With the release of Biking Portland: 55 Rides from the Willamette Valley to Vancouver, anyone interested in discovering great rides in and around Portland has another excellent resource to turn to.
Written by Alaska native Owen Wozniak and published by The Mountaineers Books, Biking Portland offers much more than cue sheets, maps, and ideas on places to ride. Wozniak has a deep appreciation for natural areas (his day job is project manager for the Trust for Public Lands, a non-profit conservation group) as well as the metro area’s history, geography and politics. “I’ve tried to sneak as much of that stuff between the covers of a biking guide book as possible,” he says.
“I think it’s a great fit because a bike is actually a great way to experience some of the more wonky stuff (urban planning, environmental conservation) that makes our region special.”