Frequently Asked Questions

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 REI on Sunday, September 17th from 11:00am-2:30pm
  • At the Portland REI on Monday, September 18th from 4:30pm-8:00pm
  • At the Hillsboro Civic Center the day of the event, September 24, 2016

How much is registration for Harvest Century?

You have several choices. You can register:

  • Early Bird Registration – $65 through June 30th
  • Registration – $75 through September 17th
  • Late/Day-of Registration – $85 September 18th – September 25th

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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 Eventbrite or simply grab the appropriate cue sheet on the morning of the event. You can change your mind at any time.

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 the BBQ 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 VineyardsYou can taste their wine, and if you decide to buy something our volunteers will bring it back to the start for you to pick up after 2:30pm. OLCC regulations say you cannot open it until you get home, but Montinore will 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. Bike First! volunteers will have crafts, face painting and bicycle decorating available. WashCo BTC will offer helmet fitting and information about riding in and around Washington County. Anyone can participate in the free family ride (or stroll or walk) at 2:oopm. They need to sign up online for that or register on-site 1:30pm – 2:00pm.

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Are there adapted bikes that my child or I can test ride at the event?

Yes! Thanks to Adventure Without Limits, there will be an adapted cycling clinic starting at 11am at the finish line. There will be adaptive bikes to test ride on the actual family route at 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 pre-ride packet pickup, or 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.

I live out of town – do I have to go to the pre-ride packet pickup at REI?

No, the early packet pickup is a courtesy to our riders and will help keep the check-in lines short on the morning of the event. By getting your bib number early, you can focus your energy on the ride.

Do I need to check in the morning of the event if I already have my bib?

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

75 & 100 miles: 7:00am (weather permitting)
25 & 45 miles: 9:00am
Family route: 2:00pm

How much of my registration fee is donated to Community Vision?

Your registration fee pays for food, merchandise, liability insurance, facility rentals, toilets, tents, entertainment, advertising, staff and everything else that goes into putting on a multifaceted event. Every dollar of profit goes to Community Vision programs. Last year, we netted over $40,000!

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 bicycle course?

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 course.

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?

An ANSI or SNELL approved helmet is required.

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