Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm
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Remember Cycle Wild? They're the local non-profit that organizes and promotes bike-camping trips from Portland. We went along with them for a ride back in 2009 and learned just how easy it is to pack up some gear, start pedaling, and get away from it all — without having to drive a car.
Cycle Wild founder and ring-leader Matt Picio just published a very cool map (see it below) that anyone with a glimmer of bike adventure in their hearts will appreciate. It's a map of campsites within Portland's "rideshed." Picio defines a rideshed as, "anywhere you can ride a loaded bike on a summer day." Typically, that distance is about 75 at the most, but thanks to MAX light rail, Portland's rideshed is much further.
According to Picio, there are well over 150 designated campgrounds within 75 miles of Portland. His map currently includes 168 campsites. Check it out below and visit Cycle Wild's Where to Camp page to learn more...
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