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: 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.
Reach the Beach OR – Saturday, May 15, 2021. www.reachthebeach.org. To ensure a truly safe event the American Lung Association has changed the routes for this year. All ride lengths will now circle through Washington County and will begin and end at Countryside Community Church in Sherwood. Please note the location of the start & finish line is a further change as it will no longer start and end in Hillsboro. For our PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Dick Weber is the ride leader.
Pendleton’s CROC – CANCELLED for 2021 – http://www.cyclependleton.com
Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley – Sunday, June 6, 2021 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. Contact Brian Willms, 503-546-8394, [email protected]
Columbia Century Challenge – June 12, 2021 www.cyclecolumbiacounty.com. Registration is open for the 5th annual Columbia Century Challenge. Ride the beautiful backroads of Columbia County while visiting the quaint towns that take you away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Pick your challenge of either a Century route (111 miles) or a Metric Century route (66 miles). Either one will take you on a journey that will test your strength and stamina. For PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Scott Poindexter is the ride leader.
Northwest Tandem Rally – CANCELLED for 2021. http://nwtr.org. Due to COVID, the next Northwest Tandem Rally will be in Eugene in 2022.
Seattle to Portland (STP) – CANCELLED for 2021. Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org
Ride Around Clark County (RACC) – July 24, 2021. http://www.vbc-usa.com VBC and Bike Clark County are “bringing biking back” in 2021 with two scenic routes (62 and 34 miles) for the 37th edition of Ride Around Clark County. With a new start & finish line in downtown Vancouver, riders can enjoy food and beer post-ride. Kids 12 & under ride free with a paid adult. For PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Dick Weber is the ride leader.
Bike MS Willamette Valley – July 31, 2021. Website. Join a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS on an unforgettable one-day ride around the peaceful Willamette Valley. Enjoy some of the most picturesque sites in the Valley as you cross a covered bridge, cruise along golden wheat fields and pedal through Willamette Valley Vineyards. Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal—a world free of MS.
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – Sunday, August 8, 2021. https://www.mvbc.com/tours/coveredbridge The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour is a 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. 2021 will mark the 42nd time of this excellent ride. The event starts and finishes at the Linn County Fairgrounds just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. 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 8, 2021. http://www.providence.org/bridgepedal We are still in a year of change due to COVID. Looking ahead we are hopeful that we will be able to gather on August 8 for our 25th year of Providence Bridge Pedal. As there is still some uncertainty, we are holding on opening registration at this time. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. If it is determined that we can safely gather, we will open registration no later than June 1.
RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. and Party) – Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org 2021 details forthcoming for this virtual event. Check back later for updates.
Oregon Bicycle Ride – August 27 – September 12, 2021. https://bicycleridesnw.org/rides/ We’re going to run one tour for 2021 – the Oregon/Washington WallaWow! route that was planned for 2020. We’ll meet in Walla Walla and take a massively scenic loop through some of the remote corners of the two most Northwest states. Registration is now open. Covid note: We will be requiring vaccination for all riders, crew and vendors, and implementing hygiene-safety measures across our event. We’ll update everyone involved as the virus situation evolves between now and August.
Petal Pedal – August 28, 2021. http://petalpedal.com/ Registration includes breakfast, lunch, gourmet dinner, admission to the Oregon Garden, custom bib, rest stops, course support, live music and open beer and wine bar. Routes of 30, 50, 70 and 100 miles. Cost is $149. Ride is capped at 1,000 riders and is expected to sell out. Groups of 10+ receive a 20% discount. The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St, Silverton OR 97381.
Gorge Ride – August 28, 2021. www.hcrh.org/events. The Annual Gorge Ride will be August 28. Due to the uncertainties coming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to be sure that we can have the event safely and that the CDC and Oregon regulations will allow the event. The ride extends 19.25 miles along the historic highway and state trail west to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River, and then returns. The course opens at 7 am, and closes at 4 pm. Registration will be through Eventbrite. Non-refundable, online, advance registration fee per rider: ages 12 & up = $45. Ages 6-11 = $15. Under 6 are free. Add $10 per ride for day-of-event registration. Online registration is the only advance registration method. For PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Dick Weber is the ride leader.
Monster Cookie Ride – August 29, 2021 www.salembicycleclub.org. The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club’s premier spring event and is normally held in April. However, the ride will be delayed until August in 2021 to avoid issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The start location will not be the State Capitol Mall. An alternative start location and route will be announced soon. The ride starts in Salem and takes riders 62 miles (100 km) over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. The map of the route offers a preview of the ride. GPS users can download a GPS track of the route. Snacks, fruit, refreshments, and toilet facilities are available at a rest stop and at Champoeg State Park. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 34-mile ride. For PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Dave McQuery is the ride leader.
Peach of a Century – CANCELLED for 2021. https://www.salembicycleclub.org
The Vineyard Tour Bike Ride – September 5, 2021. 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.
Harvest Century – September 11, 2021. http://eventsbyaxiom.com/harvestcentury/ McMenamins Grand Lodge, Forest Grove. Routes from 25 – 100 miles. The Harvest Century, benefiting Community Vision, will provide participants with rolling hills, wineries, and routes that have something for every rider. For PBC members, this ride has been approved for club mileage and Kathleen Hellem is the ride leader.
Cycle Oregon Classic – September 11-18, 2021. www.cycleoregon.com. Start dreaming and pencil in a ‘Save the Date’ for Classic XXXII from September 11 – 18, 2021. While our hopes are high, we cannot in good conscience take registrations for this or any event at this time. More will be known about vaccine rollout and the potential for gatherings as we get into late spring, at which point we will make a formal announcement about events and official registration details.
Ride the Rogue – September 18, 2021. www.ridetherogue.com. 2021 Palmerton Park, Rogue River, Oregon. All routes take you along the newest section of the Greenway trail, which was funded in part by proceeds from this event. Then you will enjoy the beauty of the Rogue River on whichever route you choose to ride. 20-mile route – $30. 40-mile route – $40. 63-mile route – $55. After your ride you’ll want to stay for the after party with live music, beer garden and gourmet BBQ with vegetarian option. Meal tickets are $15.