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Crater Lake Ride the Rim

by Dennis Cramer on Aug, 28 2019

The annual Crater Lake Ride the Rim event is coming up in September.  If you have never done this ride, you are missing an epic bike event.  The ride takes place this year on two Saturdays, September 14th and September 21st. In just a few years RIDE THE RIM has become one of Oregon’s most well-known and epic cycling events. The event was originally called “Vehicle-Free Days” in its first two years.  In 2015, Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau teamed up with National Park Service staff at Crater Lake to enhance operations and logistics, branding, marketing and advertising, and other aspects of managing a rapidly growing event.Since then, the event has grown steadily and now attracts cyclists from all over the USA, as well as internationally to enjoy the serene beauty of Crater Lake National Park without any vehicular traffic on over 75% of the Park’s 33-mile Rim Drive.  The parks service and volunteers staff the 5 rest stops on the entire loop.  Water and snacks are available at each rest stop.  The west rim is the only portion of the loop that is open to vehicle traffic.  There is 3500 feet of elevation gain if you do the entire 33 mile loop.  Parking and shuttle service is available for riders.  For more information, see the link below:


  • Tom Symons

    9/1/2019 at 11:12PM

    Gonna ride this event for the first time on September 21st.

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