Check out our photos and reports from the best rides throughout Oregon and the Portland region.

The Ride: From Portland to Eugene on two wheels

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 18th, 2018 at 11:25 am

(Photos: Jonathan Maus – Click for captions.

So often while driving down Interstate 5 south of Portland my mind wanders: Could I ride to Eugene? What would the roads be like?
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Pedaling Yamhill County: A preview of Cycle Oregon’s ‘Weekender’ event

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

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Friday afternoon traffic jam on SW Muddy Valley Road southwest of downtown McMinnville.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Willamette Valley is no stranger to great bicycling. After all, it’s home to the first official “scenic bikeway” in America. But until this past weekend there was a large chunk of it which I had yet to pedal through: the western section of Yamhill County south of Forest Grove.
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Find your tribe: A list of Portland’s many Facebook bicycle groups

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 3rd, 2016 at 8:40 am

Sprockettes Girls Camp-3

Find your thing, then find other people who like it too.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Tuesday was about as wonderful a day for Northwest winter biking as anyone could wish for, and that feels like a sign that the wet, wet winter of 2015-2016 has started rolling away.

(Punxsutawney Phil, for the record, thinks so too.)

While we start to think about spring, it’s a good time to start thinking about where to find good times on bikes. So let’s do something we’ve been wanting to get done for a while and share a list of all the local bike-related Facebook groups we know of.

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State parks office will sponsor a free beginners’ bike tour through the Gorge

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 12th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Biking Break in Lee Vining Ca

Ride leader Stephen Dodson.
(Photo courtesy Dodson)

A seasonal Oregon State Parks employee is leading a free introduction to bike touring in the Colombia River Gorge this month.

The 30-mile trip on Saturday, Aug. 22, will start at 9 a.m. outside Hood River, and loops to Mayer State Park and back by 5 p.m. Here’s the description from Oregon State Parks:

You will learn what equipment is necessary, how do you plan a route and pack panniers or a trailer to be successful. We will discuss the light impact of bike touring is on the environment and other traffic, and the positive effects on small town economies. By the end of the program you’ll have resources to take away and learn more about this exciting way to see the world around you!

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DIY relay event this month will echo Hood to Coast – with bikes instead of vans

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 7th, 2015 at 11:32 am

View of Hood from SW Barbur

Come on down.
(Photo J.Maus/BikePortland)

The annual Hood to Coast running relay is understandably celebrated as a signature Northwest event. But if you’ve ever participated, you know that it involves a lot of motor vehicles.

What a hassle!

Two weeks from today, a squad of Portlanders is inviting a few people to join a trial run of an interesting experiment: a Hood-to-Coast style running relay that relies on bikes, not vans, for support. Here’s the description of the “Peak to Rising Tide” relay from organizer Jamey Harris:

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Cycling beyond 80: Providence sponsors trike ride for senior residents (photos)

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 22nd, 2015 at 3:53 pm


The weather was perfect for a pedicab trip to Peninsula Park.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

A cohort of residents at local senior housing facilities took a roll through North Portland in style Wednesday, including one 96-year-old taking her first cycle trip ever.

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An uncapturable night ride, the world’s best medicine

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 18th, 2015 at 4:14 pm


Some feelings can only be felt.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Spending a week writing and thinking a lot about frustrating news will wear you down. So by 7 p.m. on Friday night, I thought the last thing I wanted to do was ride downtown for the evening ride I’d said I’d attend.

In other words, I came pretty close to a pretty dumb decision.

Friday night was one of the first of something terrific: a new series of rides organized by Nathan Jones, owner of the 18-month-old Foster Road shop Ride Yr Bike and the founder of the Trans Am Bike Race.

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The Ride: Mountain biking on the Wilson River Trail

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 26th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Just off Highway 6 in the Tillamook State Forest about 45 miles west of Portland lies some of the region’s best singletrack. And I’m still wondering why it took me 11 years to finally discover it.
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The Ride: Unpaved fun on Banks backroads (photo gallery)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 12th, 2015 at 12:28 pm

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Great roads await in the hills surrounding the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

Once you open yourself up to the possibility of riding unpaved roads, a whole new world awaits. That, to me, is one of the most exciting things about the “gravel riding” revolution. It’s like we just scored a bunch of new places to ride and it came without loss of blood or treasure.
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Ride along on the Pioneer Century (photo gallery)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 9th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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We saw what pioneers saw.
(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland)

This past Saturday was an amazing day. It started bright and early as I woke up from my sleeping bag after a night spent under the trees at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby. I had arrived there late the night before in preparation to photograph the Pioneer Century. By the time I made it back to my own bed — well into Sunday — I had photographed spandex-clad riders on 100 miles of stunning rural Oregon farmlands and thousands of nude (and semi-nude) people riding through the streets of Portland.
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