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Chenoweth Upness

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Coolvid19

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 […]

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Ride this: Parrett Mountain

Escape the city and ride through a variety of landscapes not too far away. Route to Parrett Mountain.

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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.

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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.

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Ride This! Panther Creek, Gifford Pinchot

Amazing gravel ramble into the lower Gifford Pinchot around the Panther Creek area.

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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.

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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 […]

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Gravel exploring, It’s all good, until it’s not

Bike exploring and gravel riding tips and recommendations before it all goes a bit pete tong. Early on I made mistakes, let’s just say a lot of mistakes. As I became more interested in gravel / trail riding and route creation I learned. I changed equipment and started being more prepared. Exploring in remote unknown […]

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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.

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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 […]

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Route Dev : Gifford Pinchot NF 0.3c

Part of my route dev series, a pre cursor to epic rides. A second dip into the same lower foothills / inner area of the Gifford Pincot close to Carson WA. This time refining a few roads and trying some different approaches to the climbs and connecting roads.

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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 […]

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Route Dev : Parkdale / Lawrence Lake

The North East side of Mt. Hood (Parkdale) has always been a little bit unexplored on the gravel bike for me. I decided to try link up a few things. here is my initial pass which includes the end trip up to Cloud Cap (that you can see in one of my other writeups here) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ride This : Mt. St Helens – Spirit Lake Highway

A while back I came upon an organized ride called Tour De Blast, which followed Spirit Lake Highway up to an amazing view of the north side of Mt. St Helens from the Johnson Observatory. Ever since being inspired by this ride 4 or 5 years ago I have made sure to ride this at least […]