Ride Info

June 16, 2018

Crest the Cascades Ride is operated by the Sisters Park and Recreation District, as a fundraiser for the many great activities the district sponsors, including: Youth sports, programs for senior citizens, middle school sports, and the community preschool.


The Crest the Cascades Ride will be June 16th 2018

Start time: 9am

End Time: All ride support will end at 4pm, we strongly advise all riders to ride within their limits and be finished by 4pm. 

Post Ride: Post ride food and music will start at 1pm. Locker rooms with showers will be available at the community center. 

​Location: The ride will start and end at the Sisters Park and Recreation District's Coffield Community Center Located at 1750 W. Mckinney Butte Road (far end of the main sisters high school parking lot).

Ride Schedule

A Ride for Bjarne Holm

Aid Station Sponsors

Ride Sponsors

Benefiting Organization

Established as the Ride for Two Rivers almost a decade ago, Crest the Cascades Ride is now named in memory of Bjarne Holm, one of our dedicated race volunteers who passed away after serving our community for many years. This ride offers some of the most spectacular scenery in central Oregon. This ride is a can't miss event for die hard cyclists all the way through those who borrowed their friends bike and just want a nice day out. The opportunity to ride on a closed highway through lava flows that are thousands of years old makes this event one of a kind.

Friday, June 15

4:00 PM - 7:00PM: Pre-Ride Registration

  • Location:
    • Blazzin Saddles Cycle -N- Style
    •  Deschutes National Forest, 413 W Hood Ave
    • Sisters, OR 97759
  • What: Rider registration and rider packet pick-up
  • Receive wrist-band and ride map

Saturday, June 16

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Rider Check-In

  • Location:
    • Sisters Park and Recreation
    • 1750 W. McKinney Butte Rd.
    • Sisters, OR 97759
  • What: Rider registration and rider packet pick-up
  • Receive wrist-band and ride map
  • Water and restroom on site

8:55 AM: Rider Send-Off

  • Update riders about the course and Q&A

9:00 AM: Course Open

  • Course open to riders
  • East Gate Aid Station open

1:00 PM: Food Begins 

  • Soup and sandwiches available for post-ride food
  • Showers available, no charge at SPRD

2:00 PM: Staggered Course Closure Begins

  • West Gate Closes
  • Sage Wagon begins driving to SPRD to close course

3:00 PM: Dee Wright Aid Station Closed

  • Dee Wright Observatory Aid Station Closes

3:00 PM: Food Ends

  • Sandwich and Soup Bar Done
  • DJ Q done

4:00 PM: Course Closed

  • East Gate Closed
  • Riders are on their own after 4:00 PM (no support or food on route)


Long Course 57.6 miles Round Trip. (Some riders choose to go all the way to Belknap Hot Springs, which is a 73 mile round trip. However, no support is provided on this section since this is not an official part of the course.)

Summit Turnaround 26.8 Mile Round Trip. This turnaround point is at the Dee Wright Observatory that gives panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains.

Course Map


Race T-shirts are available to purchase for $15.

The option will be given to you during online registration, and on the Mail-in form.

The deadline to order T-shirts is Friday May 25th to allow for printing time. 

Post Ride

After the ride, riders will be able to enjoy a sandwhich bar, fresh soup and live music. 

Showers will be available at the Sisters Park and Recreation District Coffield Community Center. 

Contributing Partners

Formerly the Ride for 2 Rivers

Crest the Cascades