Columbia River Gorge lays out a feast for pedaling policymakers

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.

Guest Article: An update from ODOT on the Historic Columbia River Highway

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

Several popular roads set for paving, construction projects

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

Project comes with four month closure of popular Gorge road

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

Pedaling toward a dream on the Historic Columbia River Highway

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