Tri-Park Trip

CYCLE PORTLAND, ROAD RIDE, TRI-PARK TRIP The neighborhoods on the east side of the city have been upgraded to provide bike-friendly infrastructure and encourage low-traffic streets. Many of the streets have way-finding signs for cyclists, arrows painted on the streets, and traffic signals for easy crossing of busy intersections. Beginning at Laurelhurst Park, one of the largest and most popular parks in Portland, this route will take you along many of the streets that provide safe travel for cyclists. Laurelhurst Park is a great place to being this journey. The park is 31 acres of year-round fun. It includes a pond, a basketball court, a dog off-leash area, horseshoe pit, picnic sites, a playground, a soccer field, tennis courts, and a volleyball court. The large grassy fields are very popular places on warm Sunday afternoons for family picnics, and the pathways are filled with children and adults riding their bikes. From Laurelhurst Park, begin the loop around southeast Portland and come to Colonel Summer City Park at SE 17th Avenue and SE Taylor Street. This six acre park tucked into the residential neighborhood has similar features to Laurelhurst Park but not as much expanse. Continue along your ride to Sewallcrest Park at SE 31st Avenue and SE Market Street. Also a small park in a residential neighborhood, this park is a good choice to stop for a snack, to let your dog run in the off-leash section, and enjoy lying back on the grass for a few moments before continuing your journey. End your ride by taking a spin around Laurelhurst Park where you can enjoy the large shade trees, and the abundance of rhododendrons growing along the pathways. FOOD AND DRINK There are restrooms and drinking fountains at Laurelhurst and Colonal Summers parks. ACCESS By car, take the Morrison Bridge east; first left onto SE Grand Avenue; right onto SE Stark Street; left onto SE 37th Avenue. On-street parking. By public transportation, take Bus #15 to SE Belmont Street and SE 37th Avenue, stop #425
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Beginner (Green)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Varied
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 9.97
First Aid
Bike hire facilities
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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