10th Annual Harvest Century Ride
August 1, 2012
By Emily Saxton
For the tenth year in a row, riders can crank out the last drops of summer and welcome the fall at Community Vision's Harvest Century, presented by Showers Pass.
The ride begins and ends at Hillboro Civic center, with 3- 45- 75- and 100-mile loops through the rolling hills of Washington County. The Harvest Century is fully supported, with stops at Montinore and Tualatin Estates vineyards, lunch at the Canby Ferry, and a hot meal and live music (along with Ninkasi beer) at the finish line. Pumpkins mark a gorgeous course through forests, farmlands, and small towns, but the real highlight is always seeing over 2,000 riders of all abilities making their way along the route. With this year's route kicking off a few blocks from the MAX light rail line, it's even easier to have a simple, car-free day.
The ride is a fundraiser for Community Vision, Inc., so the $50 registration fee helps ensure the nonprofit can continue to provide Willamette Valley adults experiencing developmental disabilities with quality, individualized support at home, in the workplace, and in the community. The registration fee also includes breakfast, hot catered dinner, and all support along the way (including food, water, food, toilets, food, support and mechanics) and some over-the-top treats like hot cider at rest stops.
Ride organizers strive to create an event that is both competitive and inclusive, including offering free registration to families or people with disabilities.
"We wanted a great fundraiser, but we also wanted the folks we support to come out and ride," notes ride founder Rebecca Miller. "With the Family Route, we get both!"
The 3-mile ride is a great way to include all abilities in a fully supported bike/trike/wheelchair/walking shoes adventure, and we want to make sure that it is the best experience for you and your whole team.
-10th Annual Harvest Century Ride, presented by Showers Pass.
- Four routes, beginning in at 150 E. Main St in Hillsboro Civic Center.
- Sunday, September 30, 2012
- 6:30- 8:30 a.m. for 75- & 100-mile routes, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for the 45-mile route, 1-2 p.m. for the
About the Organization: Community Vision is Oregon’s largest provider of individualized support for adults with developmental disabilities. Community Vision, Inc. works to make Oregon a place where people with developmental disabilities can live, work, and thrive in whatever communities they choose. We offer a network of services including supported living, independent housing and homeownership, and employment services to make this possible.
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