Non-PBC Event Rides

As a courtesy to our non-profit bike organization partners, we post event rides on this page. If you would like to submit a ride to be included on this page, send a short paragraph describing the event to the Portland Bicycling Club Webmaster via the contact form or to [email protected].

Non-PBC Rides for Club Mileage: See the approved list HERE. Each year, at the February Executive Board meeting, the Board approves up to 10 non-PBC event rides to be included on the ride calendar and to be eligible for club mileage for its members. When approved, you will see this language both in the description below and on the ride calendar. To view the adopted policy regarding the qualifications, submission, and selection process for these rides, click HERE.

Note: 2020 rides will appear in italics until all updated info is received for the new season.

APRIL

Monster Cookie Ride – Sunday, April 26, 2020. 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 62 miles (100 km) over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 34-mile ride. The pre-registration fee is $30.00, plus optional fees of $7.50 for a sandwich delivered to the rest area at Champoeg State Park and $18.00 for a souvenir t-shirt. The day-of-ride registration fee will be $40 and sandwiches will not be available for purchase at that time. 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.

MAY

Reach the Beach OR – Saturday, May 16, 2020. www.reachthebeach.org  One of the best supported rides in the Northwest. This beautiful ride gives you four different start locations: Portland (101 mi),  Carlton (72 mi),  Amity (55 mi),  Grand Ronde (26 mi). 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. PBC holds training rides to help you get ready for this ride on Saturdays a few months prior to the ride. Check the ride calendar in the months prior to the ride:  https://portlandbicyclingclub.com/calendar

Pendleton’s 2019 mini-CROC – Saturday, May 25, 2019. http://www.cyclependleton.com  Pendleton on Wheels (POW) is back in 2019 with a one-day, mini version of the beloved three-day CROC! Hosting a multi-day ride is a heavy lift for our small club but we’re excited to offer a mini CROC in beautiful Eastern Oregon. Join POW for a classic one-day ride up Cabbage Hill and beyond. Take in amazing views of the Pendleton valley and surrounding areas. The views are worth the climb and you will be rewarded with one of CROC’s themed rest stops and sag support. The ride will begin at Tamastslikt Cultural Center and climb up the famed Cabbage Hill. The full distance is 78 miles round trip. For fewer miles ride out to the themed rest stop at Emigrant Springs State Park and back for 44 miles round trip. Included with the registration fee ($60) will be a Saturday evening burger buffet and social. Proceeds from the mini-CROC event will fund POW’s grant program supporting organizations which promote activities for youth in and around Pendleton.

JUNE

Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley – June 9, 2019 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 (8 miles), Mid (26 miles) and Metric (62 miles) 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]

Columbia Century Challenge – June 15, 2019 www.cyclecolumbiacounty.com  Cycle Columbia County is pleased to offer a fully supported bike ride that will consist of both a century and a metric century. This event will start and finish in Clatskanie, 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 20 miles apart. Free mechanical support, free off street parking near the start/finish line and much more.

Salem-3-2-1-Ride – Sunday, June 16,  2019 https://www.kdccp.org/salem-3-2-1-bike-ride/ (Long Name: Salem 3 Parks, 2 Bridges, 1 Cause) A family fun ride supporting the Kiwanis Doerenbecher Children’s Cancer Program. The routes are 8 miles or 15 miles all on paved park trails. Funds are raised by entry fees of $25/Rider; $40/Rider +1 entry; $65/Family; $0/Ghost Rider (not riding but collecting donations and mailing them in to help support the fight against childhood cancer.

Gorge Ride – June 22, 2019. 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 driveable 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.

Oregon Bicycle Ride – June 22-29, 2019. https://bicycleridesnw.org/rides/brnw-oregon-2019/ The 2019 Oregon route starts and ends in Condon, Oregon and loops around to Moro, Maupin, Fossil, Spray, and Heppner.

Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour – June 29, 2019 http://troutlakewashington.com/mt-adams-bicycle-tour/ The 17th Annual Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour is another glorious opportunity to ride the the beautiful Mt. Adams countryside with well marked routes, safe sag support, and, of course, wonderful weather. You can choose from the 11.5-mile Family Friendly Ride (Trout Lake Valley), the 51-mile loop through Trout Lake – BZ Corner – Glenwood and back, the 54-mile Forest Loop (up and down the flanks of Mt. Adams), and the 105-mile Infinity Ride (51 + 57 revised mile loops). See website for route revisions. Registration is open and the first ride begins at 7 a.m. on tour day.  We are only a 90-minute drive from Portland.

Salmon Cycling Classic – June 29, 2019 https://salmoncyclingclassic.com. Produced by Wilsonville Bicycle Events, an Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Celebrate the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and show your support for great causes at the 2019 Salmon Cycling Classic. This is no ordinary social ride! The event promotes cycling, community, and cuisine. Cyclists choose the 90K Gran Fondo, the 60K Medio Fondo, or a free 25K Family Ride. All riders have a 9:00 AM start time. Registration for the 60K and 90K rides include a professionally catered Cedar Plank Salmon Feast to enjoy after crossing the finish line, a specially designed salmon medallion (first 250 participants), and a chance to win one of several valuable prizes. Add a salmon dinner for friends and family members ($26 each) through the online registration system. Packet pickups and same-day registration for the free Family Ride start at 7:30 AM on the day of the event.

JULY

Northwest Tandem Rally– July 4 – 7, 2019  http://nwtr.org. The 2019 NWTR is hosted by Boise Development Cycling. NWTR has been an annual event since 1986. Boise Development Cycling has two group rides planned and several social functions. They will be updating the event notes and adding a web page with all event details. They look forward to showing off the Treasure Valley in July of 2019.

Seattle to Portland (STP) – July 13-14, 2019. 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 in the nation! PBC runs the finish line and will welcome you home. Need a ride to Seattle on Friday, July 12? PBC can get you there. Interested in volunteering for the event at the finish line? Contact Corey Eng at [email protected]

Ride to Defeat ALS (Oregon and SW Washington Chapter) – July 20, 2019  Website Grab your friends, co-workers, family members – anyone and everyone – to join us in Mt. Angel! An epic event that is expected to sell out! Participants ages 11 and older meet a $150 fundraising minimum by the day of the event. Everyone can do their part to help us challenge ALS. #RidetoDefeatALS #DefeatALSOregon

Up & Down – July 20, 2019. http://upanddownashland.com Ashland will welcome riders back for the 4th Annual Up & Down. Unfortunately, the 2018 ride had to be cancelled at the last minute due to smoke from the Klondike Fire. The first route is 49 mi & 4900′ of climbing to the Greensprings Summit, around Howard Prairie Lake, and down the Dead Indian Memorial Highway. The second route is   Spencer Creek: 96 mi & 7800′ of climbing. A free BBQ lunch and beer are provided at the finish. Fully supported. Spend the weekend in Ashland, Southern Oregon’s cultural jewel.

Tour de Cure: Oregon  – Saturday, July 25, 2020. www.diabetes.org/tourpdx Starting at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro. Join us in the fight against diabetes by cycling our annual Portland area Tour de Cure! Select one of the following courses to show your support for all those living with and affected by diabetes. 100 mile (check-in: 6:00am/ride out 6:30am); 62 mile (check-in: 7:00am/ride out 7:30am); 50 mile (check-in: 8:00am/ride out 8:30am); 30 mile (check-in: 9:00am/ride out 9:30am); family friendly 10 mile (check-in: 10:00am/ride out 10:30am). Registration is only $15 through March 31. $250 fundraising commitment for all cyclists.

Ride Around Clark County (RACC) – July 27, 2019. http://www.vbc-usa.com/ Southwest Washington’s largest cycling event, with 20, 34, 54, 68, and 100-mile loops through the countryside. Cost for adults for the 34/54/68/100 routes is: $60 before June 1; $70 after; and $75 day of, which includes a post-ride meal. Adult cost for the 20-mile route is: $40 before June 1; $50 after; and $55 day of, which includes a post-ride meal. Youth (13-17) cost for all routes: $30 before June 1; $40 after; and $40 day of, which includes a post-ride meal. Youths (12 and under) are FREE, with a post-ride meal costing $10. All Youth registrations require at least 1 paid adult registration/waiver for the youth (no unaccompanied minors on course). Vancouver Bicycle Club members and PBC members get a discount ($5 off if you’re a member of a local cycling club and $10 off if you’re a VBC member). For further information, go to the event website. This ride qualifies for PBC club mileage. The ride leader (for recording your miles) is Stacy Barbadillo, Member-at-Large.

AUGUST

Bike MS Willamette Valley – August 3-4, 2019. Bike MS Willamette Valley website.  Monmouth, Oregon. Now in its 35th year, Bike MS: Willamette Valley brings together individuals and teams of cyclists representing families, businesses, friends, clubs, and community groups.Bike MS: Willamette Valley is an unforgettable two-day journey taking riders around the peaceful Willamette Valley. Registration is $34 until March 31. The fundraising minimum is $250.

Blackberry bRamble – Sunday, August 4, 2019. eugenegears.org/bramble GEARs (Greater Eugene Area Riders) invites cyclists from around the state to join their 21st annual Blackberry bRamble ride. Come drink up the beauty of the Southern Willamette Valley’s cycling mecca. And we are celebrating with exciting changes: New routes through the Oregon Country Fair’s home, Veneta, and Willamette Valley wine country – a variety of challenges to fit every rider level with delicious food stops and reliable support. Back at the finish line, refresh with a micro brew from Claim 52 (or glass of wine) and enjoy a gourmet meal catered by Carte Blanche complete with blackberry cobbler and Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream. Watch some live music, visit vendor booths, or take a dip in the pool to top it off. With Pre and Post Ride Parties, attractions in and around Eugene the Blackberry bRamble is a vacation destination.

Luminosa: Morrison Metric Century – Saturday, August 10, 2019. https://www.bikereg.com/41461. St. Paul, Oregon. Sponsored by Pacific Office Automation and The Morrison Foundation, this first-class, multi-distance ride supports the youth and families of Morrison Child and Family Services. Routes are 7.5 m (family ride), 26 m, 44 m, and 63 m. With plenty of support, rest stops, refreshments, and a family-friendly finish line party with live music, this ride promises a delightful day outdoors on behalf of a wonderful cause!

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – Sunday, August 11, 2019. https://www.mvbc.com/tours/coveredbridge  The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour is one day cycling event in the mid-Willamette Valley. The first CBBT was held in the late 1970s, and the event features route options, rest stops, food and SAG support to match a wide range of cycling interests and skill levels. 2019 will mark the 41st iteration of this excellent ride. The event starts and finishes at the Linn County Fairgrounds just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. Explore the rural roads, and depending on which of the route options you choose, you’ll cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Providence Bridge Pedal – Sunday, August 11, 2019. http://www.providence.org/bridgepedal  Try a 7-bridge, 9-bridge or 11-bridge route in this classic Portland ride.

RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. and Party) – August 23-24, 2019. Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org Enjoy 188 miles of scenic Pacific Northwest back roads. The finish line festival includes a beer garden, live music, and a meal ticket for food vendors. 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.

Peach of a Century– August 25, 2019 https://www.salembicycleclub.org/content.plx?page=majrides The Peach of a Century is the last of the event rides hosted annually by the Salem Bicycle Club. The ride is open to all bicyclists who agree to Share the Road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously. The Peach of a Century is not a race and will proceed rain or shine. Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements. Each route starts and ends at Chemeketa Community College. The routes follow low-volume roads past the farm fields of the Willamette Valley, through forested foothills and rural communities east of Salem.

SEPTEMBER

The Vineyard Tour Bike Ride – September 1, 2019. http://www.thevineyardtour.com/index.php  Choose from five fun, scenic cycling routes through Umpqua River Valley Wine Country sponsored by Umpqua Velo Cycling Club of the Pacific Northwest. Routes range from 15, 30, 50, 75, to a 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.

Cycle Oregon Classic – September 7-14, 2019. www.cycleoregon.com. Come September, Cycle Oregon is setting off on a not-to-be-missed ride through the geological wonderland that is Crater Lake and the Central Oregon Cascades. We’ve handpicked for the pedaling an unforgettable journey through lava-hewn landscapes, cascading rivers, and ever-present peaks. We’ll ride through colorful communities that welcome visitors like family on o ur way to the legendary rim of Crater Lake – the sapphire jewel of Oregon’s only National Park. This is our invitation to you. When it comes time to decide how to spend your time off, don’t settle for the usual. Choose the extraordinary. Ride with us.

Harvest Century – September 22, 2019. http://eventsbyaxiom.com/harvestcentury/ Cap off your summer riding season with the sights, sounds and smells of autumn. The Harvest Century, benefiting Community Vision, will provide participants with rolling hills, wineries, and routes that have something for every rider. This ride has been approved for Portland Bicycling Club rider mileage. See the ride calendar for details and ride leader information.

Reach the Beach WA – Saturday, September 28, 2019 http://reachthebeach.org We are excited to be heading back to the BEACH in Westport, WA with start locations in Lacey, Olympia, Elma, or Cosmopolis. Join us 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.