Synopses & Reviews
As anyone who's ever rolled two wheels into the City of Roses knows, biking is an undeniable part of Portland's identity. Biking Portland: 55 Rides from the Willamette Valley to Vancouver, offers routes from downtown Portland along the river, into the greenways of the Tualatin basin, through the Clackamas countryside, and across the Columbia to destinations like Cedar Creek and Cape Horn.
Features include a detailed map for each route, 75 photographs, a keying of each ride by type residential, urban, rural, non-motorized and public transit directions to the start of all 55 routes in addition to standard driving directions. Each cycling route features turn-by-turn descriptions, mileage logs, photos, maps, and elevation profiles, while sidebars throughout the guide showcase Portland's rich biking heritage with fascinating anecdotes. Rides range across skill levels with a balance between easy, moderate, and strenuous here you'll find routes for families, Portland newcomers, and seasoned Oregon road warriors.
Owen Wozniak grew up hiking, biking, and running in Anchorage, Alaska. A former policy researcher, he has worked on projects related to Portland's bicycle infrastructure. He now works for The Trust for Public Land, acquiring land for parks, trails, natural areas, and community gardens.