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Gorge Ride tests legs and MAX train capacity

Avatar by on June 18th, 2009 at 11:43 am

[This ride was part of Pedalpalooza. See more of our Pedalpalooza coverage here.]

Dedicated Gorge riders were rewarded with this spectacular scenery.
(Photos by Dan Liu)

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Cycle Wild wants you to get back to nature…by bike

Avatar by on May 19th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Riders enjoy a carfree, PGE maintenance road along the Clackamas river south of Estacada during a Cycle Wild camping ride earlier this month.
(Photos: Dan Liu)

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Oregon’s prototype “Scenic Bikeway” now has online home

Avatar by on May 14th, 2009 at 9:30 am

Riders on a multi-day trip
near Champoeg State Park.
(Photo: Matt Picio/CycleWild)

The State of Oregon’s “Scenic Bikeway” program has taken a nice step forward. This week, the State’s Bicycle Recreation Coordinator, Alexandra Phillips, unveiled a website that features detailed maps and route information on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

The Willamette Valley route is the first officially recognized scenic bikeway in the state and it’s referred to as “a prototype” for others yet to come. The 127-mile route begins at Champoeg State Heritage Area just south of Wilsonville and ends at Armitage County Park just north of Eugene.[Read more…]