Family Biking: Go beyond parks and campgrounds with these bike camp hacks
Did you know house sitting is now called (by some at least) “rent hacking”? It sounds cool, but I prefer “camp hacking,” a term I coined for camping options beyond the usual parks and campgrounds. If you’re looking for a quick-and-dirty way to camp with your bikes, maybe it’s time to think outside the box.
Family Biking: Oxbow Regional Park is a great bike camping destination
Grab the kiddos and head to Oxbow!
Family Biking: Join Kidical Mass for a weekend camping trip to Oxbow Park
Who doesn’t love a last-minute weekend adventure? We’ve got a few spots left for our annual Kidical Mass PDX family group camping trip this weekend and we’d love to have you come along. There are even still some scholarships available (email kmasspdx[at]gmail[dot]com for scholarship information). Keep reading for all the details!
Escape the city with an easy overnight (or two) at Dodge Park
30 miles from Portland. The first 20 are on the carfree Springwater path.
Why Stub Stewart State Park is (still) the ultimate family bike camping destination
Free, all-you-can-eat blackberries is just one reason.
First look at Oregon State Park’s ‘modern luxuries’ for bicycle tourers
Last week we shared how the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department was upping the ante on bike-camping facilities at three popular state campgrounds. OPRD has installed fix-it stations, group shelters, covered gear storage, and device charging stations just for people who show up by bike. The state calls these facilities “modern luxuries.” I haven’t been … Read more
Another bike touring boost: Two nearby state parks get bike facilities
Milo McIver State Park and Champoeg State Heritage Area are both upgrading their bike amenities.
Family bike camping: Portland to Stub Stewart State Park
Our family flotilla riding the gorgeous farm roads on the outskirts of Hillsboro.(Photos © J. Maus)
“Rideshed” map shows where you can camp by bike from Portland
Imagine the possibilities…(See full map below) Remember Cycle Wild? They’re the local non-profit that organizes and promotes bike-camping trips from Portland. We went along with them for a ride back in 2009 and learned just how easy it is to pack up some gear, start pedaling, and get away from it all — without having … Read more
7 kids, 6 adults, and an unforgettable carfree camping trip
Heading out of town.Slideshow below/Gallery(Photos © J .Maus) On the July 4th weekend, my girls and I joined two other families for a camping trip unlike any other we’d ever done. Instead of loading up the mini-van and driving for a few hours to the mountains or the coast, we loaded up our bikes and … Read more