2013 Gourmet Century : July 27th
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The Gourmet Century is the signature event of the Chris King Precision Components event calendar. Building on the energy of last year’s success, on July 27th 2013 we will once again pursue the theme of Farm Fresh. A collection of wonderful Portland chefs will create a delectable feast sourced from the productive yields of the Northwest’s talented farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. The ∼100-kilometer event is a non-competitive bicycle ride through the pastoral roads of Northwest Oregon. The new route is a worthy road course interspersed with climbs, a dash of gravel, and strategically spaced epicurean rest points to keep your appetite piqued and your legs energized.
The ride kicks off at Chris King's headquarters with a hearty breakfast. From there, the route rolls west with appetizing rest stops and a mouth-watering lunch, including a stop off at Chris King’s storied barn. The ride concludes with a return to the factory, where Chris King himself will be pulling out all the culinary stops in our professional kitchen. Full table service provides an intimate setting to enjoy the Gourmet Century's premier meal, expressly tailored to satisfy the efforts of a day's riding. Dinner concludes with a sneak peak into the making of Chris King Precision Components. Two seating times accommodate fast-finishing rabbits and meandering sightseers alike.
Video by James Wilson
This year’s course starts and ends at the Chris King factory and is designed to satisfy the cycling aspirations of our Gourmet Century riders. The majority of the course rolls through the picturesque plains of the Oregon countryside. At one point, riders glide across a flat 3/4 mile section of hard packed gravel. The route starts and ends with challenging climbs that will instill our riders with a sense of accomplishment and stoke their appetites. With around 1000’ feet of climbing, each of these climbs was picked for its expansive views and lack of vehicle traffic, in addition the Gourmet Century staff will be on hand with support. While you ride through this course, each turn of the pedals is meant to complement the exceptional cuisine made by this year’s wonderfully talented chefs.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 GOURMET CENTURY WILL OPEN APRIL 1ST, 2014 @ NOON PST.