Banks Vernonia Halloween Ride

Banks-Vernonia State Trail, Banks, OR 97106, USA

A wonderful car-free route along the historic Banks-Vernonia rail-to-trail. The towns of Banks and Vernonia has plenty to offer cyclists, with cafes, brew pubs, restrooms, and bike fix-it stations, making this one of the best rides in the state.

We will be meeting at the Banks Trail head at 9:30 am, Wheels down at 9:45.  You can ride the full out and back or any length that is comfortable for you. We have no agenda other than enjoying the fall colors and having a good time. I’m bringing Hot Chocolate & Schnapps, not sure how yet but gosh darn it, I’m determined.

Costumes optional – Meeting up at Cafe 47 in Banks (they are only open until 2pm) afterwards for a meal.

Please feel free to reach out to shelly with questions: 503 936-8171

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29062214

 

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Check out the awesome 2021 calendar of races from Why Racing!

2021 is shaping up to be a lot more fun than 2020. There is something for everyone on this years schedule. Some dates are different from previous years as they adjust to circumstances however we should all take heart that things are starting to heat up again! Are you planning on signing up for one of these? We’d love to know! Leave a comment on the Facebook post here>>

February 2021

Race to Equality

Event Date(s): February, 2021 Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Equality 5K, 10K & Half Marathon to bring awareness to racial inequality while raising funds to support scholarships to the African American community. Event Details
March 15  Virtual / Anywhere

Notorious 5K

Event Date(s): 03/15/2021 Virtual – Your Race, your terms! The inaugural year will highlight Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice who successfully fought against gender discrimination, changing the way the world is for American women. She was a champion for Women’s Rights throughout her entire career, fighting for rights that most women now take for granted. She was a pioneer, an eloquent advocate, a fearless role model and a protector of women’s rights. Event Details
March 21 Vancouver, WA

Couve Clover Run

Event Date(s): 03/21/2021 @ 9:00am sharp – Please show up at 8:30 at the latest to get organized, enjoy all the pre-race entertainment and make sure we start on time. Celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 5K, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities. Event Details
April 18 Vancouver, WA

Spring Classic Duathlon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 04/18/2021 @ 7:45am for Half & 10K / 8:00am for 5K / 9:00am for Duathlon Time to dust off the cob-webs and start the multi-sport racing season with the 35th Annual Spring Classic Duathlon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K! It’s time to see who stayed in shape all winter! Event Details
May 23 Washougal, WA

Reflection Run

Event Date(s): 05/23/2021 @ 8:45am for the Half Marathon / 9:00am for the 5k and 10k races The 6th Annual Relection Run will honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in our Armed Forces and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K running and walking event will benefit various Military Organizations. Event Details
June 5 – 6 Henry Hagg Lake, OR

Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival

Event Date(s): 06/05/2021 – 06/06/2021 @ 8:00 am wave starts Come race at the 39th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival, one of the oldest and most gorgeous Triathlon courses in the nation! Now offering an Off-Road Triathlon, Half Marathon Trail Run, 5K Trail Run & Camping! Event Details
June 18 – 20

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

Event Date(s):  @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. The 25th Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has something for everyone including Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 6 & 12 Hour Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation! Event Details
July 17 – 18 Portland, OR

PDX Triathlon at Blue Lake

Event Date(s): 07/17/2021 – 07/18/2021 @ 8:00-8:30am Start Times
Join us for the 40th Annual PDX Triathlon Festival at Blue Lake Park and kick off the summer racing season. It is a scenic, flat and fast course with Super Sprint/My 1st Tri, Sprint & Olympic Distances & a FREE KIDS Tri too! Event Details
Jul 31 – Aug 1 Woodland, WA

The Lucky Triathlon Festival in Woodland, WA

Event Date(s): 07/31/2021 – 08/01/2021 @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. Join us for the 3rd Annual LUCKY TRIATHLON Festival in beautiful Woodland, WA hosting a Sprint, Olympic & My First Tri distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, a Sunset 5K & 10K and a FREE KIDS TRI on a flat, fast and scenic course! Event Details
Aug 13 – 14 Vancouver, WA

Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival

Event Date(s): 08/13/2021 – 08/14/2021 @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. The 13th Annual Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River offers something for everyone from a Sunset 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, & AquaBike, Girlfriends All Womens Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike & 5K, Kids Triathlon and so much more! It is one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Vancouver Lake. Event Details
Aug 15 Vancouver, WA

Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival

Event Date(s): 08/15/2021 All events start at 9am. Be there early to set up and for pre-race instructions. The 25th Annual Girlfriends All-Women\\’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River offers something for everyone…Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, Relay teams and 5km run. So rally your girlfriends for a fun, active girls-day-out and cross the finish line with your BFFs! Event Details
Sept 18 – 19 Vancouver, WA

PEACEHEALTH APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date(s): 09/18/2021 – 09/19/2021 This Run Through History will take you on a flat, fast and scenic Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K course through Fort Vancouver, Officers Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport – the oldest operating airport in the USA, the Historical Old Apple Tree, along the majestic Columbia River and many other historical vantage points. There is so much to see that the miles will fly by! Event Details
Oct 10 Vancouver, WA

Girlfriends Run Half Marathon, 10K & 6K

Event Date(s): 10/10/2021

Recruit your best girlfriends and help raise funds for Breast Cancer Treatment, Research and a Cure while you walk or run along a beautiful course!

Event Details
Oct 31 Washougal, WA

SCARY RUN – Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 10/31/2021 Half Marathon starts at 8:30am. 5K & 10K start at 9am. Be there early to set up and for pre-race instructions. Get out your Halloween costumes and be prepared to be scared out of your wits for the 5th Annual Scary Run. If the running doesn’t increase your heart rate, being chased by monsters, zombies and psycho freaks will! Event Details
Nov 21 – 28 Virtual / Vancouver, WA

Shuffle for SHARE

Event Date(s): 11/21/2021 – 11/28/2021 Virtual: Your Race, Your Terms! Join us for the Shuffle for SHARE 5K Run/Walk – a FREE no-frills event to raise funds for SHARE, a local non-profit who lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy, and compassion through the strength of our community. Event Details
Dec 19 Camas, WA

SANTA’S POSSE 5K

Event Date(s): 12/19/2020 Join us for the Santa’s Posse 5K Run/Walk on December 19th to celebrate the holidays in an active and festive way while raising funds for Santa’s Posse. Event Details
Dec 31 – Jan 9  Virtual / Vancouver, WA

VIRTUAL Ball Drop Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 12/31/2021 – 1/9/2022  Virtual – Your Race, Your Terms! Join us as we ring in the New Year in a healthy, active way while raising funds for Our Caring Closet. Event Details

Feb 6, 2021 Group Ride – Sandy-Marmot-Brightwood

Wheels down at 10am. Looks like weather will hold, but come prepared for 45-50 degree weather.

LINK TO RIDE WITH GPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25761459

GARMIN LINKS:

12.5 Mile Route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344372
22.5 Mile Route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344466
38 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344519

CONTACT:
Shelly Caldwell: 503 936-8171 (text or call)
Shelly@toolbox4healthcare.com

MEETING PLACE:
Outdoor Plaza located beside the Sandy Historical Museum. Do not park in the Museum Parking lot. On street parking is available, see image below for good candidates – I’ve highlighted some areas in pink that are good for parking.

ROUTE: