Columbia River Gorge

The Historic Columbia River Highway is open again for your riding pleasure

Avatar by on August 11th, 2020 at 2:48 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Along with an announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service (see below) that Multnomah Falls has begun a phased re-opening comes news that the last section of the Historic Columbia River Highway closed due to Covid-19 precautions is now open.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has officially re-opened the Historic Highway between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth. This means the entire highway and State Trail between Troutdale and The Dalles (minus the five-mile Mitchell Point section that requires riders to use I-84) is back to its pre-pandemic status. Keep in mind many of the trails and other recreation sites remain closed.[Read more…]

The Gorge is healing with less ‘invasive motor vehicle traffic’

Avatar by on July 9th, 2020 at 2:58 pm

The Historic Columbia River Highway could be amazing — forever.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Some sections of Historic Columbia River Highway/Trail have just re-opened

Avatar by on May 27th, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Women’s Forum is now open, which means you’ve got access to a water source and this amazing view. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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New transit pass could make you master of the Gorge for just $30

Avatar by on February 27th, 2020 at 11:38 am

BikePortland contributor Kate Johnson and her bike on a Columbia Gorge Express bus.
(Photo: Kate Johnson)

It’s not exactly one pass to rule them all; but it is one pass to rule the Gorge.[Read more…]

The Oregonian: $9 million award for couple hit while biking in the Gorge

Avatar by on December 19th, 2019 at 10:47 am

Screen grab from The Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported earlier this week that a jury has awarded more than $9 million to a couple who were hit by a truck driver while biking on I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge.

According to The O, the collision happened in 2016 when Eric Moutal and Andrea Newman (both from Vancouver, BC) were biking to Portland on the westbound shoulder of the Interstate about seven miles east of Cascade Locks (near Wyeth Trailhead at mile post 52). Eric suffered severe injuries to his leg.

When I read about this case, two big things stood out to me.
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Wind Mountain Overlook will be completed with help from local cycling club

Avatar by on December 2nd, 2019 at 2:41 pm

The 1,800 foot Wind Mountain in the distance as seen from the in-progress overlook.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland).

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Riding the newest section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail (Photo Gallery)

Avatar by on November 14th, 2019 at 2:14 pm

The section between Wyeth and Lindsey create is a stunning testament to carfree infrastructure. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)
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Hearts, Minds, and thighs: A Gorge Pedal recap

A J Zelada by on August 20th, 2019 at 1:35 pm

With incredible support from many people and organizations, the Gorge Pedal ride happened this July. It delights my soul that this happened and reinforces several public and hidden agendas in regard to our needs of our incredible World Heritage Site worthy Columbia River Gorge.

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Sneak peek at new carfree section of Historic Columbia River Highway

Avatar by on July 24th, 2019 at 10:41 am

We cannot wait to ride this.
(Photos: ODOT)


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3.3 mile section of Historic Columbia River Highway path set to open next month

Avatar by on July 15th, 2019 at 4:52 pm

The impressive new path can be seen on the left rising above I-84 east of Wyeth in this Google image from October 2018.

We are less than three weeks away from the opening of a new segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail: A 3.3 mile carfree path that offers stunning views of the Gorge. In fact, path users will have the opportunity to take in vistas that have been nearly impossible to see outside an automobile for over a century.
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