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Old 07-25-2007, 12:37 PM
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Default I-5 Bridge to Vancouver?

Is there a bike route over the I-5 bridge to Vancouver? I crossed the bridge as a teen, but that was many years ago. I want to end a ride at the McMenamins on the Columbia. Thanks
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:02 PM
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There's a map here:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...=haccb&c=deiaj

Fourth from the bottom is a "Vancouver to the Expo MAX station" link to a pdf map. It's a little weird until you've gone through there, but once you've done it it's no big deal. The main idea is to track down the path maze around where I-5 touches down by Delta Park, then once you've figured out the way to Jantzen Beach, find your way to the no-mans-land in the middle where the freeway crosses.

Depending on when you're headed north, there should be cyclists headed through often enough. You might be able to follow someone if you get lost or otherwise bewildered.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:29 PM
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You can pick up the bike path at the far end of Delta park, on the east of I-5.

As you come out of the park you'll see a sign for the path on the other side of the road.

Just follow the signs for Vancouver on the path and it'll take you over the bridge.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
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Is the bike path wide enough for a bike trailer? Is it safe to ride across with kids? I'd like to bike the kids to the Vancouver Farmer's Market, but I'm a bit nervous about the crossing.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:32 PM
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its a sidewalk, so you do have to go around support beams, but yeah, you can take a trailer.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:01 AM
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Default No Problem

It's not bad at all. Maybe a little dicey if you try to punch it at 25 mph like I do on the downhill when the sidewalk is wide open, but take your time and you will have no issues.

One side is a little wider than the other, but I can't remember which (I think southbound, although people go in reverse all the time, so if you find the wider side you can use it for north or southbound).
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