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CSCC Geargrinders

Cascade Sports Car Club's Road Rally program (aka Geargrinders) organizes time-speed-distance (TSD) road rallies in and around Portland, Oregon.

Fun for beginners as well as seasoned veterans.

What's a TSD road rally?

When is the next TSD road rally? Scroll to find out.

Cascade Geargrinders


Rally School

February 15 – Novice or Nervous – Classroom review of Cascade Geargrinders’ time-speed-distance road rally rules and procedures, followed by a practice road rally.  Class starts at 10 a.m., rally starts at noon and ends about 2 p.m. at Helvetia Tavern.   North Plains Senior Center, 31450 NW Commercial Street, North Plains, OR 97133. $20 per car for CSCC members, $30 per car for non-members.

Saturday Road Rally Series

March 21
April 18
May 16
June 13
July 18

Beginner-friendly time-speed-distance road rallies, lasting from 2 to 4 hours, starting and ending in the Portland area.

Online Registration required - click here to register

Start location - Northeast corner of Lowe's parking lot, 13631 SE Johnson Rd, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Cost - $20 per car for CSCC members ($30 for non-members)

First car out - 10 am

Save with a Series Pass - $80 for 5-event Series Pass. Register once for the entire Saturday Rally Series. Keep the same car number all season. Available to members only. CSCC membership available at every rally.

Competition classes - Novice, Seat of Pants, GPS, and Unlimited.

Special Events

August 22 - Game / Gimmick Rally - Test your trick-and-trap road rally skills in this fun rally. Without average speeds and checkpoint timing, scoring is based on correctly answering questions about things you see along the rally route.

September 19 - Mountains to the Sea - Full-day road rally from Portland to Long Beach on Washington's scenic back roads. Includes famous beach party. Beginner level time-speed-distance road rally.

October TBD - Ghoul's Gambol - A Cascade tradition, this Halloween road rally explores the autumn colors around Portland’s foothills and farmland. Caution: May include frights.

More information, schedules, and start locations for special events will be announced closer to the event date.

Download the season flyer

Contact for event notices