Elected leaders and transportation officials from Oregon and Washington got on bikes last weekend and got inspired by the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Friday, the Columbia River Gorge put its best face forward, and the timing couldn’t have been better.
The Historic Columbia River Highway is a bicycling gem. And it just keeps getting better.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) This guest article was written by ODOT’s Region 1 Transit and Active Transportation Liaison Jessica Horning and ODOT’s Historic Columbia River Highway project coordinator Kristen Stallman. The Historic Columbia River Highway is one of Oregon’s most popular … Read more
Expect a smoother road — and a traffic mess — on Sauvie Island.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) We’re smack dab in the middle of the long-awaited summer riding season here in the Portland region. Unfortunately, the dry weather is also prime time for city, county, and state transportation agencies to do major repaving and road projects. … Read more
Crown Point is a popular biking destination.(Photo: Carye Bye) For four months beginning this fall, a Federal Highway Administration project in the Columbia River Gorge will come with a road closure that will prohibit vehicle access — including bikes — to popular bicycling routes on the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH). The Crown Point Viaduct … Read more
Event Name: GORGE RIDE Event Start Date: 11 June 2011 Start Time: 7:00:00 AM Web Site: http://www.GorgeRide.com Event Description: THE GORGE RIDE | June 11 – The Dalles Get lost in time as you participate in the fifth annual Gorge Ride, a celebration of the “King of Roads” – the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH). … Read more
Rolling on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.(Photos © J. Maus) ODOT is hosting a presentation and open house tomorrow night (8/24) to get public input on the remaining 11-mile segment of the proposed Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. I took a ride on a segment of the trail back in 2007 and … Read more
For the first time in 61 years, people can once again follow the old Columbia River Highway right through the basalt heart of Oneonta Bluff. That quote comes from a story in today’s Portland Tribune about an exciting bit of progress on the project to re-establish the Historic Columbia River Highway as a bike and … Read more
One of several scenic lookouts.View full gallery(File photo) Last week I got an up-close look at one of the country’s most scenic bikeways. My guide was Jeanette Kloos, President of the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, a new group that is working to restore and reconnect the highway to its previous glory. Originially … Read more