The simple NE / N Portland flat route, escapes the city without burning you out. Perfect 23mile rip.
Route: MTB Mount St Helens
A mind blowing ride around the East side of Mount St. Helens. (Active volcano in southern parts of WA) Warning, awesome images inside 🙂
Route: The Best of The Dalles 65
Out here you can get lost in yourself, quiet roads, crunch gravel and expansive views. This route in the Dalles Oregon delivers on all.
Route: Sherars Bridge 50
A shorter beautiful road loop around the Tygh Valley and Maupin area
Route: Appleton 53
Multi-surface ride has a good amount of climbing and explores some great areas of WA close to Coyote Wall in the Oregon gorge.
Circumnavigate Mount Hood 2021
A revisit to a regular stomping grounds, this is the 2021 version of Circumnavigate mt.Hood via Vista Ridge. Basic stats: 86miles and a gain of 9000ft
Route: Columbia County Sesh
Mainly a road ride, this one has been in my good books for a long time. A solid 80 miler starting near Scappoose Oregon, with challenging climbs and twisty descents, comes in with a sweet downhill finish.
This is a good one, maybe even a great one in fall. This route has a lot of great views of the Columbia gorge, Plateau views of Mosier and high mountain views over the valleys of The Dalles. The roads are well paved and wide gravel roads making for an uplifting vibe for a short... Continue Reading →
Marmot 70 Planning
Marmot, Shipley, Kitzmiller, Pugh and Wildcat are some of the names that pop up when you mention superb roads in the west foothills of mt hood. This past weekend I was working to put together a 3 option ride in the beautiful area to incorporate these. The idea being a well paced 35, 55 or... Continue Reading →
Circumnavigate Mt.Hood 2020
I have been riding the mountain and close by roads for going on years now. My first time circumnavigating mt.Hood, Oregon was 2012 for an original route written by Velodirt. Since then I have really enjoyed exploring the area and variations on the roads. This summer I didn't have too many miles on my legs... Continue Reading →
Best ridden in the morning for the quite and the sunrise. I put together this pdx city route together as a flowy interesting diversion to the insanity of the vid . It's not super long, has some good hills to keep your fitness up, wicked views and ends mellow, so you can side into your... Continue Reading →
Ride this: Parrett Mountain
Escape the city and ride through a variety of landscapes not too far away. Route to Parrett Mountain.
Ride This! Winter Creek 2019
Winter Creek 2019 route is a 95% car free route through mild gravel and small roads in the Mount Hood area. Splendid view of the mountain top from Trillium lake and flowy woodsy trail on the return.
Ride This: Lost Lake
This variation of Circumnavigating mt. Hood takes in the beautiful Lost Lake Resort going out and back on Lolo Pass rd.
Ride This! Panther Creek, Gifford Pinchot
Amazing gravel ramble into the lower Gifford Pinchot around the Panther Creek area.
12 Great Portland Road Rides
With a diversity of terrain, Portland is well suited to cycling. Here's a collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage.
Route Dev: Recon in Winthrop WA
Winthrop, Washington is pretty far from Portland Oregon. Located at the base of the North Cascades it's a proper six hour car drive, but well worth it. There is a massive outdoor culture up there with biking, hiking and more outdoor stuff than you can shake a stick at. We headed up there to scope... Continue Reading →
Gravel, exploring, It’s all good, until it’s not
Like I said, its all good until it's not. Then you are really in trouble. Don't be that person. Here are bike exploring and gravel riding tips and recommendations before it all goes a bit Pete Tong. (google it) Early on I made mistakes, let's just say a lot of mistakes. As I became more... Continue Reading →
Ride This! Bull Run – Classic Portland Route
One of the tried and true classics of the Portland area - "Bull Run". This route is East of Portland and offers a super 60mile road ride.
Route Dev : Mosier Multisport + Eagle Caves 8.01b
Exploring in the winter months is a double edged sword. On one hand the gravel roads and trails are less dusty, less jarring and you don't get baked from heat so there is less emphasis on water management. But, often you are riding in relatively cold temperatures (36-40 degrees) with raises in elevation, causing dropping... Continue Reading →