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40-Mile Loop Bike Ride, Part 1 of 3
June 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ride the classic 40-Mile Loop as a series of three bike rides, one a week for three weeks during Pedalpalooza. Come on one ride or do all three for the complete loop! This version of the loop is really 51 miles long, as the route has evolved from its original naming over 100 years ago. Each of the three segments is 16 to 18 miles in length, and the segments start and end at MAX stations to eliminate the need to ride to/from the start/end. Following creeks and rivers for most of its length, the loop is flat with no uphill sections.
Ride #1 on June 9 starts at the OMSI/SE Water MAX Orange Line station and follows the Springwater Corridor to the Cleveland Ave MAX Blue Line station in Gresham.
Ride #2 on June 16 starts at the Cleveland Ave MAX Blue Line station going North through Gresham and then follows separated bikeways along the Columbia River to the Cascades MAX Red Line station near Portland International Airport.
Ride #3 on June 23 starts at the Cascades MAX Red Line station and follows dedicated bikeways through Portland International Airport and along the Columbia River. The ride then goes South to Swan Island and follows the Willamette River back to the start of the loop at the OMSI/SE Water MAX Orange Line station.