Cascade Geargrinders

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

A game that takes you places.
A scenic drive on country roads.
A fun autosport competition for teams of all levels.

What's a TSD road rally?

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


What’s up? Rally School on Feb. 19

It all starts with Rally School, your chance to get ready for the 2022 rally season. If you have not run a road rally before, this is the place to start. You’ll learn about route instructions and how to interpret them, rally procedures and protocols, and some tips for success. If you are already a rallier, then Rally School is your chance to tune up your navigational and time keeping skills.

Rally School is two-part. The first part is a virtual rally school via Zoom on Friday evening, Feb. 18. The second part is the road rally. The rally starts Saturday morning, Feb. 19, with first car out at 10:01 a.m. This is a practice rally, to help you learn how to play the game that takes you places.

Entry is $20 per car for Cascade members, $30 per car for non-members. Entry fee includes the virtual rally school on Feb. 18 and the practice road rally on Feb. 19.

Click here to register online

2023 Rally Schedule

February 18 - Rally School
March 18 – Saturday Rally
April 15 – Saturday Rally
May 13 – Saturday Rally
June 10 – Saturday Rally
July 22 – Saturday Rally
August 19 – Saturday Rally
September 9– Mountains to the Sea
October 28 – Ghouls Gambol
November 18 - Oregon Trailblazer

Download the 2023 rally flyer

Rally School  - start the season with a virtual review of TSD road rally rules and procedures on Friday evening. Then run a practice road rally on Saturday morning to test your driving skills and navigational knowledge.

Saturday Rally Series - Compete for Series awards. Best five of six finishes count toward Series points.  Must run at least three to win an award.

Mountains to the Sea - Enjoy a full-day tour-style rally, following a fun to drive scenic route, starting in Portland and ending at the Pacific Ocean (perhaps Newport).

Ghouls Gambol - this daytime rally explores autumn colors around Portland's foothills ad farmland, All treats and no tricks.  Optional decorated car show. Ends at Spirit of Halloweentown in St. Helens.

Oregon Trailblazer - In 2023 we welcome the return of an occasional Cascade tradition - a tricky TSD rally that challenges your team's driving and navigational skills. Expert tricks and traps. (The last Oregon Trailblazer Rally was in 2006).

Entry Fee

All rallies except Mountains to the Sea:

$20 per car for CSCC members
$30 per car for non-members

Mountains to the Sea:

$50 per car for CSCC members
$75 per car for non-members

Save with a Series Pass. $120. Includes entry in Rally School and all 6 Saturday Series rallies. Register just once to enter all 7 events. Run the same car number with the same start time at each rally. Available to CSCC members only. CSCC membership is available online.

Save more with a Season Ticket. $180 for a 9-event season ticket. Includes all benefits and events in the Series Pass, plus entry in Mountains to the Sea ad Ghouls Gambol. Available to members only,  CSCC membership is available online.

2023 Cascade Geargrinders road rallies:

Cascade Geargrinders road rallies are beginner friendly time-speed-distance events, starting and ending in the Portland area, Rallies are about 100 miles long and take three to four hours to complete. First car starts at 10:01 a.m.

Online registration is required:

Entry requires a street-legal vehicle, a licensed and insured driver, a navigator, and a smart device (cell phone or tablet) running the Competitor Richta GPS Checkpoints app (app is free).

Rallies are conducted in accordance with the current Road Rally Rules.

Events will comply with the Coronavirus Message.

Contact for event notice