Letting go of summer and heading into fall can be a difficult transition for cyclists. Gone are our carefree days of sunny riding, rain gear still in storage, farmer’s tans and baskets loaded with bounty from the market.
And so the Harvest Century exists in the Oregon cycling calendar – a perfect way to ease into fall, while raising funds for a good cause. Harvest Century benefits Community Vision, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities thrive.
ABOUT THE ROUTES
On this beautiful fall ride, you’ll pass through Yamhill Valley wineries, glimpse breathtaking views of Mt. Hood and the Coast Range and find yourself in unexpected places hidden right outside city centers.
Each route enjoys a rest stop at Montinore Vineyards where $5 cash gets you a tasting of five delightful wines in a picturesque setting. Sip something you like? Purchase it on the spot and the ride will haul it back to the start line for you.
Pumpkins Mark the Way
Enjoy a relaxing day riding without worrying about a thing. Whimsical pumpkins mark the way to easily guide you along the route to your final destination: a scrumptious finish line BBQ party.
All day long you’ll revel in the picturesque landscape brimming with a patchwork of fall colors. Sink in….
Protect Your Bike, Win Prizes
Project 529 will be at the finish line to talk about their innovative bike theft prevention service. They’re offering a drawing for some pretty sweet prizes, including a new wheel set and other cool swag.
100, 75, 45 and a family ride
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Cost: $65 (Family Ride is free!)
HOT TIP: Pick up your rider materials in advance so on the morning of the ride you’re ready to go. There are two pick up times: Sept 21 (Hillsboro REI) and Sept 22 (Portland REI). More info >>