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Old 05-31-2007, 12:57 PM
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I am taking a job in Salem and would like to bike commute at least one day per week from my home in SE PDX. I know various east side routes from here to there, but I think it may be shorter (and slightly flatter) to go through Newberg. I know how to get to Salem from Newberg, but what is the best way to get to Newberg from Ladd's Addition, assuming I want to avoid the hell that is 99W through Tigard as much as possible? Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:30 PM
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wow Cecil. A job in Salem! congrats. I hope it is a good opportunity for you... and cheers for trying to go by bike once a week!

sounds like it'd make a great story too. Keep me posted .
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:47 PM
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Cecil, that is ambitious, good for you!

I don't have a good route via Newberg, but here's a route i like for getting from Oregon City to Salem, could doubtless be shortened to sacrifice scenery for speed:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-City-to-Salem

Also, Smart Transit runs weekday bus shuttles between Wilsonville and Salem, ($2!) and i'm pretty sure they carry bikes:
http://www.ridesmart.com/Routes/Route1X.htm
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:00 PM
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Thanks Jonathan - Yes, the job is a great opportunity, even if it will make my commute a little longer - as a state employee I will have access to a commuter bus that goes from PDX to Salem and has storage for a bike, so at the very least I should be able to do a one-way bike commute some days, but I would very much like to round-trip it once a week (and rack up in one day the same amount of miles I ow do in 5 <grin>)

Bikieboy, thanks for the route. I plan to test it out soon and see what I can do with it!
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:55 PM
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bikieboy also did this route to Champoeg, which gets you close...

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...oeg-State-Park
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