Hidden in Plain Sight…
COLUMBIA CENTURY CHALLENGE | June 18 – St. Helens
Sometimes the best routes are hidden in plain sight. The new Columbia Century Challenge unveils a network of stunning riding routes that are just on the edge of Portland. Journey through the bicycle-friendly back roads of old Oregon
timberlands – Clatskanine and Vernonia – and charming tiny towns like Mist and Apiary. You’ll pedal along historic farm roads through the open fields and pastures along the Columbia River.
This ride is perfect for riders who like a mix of pavement and gravel grinding as it includes a hard pack gravel stretch along the historic Crown-Zellerbach trail, a very approachable 12 mile flat stretch. Gravel riding is becoming an
increasingly popular way to get off the beaten path on two wheels, and this event is an awesome opportunity to test out your gravel skills in a well supported setting.
This is one of those rides that makes us think, “Wait, why haven’t we been riding here all along?”
PRO TIP: The first 12 people to register with this special ORbike link will receive a 4-pack of beer from Fort George Brewing in Astoria!