Off We Go to Lake Oswego (Portland)
November 26, 2016 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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 tripcheck.com, 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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Bring an empty pannier to fill with jewels – we’re headed to the mythical city of gold! Did you know it’s possible to ride a bicycle from Portland to Lake Oswego almost entirely on paved bike paths while completely avoiding busy Highway 43. This ride will follow that route to visit the Bigelow Plaza and Millennium Park holiday trees in downtown Lake Oswego.
On the way back we’ll ride by a third holiday tree – the SMILE tree overlooking Oaks Bottom in Sellwood. Highlights of the ride include the new section of the Willamette Shores Greenway, the completed Sellwood Bridge, River View Cemetery, and Tryon Creek State Park. Note that there will be hills, and the ride back will be in the dark, so bring bright lights! Round trip distance back to the SMILE tree is about 14 miles.