ACP 1000k Brevet 2016

Oregon Randonneurs
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Distance: 627 miles, 1009 km
Elevation Gain: 35,000 ft, 10,670 meters
RUSA Approval: Route #1877
Sunrise: 0:6:20 Sunset: 19:20
Start Time: 05:00 Tuesday Sep 6, 2016
Finish Time: 08:00 Fri Sept 9, 2016
Registration Time: 04:15-06:00 Sep 6, 2016
Organizers: John Kramer

Info Type Link To
Spot Tracking OBM Rider Tracking
Map Links RideWithGPS
Google Map
Google Earth
Route Sheet PDF Route Sheet
Water and Services
Route Sheet Setup
gsheet html xlsx cvs ods
Elevation Profiles Profiles page
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Registered Riders

Starting Location and Lodging

This is a scenic and challenging ride with about 35,000 feet of climbing starting in Baker City Oregon. The start is on the east side of the Eldorado Inn, at the junction of Campbell and Birch Streets, conveniently located next to the Baker Truck Corral where there is a large restaurant (Open 24-7) and a Safeway two blocks west open 6 to 12 am. There are several other hotels near by.

The starting time is currently set at 05:00. The starting direction of travel is east, into the rising sun. Starting before sunrise allows riders to get underway and out of town before having to pull down their cap visors. An earlier start increases the chance of getting to services before they close at Joseph on day 1 and at Ukiah on day 2.

The ride consists of three loops, one for each day more or less and they all start and finish in Baker City. Riders can establish a base camp in their hotel room with a bonanza of gear and goodies. Riders are responsible for their own motel rooms and may choose any motel or hotel in the area.


You will want to be in good physical condition to ride this brevet. The Blue Mountains are one of the most beautiful destinations in Oregon and many of the roads in the 1000k brevet are scenic Oregon Biways. Day 1 circles the Wallowa Mountains and day 2 circles the Elkhorn Mountains climbing over Little Alps and Anthony Lakes. Day 3 goes to Sumpter and Granite and follows the Grand Ronde River north to La Grande.

OBM 1000 Day 1-3 Summary
Day Distance (mi) Ascent (ft) Max Miles to
Services (*)
Max Miles to
1 243 13,500 78 38
2 229 14,100 70 66
3 155 6,700 73 58
(*) Max distance to services will depend on arrival time and store hours.

Registation for the OBM1000

Registration will open in to be determined, probably July or August, 2016. There will be a minimal cost (to be determined) covering necessary expenses for the event. The Oregon Randonneurs does not charge a fee for their brevets but the OBM1000 event will need to cover costs that include: gasoline for volunteers driving to and from Baker City, cost of printing brevet cards and cue sheets, cost of a control room at the Eldorado Inn, and the cost of providing a staffed control(s) between Ukiah and Baker City. Unused registration fees beyond $5 will be returned to the riders.


The status of the water sources, services and controls will be confirmed during the pre-ride. Contact the Organizer if you would like to pre-ride the OBM1000 on August 26, 2016.

Availability of Route Sheets and GPS Tracks

Final route sheets, printed to fold in several font sizes, will be provided at the brevet start in Baker City. The final GPS tracks may be downloaded two days after the pre-ride from RideWithGPS.

Viewing the Routes on the RideWithGPS Map

The RideWithGPS link goes to an event page that can show you all three loops. Press the [SHOW ALL ON MAP] button at the bottom of the page to see all three loops.

Distance between Water, Services and Controls

There are several long distances (more than 75 miles) between services. The longest distance between water sources is 66 miles. The small towns do not have open services past 20:00 sometimes 21:00 hours. The Safeway in Enterprise closes at 9:00 pm. The only services open 24 hours are located in La Grande and Baker City. Where available, water sources are noted on the route sheet. A list of services and water sources from the route sheet is provided here.

Timed versus Information Controls

The route sheet shows close time for each entry in the route sheet to help riders keep track of their rate of progress. Open and close times are provided for information controls on the route sheet only as a convenience. There is no time requirement for riders to reach or leave information controls.

Rate of Progress on Day 2

The controls on day 2 are information controls so riders cannot be disqualified for their rate of progress at Austin House, Ukiah or Anthony Lakes. Don't be late returning to Baker City.
13-Jun-2010: Seattle Randonneurs pause to eat.
Riders who are unsure of their ability reach Ukiah before the store closes at 20:00 should pack enough lunch to go another 65 miles. The plan is to provide some warm, stomach-friendly calories, beverages and caffeine at Anthony Lakes.

Water is unlikely to be a big problem. The longest distance between water sources is 66 miles between Bates State Park and Ukiah-Dale Forest Scenic Corridor.

The Austin House at mile 309 is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There is a staffed control at Anthony Lakes. Riders can add lunches to the Organizers ice chests for transport to Anthony Lakes or leave the Organizer with some money and a shopping list for Safeway or Subway.
Darkness Descends on the Mountains of Mordor
12-Jun-2010: A Cold darkness grips the intrepid Randonneurs
at Parish Cabin in the epic Strawberry Mountains