THE 2020 CHALLENGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Join the 5th annual challenge ride across the beautiful backroads of NW Oregon

This year’s ride would have started and finished in Rainier, OR

 

We found a way to work around COVID and push forward with hosting the 2020 Columbia Century Challenge. Unfortunately, no one could have predicted the level of fire activity in Oregon, Washington, and California and the effect it is having even on areas that are untouched by fire. Here are a few critical updates following yesterday’s cancellation. 

Save the Date: Saturday June 12, 2021

After much discussion, the Cycle Columbia County Board of Directors has decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to roll over our event to Saturday, June 12th of 2021 starting in Rainier, Oregon. Please mark your calendars!

Big Thanks: Sponsors, Volunteers, and Riders!

We thank our valued sponsors, NW Natural, InRoads Bank, Columbia County Economic Team, Wauna Bank, Clatskanie River Inn, ORP, and Barlow Bikes and our valued supporters, Clif Bar, Swire Coca-Cola, Grocery Outlet Rainier, Safeway, Grocery Outlet Scappoose, Dave’s Killer Bread, Columbia County and the City of Rainier for their continued support. We’ll be offering items donated to us to the Columbia County Fairgrounds who are supporting people who’ve been evacuated.   

We also send a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers who committed to hours of support and patiently waited this week as we were hoping for a better outcome. A special shout out goes to Columbia Amateur Radio Association (our ham radio team), United Way, YMCA, and Rainier Safe & Sober Club.

But the most important thanks goes to you, our riders. You have stuck with and supported us in a year that feels like an upside-down roller coaster. For that, we are truly appreciative. We look forward to seeing you all on June 12th, 2021 in Rainier, OR.

Next Steps on Registration

For those wondering about your registration fee you have three options: donation, rollover to 2021, or refund.

We are asking if possible, to make this year’s registration fee a tax-deductible donation (thanks to those who already have offered!), as we have incurred costs in preparation for the ride and it would also allow us to help continue efforts to support cycling in our community.

We ask that you let us know by emailing info@cyclecolumbiacounty.com no later than next Friday, September 18th, after which all registrations will automatically be rolled over to 2021. 

Thank you again. Safety and health to you all, and we’ll see you in 2021.

Paul, Bill, Bill, Lety, Andrew, and Amy

 

 Join us on a fully supported bicycle odyssey through the scenic back
roads of beautiful Columbia County in NW Oregon – September 12, 2020.  The ride will start and finish in Rainier, Oregon. Registration packets and other information will be MAILED and emailed to all participants prior to the event. 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.
Course information can be found by clicking on the routes tab above.

ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS
Columbia County features some great, bicycle-friendly back roads, from rolling paved roads through the old Oregon timberlands to farms,  alongside open fields and pastures and the majestic Columbia River.  Add charming rural towns, and you have the perfect backdrop for a fun and epic bike ride and an instant classic!
COMMUNITY BENEFITS
Our goals are to put Columbia County on the map as a prime recreational cycling destination and keep participants coming back for more! As a local nonprofit, Cycle Columbia County, we are reinvesting funds raised into our communities with additional cycling opportunities, bike repair stations, future trail improvements, bike racks, signage, safety education and more.
QUESTIONS?
If you have any other questions, please email Paul at info@cyclecolumbiacounty.com or call 971-225-6090