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]. We would also appreciate reciprocal advertising of our Pioneer Century event, scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2022.
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. To view the adopted policy regarding the qualifications, submission, and selection process for these rides, click HERE.
It take a while to update all the event rides for the new year, so please be patient. Those in italics are updated. Feel free to go to the organization’s website on your own.
Monster Cookie Ride – April 28, 2024. www.salembicycleclub.org. The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club’s premier cycling event. The route takes riders over back roads from Salem/Keizer to Champoeg State Park and back. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. A GPS version map of the 2021 Cookie route is here. Download a PDF version of the route here. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 29-mile ride.
Reach the Beach OR – Saturday, May 18, 2024. www.reachthebeach.org. Join us on a mission to make a difference for everyone who breathes. We will again be riding to Astoria. This cycling event is perfect as a personal challenge, an opportunity to explore your community, and a way to stay active. We provide superb organization, beautiful routes, numerous social events, regular training challenges, excellent fundraising support, and more! PBC offers Reach the Beach training rides from March until the event. Check the ride calendar for these weekend training rides.
Northwest Tandem Rally – July 5-7, 2024 – http://nwtr.org. The 2024 Northwest Tandem Rally will take place in Corvallis, Oregon,
NEW 2024: miniCROC – May 25,2024 www.pendletononwheels/minicroc. The miniCROC is a 62-mile climb and descent in the beautiful Blue Mountains outside Pendleton, OR. The miniCROC is Pendleton on Wheels’ (POW) fundraiser providing grants to children’s organizations in the area. Please check out our website for more details. Registration is now open. Sag support and a post ride taco buffet at Backfire Station in Pendleton.
Team NPF Cycle in the Willamette Valley – Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Columbia Century Challenge – June 10, 2023 www.cyclecolumbiacounty.com. St. Helens, Oregon. 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 or a Metric Century route. Either one will take you on a journey that will test your strength and stamina.
Petal Pedal – June 10, 2023. 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. The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St, Silverton OR 97381.
Gorge Ride – June 24, 2023. www.hcrh.org/events. 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 7am, and closes at 4pm. Registration will be through Eventbrite. To volunteer, contact Jeanette Kloos at [email protected].
BRNW Oregon – July 8-15, 2023. https://bicycleridesnw.org It’s a sampler box of scenic highlights. The rugged coastline of southern Oregon. Redwood groves that fill you with reverence. Camping on the literal shore of a peaceful lake. Pedaling alongside wild and scenic rivers. $1,495 for individual riders; see full pricing details on the Registration page (currently there is a waitlist for this event).
Seattle to Portland (STP) – Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 2023. Cascade Bicycle Club http://www.cascade.org The Portland Bicycling Club coordinates the finish line for this event. If you are interested in volunteering or signing up for the Friday bus to Seattle, see this page.
Ride Around Clark County (RACC) – July 22, 2023. http://www.vbc-usa.com Gorgeous routes, well provisioned rest stops, and ride-end celebration with gourmet sandwich bar plus a beer or soft drink included!
CF Cycle for Life – Oregon – July 22, 2023 http://fightcf.cff.org/oregoncycle Join us for our 14th annual CF Cycle for Life event as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in the Willamette Valley’s famed wine country. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 35 or 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way. Participation Types: Non-Fundraising Cyclist: $75; Fundraising Cyclist: $0 ($150 suggested fundraising minimum). For more information contact Allison Bailey-Nouri at [email protected] or 503-226-3435.
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – Sunday, August 13, 2023. 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. 2023 will mark the 44th 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 13, 2023. http://www.providence.org/bridgepedal In addition to enjoying a fabulous ride through the city, a portion of each registration supports this year’s beneficiary, the Better Outcomes thru Bridges Program which serves some of Portland’s most vulnerable citizens.
BlackBerry bRamble Bicycle Ride – Saturday, August 19, 2023. https://theblackberrybramble.net Are you ready for an unforgettable ride through the stunning scenery around Eugene, Oregon? If so, then mark your calendars for August 19, 2023, because the BlackBerrybRamble Bicycle Ride is back and better than ever! This year’s ride promises to be one for the books, with scenic routes that wind through the lush green forests and picturesque landscapes of Lane County. With a choice of routes ranging from 20 to 100 miles, there’s challenge for every cyclist, no matter your experience level. And, with fully stocked rest stops along the way, you can take in the sights and sounds of the ride while enjoying some delicious refreshments.
Peach of a Century – Date TBD. Returning in 2023. https://www.salembicycleclub.org
RSVP – Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party – https://cascade.org/node/16471. Tentatively scheduled for August 26-27, 2023. On RSVP you will pedal on some of the most beautiful roads and trails western Washington has to offer. You will enjoy epic views of the Cascade mountain range, Skagit Valley farmlands, and the Salish Sea via the famous Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway. The ride also includes a quick international border crossing with our own lane dedicated to the event!
The Vineyard Tour – Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, 2023. http://thevineyardtour.com/. The Vineyard Tour is an event that has evolved over the years dating back to the mid-1980’s. The event is now a part of a weekend-long celebration of cycling hosted by the Umpqua Velo Club. The UVC was established in 1978. For 2023, the Vineyard Tour will be held on Sunday, September 3rd. Riders can roll out at 8am from the Discovery Garden, located just northwest of Roseburg. Participants will have their choice of route from 15 to 100 miles in length. The routes are scenic and use roads with little traffic. Several rest stops are hosted by local vineyards. We are pleased to have Kate’s Real Food supplying us with yummy energy bars.
While the Vineyard Tour is the signature event of the weekend, Saturday will offer other rides, hosted by the UVC. These rides will include road, gravel, and mountain biking. Monday morning, there will be a coffee ride to round out a great weekend of cycling. There will also be social events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hosted by local wineries and breweries. Join us for a wonderful weekend of cycling and making new friends.
Harvest Century – September 3, 2023. http://harvestcentury.com</a
Cycle Oregon – September 9-16, 2023. https://cycleoregon.com