Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 15th, 2007 at 11:41 pm
It’s not very often that the venerable New York Times (third largest circulation newspaper in the U.S.) features Portland. And it’s even more rare that they ride bikes when they get here.
Portland is featured in the “36 Hours in…” segment of their Travel section. In their day-and-a-half here they manage to do (and recommend) 12 different activities. Among them was a lycra-clad bike ride along the Esplanade. Here’s the excerpt:
“Stash your stuff, don your Spandex and rent a bicycle at Waterfront Bicycle Rental…If you’re feeling mellow, ride the three-mile loop that goes north to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, across the river to the Vera Katz East Bank Esplanade, and back across on the Hawthorne Bridge. For a tougher workout, stay on the East Bank Esplanade and continue south on the Springwater Corridor for an 18-mile ride through the city’s semirural outskirts. The trail terminates at the town of Boring.”
Read the full story: “36 Hours in Portland, Oregon” by David Laskin.