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Jakelin
05-09-2007, 09:47 PM
I've dusted off the bike and am heavily considering riding from OC to PSU for my commute this summer instead of taking tri-met or driving. I searched for a route and came up with two different ones using Bycycle.com. This one looked to be the best, I drew it out at bikely:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Oregon-City-to-PSU

Does anyone have any comments or additions to add? Any better or shorter routes you can see? Any help is very appreciated.

cyclotouriste
05-10-2007, 07:07 AM
That's pretty close to how I would recommend you go from the OC to PSU. However, I would not suggest your diversion up Roethe road to Oatfield. Just stay on River Road. It's really nice riding, more direct, and less hilly. Then, when River Road ends at McLoughlin, turn left on Bluebird and right on 19th. There's a path around the water treatment plant that takes you to Milwaukie Riverfront Park. You can take the path to 17th and continue the rest of your route as you have it.

Jakelin
05-10-2007, 07:53 AM
Thank you cyclotouriste! That is exactly the help I was looking for. I had played with a few ways to get there and one of them was going all the way down River Road, but I couldn't figure out how to safely get from where it empties out onto 99E to 17th street. I would have never found that path without you pointing it out.

fetishridr
05-10-2007, 09:22 AM
River road is nicer to ride on, ie fewer lights, but i think oatfield provides some relief from the boredom.

if you do get completely bored with river road, highway 43 isnt unpleasant, but you would have to climb up through tryon creek park and then ride down barbur to town. i wouldnt suggest this route in the afternoon.

good luck. thats an hour minimum one way. but its nice riding.

Jakelin
05-10-2007, 08:18 PM
Thank you for the additional ideas fetishridr. If I find myself looking for a change of scenery I will definately keep that in mind. I'll be headed there early in the morning, but coming back at 1pm, so I might even be able to split the route and come back 43. For now my goal is just to get there and back in as short and safe of way as possible and get my biking legs back in shape.

An hour would be awesome, I'm hoping to do it under 1:15 to 1:20. If I could do it in an hour then it would be as time effect effective as taking Tri-Met and way more fun.