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: 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.
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.
Ride this: Parrett Mountain
Escape the city and ride through a variety of landscapes not too far away. Route to Parrett Mountain.
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.
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.
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 →
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... Continue Reading →
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: Dalles Mountain 60 (DM60)
The Dalles Mountain 60 route is a staple in cyclists any book. Amazing views and a mixture of road and gravel make for a killer ride. This year (2017) 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... Continue Reading →
Ride This : 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 →
Ride This: 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 →
Ride This! Petal Pedal ride
There's something good to be said for a simple yet highly rewarding bike ride. If you have ever wanted a day on the bike, a simple day with lots of camaraderie and beautiful views, but you don't want to climb up steep mountain passes or to have to think about where to get water, food, or... Continue Reading →
Ride This! Tickle Creek ride
The Tickle Creek ride heads East towards Boring, Oregon then turns South toward Oregon City to make a nice East side loop. Tickle Creek is one of those rides that gives all the whole ride and starts off flat for a nice warm up to get you and your group in the mood. The ride starts pretty... Continue Reading →