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09-06-2006, 10:32 AM
my gf works at pcc se and we're just trying to get our heads around a route from there to our house at 15th and ainsworth and back. it's fairly long to, as a newish biker and with the coming winter she's hoping to incorporate some transit options for part of the ride too. there's so many options it's overwhelming (biking to max, the 72, yada yada). so any advice is welcome. thanks!

09-12-2006, 11:00 AM
From Ainsworth you can take either 9th or 17th (bike route jogs over to 18th) down into the Lloyd District. (2 3/4 miles)

Jump on the Max out to Gateway Transit Center.

Get off the Max and jump on the I-205 bike path (right there!) South to Division.
Division (busy road but has a bike lane out there) West to 82nd. (2 1/2 miles)

As she gets more and more comfortable riding she can rely on the Max less. Maybe riding down 17th/18th to NE Tillamook, heading East and follow the bike route signs into Hollywood and get on the Max at the Hollywood Transit Center (adds about 2 more flat miles).

Eventually she can zig zag past the Hollywood transit Center all the way to the I-205 path and not have to use the Max at all.

Good luck. I hope this helps!

cap'n pastry
10-03-2006, 04:17 PM
Ainsworth to PCC? PieCe of Cake.

Go north to Holman (just because I love Holman). You could go east on Ainsworth, but it gets mighty narrow with parked cars and really, who needs that?
Head east to 37th , then take a right.
Go south on 37th (note the innovative treatment at Prescott jump on the sidewalk for a bit)
A few blocks after Wilshire Park 37th Ave Ts into Alameda
Bear left, swinging south to cross Fremont, then follow Alameda all the way to 67th. Enjoy all the trees and views and such.
Take a right at 67th, then left at Sacramento.
Bear right and follow 72nd down through the golf course.
Turn left on Tillamook, then right on 74th. Follow 74th south, or wander over to 76th after
Take a left at Burnside, then right on 80th and head south until you hit the campus.

7.3 miles altogether, about 45 minutes if you average 10 mph (as the city guideway signs assume you might). A pretty ride for probably 98% of the route. Who needs MAX?