PBC Reach the Beach Training Ride – Banks/Vernonia/Hagg Lake
Sign-in will be with the ride leader at the start location. Bring your own pen. Sanitizer and pens will be provided if necessary.
Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride.
Distance 42/45/94/105 miles (many other variations available). To get to the Banks trailhead of the Banks Vernonia Linear Trail travel west on Highway 26 to Banks. The Trailhead for the Linear Trail is at the North end of town. The Banks to Vernonia Linear Trail out and back option is 42 miles, and includes one short steep hill for a Level B rating. Banks to Hagg Lake option is 52 miles (round trip) with an 11 mile option around Hagg Lake. A “B” rating is awarded for around the lake (lots of rollers). All route variations include wonderful rural scenery. Horse etiquette on the Banks Vernonia Trail is to slow for the equestrians and talk to riders (and horses!) asking for their instructions to pass so as not to spook their animal. Non-Group ride. Shorter Group option also offered at about 12-13 mph on the flats. (This will just be the BV trail from Banks to Vernonia and back, about 44 miles). Level B. Longer, non-group option 15-17 mph on the flats.
NW Banks Rd. and NW Sellers Rd., Banks, OR
Trailhead of the Banks Vernonia Linear Trail