The bottom line is that Portland Velo offers the best club cycling experience in the entire Portland metro area, bar none. Everyone has someone to ride with; no one gets dropped. And, we all walk away smiling.
THIS WEEK'S SATURDAY RIDE
9 AM Start Time
A stuffin' burner this week. The weather Saturday looks like rain. We'll avoid the rollers this week and go take a look at the new bridge on Springhill. The route this week is Rainy Day 1 (40.8 miles, 899 ft). FENDERS!!!
We start by making our way southwest to Forest Grove and on to Old Highway 47. The left turn on Springhill crosses OR-47 to the new bridge. Construction has kept this route closed since early summer. A left on Fern Hill takes us to the typically no holds barred Fern Hill Freeway. A regroup at Geiger and roll east to Golf Course and south to the Forest Hills Golf Course. East on Tongue, Johnson School, Simpson, Burkhalter to Rood Bridge. River and Witch Hazel to Brookwood and the Brookwood bike path. East across Airport and Butler to Century and north to Evergreen Park.
Please be sure to download the appropriate GPS file to your computer (tcx or gpx). And print the map/cue sheet or pick one up at the start. Let's try to avoid the collapse into one large group because only 1-2 people have the route.
The weather is predicted to be upper 40s and rain during the ride.Route map/cue sheet | tcx file | Weather
There is also a shorter route. Rainy Day 1 sht (34.7 miles, 697 ft). The short route goes south out of Forest Grove to rejoin the long route at Geiger.