Archive | March 2013

Historic Columbia River Ride

Not infrequently, I tell myself that certain drives would make great bike rides. The ride from Portland to Government Camp (or Hood River), for example, I have driven several times, but never ridden. A couple years ago I took my family and drove the Historic Columbia River Highway from Troutdale out to the I-84 interchange. The route takes you from Troutdale up to Corbett and the Vista House and down to Multnomah Falls and all the sister waterfalls along the route.

This past weekend, my brother Rob, and buddy Clay, and I went and did it. We did it on a cold morning in late March. The plan was to start out at McMenamin’s Edgefield around 8 am and get back for a bite of lunch.

ridemapI knew beforehand that the ride would be fun but this blew all my expectations away.

Read More…


Facebook Giveaways

Have you seen all the stuff we giveaway on our Sunset Cycles Facebook page? We have different contest every month for some great prizes. The last few months we have given away lots of great items from SKSHammer Nutrition, Park Tools, Specialized, and many more. Check out some of the giveaways we have done in the past below. Entering is easy, just LIKE us on Facebook and keep an eye on our page!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Sunset Team Guys Out and About – St. George, UT

I pre-rode the True Grit course in St. George, UT yesterday. The race is this Saturday.  I’ll have to ride this twice during the race. I’m beginning to wonder what I got myself into.  –Terry R

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The MTB Race Season Starts

The first mountain bike race of the season kicked off last weekend in Echo Oregon. Sunset Cycles had a great showing at Echo Red 2 Red XC and from what we have heard everyone enjoyed the course and had great results.

  • Dan L 7th Place Clydesdale
  • Terry R 8th Place Cat 2
  • Jeff O 2nd Place Cat 1
  • John W 11th Place Cat 1

Here is what Terry thought about the race riding his new Epic Marathon.

Read More…