Wahkiakum Dollars For Scholars was founded in 2000. We are non-profit group, and since our inception we have distributed $490,325 to over 251 students. All proceeds from this event will go towards college scholarships for Wahkiakum High School students.

The ride is open to bicyclists from all levels of who agree to share the road with other users by riding safely, lawfully, and courteously.

Each participant must wear a helmet that meets CPSC requirements

Come explore Wahkiakum County on the banks of the Columbia River. All routes include a trip around Puget Island, nestled in the middle of the Columbia River. Longer rides include a visit around the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer for a possible sighting of the deer as well as other wildlife.

All Rides start and finish at J.A. Wendt Elementary school.

Start time is 8 a.m. and all riders must be done and off the route by 3 p.m.

Choose from 4 different rides around Wahkiakum County.


Family Ride: 6.6 miles, with little if any elevation around Puget Island


Small Ride: 21.94 miles, 375ft of elevation. Cross over the Columbia River on a well-paved bridge onto Little Island and then Puget Island and enjoy the soaring eagles and other wildlife while taking an island tour. You will be on the outskirts of the island where you may be able to get a glimpse of ships going by!


Medio Ride: 39.36 miles, 573ft of elevation. Same as the Small Ride, but adding in historic Skamokawa and some country roads (paved) for a picturesque tour of the county. This ride includes a ride around the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge.


Metric Century: 64.32 miles, 2,596ft of elevation. Same as the Medio ride, but adding in quite a bit of scenic elevation turning around at the top of Bradley Mountain.


Snacks and restrooms approximately every 15-20 miles