winding you along the rapids, climbing to beautiful vistas, showing off mountain views and an incredible waterfalls.
START/FINISH: Wasco County Fairgrounds
PRICE: $50 registration with $100 fundraising requirement (Adults), $20 registration with no fundraising requirement (Kids). See below for more information on fundraising. Click the website link to view the event FAQ & fundraising details.
There are three course distances to maximize the views, riding experience and safety for cyclists of every level. At the end of all routes, we will host an event expo, music, beer garden and food carts at the Wasco County Fairgrounds.
METRIC CENTURY RIDE
The metric century ride starts with a climb out of Historic Tygh Valley and circles around the Pine Hollow Reservoir for the best views of Mt. Hood on the East Side. The ride then proceeds down to the Fairgrounds and follows a loop past White River Falls, Shearar Falls and along the Deschutes River before stopping at the future Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex. The 3-mile climb out of Maupin will take you to the Juniper Flats to then speed down toward the Wasco County Fairgrounds.
61 Mile Ride With GPS
39 MILE RIDE
The 39 mile ride has gentle rolling hills, spectacular views along the Deschutes River, goes through the heart of Maupin and has a great spot to refuelat the future home of the Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex before a 3-mile climb out of town. Once youare on the Juniper Flats, the views of the cascade mountains surroundingthe cyclistswill keep the legs spinningall the way back to the Wasco County Fairgrounds. 39 Mile Route Map
20 MILE RIDE
This 20 mile ride takes you along the Deschutes River for the entire second half. With a total elevation loss of 965 feet, this course is perfect for families, beginers, and riders just wanting to get back into the swing of it. Enjoy the views and make a stop at the White River Falls State Park before beginning your largest decent. Catch a shuttle back to Wasco County Fairgrounds to enjoy the Finish Festivities. 20 Mile Route Map
Funds Raised will benefit Maupin’s new state-of-the-art track, the Deschutes River Athletic Complex.
The Maupin Area Chamber Endowment (MACE) supports the local community to fund development projects such as the Deschutes River Athletic Complex (DRAC). Following last year’s 2021 Ride The Rapids event, the foundation was laid and a track was built! The vision of a world-class athletic complex came to life in rural Maupin, Oregon. This year’s fundraising efforts will go toward further developing DRAC and the mission remains the same: