Mega-bicycle race runs cyclists right through Sweet Home
August 14, 2019
More than 100 cyclists rolled through Sweet Home off and on all day Saturday, Aug. 9, competing in the Swift Summit Northwest 200/100 cycling race.
The event, which started and finished at Conversion Brewing in downtown Lebanon, is a mixture of long-distance "brevet" cycling, gran fondo ("big ride") and self-supported endurance road race, according to organizers.
The 200-mile route included 11,000 feet of climbing and several sections of gravel roads, while the 100-mile route included over 5,000 feet of climbing.
Since scenery is a big part of the experience in these events, both courses...