Architectural Ride

CYCLE PORTLAND, ROAD RIDE, ARCHITECTURAL RIDE Portland has beautiful neighborhoods of interesting homes. The Grant Park neighborhood is full of large homes with manicured lawns and gardens located on wide and winding streets. Houses on the south side of the ride have views of the city. Alameda is a street that runs generally east/west along a 100 foot ridge in the northeast quadrant of Portland where you will find some of the most stately homes in the City. Beginning in the Rose Quarter and riding north along NE Williams Avenue, you will be travelling along one of Portland’s most popular bicycle commuting corridors. Many residents of the northeast quadrant commute to work and do their grocery shopping exclusively by bicycle. Along Williams Avenue you will also see many examples of bicycle art. Turn right onto NE Going Street and continue your trip along a popular Neighborhood Greenway – a low-traffic residential street designed as a preferred bicycle route. The houses along these corridors are small and quaint. On the return to downtown Portland, you’ll ride through Grant Park – the perfect place for a picnic under large shade trees. One unique feature of this park is the fountain on NE 33rd Avenue that has three of the beloved Beverly Cleary characters sculptured in bronze – Ramona, Henry, and Ribsy, the dog. The beautiful sculptures are favorites of children and adults alike. Once you turn onto NE Seventh Avenue the neighborhood houses begin to get smaller as you travel toward the City Center. You’ll ride past Irving Park, another great location for a picnic on top of the small hill dotted with old growth majestic trees. On an autumn day, the grass is blanketed with stunning yellow leaves. Crossing NE Martin Luther King Boulevard to remain on NE Knott Street brings you through the Boise Elliott neighborhood onto NE Vancouver Avenue, another of the well-travelled bicycle commuting corridors and returns you to the Rose Quarter starting point. FOOD AND DRINK There are many choices for food and drink along the route. Public restrooms can be found at the Pioneer Place Food Court on SW Fifth Avenue and at both Grant and Irving parks. ACCESSBy car, from downtown Portland take the Steel Bridge east, turn right onto NE Oregon Street, left into NE First Avenue, left onto Multnomah Street, left onto NE Wheeler Avenue. Parking available in the Rose Quarter Parking Garage or on-street By public transportation, take any Red, Blue, or Green MAX train east to the Rose Quarter TriMet Transit Center MAX station.
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): 14.6
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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