June 16 – Scappoose
Just outside of Portland is a region so quiet most people don’t even realize it’s there.
Columbia Century Challenge takes takes you on a journey through times past as you explore the old logging towns around Scappoose and Vernonia.
Backroads. Rolling through the old Oregon timberlands. Farm roads through the open fields. Pastures along the Columbia River. An optional jaunt along the unpaved historic Crown-Zellerbach trail.
Add to all of this charming rural towns and you have the perfect recipe for all day fun on your bike.
The start location adjusts every year so repeat riders – and there are many of them – have the opportunity to explore a different town each year. This ride came out of the gate strong, earning prestigious Best Bike Ride award in just the very first year.