The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club’s premier spring event. The ride starts at the State Capitol Mall in Salem and takes riders over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to share the road with other users by riding safely, lawfully and courteously. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements.
The route is generally flat with a few short hills. The map of the route offers a preview of the ride. GPS users can download a track of the route. Snacks, fruit, refreshments and toilet facilities are available at a rest stop and at Champoeg State Park. The route will close at 4 p.m. Participants should pace themselves so that they can complete the ride by that time.
The first Monster Cookie Metric Century was held in 1977. To learn about that inaugural ride, read Monster Cookie Nostalgia. More than 1,800 cyclists participated in the thirty-seventh annual Monster Cookie Metric Century held on April 28, 2013.