Pioneer Metric Century

The Pioneer is back! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 and will have a metric century with 2718 or 3011 feet of elevation gain, and a half metric century ride with 826 of elevation gain. Save the date for this historically great route. The starting location has changed to the parking lot of Columbia Distributing, 2525 SE First Ave, Canby, OR 97013.

If you would prefer to register by mail, please download this registration form and mail it along with your check postmarked by June 6.


The Pioneer Metric Century is named to reflect the history of the Champoeg, Canby, and Molalla areas. Rich farmland and timber brought the pioneers to this area and this same beauty draws cyclists today. The Pioneer metric Century offers great routes whether you seek a social ride or personal best.


Here are the PDF maps for the two routes.

Pioneer Metric Century

Pioneer Metric Half Century

There are two versions of the Metric Century – one has a challenging hill. Here are all three routes on RideWithGPS:

Easier Pioneer Metric Century (61.3 miles):

Pioneer Metric Century (64.4 miles):

Pioneer Half Metric (34.4 miles):


Many volunteers are needed to make this event a success. We can’t do it without your help! Go to SignUpGenius and lock in your volunteer position now!


Whether you are planning to ride one of the metric centuries or the half metric, be sure to plan your day according to the  registration, rest stops, and course schedule.


A testimonial from one of our previous Pioneer riders:

“I finished the Sawtell metric century yesterday. I went for it, after all that complaining and procrastinating. Naw. Just wanted to tell you I did it, thanks for the support and communication about it all. I’m proud, tired, and sore, and looking forward to my next ride. PS: I sure was impressed with the organization of the ride and the great route markings. Take care. Maybe see you down the road.”