Riders will begin their day at the Chris King factory for an early meal before heading into Portland’s West Hills on a rolling ~100 kilometer course. Each meal will build in succession to a delicious feasting crescendo at the Chris King factory. Portland guests will also have the option of taking a tour of the Chris King facility.
We are still working out the final details of our 2016 Gourmet Century route. It will consist of a 100 kilometer route with approximately 4500 feet of climbing. Cue sheets and course maps will be provided, and the course will be well marked. Take a look at this years route on Strava:
In addition we will have a team running a sag service in the event of an emergency.
This year the Gourmet Century will be working with some of Portland’s finest Chefs. Please stay tuned for the complete list!
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend that riders bring a capable road or touring bike. The route has two climbing sections where a wide selection of gears will be helpful. Bring your essential riding gear; shoes, helmet, shorts, etc. The weather should be temperate and comfortable but bring along a windbreaker, a light jacket or some arm warmers just in case. Be sure to check the most up to date forecast before packing for the event. We recommend that you ride with at least two full water bottles or a full hydration pack and bring the necessary materials needed for common ride mechanicals. Riders should bring a change of clothes for dinner so you can be comfortable and casual during your meal. Onsite showers will be available for riders at the Chris King factory.
PARTICIPANTS: WHAT TO KNOW
Are you ready to spend a wonderful day eating and riding through the beautiful Oregon countryside? We have prepared a delicious itinerary that we are sure you will enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Gourmet Century on the weekend of July 23rd.
REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP
Registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Chris King factory, Friday July 22nd from 1PM to 6pm. We strongly encourage participants to utilize our Friday registration window. In addition to the electronic wavier that will be signed upon registration, there is a local county wavier that must be signed as well in order to participate, so unfortunately all guests must be present at packet pickup. We cannot allow anyone to check in for someone who is not present.
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A CILEO DEMO OR A WHEEL SET YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.
Registration and packet pick-up will take place at the Chris King factory, Friday July 22nd from 11am to 6pm. We strongly encourage participants to utilize our Friday registration window. In addition to the electronic wavier that will be signed upon registration, there is a local county wavier that must be signed as well in order to participate, so unfortunately all guests must be present at packet pickup. We cannot allow anyone to check in for someone who is not present.
If you are taking advantage of our wheel purchase or bicycle demo programs, we request that those guests be present at the Friday registration period.
Day-of registration opens at 7:30am. Registration on both the 22nd and 23rd will be centrally located on the south side of the Chris King factory.
Chris King Precision Components
2801 NW Nela St.
Portland, OR 97210
Breakfast service will begin at 8am Saturday morning and riders will be treated to a wide selection of delicious options. Please be sure to get here early in order to give yourself ample time to enjoy breakfast. All riders will need to be on the road by 9:30am.
Make sure that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are prepared for a day in the saddle. Temperatures may be cool in the morning but you should expect it to be between 70-90 degrees by the afternoon. We recommend that you keep an eye on the forecast and dress appropriately.
Be prepared with water bottles and tools, as while there will be course sweepers on route, having your own flat fix and emergency repair supplies will help you to make the most out of your Portland Gourmet Century experience.
Riders will encounter our West Union Gardens stop at mile 19 where you will have the chance to refill water and snack on a selection of small morning offerings.
Lunch will take place in the field at Sun Gold Farm, 33 miles into the ride. Rick Gencarelli of Lardo and Grassa will be putting a delectable spin on his farm-fresh approach to lunch. After collecting their meals riders will have the opportunity to relax while they enjoy their picnic style lunch before taking on the next leg of the ride.
56 miles in, riders will find themselves at Chris King’s barn for an afternoon serving of delicious charcuterie and small sandwiches by Chris Carriker of 23 Hoyt. Salt and Straw ice cream will be on location to cool everyone off, and there will be a barista to give you a quick caffeine fix. You might need the energy boost for the climb up the beautiful Old Germantown road, the only hurdle left remaining before descending back down to the Chris King Factory.
We have locker rooms and showers at the Chris King factory…please feel free to utilize our facilities and change before dinner.
Each dinner seating will be preceded by a cocktail hour where we will be serving wine from Grochau Cellars and beer from Rogue Brewery. Our first seating begins at 4pm followed by another seating at 6:30pm. You will be obliged to eat at your assigned dining time so make sure you give yourself enough time to fully enjoy your meal.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com, we look forward to seeing all of you soon.