Ride Around Clark County
Clark County's premier supported ride
NEW DATE: August 18, 2018
AND LOCATION: Pearson Air Museum
More changes - BIG ones - to be announced. Spread the word and check back.
5 routes - 7 rest stops - Proceeds support bike-related charities
Online Registration CLOSED
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!
Online registration CLOSED - to open soon!
Day-of-Ride registration - see routes for times SATURDAY
- All routes start and finish at Pearson Air Museum Historic Hangar, 1115 E. Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661. (Click here for map)
- The course and day of ride registration open at 6am. Departure time windows are listed under each route description and are strongly suggested to ensure road support, making rest stop hours, and being back for our lunch this year. Course closes at 5pm.
- Children 12 years old and younger ride for free with a PAID adult.
- HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!! All participants must wear approved helmets during the entire ride. Headphones are not allowed on the ride.
- Discount for early registration ends online Saturday, August 4, 11:59PM.
- Mail-In registrations must be postmarked by Monday, August 13.
- Online registration closes at midnight Wednesday, August 15.
- Day of ride registration is available. See various routes for our seriously suggested departure windows. It's August, folks!
- CASH/CHECK ONLY.
WHAT TO BRING - WHAT TO WEAR
We recommend you carry identification, a spare tube, patch kit, tire irons, pump, water bottles and extra money at the very least. Dress for the lovely August temperatures.
ROUTES & SUPPORT
FIVE GREAT LOOPS TO CHOOSE FROM (20, 34, 54, 67 and 101 mile)
All distances start and finish at Pearson Air Museum. (Click links below for a map of each loop.) Please note: we are currently revising our routes. We are always trying to make routes safer and more enjoyable by changing it up a bit. When registration opens, you'll see our finalized routes.
Century RACC: Your'e up for a challenge if you choose thiscounter-clockwise loop that travels through 5 towns beginning with an eastward route that heads out toward Camas, 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 Amboy Rest Stop (50.9 miles). Riders head west through the scenic Cedar Creek / Lewis River area, and south through La Center to Daybreak Park Rest Stop (76.1 miles). The route proceeds west toward Ridgefield, then south through Felida to the Mini Stop (92.8 miles), and back to the finish at Pearson. As always, refreshments and rest rooms are available post-ride and this year we have lunch!
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 in time for our lunch.
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 in time for our lunch.
RACC 54: Grab both maps for the two shorter routes to ride a 54.2 mile route with less than 1600 ft. elevation gain. That's fewer miles than our metric century, and a lot less climbing. You'll be out dancing after the ride! We highly suggest starting between 6-8am. 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. (1550' elevation) We strongly suggest starting between 6-8am to ensure that the rest stops are open, you enjoy road support, and you're back in time for our lunch.
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. (998' elevation) We suggest a start time between 8-10am to ensure that the rest stop is open, you enjoy road support, and you're back in time but not waiting for our lunch.
RACC 20: Entirely new route! Our 20-mile loop travels north to catch the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail and then continues 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. Then 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. (552' 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 in time but not waiting for our lunch.
Online Registration CLOSED