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

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

We know many of you are wondering if any upcoming cycling events will be held following the new stay home order which took effect today, March 24th. We’ll be honest in that we are wondering the same. We have personally reached out to other events who are sharing similar thoughts and concerns about moving forward.

At this time, we are still hosting the June 13th Columbia Century Challenge in Rainier, OR. This event plays a large role in our beautifully quaint Columbia County. Most importantly, it supports our charitable mission to enhance cycling opportunities, amenities, and engagement in Columbia County. Our work helps build community and advance the local economy. We’ve established great routes, installed cycle repair stations in Vernonia, Scappoose, and Clatskanie, and have plans underway for additional stations, bike racks, signage, and much more.

We could not do any of this without your support and participation of our ride, which is why we are now offering registration for just $35 through March 31st. Please show your support and register today!

As the only cycling event based in Columbia County, we would hate to see our efforts halted. And don’t worry, your money is guaranteed. If we have to cancel the event or you decide not to participate, you will be able to choose to make your registration a donation to Cycle Columbia County, defer to the event at a later date, or receive a refund.

Know that we will continue to monitor the recommendations made by our local government agencies as our priority remains the safety of everyone involved. We are prepared to take appropriate action to ensure the event is safe or to postpone the event.We have been voted one of the top 5 rides twice by ORBike readers in the past four years. We would love the opportunity to show you why and have you ride the epic backroads of NW Oregon.

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Join us on a fully supported bicycle odyssey through the scenic back
roads of beautiful Columbia County in NW Oregon – June 13, 2020.  The
ride will start and finish in Rainier, Oregon.  Registration and packet
pickup begin at 6 AM and 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 using the link below.


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