Community Benefits

All proceeds are driven back into Columbia County to strengthen bicycle friendliness, cycling safety, and access (e.g. infrastructure like bicycle racks, signage, trail improvements, etc.) with the goal of reaping the well-documented economic benefits of bike tourism and health benefits of local bicycling!  Your participation and support will help ensure this annual ride will continue to be a success!

To date we have been able to install two public workstands, one located near Highway-30 along the CZ trail and the other in Vernonia along the CZ trail.

This ride and the cycling improvements that will be achieved with the proceeds are in honor of Phil Barlow, who planted the seed for this concept and cared passionately about expanding opportunities for bicycling and fashioning Columbia County as a bicycling destination.