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Oldguyonabike
04-24-2009, 04:25 PM
In the spirit of Reach The Beach I want to ride to pick up my registration stuff but I cannot figure out a safe route from Mt Tabor to the Tigard REI.
Any ideas?

K'Tesh
04-24-2009, 05:10 PM
Tabor to the Zoo, you're on you own...

Zoo to Tualatin REI... I suggest:

Take SW Canyon Ct. up to Skyline, then the Hwy 26 MUP to the cemetary, across 26, then down Pointer Rd, to Wilshire

Wilshire to Roxbury(sp?) (before starting this ride, make sure your brakes are in good working order) to Walker, then (a miracle happens) you find your way to SW Lombard.

SW Lombard, across SW Canyon, SW Farmington Rd, and SW 5th... till you get to SW 11th (turn left)

SW 11th crosses SW Alger, then becomes SW Lee, which you follow till it reaches SW Allen...

Cross SW Allen, and you're on SW King, continue down to Denny (then turn left).

Between the Decorative Rock Shop and Hwy 217, you pick up the Fanno Creek Trail (right hand turn)...

Fanno crosses SW Hall, keep on it... under Scholls Ferry, and you're now in Tigard...

Once you get to SW Tigard turn left, and keep on SW Tigard, under the Viaduct, you are now in downtown Tigard...

Turn Right, then between the A-Boy and the pub (on your left), you find the trail again... that ends at SW Hall, turn Right.

Keep on SW Hall until you get to Durham... Cross Durham, continue (ignore the dead end sign). Bike lane begins at the end of the road...

follow the bike lane south to Tualatin...

You work your way east, if you cross under I5, you've gone to far, if you cross over I5, you have other problems.

Rubberside Down
K'Tesh

lynnef
04-24-2009, 07:04 PM
> Wilshire to Roxbury(sp?) to Walker, then (a miracle happens) you find your way to SW Lombard.

Miracle provided.

Arrive at the end of the Sunset Hwy MUP. Then follow this route:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/283294

I also filled in the cue sheet part (found under the Show menu item, top left); you can print that out as well.

The reason there is the weird little L-R onto SW Walker is that you are not stuck standing on a particularly bad sight line area of the road waiting to turn left...

Haven_kd7yct
04-27-2009, 09:38 AM
Actually, it's faster to go this route once you get to the Hall/Durham intersection:

Right on Durham.
Right on Upper Boones Ferry.
Left on Bridgeport Rd.
Right into the REI parking lot.

Between Durham/Upper Boones intersection and Upper Boones/Bridgeport is about half a mile. This goes past my office, and I walk over to the Whole Foods right next to REI for lunch quite a lot, so I'm pretty familiar with the area.

All intersections have traffic signals.

kenl666
04-27-2009, 09:44 AM
In the spirit of Reach The Beach I want to ride to pick up my registration stuff but I cannot figure out a safe route from Mt Tabor to the Tigard REI.
Any ideas?

This is practically my commute.

Blast down Division until you get to the springwater trail by the opera house. Here you have two options:

A: left (south) on springwater trail until Sellwood bridge, over the bridge and then south on 43, right on A Avenue in LO, right on Country Club road, L on Boones Ferry, take that all the way to REI (on your left just after Bridgeport shopping mall)

B. right (north) on springwater, over Hawthorne bridge, S on Naito which will merge into Barbur. Take Barbur all the way to 72nd, L on 72nd, 72nd to Upper Boones Ferry, L on Bridgeport Rd, REI will be on your right.

There are traffic issues with either route, specifically 43 (A) and 72nd (B) are kind of narrow, but depending on the time of day traffic may be light.

Oldguyonabike
04-27-2009, 02:05 PM
Thanks all for the help.
Came back from 65 miles of hills in Clackamas and decided I'd rather watch the Blazer game than ride out to Tigard last evening. Bummer about the Blazers..... anyway, drove the guzzler to/from REI

Kenl - your route is what I was thinking about, but do you really feel safe on 43?

kenl666
04-28-2009, 09:19 AM
Kenl - your route is what I was thinking about, but do you really feel safe on 43?

Well, I don't go that route anymore, I use the Barbur/72nd route now. In the morning southbound on 43 was OK due to light traffic, in the afternoon coming back I just got tired of getting honked at as I would be slow going up some of the hills and apparently egregiously infringing on the right of the Escalade-driving yuppies to hog the lane. But I'm not bitter... :twisted:

72nd is OK between Barbur & 217 (narrow but not a lot of traffic), it's only between 217 and Upper Boones Ferry that it gets narrow and there is an increase in truck traffic.