Columbia Century Challenge
June 17, 2017 at 7:00 am
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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Join us on an all new bike odyssey through the historic backroads of beautiful Columbia County in NW Oregon – June, 17 2017. The Columbia Century Challenge will once again showcase both a Century Plus and a Metric Century Plus. We have added an additional route option this year – a 40 mile ride that will feature 55% of it on gravel logging roads. The Century Plus will feature 6,500ft of elevation gain, the Metric Century Plus will feature 4,000ft of elevation gain and the shorter gravel ride will showcase 1,700ft of elevation gain. There will be multiple century/metric routes to choose from, (even a section of gravel if you so choose). For more detailed route information, go here: http://cyclecolumbiacounty.com/routes/
Columbia County features some great, bicycle-friendly backroads, from rolling roads through the old Oregon timberlands to farm roads through the open fields and pastures along the Columbia River, plus the unpaved historic Crown-Zellerbach trail (17 miles of which will be featured on the ride as an option for those choosing either the Century Plus or the Metric Century Plus). Add charming rural towns, and you have the perfect backdrop for a fun and epic bike ride and an instant classic!