Ridgefield is home to a wonderful trail network, a spacious waterfront and calm river, a one-of-a-kind Refuge, and is nestled in a region full of amazing outdoor recreation opportunities.
100 Miles in 100 Days challenges community members to get moving and enjoying our environment and natural resources.
2022 participants are challenged to complete 100 miles of walking, running, hiking, paddling, or biking outside in the 100 days between Saturday, June 4th and Monday, September 12th. You are invited to participate in community events and promotions along the way and get healthy exercise with your neighbors!
Looking for ideas of where to complete your miles? Check our guide below the FAQ!
Community Events and Promotions
Saturday, June 4: Big Paddle! Come to Ridgefield Big Paddle on the first day of the challenge and celebrate National Trails Day and the Lewis River to Vancouver Lake Water Trail! You can earn miles by participating in one of the guided paddles on the water, joining a guided hike on the wildlife refuge, or by simply tracking your distance while you enjoy the festival activities. Learn all about the event on the Big Paddle webpage.
Wednesdays, 10am: Meet Me on Wednesdays Walking Group. Participate in the new program – Meet Me on Wednesdays – a walking group that meets each week at Overlook Park at 10am to walk a route in and around Downtown Ridgefield. Learn more on the event webpage: https://ridgefieldwa.us/event/meet-me-on-wednesdays/
Monday, July 4: Ridgefield Independence 5K/10K. Come run the beautiful hills of Ridgefield, WA and make some new running friends while you’re sharing the road together. Learn more n the Ridgefield Runners website: https://runridgefield.com/independence-run
More to come! Stay tuned as we work with our partners and sponsors to add more events and promotions for the 2022 challenge.
The Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit dedicated to promoting educational programs of the Ridgefield NWR, and protecting and enhancing its wildlife habitat.
When you register for the challenge you will receive a link and access code to register for the online tracking system on “Sodisp.” You can connect Sodisp to popular fitness trackers within the system or download the app to connect with Apple Health.
The challenge begins on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4th, and ends 100 days later on Monday, September 12th. Each time you go outside and walk, run, hike, paddle, or bike during this time frame, record it so that your miles add up and you move up the leaderboard!
We will automatically receive your completed miles at the end of the challenge. ALL participants who complete at least 100 qualifying miles within the 100 days will be entered into the Grand Prize raffle.
Register for the challenge online beginning Saturday, May 7th. Registration is $10/person and includes access to the online tracking system and a 2022 100 Miles in 100 Days sticker. Kids under 15 register for free and T-Shirts may be ordered for $10.
The Challenge begins June 4th, and registration closes June 14th.
You can register multiple people at once online. Simply select as many of each registration type that you require. Make sure to add the correct sizes of T-Shirts if you are ordering them.
Of course! Wheelchair and Handcycle activities may be added manually on Sodisp as a walk.. Simply record your distance and add the activity! The key part of this challenge is: Get Outside and Get Moving. We welcome participants of all abilities and skill levels.
To simplify tracking for participants and our team, we are using Sodisp to track miles in this year’s challenge. Here is how it works:
- In the confirmation email from Eventbrite, you will be provided with a link and access code to join the Sodisp event. Register for Sodisp with a screen name, email, and password. You can download the mobile app for greater convenience.
Important: the name you submit will be public to other participants in the challenge. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please submit an alternate name or you may track your miles on paper.
Names and mileage totals are shared to promote community, competition, and fun, but we understand if you are not comfortable sharing this information. Please see instructions below for tracking on paper.
- Track your activities manually or automatically.
- Manual activity tracking: Visit the Sodisp website or app and input your activities daily, weekly, or bi-weekly. Simply click on “+Manual Activity” or “+Activity” Fill in the requested information, select the correct activity type, and select “Save.” You will immediately see your progress change in the challenge leaderboard.
- Automatically: Sodisp can sync with the following popular activity apps for automatic activity syncing: Strava, Under Armour (Map My Run, Map My Ride, Map My Walk, Map My Hike, and Map My Fitness), Garmin, Fitbit, Polar, Suunto, Cords, and Concept 2. Visit the Sodisp website and click on “Connections” then select the option you would like to sync with. Your activities will be updated automatically.
Sodisp can synch with Apple Health if the app is downloaded. Download “Sodisp” from the App Store, log in, visit your profile (person icon) and select “Connect with Apple Health.”
Once you have registered for the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a printable PDF mile tracker. Simply use the PDF to track your miles and submit following the instructions on the tracker.
Can’t find the link? Send us an email at Events@ridgefieldwa.us and we can send you the PDF as an attachment.
We chose to use Sodisp because it will track your progress for you and being able to see other participants encourages competition and community. We want you to use it however works best for you.
Example: You registered your family of 6 and you plan to complete all of your miles together.
- When you register on Sodisp, make your display name Smith Family and that’s how you will appear on the leaderboard! Complete and record your activities together.
Log miles by walking, running, hiking, paddling, or biking in Ridgefield or anywhere! You can complete miles wherever you are, as long as you are outside!
- Paddling miles can be earned in any non-motorized boat. Example: kayak, canoe, Stand Up Paddleboard, etc.
- Bike miles count as 0.33 qualifying miles (3 miles on bike = 1 mile walking). Bikes have wheels that make the miles pass faster. Sodisp will automatically take this into account when you record a Cycling activity, but if you are recording your miles on paper, please convert the miles yourself.
Look for ideas on where to complete your miles lower on this page, and keep an eye out for community activities that may offer an opportunity to earn miles!
Sure, we’d love to have you! Registration will remain open through June 14th.
After that, we need time to order T-Shirts and stickers, so unfortunately you will need to wait until next year.
Congratulations! First, give yourself a high-five.
You are more than welcome to continue getting outside and being active (in fact, we really hope you do!) but there is no need to continue logging miles. Sodisp will continue to record miles after you pass the required 100.
If you are tracking along online with Sodisp, no action is required on your part. We already have your activity log and you will be entered in the Grand Prize raffle.
If you are tracking on paper, don’t forget to submit your log to us! All completed paper activity logs must be received by end of day Monday, September 19th, at City Hall to be entered in the Grand Prize raffle. Log sheets can be returned via email, mail or hand delivery to:
Mail: City of Ridgefield Events, PO Box 608, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Hand Delivery: You may drop your completed activity log in the grey payment drop box at 230 Pioneer Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Until we have the final count for T-Shirts after June 14th we do not have a hard delivery date. When we have a confirmed date, we will email all participants who have ordered a shirt with T-Shirt Pick Up instructions. Expect this in mid-July.
Don’t forget to take pictures while completing the challenge and post it to Facebook or Instagram using the #Ridgefield100in100 #RidgefieldTrails, and #CityofRidgefieldEvents. We want to see all the fun you’re having!
Thank you to our generous 2021 Sponsors!
How to get miles:
- Ridgefield Parks and Trails Map – Use this map to identify a loop of any size that starts and ends in your neighborhood! If you are feeling up for a long walk, tour the city!
- View our Suggested Loops on Ridgefield Trails
- To find short trail segments connecting to subdivisions around town, download the Strava app, create an account (hint: you can skip the free trial and go right to the free version), and Follow the City of Ridgefield. We have been logging trails using the app this spring and are working on an updated trail map and trail resource webpage. Go to the City of Ridgefield profile on Strava and click “Activities” to browse trail segments. Instructions to use Strava on a browser.
- Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Trails – The Refuge is home to several trail options! Please remember dogs are not allowed on the refuge and there is a daily use fee.
- A newly connected trail is open this summer connecting downtown Ridgefield to the Refuge and the Port of Ridgefield! Start at Overlook Park and walk up North Main to the Refuge. Journey through the Oaks to Wetlands trail system and then take the Carty Lake Trail to the waterfront Port property. Continue on the waterfront trail to Mill St, then return to Main and south to Overlook Park. You will complete nearly 5 miles.
- For an educational walk, complete the Historic Walking Tour of downtown Ridgefield!
CLARK COUNTY – NORTH
- Whipple Creek County Park – Trail Map. Whipple Creek is home to an expansive trail network and equestrian trails. Please check the county website for any potential trail closures or restrictions.
- Moulton Falls Regional Park/Bells Mountain Trail – A 387 acre park on the East Fork of the Lewis River featuring two waterfalls and a bridge. 2.5 mile trail connecting to Lucia Falls and access to the 7.5 mile Bells Mountain Trail. Parking is free.
- Lewisville Regional Park – a 159-acre park with a meandering 2.8-mile trail. Note: $3 Parking Fee or County Park pass required.
- Bells Mountain Trail – A primitive, 8 mile trail accessed from Moulton Falls Park.
- Paradise Point State Park – Paradise Point is a State Park along the Lewis River and offers 2 miles of hiking trails. Note: Discover Pass or daily use fee required.
- Battle Ground Lake State Park – This lakeside park has over 10 miles of interwoven hiking trails. Note: Discover Pass or daily use fee required.
CLARK COUNTY – CENTRAL
- WSU Vancouver Cougar Trails – A six mile trail system exploring the campus and open space, and forested land of WSU Vancouver. Note: Parking at the campus is subject to a daily fee Monday-Friday.
- Salmon Creek Greenway Trial – The Salmon Creek Greenway Trail begins at Klineline Park and travels along Salmon Creek for about 3 miles. Park at one end and travel 6 total miles or choose a turn around point for any length. Note: $3 Parking Fee or County Park pass required to park at Klineline
- Burnt Bridge Creek Trail System – This 8-mile paved trail passes through a variety of landscapes and is mostly flat. There are several trailheads along the trail and three detailed maps for each section.
CLARK COUNTY – EAST
- Lacamas Regional Park – 9.5 miles of gravel and dirt trails surrounding Lacamas and Round lakes. Click the name for trail maps. Parking is free.
- Captain William Clark Regional Park – This beachfront park has 4.17 miles of dirt/gravel trail and features breathtaking views of Mt Hood. Parking is free.
CLARK COUNTY – WEST
- Frenchman’s Bar Trail – This 2.5 mile paved trail connects Frenchman’s Bar Park with Vancouver Lake Park. Note: Both parks require $3 daily parking or County Park Parking Pass.
- Columbia River Renaissance Trail – This paved 5-mile trail travels along the Columbia River. Trailheads are located at Wintler Community Park, Marine Park, and Waterfront Park. Note: There is a $5 fee to park at Wintler. On street parking at Waterfront Park is metered on weekdays.
- Discovery Historic Loop Trail – This 2.3-mile loop tours the historic sites of Fort Vancouver, Officers Row and downtown Vancouver.
You can complete miles ANYWHERE for this challenge! Find popular trails wherever you are on Strava or All Trails. Note: Each bike mile counts for 0.5 miles in the challenge. Here are some local resources for Biking Trails:
- Bike Clark County – Find biking events and resources on the Clark County biking advocacy page.
- City of Vancouver Cycling Maps – This page contains cycling maps for Vancouver and Clark County, as well as for the I-5 Bridge and the City of Portland.
- Clark County Bike Routes Interactive Map – Use this interactive map to plan your next bicycle trip.
- Vancouver Bicycle Club – This club hosts and shares information for group rides.
* Please note: The trails at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge are pedestrian only.
You can complete miles ANYWHERE for this challenge! Find launch points near you using the GoPaddling app. Note: You can complete paddling miles with a kayak, paddleboard, canoe, or any other boat that you manually power.
- Port of Ridgefield Kayak Launch – Launch at the Port of Ridgefield onto Lake River and paddle to the tip of Bachelor Island. $10 Day Use Fee or Yearly Pass required.
- Battle Ground Lake – A small lake surrounded by forested land. Motorized vehicles not permitted on the water. Discover Pass and boat launch permit required.
- Lacamas and Round Lake – Located at Lacamas Regional Park, the two lakes connect. Round Lake offers calmer waters with no watersports. Multiple launch sites available.
- Vancouver Lake – Vancouver Lake is an excellent lake for beginner paddlers. There are often events held here and the waters are prone to algae, so check the website before you go. Note: Dogs are not allowed in the park and $3 daily parking fee or Clark County Parks pass is required.
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