Ford a river? Kill a bear? Go hungry? Pack a pistol? Lose a loved one to dysentery?
Yes, the intrepid pioneers that came to the Mt. Hood Territory were a hardy bunch. And smart: when they found Eden they stopped.
Sign up for the Pioneer Century on June 6 and be a pioneer for a day and explore this beautiful area yourself on the comfort of your own bicycle – much better than rickety wagons, we say. With plenty of delicious food at well placed rest stops and the fairgrounds for lunch, you need not endure a moment of hunger or thirst!. Unlike the original Pioneers, if you need help it will be there: support vehicles and mechanical assistance can attend to you in a jiffy so you can feel like an adventurer… without all the risk.
All New Routes
New this year, the Pioneer Century has crafted some new routes. If you plan to participate in an intensive summer ride like Seattle to Portland, the organizers suggest you ride the Heritage Hundred route to gauge your training.
Want to go for the gold? The Heritage Plus offers 500 additional feet of elevation gain in four miles.
There are also plenty of other courses on this great ride, now 41 years in the making.