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.


Ghouls Gambol Rally Results

Cascade Sports Car Club's 57th Ghouls Gambol Rally ended with a decorated rally car contest at Spirit of Halloweentown's Main Street on Oct. 28. Congratulate the winners!

Check our Facebook group CSCC Road Rally for Ghouls Gambol pics.

Ghouls Gambol Rally Results

Oregon Trailblazer Rally Results

Update: The team of Larry LeFebvre and Brandon Harer swept the field under the rug with their win of the Nov. 18 Oregon Trailblazer Rally aka the Beaver Cleaver. Link to results below.

And now for something completely different. The Oregon Trailblazer Rally is a thought-provoking diversion on scenic country roads. This tricky TSD rally is designed to challenge driving and navigational skills. Expect tricks and traps.

The approximately 110-mile rally route is mostly paved, with some short gravel sections. This technically challenging rally includes a few TSD regularity legs. But the real fun is in the free zones where no speeds or pauses are specified. On and off course route controls record your progress. All teams get back on the same route at restart locations. Familiarity with main road rules will be helpful.

Not sure you’re up to a tricky rally? There’s no better way to learn than to jump in and swim. This rally is designed to get you back on course if you fall prey to a planned bit of trickery. All will be explained in the end.

Supplemental Rally Rules for 2023 Oregon Trailblazer Rally 

Oregon Trailblazer Rally Results

Oregon Trailblazer Entry List

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.  To be eligible to win a season award, run at least three Series events.

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 - The Ghouls Gambol Rally is a fun drive on scenic country roads, through autumn-colored countryside. This easy time-speed-distance road rally takes about three hours to complete, including a mid-rally break. Expect treats and maybe a trick or two, for it is a fun Halloween outing after all. Prizes for top rally finishers and best decorated cars.

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. Expect 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 six Saturday Series rallies. Register just once to enter all seven 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 and 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 comply with the Cascade Geargrinders Coronavirus Message.

Contact to receive event notices