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Cascade to Crown
Bicycle Ride
June 26th, 2011

Cascade Locks, Oregon

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About The Ride
The bicycle ride is part of Sternwheeler Days and benefits the Lions Club of Cascade Locks, OR.  The Lions do a tremendous amount of volunteer work in the community.  Enjoy this beautiful bicycle route and support the Lions!

Food On The Ride
Enjoy fresh fruit, snacks, energy bars, and drinks at each of the three rest stops along this route.  Special thanks to Nestle Water for supplying water and energy bars!  All registered riders receive a complimentary lunch at the completion of the ride provided by the Sternwheeler in Marine Park.

Rider Support
Each of the three rest stops will be staffed with bicycle mechanics and staff to help with minor maintenance issues that come up during your ride.  Special thanks to Camas Bike & Sport, Cayuse Cycles and Discovery Cycles for providing ride support!

About The Two Routes
Beautiful, stunning, and spectacular is the best way to describe the views along the route of this breathtaking ride.  Enjoy the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge in the best way possible – by bicycle.  Join us as we ride from the beautiful community of Cascade Locks to the panoramic Crown Point during Sternwheeler Days.

A 15 mile Family Ride option & a 50 mile Challenge Ride option, which both start and end at Cascade Locks – Marine Park.  Along the 50 mile Challenge route, you will be in the midst of the most gorgeous section of roadway in Oregon, passing by notable falls such as Horsetail Falls, Oneonta Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Latourell Falls, and Multnomah Falls.  After the climb up to Crown Point, you’ll be able to recharge and soak in the views before returning down the Historic Highway back to Cascade Locks.

This 15-mile Family Ride route begins along the scenic Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.  The Trail is closed to all motorized vehicles. On the scenic trail riders will pass by Bonneville Dam and Eagle Creek.  At Bonneville Dam, be prepared for an extended family ride section in the Fish Hatchery and a rest area with beautiful views of the Bonneville Dam.  Here you will rest and soak in the sun before returning to Cascade Locks for lunch at Marine Park.

Bikeability Tour Offers New Facilities

Thanks to our visitors from South Africa this week who requested the Portland Bikeability Tour. Active transportation is our passion around here and we enjoy sharing some of Portland’s solutions with friends from around the world. Exploring our neighborhood green-ways is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. We had an urban planner visiting who wanted to see the latest infrastructure and we just so happen to have a new cycle specific signal treatment at a dangerous intersections for right turns adjacent to a freeway on ramp. phew! We also took a look at the traffic calming storm-water management swales on SE Ankeney St. and enjoyed the blooming craftsman neighborhoods. Lots of rentals this weekend with the sunny weather and exiting tours coming up this week including another Food Cart Bike Tour the Tastes of Portland Tour – one of my favorites.

Portland Bike Tours explores what Spring has to offer

 

Active Transportation Summit Ride

Great rides this week in Oregon, both at the Active Transportation Summit in Salem and here in the city. Last night was the annual Bike to Blazers event and large groups of neighborhood riders cruised on two wheels to the “green game”. We helped organize an indoor roller races event with some Cyclocross friends Team Beer. Gold Sprints is the name of the game and riders race on stationary bikes while their progress towards a distance goal is projected on the wall in real time. Great crowd participation ( especially near the beer garden ) and we even got to witness a fantastic display of sportsmascotship in a race between the Portland Farmers Market Tomato and the Kaiser Permenente Dalmatian. Awesome video here. Thanks again to Team Beer!

 

 

Team Beer Gold Sprints

The Japanese cherries are blooming on the waterfront and our neighborhood green-ways are filling with cyclists once again. visiting Portland? consider a afternoon city tour or state wide route . Friends visiting? We have affordable rentals and you can show them your favorite path.

 

Portland Bike stats on Wikipedia

Interesting to see the Wikipedia wrap sheet for cycling in PDX. Check it out!       http://bit.ly/igSBAf

Tourism economy

This is a great comprehensive break down of most of the components that help shape the bike culture here. Cycling related economy is valued at about $90 million here (http://bit.ly/fD2Qk0) and new bike businesses are sprouting up all the time – a continuing thread in the green business sector.