Frequently Asked Questions

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Is the Harvest Century a rain or shine event?

The Harvest Century is taking place rain or shine!  Remember to plan for inclement weather and wear appropriate gear.  We will have heated, covered tents, and lots of hot cider, hot chocolate, and great music!

Can I get a refund?

We are unable to provide refunds. We will be offering a gift certificate for $25 off next year’s registration to anyone who is unable to make the event this year.  Please contact us if you would like to receive the coupon for $25 off next year’s Harvest Century registration fee.

How can I register for the Harvest Century?

You have several choices.  You can register:

  • Online through September 23. You will need a credit card or debit card to do this.
  • At the Hillsboro Civic Center the day of the event, September 23, 2018

How much is registration for Harvest Century?

Please see our event info page for pricing information.

Can I start anytime I want?

All riders must depart during the following hours:

75 & 100 Miles: 7:00am – 8:30am
25 & 45 Miles: 9:00am – 10:30am
Family Route: 2:00pm – 2:30pm

How do I switch routes?

No need to contact us.  You can change your preferences by logging back into your EnMotive account, emailing us at, or simply grab the appropriate cue sheet on the morning of the event.  You may change your mind at any time, and all routes will be clearly marked.

Where do I park at the Hillsboro Civic Center

Please check out these suggestions for parking near the Start/Finish.

Will I get lunch on the event?

The 75- and 100-mile riders will receive lunch at about mile 40 and a hot meal at the finish.  The main meal for the 25- and 45-mile route is at the finish line.  Free family riders must purchase their own meal ticket.

What kind of food do you provide during the ride?

About every 15-20 miles you’ll find a combination of fresh fruit, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, roasted new potatoes, crackers, chocolate milk, yogurt, or cookies.  Water and sports drinks will be available at each stop.  Cups will not be provided — please bring your own water bottle!

How do you accommodate people with food allergies or sensitivities?

We ask that people with special food considerations come prepared to manage their own fuel needs throughout the day.  If you have suggestions of gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian food choices please send them to us for our consideration.

Can I buy wine at the event?

Yes, the 45-, 75-, and 100-mile routes stop at Montinore Estate Vineyards.  You can taste their wine, and if you decide to buy something, our volunteers will bring it back to the Start/Finish for you to pick up after 2:30pm.  OLCC regulations say you cannot open it until you get home, but Montinore will also be serving wine at the Start/Finish.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, check, money orders, or cash.  You will need a credit card to register online.

Is there something for my family to do while they wait for me to finish the ride?

Absolutely!  We’ll have live music, food, wine tasting, and a beer garden available from 12:30pm-5:30pm at the Hillsboro Civic Center.  Volunteers will have crafts, face painting, bicycle decorating, etc available for entertainment throughout the day.  Anyone can participate in the free family ride (or stroll/walk) at 2:oo PM.  You will need to register ahead of time online or on-site 1:30pm – 2:00pm.


If I’m unable to attend, will my money be refunded?

No, but you may transfer your registration to another rider.  At the morning of the event, simply have them show a volunteer your registration receipt, and they will fill out a paper registration form.  We must have the new rider information in the event of an emergency.

How do I get my rider bib?

All riders need their rider bib for the event. All bibs can be picked up the morning of the event.

*** Note: There is no packet pickup in advance for the event. All riders can pick up their bib the morning of the event. ***

No, but you are not allowed to start the ride before the routes are open.

75 & 100 Miles: 7:00 AM (weather permitting)
25 & 45 Miles: 9:00 AM
Family Route: 2:00 PM


We are planning to ride a tandem bicycle, do we both need to register for the ride?

Yes, both riders on a tandem bicycle must register.

May I pick up registration materials for other riders?

Yes, as long as you have their registration receipts.

What if I lose my registration receipt?

Not to worry!  A list of all registered participants will be on hand at all the registration sites.

Does the MAX run extra trains before and after the Harvest Century?

MAX will run as regularly scheduled on Sunday.  No extra trains will run.  You are permitted to bring your bicycle on board.  The MAX schedule is available on the TriMet website.

How long does it take, on average, to complete the route?

Your finish time will depend on when you start, which ride you choose, how much time you spend looking at the scenery along the way and, of course, your pedaling pace.  The first riders usually cross the finish line at about noon.  All riders must finish by 5:15pm.  The majority of riders finish between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Family Route riders take about 30 minutes to one hour to complete their route.

Is there a gear drop?

Yes, Harvest Century will have a bag check next to the registration table.

May I bring my dog?

No, for the safety of our participants, dogs are not permitted at the event.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

YES.  An ANSI or SNELL approved helmet is required.

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