All new in '22, but wait, there's more!

Explore the best of Portland's bike-ways.You decide where you ride.

There are 3 flat loops:

    • The Main Loop (Red)
    • The Southern Loop (Blue)
    • The Northern Loop (Green)

 

Combine for the following mileage options:

 

The (mostly) Flat Options Total Miles Total Climb
 Main Loop 15 569 ft
 Main + South 23.6 808
 Main + North 33.5 919
 Main + South + North 41.6 1158

 

And, NEW for 2023, the return of The hillacious Challenge Course (Black):

18 miles, 1,561" of climbing

Maps and Details

The Main Loop

The event hub -  Neighborhood bike-ways

Head north from the Lucky Lab to explore the new Blumenauer Bridge and the bike-ways around it. Ride past the Rose Garden then up the Main north/south Williams St bike-way to Breakside Brewery.

After the brewery, head east to wind your way through the storybook Alameda Ridge neighborhood. Continue through the funky Davis St neighborhood on your way back to the after-party at the Lucky Lab.

NOTE: The Southern Loop option appears shortly after the ride starts. The Northern option is after the Breakside rest stop.

The Southern Loop

A pancake-flat, bike path addition.

Skip past OMSI then south onto the rails-to-trails Springwater Corridor for a smooth glide past the wildlife preserve on your left and the amusement park on your right as you enter into Sellwood. Cross the newly constructed Sellwood Bridge (the original bridge had a safety rating of 2/100!) Across the bridge, enjoy the newly designed bike paths en route to the bucolic Willamette Park. Continue up the river to the new bike lanes on the waterfront's Naito Parkway. Ride past the famous cherry blossoms before crossing the Broadway Bridge and rejoining the main route. This route is 100% on bike paths, bike lanes, and other supported infrastructure.

(+9 miles)

The Northern Loop

Great views, wide paths and funky trails

Ride along the bluff overlooking downtown Portland. Pass by the University of Portland and it's former national champion women's soccer team on the way to Cathedral Park under the St Johns Bridge. The bridge is an engineering marvel and was the highest west of the Mississippi River when built. The park below is named for the soaring support arches that resemble a gothic cathedral. Once past the town of St Johns, you will ride past a lot of industrial parks (all closed on Sunday) Wide paths and empty roads bring you to Kelly Point, where the Willamette meets the Columbia. Enter the Smith/Bybee Nature Preserve and ride the path to the Peninsula Crossing Path and then the Columbia Slough Trail. (Careful, it's a bit rough in places.) This winds past Heron Lakes Golf Course, then Portland International Raceway. Ducks, geese, and herons will keep you company along the trail. Head up the gradual hill and you are back at Breakside Brewery. (+18 miles)

The (hillacious) Challenge Course

Up, up, up, then down. Tiny back roads.

Get your blood flowing as you cruise down the Springwater Corridor. Once you cross the Sellwood Bridge, go straight across into, and up, the cemetery. From there it is a gentle climb to The Chart House viewpoint. Head west from there, into the tiny, winding roads leading to Portland's highest point, Council Crest Park. Catch your breath, check your brakes, and wind your way all the way down to the river, where you will rejoin the flatlanders just before the famous waterfront Cherry blossoms.

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