Testimonials

This was one of the best days I’ve had in months! It was such a gift to be able to ride a road, without cars, and enjoy incredible scenery and quiet. I loved the moments at lookouts sharing the excitement of the beauty with fellow cyclists. And I also loved the solo moments, slowly trudging up another hill but hearing only my heavy breath, a few birds and smelling the warm forest air. The downhills were a treat, for sure. And the aid stations were unexpected, but great. At one, I filled up my water bottles. At another, I applied sunscreen (that I forgot). I used the port-o-potties. And since we were some of the last people coming in to the visitor center, the last aid station volunteers brought us incredible encouragement and laughs and an inspiring push to get us to the end. Thank you the Park Service, the Ride The Rim organizers and the great volunteers. It was something I will treasure forever. -M. Wiereng
Fantastic ride & day!! Volunteers and park staff were terrific, friendly & helpful. We have done rides around the world and this was very special. Perfect day, unbelievable scenery and not having traffic was a huge bonus! We’ll be sure to promote your event to all of our friends & fellow Canadian riders! Well worth the trip & a memorable ride. -D. Landry
Thank you so much for organizing this event! My friend and I had a great time. The volunteers were friendly and helpful and we talked with several park rangers who answered our questions about the park. We really appreciated that the road was in great condition for biking. Please continue these events where families can ride this gorgeous national park without cars. There should be more of these events where people can enjoy the spectacular park without having to dangerously share the road with cars. Riding the the rim is an experience I’ll never forget. – T. Sommer
Thank you Ride the Rim! We had a fantastic ride and were absolutely blown away by the sheer beauty of Crater Lake… Would love to see more car-free events….Oregon is one of our favorite states to visit. – J.Weiss
Did the ride on the 19th. Very grateful for the rest stations and the terrific treats – Clif products, fruit, and water! Wonderful group of volunteers, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Did not use the shuttle, first aid, or bike mechanics, but glad to know those services were there had I needed them. The degree of support and organization for this year’s event was a complete surprise…Thank you Klamath County, Friends of Crater Lake, Clif, National Park Service, and all of the other sponsors and volunteers. – M. Reed
After the ride — It was GREAT. The organization and support for the ride were impressive, the weather couldn’t have been better, and the stops along the way were timely and well equipped. Never had such a great ride for free! Thank you. – F. Eastman
THANK YOU SO MUCH for an incredible event! I was absolutely blown away at the level of support, volunteer effort, engagement and turn out for Car Free Crater Lake. This was hands down one of my favorite cycling adventures. The support stations were well spaced and well stocked with snacks and water. The volunteers were so kind and encouraging (and knowledgeable!). I had only anticipated for the road to be shut down to cars but I was pleasantly surprised to learn there were support stations every few miles. The volunteers were encouraging and friendly and the snacks were delicious! Thank you again for such a well planned and executed event! – S. Jones