Ride the Rim Crater Lake takes place September 10 & 17, 2022, and is jointly hosted by Crater Lake National Park, Friends of Crater Lake National Park, and the Discover Klamath Visitor Center and Convention Bureau. The ride is a vehicle free way to experience East Rim Drive with approximately 25 miles and 3,500 feet of climbing.
East Rim Drive will be closed to vehicles from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. During this time you can expect to see 5 rest stops on the route as well. WE DO NOT PROVIDE A SAG WAGON, so please come prepared to be able to repair a flat tire or tube specific to your bike. We will provide basic bike repair (but may not suite your bike) and first aid kits at the rest stops. Water will be provided in bulk so please bring refillable water bottles. Other amenities will also be provided at the rest stops which you can find under the Rider Guide section of the website.
The East Rim can take roughly 4 hours to complete, give or take an hour based on individual experience levels. Please plan accordingly and start at an appropriate time. Riders can choose to continue past the vehicle free portion and complete the entire Rim Drive, which makes the ride a total of 33 miles. The additional stretch of riding with traffic and no shoulder does have a significant incline in narrow switchbacks for a small section, but is a great accomplishment for those that complete it.
While Crater Lake National Park is a family friendly environment, Ride the Rim strongly encourages families to research the difficulty of this ride to make the best determination whether children should ride with the family. This is a challenging ride best suited for intermediate level riders or greater.
We are excited you are interested in joining us at Ride the Rim Crater Lake. If you have further inquiries about Ride the Rim, please contact us at [email protected].