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Pioneer Century Race Review

Posted on 21 September 2011

The Pioneer Century is a multi distance recreational bicycle ride in Canby, Oregon in the foothills of the cascades and beautiful Willamette Valley .

Most riders come from Oregon, however more are coming from midwest and east coas each year.  Portland International Airport is located approximately 35 miles from canny (race start).

Young cyclists welcome on shorter routes and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This ride is recreational not an  endurance event.  It is an opportunity to do either a ‘personnel best’ time or a slower ‘enjoy the scenery’ ride.

distances: 32, 45, 55, 77,100 Routes are open paved roads with low traffic and exceptional course markings.

Excellent support is provided at the 3 rest stops along the figure ’8′ loops with lunch at the start/center and finish areas. Rest stops also include fresh fruit and other goodies.

$35.00/includes lunch, there is no Pre/Post race dinner.

Why you should consider this race? beautiful scenery…..great food…..and 1300 new best riding buddies!!!

Suggestions for a first timer? Ride…Ride…Ride

Ben Schonman is race director and has been coordinator for 5 years.  For more information on this event, visit


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