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Banks to Vernonia / 12-14 Pace / 900' / 42 mi / RL John Ost / 9AM or 10AM

Length: 42 miles
Pace: 12-14 mph
Terrain: Moderate
Elevation: 900 feet
Ride Type: Non-Group (or on your own)
Cancelation Guidelines: Rain/Snow / Ice / Thunderstorms / Wind > 25 mph


9 am Meeting Place: Parking lot at the corner of Divine and MacArthur (next to McLoughlin Middle School across from Duck Tales Kitchen 
5802 MacArthur Blvd.
Vancouver, WA  98661 for possible carpooling to Banks, Oregon. Reducing the number of vehicles will make parking easier. If you do this option, please arrive 15 minutes early to arrange travel.


Banks Trailhead at 10am

Description:  Approximately 42-mile round trip ride with lunch stop in Vernonia.  Ride starts from Banks Trailhead and is on a paved rails to trails bicycle/pedestrian path. Route is mostly shaded forest. Bring water. Approximately 900 feet of elevation gain and loss each way. Probable lunch stop in Vernonia is Black Iron Grill.
This is a popular ride for bicyclists in the lower Willamette Valley. 

Ride Start: 10am from Banks Trailhead

For any updates, you're welcome to text the ride leader: 503-367-4183


Registration is required and almost always free to both members and non-members. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register for this event.


  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing.
  • Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions.
  • Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain.
  • Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
  • Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!


Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM
Meet in Vancouver and Carpool Together (9am)
Meet at the Banks Trailhead (10am)
See info f
5802 MacArthur Blvd.
Vancouver, WA  98661

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
John H Ost
503-367-4183 (p)
14 mph ride suitable for Rd Cycling 201
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Online registration is required, so please register.
No Fee
No Fee