All new in '22, but wait, there's more in '23!
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||575 ft|
|Main + South||23.6||800 ft|
|Main + North||33.5||925 ft|
|Main + South + North||41.6||1150 ft|
|Main + Hillacious + North||47.5||2300 ft|
And, NEW for 2023, the return of The hillacious Challenge Course (Black):
9 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.
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 Trail. Pass behind Heron Lakes Golf Course, then Portland International Raceway. Ducks, geese, and herons will keep you company along the Columbia River Slough Trail. Head up the gradual hill and you are back at Breakside Brewery.
The Challenge Course
Up, up, up, then down. Tiny back roads.
Get your blood flowing as you cruise down the Springwater Corridor. One mile after crossing the Sellwood Bridge, you start climbing. After the initial steep, 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 en-route to the half-time party.
(+18 miles, 1,550' climb over 8-miles)