Blackberry bRamble 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Early Online Registration has ended.
Welcome to the 2013 Blackberry bRamble!
Ride limited to the first 600 riders
The bRamble has long been known for its bucolic scenic route, extraordinary food at rest stops, reliable support and FREE blackberry pie and ice cream at the finish.
Early Online Registration for the Blackberry bRamble is $39 through August 1, 2013. Late Registration, beginning August 2, 2013, will be $49
Early Online Registration for the Community Ride is $8 through August 1, 2013. Late Registration, beginning August 2, 2013, will be $11
The 10 and 20 mile community rides will begin at 10:00am, and is limited to 200 riders. Children under 12 are free, when accompanied by an adult. Community Ride Route Map.
On site registration will begin at:
- 6:30 - 8:30am for the 100 mile Wolf Creek Century
- 7:30 - 9:00am for the Poodle Creek Metric Century
- 7:45 - 10:00 for the 40 mile Crow Ride
- 9:00 - 10:00am for the community ride
Each ride will have a 'lead-out' after their registration times
Saturday, August 3, 2013 Events, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Meet other riders at the community dinner, where you can enjoy all you can eat (not to be confused with all you should eat) pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The Beer and Wine Garden will be open for purchases for those wanting a little pre-ride pick me up. Tickets can be purchased now, or on site on the evening of the dinner. All proceeds from the community dinner go to support Eugene's Adaptive Cycling Program.
In the Hilyard Community Center, Ellee Thalheimer, author of Bicycle Sojourners, will share with you the joys of touring and her experiences touring in Oregon. The evening will end with a Movie in the Park presentation of PeeWee Herman's Big Adventure, a classic cycling movie.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 am
Fuel up before the ride. A continental breakfast with prices ranging from $1.00 to $5.00 will be available at the Hilyard Community Center. If you are not ready for a full breakfast, enjoy a free cup of coffee.
Blackberry bRamble Post-Ride Celebration
Whether you've chosen the 100 mile Wolf Creek Century, the 62 mile Poodle Creek Metric Century, the 40 mile Crow Loop or the 10/20 mile community ride you'll arrive back at Amazon Park where you'll find a bike celebration in progress, and of course, your free pie and ice cream reward. Local vendors, with great food, community booths, a bicycle obstacle course, tricycle races for the kids and the Beer and Wine Garden for the adults will all be part of the celebration. Tactics Boardshop skate team members will host a closed off “Kids Skate” area where they will help attending boys and girls experience skateboarding and longboarding for the first time. Following the Tactics crew will host a best trick contest at the skatepark area.
Raffle Drawings for Prizes
There will be many other prizes to be raffled including gift cards and eye wear, which you will need to be present to win. Those tickets will be available at the finish line and at the REI booth.
Bike Powered music and entertainment will be provided by:
- Pedal Power Music (Sponsor)
- Grey Matter Jugglers
- The North Eugene Ukulele Band
- Bruce Henry and Brendan Hardy, with a mix of Blues, country, Jazz & contemporary music.
If you a hot and tired cool off with a swim at Amazon Pool for only $1.00.
ALL ROUTES WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 PM
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The mission of GEARs is to promote and encourage bicycle riding for transportation and recreation. GEARs strives to accomplish this mission by:
* Coordinating, promoting and leading regularly scheduled rides for riders of various skill levels,
* Teaching safety and skill classes for riders of various skill levels,
* Encouraging public, private and governmental entities to develop better cycling facilities,
* Defending and protecting the rights and responsibilities of bicycle riders as vehicle operators for transportation, pleasure and health,
* Initiating, coordinating and leading community bicycling events, and
* Lobbying governmental and public entities in the furtherance of our mission, vision and values.