Registration opens Wednesday, July 20 at 12:01 AM (Pacific Time).
To register online: sign in to your SIR member account. Don't have one? Create one. It's free!
Once you login the Register button will be visible on the right side of this page (or bottom for mobile browsers).
Advance registration is required — we cannot accommodate same-day registration.
Membership: All riders must have current RUSA and SIR memberships (you'll enter your RUSA number during registration). Don't have a RUSA membership? Join here (or renew if your RUSA membership has expired). Allow a few days in advance for RUSA verification.
Online registration is open until Wednesday, August 17 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
Ride cost is $45 paid online at the time of registration.
Registration has closed for this event. We cannot accommodate same-day registration at this time.
The online registration includes signing a responsibility waiver using the same SmartWaiver system used for RUSA Permanents.
YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED WAIVER IN ORDER TO START THE RIDE
Please see the SIR Pandemic Plan
for our COVID-19 protocols. These protocols apply to this event and future rides for an indefinite time period.
Photo: Mitch Ishihara, Neahkahnie Viewpoint taken on Craters 1200, August 29, 2021
Pacific Northwest Coast 600 (Brevet Route #3003)
The route is a point-to-point from Centralia Washington, to the coast of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon along scenic coastal vistas of the old Pacific Coast Highway, and returns inland to Eugene Oregon. It is inspired by and reuses most of the 2021 Craters 1200K route along the coast, a lumpy mini-version without the awe inducing massive mountain climbs. Consider this a teaser.
We moved the start south down to Centralia at McMenimins for an historic experience of centuries past and a stones throw away from the Amtrak station. For some, the McMenimins website might entice you to arrive a little earlier in the day for one of those package deals. From Centralia, a modest railroad grade climb should wake up the legs before descending down into Raymond at the mouth of the Willapa River where the cool, temperate breezes provide onshore flow from the Pacific Ocean. From Raymond, we head south on US-101, WA-4, and WA-401 to the Astoria-Megler Bridge. We follow most of the Oregon's Pacific Coast Scenic Byway to soak in the sea breeze and ocean scenery. Once at Lincoln City, we'll call it a night.
Morning arrives on day 2 with a seemingly black and white portrait of Siletz Bay. If you for unexplainable reasons decide to ride through the night, you'll see mostly views of black perhaps with amplified ocean sounds and scents. For the rest of us wanderers, more awesome ocean views along lumpy terrain begins day two. From Florence, we turn east back inland on familiar roads to Willamette Randonneurs heading into and up the forested hills before descending down to the valley floor to Eugene. The 2021 Craters 1200K route continued to the next town of Reedsport, so we're only missing a short section of Oregon Coast and a nice steep climb, a.k.a. Camp Creek Road and there is that mountain that blew its top off... also missing.
The route is meant to be convenient for Amtrak transportation with the start and finish near the station. For those flying in, perhaps the best way to make this work is to establish a home base near one of the airports. Hotels will usually store the luggage for you if you ask. From there you can take the train like a local would. Perhaps Eugene would work best. There are many daily Amtrak trains from EUG to CTL with available $5 carry on bike service slots currently available (10 slots per train). For those who have never used Amtrak in this way, look forward to specific carry on bike service experience using the Amtrak Cascades Line in the pre-ride report.
Gary Prince has set up an SIR SpotWalla club account for this event (optional to use). Riders may join here
(note: riders responsible for SpotWalla fees). Viewers may use the following link to track joined riders
Lighting and Reflectivity
Front and rear lights, a reflective vest, and reflective ankle bands are required. Be prepared to show these to the ride organizer at the start. Your lights should be on during any low-light conditions (rain storms, night, tunnels).
Food and drinks will only be provided by the club at the overnight control. Food & services are noted on the route.
We will have drop bag service at the start control, overnight control, and finish control. Consider using a volunteer friendly closed duffle bag or backpack. No luggage.
Riders are responsible for making their own accommodation reservations. It is highly recommended to book fully refundable accommodations and Amtrak tickets early before the summer rush kicks into full gear.
- Start: Centralia - McMenimins Olympic Club Hotel
112 N. Tower Ave.
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-5164 (866) 736-5164
Check in: Friday August 19, 2022
Check out: Saturday August 20, 2022
Rooms with up to two guests are available. As of Jun 18, 14 rooms are available.
Parking: Downtown Centralia has plenty of free parking--whether street-side, or in one of the conveniently located public parking lots. As a general recommendation, avoid storing things of value in your car or outside your car (e.g. bike on a rack), certainly not visible.
Drop Bag: A volunteer will be collecting and tagging your drop bag at the start.
Control Open/Close: Aug. 20, 05:00/06:00
- Overnight: Lincoln City, OR - Best Western Plus Landmark Inn
4430 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Check in: Saturday August 20, 2022
Check out: Sunday August 21, 2022
Riders that are not staying here, control check-in is still required.
Drop Bags: A volunteer will have your drop bag in the lobby. Drop off your drop bag with a volunteer before you leave.
Control Open/Close: Aug. 20, 15:55/Aug. 21 05:04
- Finish: Eugene, OR - (Mandy's Family Restaurant)
1491 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401
Hours of operation: open until 23:00
After the restaurant closes, some volunteers will be spending the night about 5 blocks away at:
Home2Suites by Hilton Eugene
Downtown University Area
102 W 11th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401
Check in: Sunday August 21, 2022
Check out: Monday August 22, 2022
Drop Bags: A volunteer will have your drop bag at the finish control or Home2Suites after the restaurant closes.
Control Close: Aug. 21, 21:00
The following are the main stations on the Amtrak Cascades line where $5 carry on bicycle service may be available. The Coast Starlight line also services the corridor but may have limitations at certain stations. After adding the ticket to your cart, click Continue, then add Bicycles. Most riders will arrive after the last train from EUG on Sunday (4:30pm); perhaps plan to spend Sunday night in a motel and depart Monday morning.
Bike Services and Train Info:
Route and Cuesheet
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