Beautiful Bomb Shelter Ride (Portland)

January 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Nearby Cities:
    Milwaukie, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, West Linn
  • Region:
    Greater Portland, Mt. Hood / The Gorge, Willamette Valley
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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

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Weather looks peachy! Take a ride to the top of Kelly Butte to see the remains of the giant bomb shelter in operation there during the 1950s and 1960s. The facility became Portland’s 911 Center after bomb shelters became obsolete, and later was abandoned. The entrances were totally sealed about 10 years ago, so we’ll only be looking at the outside. The City of Portland has recently completed a new water storage facility atop Kelly Butte, so we’ll also take a short walk (with bikes) along a trail leading to an overlook providing a view of that facility and the surrounding area. This ride is an 8.5 mile loop back to Clinton City Park and is flat except for the three blocks to the top of Kelly Butte.


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