Knead the Dough

CYCLE PORTLAND, ROAD RIDE, KNEAD THE DOUGH Bob’s Red Mill and Dave’s Killer Bread, two iconic food manufacturers in Oregon, are located in Milwaukie. Beginning along the Willamette River, bike ride along the floating bridge of the East Esplanade, then access the everpopular Springwater Corridor before traveling along suburban roadways to Bob’s Red Mill. Dave’s Killer Bread, located across the street, offers tasty samples of their robust breads. The transitions between the floating section of the East Esplanade are a bit rough and very loud when you cross them. Don’t be startled by the noise. The transitions are safe when you take them slowly. The path divides into two sections after you leave the floating section. Watch for pedestrians and cyclists who may be coming off the steel grid section as it rejoins the path. The East Esplanade is the best way to get to the Springwater Corridor Trail, which is very popular with all forms of non-motorized transportation including runners, cyclists, walkers, roller-bladers, and skateboarders. The return ride will bring you through downtown Milwaukie along urban streets with wide bike lanes before accessing the Springwater Corridor where you’ll leave motor traffic behind. Side Trips Oaks Amusement Park, Oaks Bottom trail, downtown Sellwood for antiques shopping. FOOD AND DRINK Coffee shop at the corner of the Rose Quarter MAX station and numerous opportunities for refueling along the route. Be sure to save room for the goodies that await you at Bob’s Red Mill and Dave’s Killer Bread, the two major destinations of this ride. ACCESS By car, take the Steel Bridge east to NE Oregon Street; left onto NE First Avenue, left onto Multnomah Street, left into NE Wheeler Avenue. On-street parking. By public transportation, take TriMet MAX Red, Blue or Green line train to the Rose Quarter.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Low
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): 31.8
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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