Powers, Oregon

 

The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.

The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint.  A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.

The Tour de Fronds traverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

Six rides are available.  Asphalt rides include 30, 456377, and 103 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations).  One ride is a asphalt/gravel ride the  71 mile ride to Rogue River/Singing Springs.

 

The Tour de Fronds is completely volunteer run.  All proceeds are distributed to local service organizations that are dedicated to Powers community improvement.

In 2017, the Tour de Fronds distributed more than $5000 in proceeds.

Beneficiaries and projects for 2017 included:

Powers Lions Club 

Funds used to bring a mobile eye doctor to our elementary school to screen children and provide glasses

Pay for hearing aids for qualifying community members

Pay the administration fees for the Cub Scouts

Purchase community fireworks for our 4th of July White Cedar Days celebration

Helped with the purchase of a “Stair Chair” for the Powers ambulance

 

Powers Lioness

Helped with the purchase of a “Stair Chair” for the Powers ambulance

The Lioness have a “shoe fund” available through the Elementary School for children when such a need arises.

 

Powers Action Team and Ross Hall 

Purchase prizes for the White Cedar Days Kid’s Carnival

Purchase art materials for Ross Hall Kids’ After-School Art Program

Provides materials for Christmas Gift Wrap

Supports the Powers Town-wide Garage Sale

Funds have been used for various improvements to Ross Hall, a community building as well as building expenses

 

HAM Radio Club

A donation was given to the club to help with radio equipment.  These volunteers track the progress of every TdF rider and ensure quick communication in case of emergencies.

 

Powers Ambulance

A donation to help with the purchase of a “Stair Chair” for the Powers ambulance

 

 

In 2016, the Tour de Fronds distributed more than $5000 in proceeds.  Beneficiaries included:

  • Lions Club - funds used to bring the a mobile eye doctor to our elementary school to screen children and provide glasses, pay for Cub Scout administration fees, hearing aid purchases, purchase community fireworks for our 4th of July White Cedar Days celebration, and purchase the City of Powers Christmas lights.
  • Lioness Club - a community defibrillator was purchased which as already saved numerous lives.
  • HAM Radio Club - these volunteers track the progress of every TdF rider and ensure quick communication in case of emergencies.
  • Powers Cheerleaders - these young ladies (elementary grades) bring school spirit to Cruiser football, volleyball, and basketball games.

As you ride, thank a volunteer.  Without these dedicated people, the Tour would be unable to continue and unable to bring support to these community organizations.

Register - January 1, 2019

Mark your calendars and register early!  We will likely cap registration.  We have a limited number of volunteers and we want to keep the quality high.  See you June 15, 2019!

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Tour de Fronds T-Shirt

Order the Tour de Fronds T-shirt when you register!  

Last day to pre-order T-Shirts for Tour day delivery is May 23.  

Orders for later delivery will be taken on day of ride.

Available in Mens and Womens styles in sizes from Small to 4XL.  All sizes are $20 each.

 

 

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