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@BikeRiderHat's Gravel Series-CZ Trail Pittsburgh Rd Lp/12 mph pace/44 mi/3100'/RL Dennis Hatton/9AM

Length: 44 miles of which 38 miles is on gravel roads and trails
Pace: 12 mph (equivalent to 16 mph on a paved ride)
Terrain: Significant Hills
Elevation: 3100 feet
Ride Type: Re-Group
Cancelation Guidelines: Steady rain or freezing temperatures


First ride in an occassional series of gravel rides.

This is a gravel ride on the Crown Zellerback Rail-Trail starting in Scappose Oregon.  The route then follows the Scappose-Vernonia Highway for two miles before returning to gravel surfaces to climb and descend on Pittsburgh Rd, and other roads, before rejoining the CZ trail to return to the start.

The route runs through forested areas in the hills west of Scappose, OR.  It includes some territorial views from the upper parts of the climb on Pittsburgh Rd.

This is not a beginner gravel ride.  This ride includes variable road and trail surfaces including broken pavement, rocky roadbeds, chunky and loose gravel, dips, hollows, potholes and other hazards. 

There are no services on route.  Riders need to carry enough food and water to complete the ride.  At times, riders may be several miles away from the nearest road access point.

Be sure to download the route to your GPS device prior to the ride. Much of the route will be in areas with little to no cell service or mobile data.  There are few road signs identifying roads in the remote areas.  It can be easy to get lost.
I believe my energy usage riding this route would be about the same as riding a metric century road ride. 

Ride Policies
We will regroup at the top of hills or major junctions for those keeping pace.

Faster or slower riders are welcome but be prepared to ride on your own. 

All registered riders are welcome and may depart at any time to ride their own pace and distance; please let the ride leader know if you leave the group.


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.


Start Location:
NOTE: This link should get you routing to the start location.  Google routing to actual trailhead as shown on Google maps will route you into the adjacent neighborhood and a dead end road.  From the junction of Highway 30 and the Scappose-Vernonia Highway, go east for 1/2 mile to the trailhead.  There is parking and restrooms at the trailhead.


  • 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 orRoad Captain.
  • Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
  • Please complete an ABC Quick Check prior to arriving at the start (air, brakes, chain and crank; quick releases and a short ride to make sure all is working properly). And an ABC Quick Check once again at the start.
  • Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.
  • 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!

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Scappose Trailhead-Crown Zellbach Trail.
1/2 mi east of Hwy 30 on Crown Zellerbach Rd
Crown Zellerbach Road
Scappose, OR  97056

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dennis L Hatton
360-606-8940 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Online registration is required, so please register.
No Fee
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