Oregon Bike Friendly Businesses
Oregon loves bicyclists. That’s why we’re the first state in the nation to create a Bike Friendly Business program geared toward travelers. Bike Friendly Businesses are committed to welcoming cyclists, offer amenities riders may need and have officially been recognized by the state. Find a list of participating businesses below, and don’t forget to keep your eye out for the Bike Friendly sign – recognized businesses will showcase the sign prominently, allowing you to easily locate them.
It’s a historic day with a party to match!
On September 12, 2015, we’re coming together as communities, neighbors, families and riders to celebrate the opening of the MAX Orange Line.
Hendersonville, North Carolina – February 12, 2013
Yesterday was a delightful 82 degree here in the Rose City. A perfect day to enjoy a ride on the wild side of the Peninsula along a series of trails, low traffic streets, and bike lanes combining three Portland by Cycle rides — Waterfront Loop trail #8, North Portland Trail # 2 and the Sauvie Island Ride #5 destination Kelley Point Park. Click on each ride and a printable map and directions will appear.
We started our ride on one of Portland’s premier trails, The Waterfront Loop #8, which offers one view after another of the Willamette River and the surrounding greenspaces. Mostly on macadam paths, with just a few short sections on streets, this is a delightful and relaxing ride. Just one block from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast, you can link up with this loop to begin your biking trek.
Next Heading north along the Willamette River, we link up with the Portland by cycle Ride #5 at Naito Parkway and proceed to Wallace Park on NW 25th & Raleigh. After a few turns right, left, right and left again, we approach the St. Helens Road bike lane and follow highway 30 towards the St. Johns Bridge/Sauvie Island.
Once across the St. Johns Bridge, link up with the North Portland Trails # 2 and follow the directions to Kelley Point Park. At Kelley Point Park, you will see the impressive confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
All in all, a fantastic day biking and enjoying the scenery! And over +25 miles of biking!
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Oregon’s Springwater Corridor Originally, it was a Victorian floating bordello in Fulton, Oregon. But in 1910, the Fulton House (www.thefultonhouse.com)
Cyclists — A Great Day of Touring Oregon Wine Country Plus Treat Yourself to a Fabulous Brunch at Eola Hills Winery
Today, I completed my first 2011 MAC Annual Wine Ride touring Oregon wine country and treating myself to a fabulous made-to-order gourmet brunch — without guilt!
Starting at the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall, Oregon I wandered along 36.8 miles of scenic Polk County Wine Country, through the town of Independence and across the Willamette River on the historic Buena Vista ferry and then made a loop back to the winery. As I approached the ferry crossing, I spotted an osprey nests up on the platforms and along the route was up close and personal with two turkey buzzards feasting on a dead rabbit just a few feet from me as I crossed the dead carcass in the road. This was just an incredible day in Oregon to be cycling.
Click here for the 2011_MAC_Wine_Ride_Map.
After my ride, I returned to the Eola Hills Winery for the reward of a fabulous brunch prepared by Eola Hills Winery’s master chefs that include stuffed crepes, eggs Benedict, waffles, omelets, sauteed oysters, and more, along with a choice of wine or champagne.
Check out their wonderful Menu for July 24th:
Fresh Pan Fried Oysters from Willapa Bay
Roast Beef Sliders with Onions and Cheese
Fruit Supreme w/
Fresh Fruit, Yogurt and Granola
FOUR styles of Eggs Benedict; Ultimate,
Traditional, Seafood and Veggie
Stick to your Ribs Biscuits and
an Omelet Bar with about 20 toppings to choose
Belgian & Hazelnut Waffles along with Crepes
Stir Fried Veggies
Spring Mix Salad with Apples and
Platter of Watermelon
homemade desserts and much more.
And don’t forget to belly up to the wine tasting bar to sample their wine selections and take home a bottle of their outstanding wines. I particularly like their 2009 Pinot Gris and their Pacific Blanc a Oregon White Wine after a hot day biking the latter that I am sipping now as a draft this post.
The Eola Hills Winery is approximately 58 minutes from the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Oregon. Bring your bikes and enjoy a day of cycling Oregon.
Get on your bike and experience the “King of Roads”, the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), America’s first scenic highway. The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, a nonprofit organization, is organizing the fourth annual Gorge Ride.
This gorgeous route starts from the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles and travels along this majestic road and the HCRH State Trail. The ride goes all the way to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead near Hood River then returns to the start. This route with world-class scenery is a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles and the quiet HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and cyclists.
Highlights of the 38.5 mile ride include the breathtaking panorama at Rowena Crest, a special visit to the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate and a remarkable journey through the restored Mosier Twin Tunnels. The proceeds from this fully supported ride go toward restoring and reconnecting the Historic Columbia River Highway from The Dalles to Troutdale by its 100th Birthday, June 7, 2016.
Come back after a day of biking and enjoy soaking in our luxurious hot tub. Or sip a glass of wine on the patio either way you will enjoy your stay at the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast.
Bring your bikes to the Fulton House Bed & Breakfast and after savoring our delicious breakfast you can saddle up your bikes and begin a day of exploring Portland, Oregon riding through the Springwater Corridor. And you can continue linking up with a plethora of biking trails connected throughout the city of Portland.
The acquisition of the Springwater Corridor by the city of Portland in 1990 was a giant leap towards completion of the 40-Mile Loop and closed a last major gap in the loop. The 20-mile-long Corridor begins at SE Ivon Street and extends to the community of Boring. It was originally developed for rail service and was most commonly known as the Portland Traction Company Line. It has a smooth, even grade which makes it ideal for many types of recreation.
True to the initial inspiration for the Loop, many parks and open spaces are linked by this addition. Just as the railroad was the lifeblood of the communities it served, the Springwater Corridor/40-Mile Loop will continue to tie neighborhoods together and encompass many scenic areas, including Johnson Creek, wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Parks include Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Oaks Amusement Park, Sellwood Riverfront Park, Johnson Creek Park, Sellwood Park, Tideman Johnson Nature Park, Beggars Tick Marsh, the I-205 bike path, Leach Botanical Garden, Bundy Park, Powell Butte Nature Park and Gresham Main City Park.
The original rail line beyond Boring is currently owned by the State of Oregon. The addition of this link offers a real possibility of a trail that would link downtown Portland directly with the Pacific Crest Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest.
For more information, check out this link to the Springwater Corridor website.
The Fulton House offer free maps for each of the four area of the corridor as well as a indoor locking sun-porch for your bike storage. There are also several biking companies near by to rent bikes as well.
Their mission is simple: to promote bicycling in Oregon. They offer the most comprehensive cycling events calendar in the state, a blog and Twitter feed for the local buzz and a secure, online registration system so you can sign up for local events. Whether you’re into racing, everyday cycling, distance rides, weekend riding or any other riding style, join their newsletter to get the insider scoop on riding your bike in Oregon.
- Cirque Du Cycling, presented by Laughing Planet Cafe, is a street festival, a circus, a bike race and a parade – and a benefit for Albina Youth Opportunity School.
Cirque Du Cycling
- The Night Ride
The Night Ride is a late night bicycle ride around Portland. Thousands of people come riding every year to show off their lit-up bikes, dress in costume, party at the disco, sing along to the group karaoke video show and eat unlimited midnight doughnuts at the Portland Train Station in Downtown Portland.
Surprises and mysteries await you at every turn.
Come join us to howl at the moon, on two wheels. Grab all your friends for this annual moon-lit bicycle ride around Portland in support of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
Check out these events plus many more on the OR BIKE WEBSITE!
Opening streets, connecting our communities- without traffic!
SUNDAY PARKWAYS 2010
NE Sunday Parkways
May 16th, 10AM-3PM
N Sunday Parkways
June 27th, 10AM-3PM
East Sunday Parkways
July 18th, 10AM-3PM
SE Sunday Parkways
August 15th, 10AM-3PM
NW Sunday Parkways
September 26th, 10AM-3PM
Sunday Parkways are seven-eight mile “temporary parks” along city streets connecting neighborhoods and residents in Portland. Sunday Parkways started in 2008, modeled after the Ciclovias project in Bogota, Columbia which happens every Sunday to close 70 miles (!!) of streets for community activity. In 2008 there was just one event in Portland, but it was huge. So in 2009 we added two more events for a total of three Sunday Parkways. Again the response was overwhelming – and we’re excited to announce that this year there will be FIVE Sunday Parkways events!
For more information about Sunday Parkways, see our website or call Janis McDonald at 503-823-5358.
PLAN FOR A FULL SUMMER OF FUN AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AT THE FULTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST LOCATED RIGHT OFF OF SW BIKE TRAIL NUMBER 4 NEAR WILLAMETTE PARK. We even have a HOT TUB to soak your sore muscles after a long day of biking along the Willamette River and beautiful parks in Portland, Oregon. We even have an enclosed locked sunporch to store your bikes.
Plan to come to all five Sunday Parkways this summer – each one will have its own neighborhood flair with cultural groups, activities and restaurants fron the neighborhood. Sunday Parkways is a great way to get outside with your friends, neighbors and family to spend time in your own neighborhood – or explore other neighborhoods. If you’re reading this newsletter, chances are good that you’ve already been to a Sunday Parkways. So, this year, how about bringing someone along for a great day in Portland? Invite along a coworker, bring your neighbors, offer to chaperon kids from your neighborhood, invite your parents to town and hang out with friends.