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RIDING TYPE | ■︎ Intermediate

TRIP DURATION | 5-Days

SEASON | July – August

Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount Hood are all on the menu for this road biking tour through the central peaks of Oregon and Washington State. We begin near Mount St. Helens and then travel through Mount Rainier National Park. These roads are so remote, you won't believe that some of these roads are paved. They sneak up on to the shoulders of these massive peaks and make for good long climbs, stunning views and thrilling descents. Our route to the base of Mount Adams is a beautiful forest service road that takes us right to Tahklahk Lake for lunch. Then down, down, down into the Columbia River Gorge for a lap around Mount Hood to finish the week. We stay at tiny inns along the way with a splurge the last night right in Hood River.

Accommodations may be changed due to availability. Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, rider safety, and other factors which may
affect the logistics of the trip. Low gears and at least 23cc tires are recommended for this trip. Although there is a lot of climbing, super lightweight tires are
not appropriate.

Overall Rating: Intermediate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Altitude: 150 - 6,000 feet

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

Hood River, OR
This tour will begin at 9:00 AM PST at Dirty Fingers Bike Repair, 1235 State Street, Hood River, OR, 97031, (541) 308-0420. The Dirty Fingers Bike Repair
will not be open by 9 am, but the Kickstand Cafe, which is next door, will be open and serving breakfast. If you have a personal or rental vehicle, you can
park across the street at the Tsurta Park parking lot for the duration of the trip.

You will need to spend the night before in Hood River, which is 60 miles East of Portland, OR.

ENDING TIME

We will return to Hood River between 2:00-3:00 PM on the last day.

GETTING TO HOOD RIVER, OR

Driving
Hood River is located approximately 60 miles east of Portland on Interstate 84. If you’re driving, you can park across the street from Dirty Fingers Bike Repair
at the Tsurta Park parking lot for the duration of the trip.

Flying into Portland
Airport Code: PDX

Portland is the closest airport and there are two options from there:

1) AAA Airport Shuttle provides shuttle service from
the Portland airport to Hood River. Call 503-544-
9949. If you are flying with your bike, please call
ahead of time to reserve space for your bike.

2) Rent a car.

TAXI SERVICE

Hood River Taxi: 541-905-8296 or 541-399-9954
Gorge Yellow Cab: 541-490-2497

LODGING BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Hood River is a gateway city to Mt. Hood, and it is very popular during the summer months. It is a good idea to book your rooms several months in advance
if possible. Here are a few recommendations:

Sunset Motel
541-386-6322

Hood River Hotel
541-386-1900, 800-386-1859

Oak Street Hotel
541-386-3845

Holiday Inn Express
541-308-1000

Best Western Hood River Inn
541-386-2200

ACCOMMODATIONS DURING YOUR TRIP

Prices are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone, we will pair you with another guest. If you prefer your own room, ask about the single supplement and we will accommodate if available.

Be sure to bring everything on this list. We have carefully developed this list to ensure your comfort on the tour regardless of the weather. If you are prepared for extreme weather, it is an adventure. If you are not prepared it can be a serious problem. We recommend the layering system, including a wicking or long underwear layer, an insulating layer and a weather barrier for wind and rain. This list reflects that philosophy. Weather can be unpredictable so be sure to bring all the warm clothing and rain gear listed!

HOW TO PACK: The bulk of your gear and clothing will ride in the Western Spirit support vehicle (preferably in a large duffle bag) and will not be accessible
during the day. While this trip is vehicle supported, there will be extended times when you are away from the vehicle. For this trip, you will need to be able to carry some extra clothing while riding. You can either bring a riding pack or carry these items in your jersey. A small day bag is optional and may be used to store things you’d rather not ride with, but would like to have access to during the day. This daypack will remain with the support vehicle and will be available
periodically throughout the day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
✓ meals, snacks, water, electrolyte drinks, non-alcoholic drinks
✓ camp mugs, all kitchen and dining ware
✓ 2 large cycling water bottles
✓ sunscreen & bug spray
✓ bike stand and lube
✓ guides bring their own tools
✓ first aid kit with basic medications

BRINGING OR RENTING

o road bike (Our rentals come with flat pedals. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.)
o helmet (gratis w/rental bike)

CYCLING CLOTHING

o cycling or hiking shoes
o 3 - 5 pair cycling shorts
o 3 - 5 cycling jerseys
o long sleeve jersey
o cycling socks
o windbreaker
o knee warmers/warm tights
o cycling gloves (including warm gloves)
o ear band
o booties
o rain jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)

CASUAL CLOTHING
o casual shorts
o casual long pants
o shirts (long and short sleeve)
o one nice dinner outfit
o socks
o jammies
o pile or fleece jacket
o warm gloves and hat
o swim suit
o comfortable walking shoes
o sandals

PERSONAL

o sunscreen & lip balm
o medication (epi pen, inhaler)
o personal items and toiletries
o toothbrush/paste
o brush/comb
o cash for souvenirs
o cash for tipping guides: your guides work as a team and share all of their gratuities. A tip of 5-10% of the price of your trip given to either one of your guides when you return to civilization is a great way to say thanks for a job well done.

GEAR

o sunglasses
o hat or visor
o 2 large water bottles (provided by WSC)
o riding hydration pack
o day pack (see HOW TO PACK, above)

OPTIONAL

o camera, extra batteries
o binoculars
o alcoholic or any of your favorite beverages (your guides will pack these)
o books or maps

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Mount Rainier National Park Road Tour

PRICE | $2,795 pp

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A Day With Western Spirit

Rise & Shine
How do you like to start your day? If you like waking up to hot coffee and unforgettable sunrises you’re in luck. Delicious cowboy coffee, fresh fruit salad, pancakes, bacon, granola, yogurt and more.

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Apres
We base our itineraries around the trails that we love to ride, but also around great camp locations. We love to find the perfect place next to rivers or lakes , or by vistas
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BIKE TRIP TESTIMONIALS

Your guides are your ambassadors, they are fun, energetic and very knowledgeable. I would not do anything different.

~ Paul

“To begin with the landscape and scenery was majestic and awesome. The guides were all instrumental in enhancing the experience with their knowledge, skills, and out of the goodness of their character.”

~ Edward

Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!

~ Teri

The guides made the trip totally beyond awesome. They were fun, the food was WAY better than I expected, the rides could be were tailored, guiding was superb, trails were a blast, our campsite was sweet. I have zero complaints.

~ Wendy
“I was worried riding and camping with a group… could I keep up?… would I “fit in”? I was able to keep up and push myself and was challenged by the terrain, I loved it! The group was great I had nothing to worry about, everyone was friendly and supportive.”
~ Robin

“Normally I do self supported but having someone else make excellent food makes me want to do it again”

~ Christl

“I was tired at the end of each day and to have everything taken care of as far as dinner and cleanup, it was so nice to have that not be my issue. The guides were amazing, simply amazing….the food was always excellent, their personalities are different but blended with everyone perfectly!”

~ Pam

“Warmth, humor, seriously good people skills,professionalism, competence. They execute their very serious responsibilities with confidence-inspiring grace.”

~ David

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on any organized event and this one was simply amazing. My skill and fitness level were not up to those as others in the group but never once did I feel intimidated…”

~ Nick

“Very accommodating of me being vegan, very cheerful and nice.”

~ Jason

“Food was WAY better than I expected. I like to eat healthy and was worried about “camping food.” The guides prepared amazing food. The trip was a blast in general with gorgeous scenery and good campsites. Guides were very friendly, patient and helpful”

~ Erika

“The trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life… the scenery, the views, the guides, and the food! I loved how great the meals were!!! The guides were unbelievable cooks! After biking all day, to be able to sit down and eat a great meal & drink a beer …man, it was great!”

~ Gary

“This was our 3rd trip with Western Spirit, so we knew what to expect from the guides and the support they’d provide. The trip itself was spectacular – the scenery was unbeatable and the weather was perfect.”

~ Jennifer

“Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!”

~ Teri

“I had been to Canyonlands two years prior so knew scenery was outstanding but it takes on even more magnificence when seen from seat of bike. The guides were awesome and supportive. Food was better than in most restaurants and more than you could eat.”

~ Michael

The food was fantastic! I didn’t expect such meals. The guides were so friendly, helpful, and entertaining. They really worked well together. Also, they made sure that everyone in their various skill levels enjoyed the rides and that there was enough for everyone.

~ Nichole

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