10 Great Portland Road Rides

A collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage. They all start and end close to the city,  offering a solid feel to Portland areas ridden by many local road riders. Ideal for a quick spin, winter base miles or fun summer spins. For more epic full day... Continue Reading →

Route Dev : Timberline 6c

Timberline Explore Overview A fresh mix up on the Timberline and West of Government Camp area, mixing up pine covered hard pack trails, dirt, gravel, broken top and even a few miles of smooth road. This ride is in a similar area as Burger Lodge Loop route which was ridden back in 2017 Taking Lower Bridal... Continue Reading →

Route Dev : Gifford Pinchot NF 0.2b

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington is bloody huge, covering 1,400,300 acres (2200 square miles) there's a lot to be explored. Having been on Rainier and St Helens windy ride and Spirit Lake but never down in the Gifford closer to Oregon the plan was to explore some new roads. Overview Set to be a 100degree... Continue Reading →

Ride This! – Mt. Rainier – Stevens Canyon

This Rainier ride has a similar ride sensation to the Sunrise / Cayuse pass ride that I posted up a while ago. (link here) Mountain riding, high altitude, snowbanks, epic valley views, tree lines and killer pacific north-west tree canopy roads circumnavigation of Mt. Rainier with Stevens Canyon. Four phases of the ride: a mellow warm up to... Continue Reading →

Route Dev : Cloud Cap 03A

Cloud Cap 03A: A taxing dirt road ride that will test your handling skills and fitness, but will reward you with amazing views and arresting landscapes. This is a progress/development route that I decided to post, normally my routes take a while to build but this was too good not to share some of the... Continue Reading →

Ride This : Lyle Explorer 2.05

We rode this in the middle of November 2017. Centered around  a road called Fischer Hill, just above Lyle in Washington the objective was to create a high reward mellow route. A little bit familiar with the area, I wanted to connect this upward winding gravel to some other amazing roads in the area and... Continue Reading →

Ride This : Mosier Eagle Caves

Mellow start with breath taking views from the Rowena Loops, followed by killer landscapes from the Eagle Caves overlooking The Dalles, Columbia and Washington range, then the kicker backed by a solid 4mile 1500ft gravel climb with ribbons of sweet flowing pea gravel gravel decent back to the finish. All in all pretty stellar.

Ride This: Klickitat Explorer

A single day multi surface loop around the Klickitat Washington area. Changing terrain in multiple landscapes lead to gorge views and winding river roads make for a superb yet difficult route with a mellow finish back to the start.

Ride This : Windy Ridge NF25/99

Almost an institutional ride now, this being my 4th time. This ride has mind blowing landscape and killer mountain views of Mt. St Helens, Washington. With the added bonus that its 100% traffic free delight (right now).

Dalles Mountain 60 Ride

The Dalles mountain 60 route is a staple in cyclists books. Amazing views and a mixture of road and gravel make for a killer ride. This year we decided to ride it the day after the March 11th organised / unorganised ride due to conflicts and the chance of a lot better weather the next... Continue Reading →

Winter Creek

It's that time. Too chilly or dicey to get caught in 35 degree rain on a 60 or 80mile jaunt. You want to get a workout but also soak up great scenery away from your regular your road bike route in wet, spray and sorta dirty conditions. Essentially you're looking for that short winterish ride.Enter Winter... Continue Reading →

Mosier G Con 1

Having ridden around the beautiful area of Mosier and the Dalles, this somewhat familiar stomping ground never fails to amaze me. And this G Con 1 route exemplifies the beauty and adventure held in this area. Mileage: 63 Miles Elevation 6,100ft mainly in the first half of ride Elevation profile - A peak, all up then... Continue Reading →

Sisters to Smith Rock

Two wicked places, Sisters and Smith Rock, Oregon. Fortunately, there is an amazing road cycling route that connects both. Summary Miles of horse pastures, tremendous views of the Sisters mountains, pungent roasted pine aroma and rich clay infused roads. As if this were not enough,  you also get to pass an Alpaca farm and visit... Continue Reading →

Burger Lodge Loop

The sweetest mixture. Road, Gravel. Climb. Pick. Drop. Descend. Rip. Berm.Tuck and Speed. All in a 42mile loop with amazing views of Jefferson and Mt Hood

Circumnavigate Mt.Hood

Mt.Hood - stands at 11,249ft and you can cycle around the whole thing in a day. This is my 11th time riding this route around Mt. Hood, each time with minor variations but each as impressive and inspiring as the first.  Stats Mileage: 85Miles Elevation 8,900ft Terrain: Road 95% Gravel 5% Ride Route: Two routes via... Continue Reading →

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