The simple NE / N Portland flat route, escapes the city without burning you out. Perfect 23mile rip.
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.
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: Lost Lake
This variation of Circumnavigating mt. Hood takes in the beautiful Lost Lake Resort going out and back on Lolo Pass rd.
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 : Windy Ridge NF25/99
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).
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 : Circumnavigate Mt.Hood
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 →
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 →
Mt Rainier – Sunrise ridge, Cayuse & Chinook Pass
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 →
Ride This! Vernonia Century
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 descents and flats. With a mixture of amazing Oregon scenery... Continue Reading →