If you like riding on pavement, there are plenty of great rides in the Portland area. The new book Best Bike Rides in Portland, out now from Falcon Guides, showcases a nice mix of some of Portland’s very best road rides. There are a few mt. bike rides thrown in too, for good measure.
The book is meant to be a primer for visitors and locals alike, and all 40 rides range from 5-30 miles in length and start in the general Portland area (but as far away as Hood River region).
There are rides for leisurely weekend explorations, hill climb challenges, kids’ fountain play, sinking into the wilderness around us and so much more. the book features route highlights, clear maps and turn-by-turn directions with mile points.
To celebrate, authors Ayleen Crotty (editor of ORbike) and Lizann Dunegan are hosting a Book Signing + Route Swapping Party at Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern on November 17 from 6:30-8:00pm. There will be special no-host beer from Base Camp Brewing. Maps will be available for people to geek out over their favorite rides. Books will be available for sale.