Weekend Event Guide: Historic Highway, criterium, Rough Stuff Ramble and more

Posted by on August 1st, 2019 at 8:41 am

The path on 17th Avenue makes a very fine connection between Portland and Milwaukie.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The weekend is right around the corner and we’ve got a few ride suggestions for you.

Just imagine, you could have never explored Milwaukie (a great city just south of us) or the Columbia River Gorge before this weekend — and by Monday you’ll be an experienced veteran.

Check out this week’s menu of rides and events below. And have a great time out there…

Saturday, August 3rd

Red Line Criterium – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Swan Island (N)
The last local crit of the season promises to be a great day of racing action — whether you are behind bar tape or course tape. Presented by the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association. More info here.

Ride to Historic Highway Trail Dedication – 9:00 am under Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks
The time has come to cut the ribbon on another new section of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Join members of the Portland Bicycling Club to ride to the celebration! More info here.

Historic Highway Trail Dedication Ceremony – 10:00 am at Wyeth Trailhead
Join ODOT and community leaders for the official opening ceremony of the new path from Wyeth to Lindsey Creek. More info here.


Sunday, August 4th

Columbia Park Family Ride – 10:00 am at Columbia Park (N)
An easy and fun route that will help you discover the charms — and great bike routes — of north Portland. Post-ride picnic for Portland Bicycling Club members. More info here.

Carefree Sunday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in Milwaukie
It’s Milwaukie’s version of Sunday Parkways and with new extensions of the Springwater Corridor and the carfree path on SE 17th Ave, it’s easier than ever to get there by bike (see next ride). More info here.

Ride to Carefree Sunday – 11:30 at Piccolo Park (SE)
Portlander Tom Howe will lead a group ride from southeast Portland to Milwaukie’s Carefree Sunday event. More info here.

Rough Stuff Ramble – 4:30 pm at Beaumont Market (NE)
Led by Shawn Granton of the Urban Adventure League, this ride will explore “pockets of country” right here in the city. Expect a 15-mile route full of unexpected twists, turns and other unexpected bits of fun. Wide tires recommended. No one will be left behind. More info here.

Stay plugged into all the bike and transportation-related events around the region via our comprehensive event calendar.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Ah yes. The 17th Ave Milwaukie Side Path. Separate but equal.


Are you serious? To compare separating cars and bikes on different paths to the Jim Crow Laws in the south is INCREDIBLY offensive towards anyone who was alive at the time and experienced the discrimination.