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Craters 1200K

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 5:00 AM until Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00 PM
Hampton Inn Redmond
17770 NE 78th Place
Redmond, WA  

Additional Info:
Rose Cox
Mark U Thomas
2021 Brevet Schedule
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

The Craters 1200k is an incredible, unforgettable one-way ride through Washington and Oregon. You will approach Mount Rainier and then head southwest to the mouth of the mighty Columbia River catching views of Mount Adams, Mount St Helens, and Mount Hood along the way. After crossing the Columbia at Astoria, the route will take you down almost the full length of the Oregon coast before a 100 mile climb up to Crater Lake. It’s challenging, but no journey to such a sacred place should be without challenge. Crater Lake is a magical, wondrous place. Getting there by bike puts you in the right frame of mind to really appreciate it.


Day 1
Begins in Redmond, Washington and heads southeast toward Mount Rainier (Skate Creek) on familiar roads to our first overnight in Cathlamet.

Day 2
You will cross the mighty Columbia River, through Astoria to Seaside where you will follow the Oregon coastline.  At Cape Falcon you will head inland and ride through beautiful farmland before heading back to the coast to Newport and your second overnight.

Day 3
Begins along the Coast, Cape Pepetua Marine Preserve and the Oregon Dunes to Reedsport. You will continue inland up a climb through Camp Creek Road before descending down to Central Oregon in Roseburg. A gentle incline to the Glide brings you to the overnight control. Riders will stay at either Illahee Inn at the control or continue 8 miles to the Dogwood Motel (determined before the ride).
Day 4
Saving the best for last - 80 miles and approximately 8,700' of elevation gain to the peak of the Crater Lake Rim Road (Summit: 7678 feet / 2340 meters).  Be prepared for scenic views and a beautiful descent into Klamath Falls.


Please note that this ride is difficult and largely unsupported. Although we will transport drop bags to three overnight stops (and the finish), you are on your own for the rest. Riders are expected to study the route in advance, do their own research on services available, and make plans for the sometimes long stretches where no services will be available.


Date / Time: 05:00 Saturday, September 18, 2021


Start Location: Hampton Inn Redmond, 17770 NE 78th, Redmond, WA (Riders are responsible for their own hotel accommodations - 425-553-1200)

End Location
: Olympic Inn at Klamath Falls OR (Riders are responsible for their own hotel accommodations at the Olympic Inn - 541-882-9664)

Return Transportation: Riders are responsible for their own transportation (including bike) from Klamath Falls to Seattle.

Ride Meeting
: We will gather for pre ride briefing at Hampton Inn Redmond (more details to be provided via email closer to the event)

Ride Fee
: $395


Registration: Opens July 15 (there are still spots available), closes September 1 at 11:59pm.

Registrations will be processed in the order they're received. Here is an overview of the process:

1. Register for the ride, be sure to include your qualifying rides

2. The Ride Organizer will review the entry. If accepted, you will receive an email with:

  • PayPal instructions
  • a link to the Waiver for the ride

The above steps must be completed within 3 days in order to confirm your registration.

COVID Policy: All riders MUST be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination passport and must follow the current Pandemic Plan in place at the time of the ride.


Qualification: All riders MUST have completed a full series (200, 300, 400, 600) in 2020 or 2021 or completed PBP in 2019. If using a 2021 series to qualify, all rides MUST be completed no later than August 1. You may register for the event prior to completing a 2021 series, but you will be asked to withdraw (and be subject to the cancellation policy) if you are unable to qualify.

If a series is not completed by August 1, the rider may also apply to the Seattle RBA with evidence of the rider’s capability to complete the ride.



If you must cancel, PLEASE do so as early as possible.  This will enable wait-listed riders (many of whom will be traveling from afar) to make their travel reservations as early as possible.  50% non-refundable fee will apply to cancellations.  Thank you!

Route and Cuesheet:  

Note: Printed cuesheets will not be available at the start. You may choose to print your own. To print the cuesheet from the route page, click the More button, then select Print Cuesheet.