Portland Velo Tuesday & Thursday Rides (Portland)
December 8, 2015 at 9:30 am
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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Our Tuesday and Thursday rides are a great way to get a ride in with a smaller group. All rides start at 9:30 a.m. on the north side of Wilshire Park at the intersection of NE Skidmore and NE 35th in Northeast Portland.
The usual leader is Terry Lawson, with others leading when he is unable to. Terry maintains a mailing list to distribute route information and cancellation status. Rides may be cancelled in inclement weather if there are fewer than three riders indicating they want to ride that day. To get on the list or for ride questions send an email to Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The rides are varied, crossing the Columbia into Washington or heading out Marine Drive to the Gorge. They are 30-45 miles in length with shorter sub-group options. Tuesday routes tend to be flatter. Maps and links for the routes are below. Riders should be fit and able to ride 18-23 mph – see Ride Levels above. The group may split on some stretches – but will re-group as necessary.