Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nov. 13th Ride Details

Hi Folks,

Next Sunday we will be taking a leisurely ride south of Milwaukie to ride along the nearly finished Trolley Trail.  The ride is approx 14 miles round trip, so it is a little longer than our past rides, but for most of the ride it is smooth due to all the new pavement that has just been laid down. That being said, there is a short section (approx 1/2 mile long) between River Road and Park Avenue (along the west side of McLoughlin Blvd shown here), where we will be riding on a narrow dirt & gravel foot path.  We would advise folks to ride a bike with slightly wider tires (I rode it tonight on a road bike with wider tires and was OK), or there is a bike lane on McLoughlin Blvd which parallels the walking path for this section.  We don't personally feel that comfortable riding in the bike lane with cars speeding by at 40+ mph, but it is an option for those who are comfortable with it.  We do not recommend bringing a small person in a bike trailer or on a tag-a-long bike for this ride.

Once we get to Park Ave, we will hop onto the Trolley Trail and ride to Gladstone where we will turn around at the Clackamas River (near High Rocks) and head back to downtown Milwaukie via the same route.  It is a great ride which will take approx 2-3 hours depending on the group.  As always, we recommend that you wear a helmet, and bring water, snacks and items to repair a flat tire if you encounter one.  The ride starts and ends at Milwaukie City Hall at 9 am, rain or shine. 

Please join us!

Greg & Matt

1 comment:

  1. I rode with my fat tire mt. bike - it was a blast! gbb