Parkdale side of Mt. Hood has always been a little bit unexplored on the Gravel bike. I get into this, coming soon. For now here is my first trail. Overview Parkdale is on the East side of Mt. Hood, a small town with a few good eats and breweries also leads to some unexplored paths... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
Classic Portland cycling routes, organized by different areas of the city and mileage. They offer a solid vibe of Portland areas ridden by many local road riders and are ideal for a quick spin, winter base miles or fun summer spins. This is a limited selection that I managed to curate quickly, so check back frequently for updates.
A pretty chill river route surrounded in an amazing river valley. The river trail starts at the Deschutes River State Park (just east of the city of The Dalles Oregon.) A flat gravel / rock trail on the East side of the river that used to be a rail line back in 1910, but a... Continue Reading →
A bit of a late write up here. We rode this in the middle of November 2017. Ron (OMTM) had recommended a road called Fischer Hill, just above Lyle in Washington. 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 →
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.