Have you ridden the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway yet? In just over a month (September 15), the bikeway will turn a whopping two years old. We’re not expecting the terrible twos, though. In fact, find the opposite with amazing cycling events coming to the bikeway and paths surrounding it in the coming months! Read below for the best cycling events near Portland.
Starting point at Papa’s Pizza | August 15 | $35 | Register here!
Novice to advanced riders can take part in this scenic ride with a 32-mile, 64-mile, 86-mile and 100-mile course options. No matter what length of ride you choose, prepare to cycle through the idyllic country roads of North Plains and the 21-miles of the Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Banks, which is the perfect combination of paved trails and forest surroundings.
Starting point at SW 5th St. and Hall Blvd. | September 13
This casual, community-oriented bike ride is a great one for the little ones in your brood. Bring your personal bikes as the NW Bicycle Safety Council will be on hand for free inspections and adjustments. After an all-levels ride, enjoy a free ice cream social—you deserve it!
Starting point at Hillsboro Civic Center | September 27 | $60-&70 | Register here!
The last organized ride of the year, the Harvest Century celebrates the coming of the Tualatin Valley’s majestic fall. Sign up for the 3-mile, 45-mile, 75-mile or 100-mile bike rides along the scenic roads of the Tualatin Valley, which will surely be on the cusp between a sunny summer and a leaves-changing fall. To add to the autumn goodness, refuel with hot cider at rest stops.
The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport and the McMenamins Grand Lodge are two cyclist-friendly lodging options that are close to great rides. For those who need to rent a bike while you’re visiting, check out our list of great bicycle rental and repair shops.
p.s. Be sure to share your Tualatin Valley cycling experience (and some fun pictures) with us over on the bikeway’s Facebook page. We love hearing about your rides!