A collection of classic Portland cycling routes organized by different areas of the city and mileage.
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.
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 →
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 →
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).
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 →
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 →
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 →
Mt Rainier, the scale of the mountains and valleys can only be expressed by being experienced. I am familiar with Mount Hood which is a big mountain - 11,000ft, but the scale and the formation of rock and valleys of Mount Rainier - 14,000ft in comparison is simply breath taking and a must ride. Mileage: 72... Continue Reading →
Vernonia Century - The 115mile Portland, Timber, Vernonia, Scappoose classic This is one of those rides; a staple or a "classic" of the area. On the longer side, but a perfect mid to late season ride when fitness is high. The Vernonia Century has well paced climbs with 6000ft over 115miles, provides some good ups, some nice... Continue Reading →
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 →
A great mountain area 35mile ride with spectacular views of mt.hood and superb rolling countryside. A couple of short climbs, one at the beginning and one mid way. Stats: 35miles , 2500ft, Water stop at mile 16. Car free for 60%. Starting at the Ant Farm in Sandy Oregon, the Ant Farm brews a great coffee to start your ride. The... Continue Reading →