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.
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.
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 23, 2020. http://www.cyclependleton.com Pendleton on Wheels (POW) is back in 2020 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. The route is and out-and-back ride starting from and returning to the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce parking lot for a total of 62 miles. SAG support on the route, the themed rest stop “Blazing Saddles” and a Saturday evening burger buffet and social are included in the $60 registration fee. Please see the registration page for details. Proceeds from the mini-CROC event will fund POW’s grant program supporting organizations which promote activities for youth in and around Pendleton.
Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley – June 7, 2020 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 13, 2020 www.cyclecolumbiacounty.com Join us on a fully supported bicycle odyssey through the scenic back roads of beautiful Columbia County in NW Oregon – June 13, 2020. The ride will start and finish in Rainier, Oregon. Registration and packet pickup begin at 6 AM and the course opens at 6:30 AM. The ride will be equipped with aid stations spaced roughly 20 miles apart. Aid stations will have a restroom, snacks, water & first-aid. There will also be a couple of roving SAG vehicles as well as a handful of official ride support personnel out on the course to help. The Columbia Century Challenge will once again showcase both a Century & Metric Century.
Gorge Ride – June 13, 2020. www.hcrh.org/events. The 14th 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 20-27, 2020. https://bicycleridesnw.org/rides/ The 2020 Oregon route starts and ends in Walla Walla, Washington.
Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour – June 27, 2020 http://troutlakewashington.com/mt-adams-bicycle-tour/ The 18th 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.
Northwest Tandem Rally– July 3-6, 2020 http://nwtr.org. The 2020 NWTR will have routes heading southwest of Spokane into the West Plains, the Palouse, and small community of Cheney, WA. Our hub will be located at Eastern Washington University (EWU), home of the famous “red turf” football field, and is approximately a 20-minute drive to downtown Spokane.
Seattle to Portland (STP) – July 18-19, 2020. 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 18, 2020 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 18, 2020. http://upanddownashland.com Ashland will welcome riders back for the 5th Annual Up & Down. 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 25, 2020. http://www.vbc-usa.com/ Southwest Washington’s largest cycling event, with 20, 34, 54, 68, and 100-mile loops through the countryside. RACC costs less in 2020. What? Yes! Lower prices on all routes and for kids. You still get beer/bev included, but the meal is optional and available from vendors at the finish line party. Registration costs are higher after March 31, so register early to save! For further information, go to the event website.
Bike MS Willamette Valley – August 1-2, 2020. Bike MS Willamette Valley website. Monmouth, Oregon. Now in its 36th 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. The fundraising minimum is $250.
Blackberry bRamble – Sunday, August 2, 2020. eugenegears.org/bramble GEARs (Greater Eugene Area Riders) invites cyclists from around the state to join their 22nd annual Blackberry bRamble ride. Come drink up the beauty of the Southern Willamette Valley’s cycling mecca. 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.
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – Sunday, August 9, 2020. 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. 2020 will mark the 42nd 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 9, 2020. 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 21-22, 2020. 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 30, 2020 https://www.salembicycleclub.org 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.
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 12-18, 2020. www.cycleoregon.com. Route to be announced soon.
Harvest Century – September 27, 2020. 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.
Reach the Beach WA – Saturday, September 26, 2020 http://reachthebeach.org 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.