Non-PWTC Event Rides
As a courtesy to our non-profit bike organization partners, we post event rides on this page (and ask others to extend us the same courtesy by advertising our Pioneer Century in June!). If you would like to submit a ride to be included on this page, send a short paragraph describing the event to the PWTC Webmaster via the contact form.
Monster Cookie Ride – Sunday, April 30, 2017. www.salembicycleclub.org. 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 backroads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. The route is generally flat with a few short hills. Snacks, fruit, refreshments, and toilet facilities are available at a rest stop and at Champoeg State Park.
Ride Around Clark County (RACC) – May 6, 2017. www.vbc-usa.com/racc. Southwest Washington’s largest cycling event, with 18-, 34-, 53-66- and 100-mile loops through the countryside. Same-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Hanna Hall, Clark College, 1820 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Event begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.; all riders must be on the road by 9 a.m. Cost: $40 for the longer routes; $25 for the 18-miler. Discount for early registration before April 25th. Vancouver Bicycle Club members and PWTC members get a discount. Children younger than 12 ride free with paid adult; youth 13-17 are $10 with paid adult. .
Reach the Beach – Saturday, May 20, 2017. www.reachthebeach.org One of the best supported rides in the Northwest. This beautiful ride gives you four different start locations: Portland (100 mi), Newberg (80 mi), Amity (55 mi), Grand Ronde (28 mi) – brought to you by Portland General Electric (PGE). Spend the day with us and experience Oregon up close and personal – all the while riding towards a cure for lung cancer and other lung diseases. PWTC holds training rides to help you get ready for this ride on Saturdays and now Sundays as well. Check the ride calendar in the months prior to the ride: http://pwtc.com/calendar
Century Ride of the Centuries (CROC) Ride – Memorial Day Weekend 2017, May 27-29. www.cyclependleton.com. This ride takes participants past the many Century Farms of our region. Along the way, cyclists of all levels will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful waving wheat fields, the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains, and the rich cultural experience of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Gorge Ride – June 17, 2017. www.hcrh.org/events. The 11th annual Gorge Ride sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway begins at the Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles, Oregon. It extends 19.25 miles along the historic highway and State Trail to the west to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River and back again. This route is a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles, with very low traffic, and the HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and bicyclists. It’s an out and back route of 38.5 miles. This ride is fully supported with water stops, snacks, mechanical support and SAG. Proceeds from this event go toward restoring and preserving the existing drivable portions of the historic highway to their splendid 1920s appearance and linking them with pedestrian and bicycle accessible connections, creating a continuous route through the Columbia River Gorge from Troutdale to The Dalles, Oregon.
Cycle Columbia County – June 17, 2017 www.cyclecolumbiacounty.com Cycle Columbia County is pleased to offer a fully supported bike ride that will consist of both a Century Plus and a Metric Century Plus. We have also added a shorter 40 mile ride this year that will travel primarily along gravel logging roads. This event will start and finish in the beautiful city of Vernonia, OR. Columbia Century Challenge was organized by a local team of cycling enthusiasts excited about bringing an event to Columbia County that will have a positive impact on all of the surrounding communities. Proceeds from this event will go towards better improving the cycling infrastructure in Columbia County. The team is also committed to ensuring a positive ride experience from start to finish. This bicycle ride will be fully supported with aid/feed stations spaced approximately 15 miles apart. Free mechanical support, free off street parking near the start/finish line and much more.
Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley – June 18, 2017 www.teamnpf.org/wvcycle Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley is an annual fundraising ride beginning and ending at Riverview Park in Independence, Oregon. The ride will offer four routes to accommodate riders of all levels. You’ll have the choice between a Short (10 miles), Mid (30 miles) Metric (62 miles) and a special Family Friendly route. Your choice of routes will include rest stops, SAG vehicles and bike mechanics. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. with staggered start times. Upon completing your ride, enjoy lunch, beer, wine tasting and live music as we celebrate your accomplishments and success towards finding a cure for psoriatic disease. Contact Brian Willms, 503-546-8394, [email protected]
Northwest Tandem Rally– July 1-4, 2017 http://nwtr.org/2017/ Seattle WA. Seattle is known for the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Mt. Rainier and great coffee! Pedaling around Puget Sound you will learn that we’re also known for fabulous urban trails and rural riding routes. Our team has put together some of the most tandem and family friendly routes for the 2017 Northwest Tandem Rally.
Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride – July 7-9, 2017. http://www.cycleoregon.com The Cycle Oregon Weekend is our version of Summer Camp – on wheels, and for all ages. Escape for a three-day immersion into the good life, with a perfect balance of riding and playing. There are routes for everyone from hard-cores to kids, and everyone gathers to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and unmatched amenities Cycle Oregon is known for.
Seattle to Portland (STP) – July 15-16, 2017. Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org A 200-mile ride through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Come join what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events Engthe nation! PWTC runs the finish line and will welcome you home. Need a ride to Seattle on Friday, July 14? PWTC can get you there. Interested in volunteering for the event at the finish line? Contact Corey Eng at [email protected]
Up & Down – July 22, 2017. http://upanddownashland.com The Up & Down is 51 miles & 5100′ of climbing on The Cascade Siskiyou Scenic Bikeway, Southern Oregon’s first such designated. Also an 83-mile, 7100′ route for serious climbers! Fully supported, bar-b-q lunch & beer after. Visit Ashland for the weekend.
Oregon Bicycle Ride – July 22-29, 2017. bicycleridesnw.org The 31st annual Oregon Bicycle Ride will take us on an amazing tour of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Connecting some of the best riding in the state, this route rolls through high desert plains and lush old-growth forests, travels alongside pristine mountain lakes and crystal-clear streams, and frames stunning scenes of snow-capped volcanoes and vast expanses of basalt lava flows. This is a route climbers will love, with passes to conquer nearly every day. The towns we’ll visit represent an intriguing cross-section of rural Oregon: tiny hamlets, mountain-bike meccas, western-themed destinations, historic downtown districts – and no town at all, as you pitch your tent at a picturesque lake nestled in the middle of a verdant forest in the shadow of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake. Bring your friends, and enjoy the ride of a lifetime!
Gourmet Century – TBA 2017. Chris King Precision Components http://chrisking.com
Tour de Lane – August 4-6, 2017 www.tourdelane.com Junction City, Oregon. A three day, non-competitive bike rally offering multiple rides of varying length and difficulty each day. Feature rides: Clear to the Coast century ride; Bike Builders Tour, riders tour Bike Friday, Co-Motion Cycles and Rolf Prima, which are all handmade in Eugene.
Idaho Bicycle Ride – August 5-12, 2017. www.bicycleridesnw.org The Salmon River runs wild through scenic and rugged Idaho – and so will we, on the 2017 Idaho Bicycle Ride. The Wild and Scenic Salmon River cuts through the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. The most massive river in Idaho, the Salmon wends its way through the second deepest canyon on the continent. Our exploration of the river takes us up and down the beautiful Salmon River Scenic Byway, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the view both on and off the river. Our route bookends rides along the Salmon with two more scenic byways: the Peaks to Craters Scenic Byway during the first two days, and the Sawtooth Scenic Byway on the last day. Every day is guaranteed to be memorable, as we go a little wild pedaling three of Idaho’s scenic byways in one spectacular week.
Blackberry bRamble – Sunday, August 6th, 2017. eugenegears.org/bramble GEARs (Greater Eugene Area Riders) invites cyclists from around the state to join their 19th annual Blackberry bRamble ride on Sunday, August 6th, 2017. The Blackberry bRamble is a celebration of cycling in beautiful Lane County. It has long been known for its scenic routes, extraordinary food at the rest stops, reliable support, and free blackberry pie and ice cream at the finish (and a free local craft beer for the 21 years & up folks!). Proceeds from the bRamble go to help support local causes such as Safe Routes to School, Eugene Adaptive Recreation, Center for Appropriate Transport and Crow Elementary School. There are four great routes to choose from: 100 mile Wolf Creek Century, 62 mile Poodle Creek Metric Century, 40 mile Orchard Point Loop, and 10 to 20 mile Community Ride.
Providence Bridge Pedal – Sunday, August 13, 2017. http://www.providence.org/bridgepedal Try a 7-bridge, 9-bridge or 11-bridge route in this classic Portland ride.
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – Sunday, August 13, 2017. https://sites.google.com/mvbc.com/newsite/ Join the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club (MVBC) for its 38th annual Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour starting from the Linn County Fairgrounds just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. Explore the rural roads and depending on the route, cross up to 5 historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. and Party) – August 18-19, 2017. Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org There will only be one ride offered this year, Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19. Enjoy 188 miles of scenic Pacific Northwest back roads. The finish line festival includes a no-host bar, barbecue and music. An event of 183 uncrowded miles (103 & 85 mile days) along scenic back roads with flat sections, rolling hills, and many hilly sections as well.
Portland Century – August 20, 2017. http://www.portlandcentury.com 10th anniversary! Original park setting & routes up to the Bull Run watershed. Each well-organized rest stop with amaze and refuel you. The course is extremely well marked, you won’t even need the detailed maps that are provided at the start line.
Bike MS Willamette Valley – August 4-6, 2017. http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/ORCBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28196 Bike MS Willamette Valley passes through natural wildlife preserves, historic towns, farmlands and back roads of Willamette Valley’s finest countryside. The routes include fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles and safety provided by volunteer EMT’s, HAM radio operators and bicycle repair from our partner bike shops. We will conclude the day at Western Oregon University where you will be treated to a delicious meal, massage, musical entertainment and an evening program. Everyone is up early on Sunday for breakfast and on the road where the route heads you to our finish line celebration and a great feeling of accomplishment.
Beaverton, Banks & Beyond Bicycle Tour – August 19, 2017. NorthWest Bicycle Safety Council http://www.nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org This is a very popular summer event featuring 35, 64, and 100-mile routes, including the town of Vernonia and Stub Stewart State Park. This scenic, moderately challenging loop explores beautiful farmlands as you wind through country roads and work your way toward the paved Banks-Vernonia State Trail, which is rider-friendly to both road and mountain bikes.
Peach of a Century– August 27, 2017. http://www.salembicycleclub.org Salem Bicycle Club’s last event ride of the season. Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The full century route is challenging with some steep hills. The 72-mile route also involves a significant amount climbing. The Metric Century route offers flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills. The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.
2017 Cycle Oregon – September 9-16, 2017. www.cycleoregon.com. Cycle Oregon is turning the big 3-0 this year and to honor this momentous occasion, we have put together a timeless ride. Showcasing the rugged, magnificent midsection of our beloved state, we’ve laid a route traveling into the noble Cascade Range, cruising alongside wild, scenic rivers, and skirting the rim of the mesmerizing, deep, blue waters of Crater Lake. As you fill up on inspiration and hard-earned memories, you can feel good knowing that you’re not only having a great time – you’re helping support many unique and wonderful places.
Umpqua River Valley Wine Country Bike Ride – September 9, 2017. http://www.thevineyardtour.com/index.php Join us this September for the Umpqua Vineyard Tour offering 5 cycling routes to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities. Routes range from 15, 30, 50 half century, 75, to 100 mile century. Meet other people like yourself on lightly traveled rural roads that follow the beautiful, scenic Umpqua River. Cyclists will view dozens of vineyards, forests, fields, mountains and orchards along the way, with opportunities to visit local wineries and tasting rooms. Friendly rest stops at scenic locations with nourishing food and snacks. Fun for the entire family. New this year, TEAMS. A team consists of 3 or more riders. It can be your friends, family, employees or co-workers or a combination. Have your employer sponsor your team.
Harvest Century – September 24, 2017 www.harvestcentury.org The Harvest Century is a fully supported, non-competitive road cycling event that appeals to all levels of riders. There is a 45, 75, 100 mile route for self-proclaimed or aspiring cyclists, and a very mellow 3 mile route for the rest of us. This ride benefits adults in our community with developmental disabilities. The ride includes tasty, energy-rich food, plentiful water, and energy drinks, at all of the rest stops. Light mechanical support is provided along the way, at the start and the lunch stop. Finally, there’s a Finish Line Party open from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM, which includes food, beer and entertainment. This event, sponsored by Showers Pass, is a fund raiser for Community Vision, www.cvision.org.
Reach the Beach WA – September 30, 2017 http://reachthebeach.org Join us in September 30, 2017 on a mission to make a difference for everyone who breathes. This one-day cycling event is perfect as a personal challenge or to ride together with friends and family. A top notch ride with amazing support that gives you four different start locations. We provide superb organization, beautiful routes, medical and mechanical support on course, eight lunch and snack stops.