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

This year’s ride will start and finish in Rainier, OR

July 6th – Despite the challenge of so many changes to the ways we work, live, and interact, plus the serious hardships we know many are facing, we are heartened by how our communities are sharing mutual support and grateful for front-line workers during this crisis. Thank you!

Cycle Columbia County has postponed the 2020 Challenge until September 12th. We are adjusting the amenities and activities that are part of the Challenge so that they follow best practices recommended by international and national health officials. We are meeting weekly to plan and evaluate and are hopeful that strong stay-at-home actions will allow us to host a fun and safe event this year. We will make a determination by mid July for how to move forward on our 5th annual ride.

We ask everyone to show your support for Cycle Columbia County by registering today for the Columbia Century Challenge in Rainier, OR!

Why do we need you to register now

  • Your registration is guaranteed – you can defer to a future event, make it a donation, or receive a refund – so there’s nothing to worry about in registering today.
  • In order to go forward with the ride we need at least 130 people to be registered by July 15!
  • Registration is now just $60 for an epic Century or Metric challenge ride on beautiful low-traffic backroads, fully supported, and twice-rated a “Top 5 Ride” (in four years on the ORBike rider poll).
  • We are a volunteer-led nonprofit and proceeds allow us to continue to improve cycling access, amenities, and engagement in our communities of St Helens, Vernonia, Scappoose, Clatskanie, and Rainier.

Please register, and please spread the word!  Your support means everything to our community-based ride. 

We look forward to when we can ride together again. Until then, please continue to offer a hand in your community where possible, and remain committed to Stay Home, Save Lives measures to flatten the curve and protect our health. We are in this together! Donations to Cycle Columbia County can be made directly through this link.

 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.

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!
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.
If you have any other questions, please email Paul at or call 971-225-6090