Sunday, November 20, 2011

December Ride Details

Our next Bike Milwaukie ride well take place on Sunday, December 11th at 9:30am.

For this ride we will head up to Oaks Park via the Springwater Trail, and some on street riding through Sellwood, heading up to our turn around point at OMSI.  Along the way, we will pass the vintage steam locomotive that will be giving rides that weekend (we are not stopping for a ride).  Once we get to OMSI, we will stop and take a quick look at the construction of the new bridge being built over the Willamette river which will carry cyclists, pedestrians, and the Portland/Milwaukie light rail over it once it is completed in 2015 (and possibly buses and the Portland street car in the future).

We expect the ride will take approximately 2-3 hours. 
We recommend that you bring water, bike repair supplies, appropriate clothing, and a helmet.
Bring a coffee mug in case we stop for a brief drink!

We will start and finish at Milwaukie City Hall, rain or shine.

Hope to see you then,
Matt and Greg

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monthy Ride: November

The next Bike Milwaukie Ride will be on Sunday, November 13th at 9:00 am. 
We will start and end at City Hall, rain or shine, and will likely last about 2 hours +/-. 
The route for this month is yet to be determined, but we will post it here once we have a better idea.
We hope to see you on the ride!