September 13, 2019 9:50 a.m.
Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the 7th annual Ride the Rim days this Saturday and next Saturday September 21st.
A release from the park said the event takes place each day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10:00 p.m. each Friday night to 6:00 p.m. that Saturday, to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking and swimming. The event is free but normal park entrance fees still apply.
Superintendent Craig Ackerman said Ride the Rim has grown in popularity each year. He said it provides an opportunity to experience East Rim Drive in a unique way.
In accordance with the new NPS policy, e-bikes are permitted as part of the event.
Others who visit the park during the event should expect a larger number of bicyclists on park roads. Cyclists should ride single file when sharing the roads with motorists.
Ride the Rim parking is at North Junction, Park Headquarters and the Picnic Hill area of Rim Village. A free shuttle will transport participants to the start of their Ride the Rim experience or to their vehicles at the end but does not carry their bicycles in an effort to accommodate more people. A person from each party will need to remain with bicycles while members of their party park or retrieve vehicles.
Lost Creek Campground will close on the nights of September 13th and 14th and again on the 20th and 21st to accommodate volunteers working to support Ride the Rim. Mazama Campground will be open on these days.
For more information go to www.ridetherimOregon.com