35 mile loop by bicycle through Gresham, Troutdale, Marine Dr. Portland International Airport, Interstate 205, Johnson Creek, and back to Gresham, where I live.

35 Mile Bicycle Ride PDX95% of this route uses multi-use recreation trails, extremely low traffic neighborhood streets, and various parks.

As you might guess, when I ride for recreation, the last thing I want to do is ride in, or worry about, motorized traffic! The greater Portland Metro area is the perfect place to find recreational bicycling routes like this. I do a lot of exploring to find quiet neighborhoods that connect to other neighborhoods via short walking paths that connect one cul-de-sac to another, or parks that connect one non-through street to another.

There is an extensive network of lengthy multi-use paths all around Portland Metro. Many of these paths are made from old train and trolley tracks that are no longer in use by trains or trolleys. The tracks get pulled up and replaced with asphalt resulting in long, straight, and low incline paths for all kinds of non-motorized recreation and commuting. These kinds of "rails to trails" around Portland Metro and across the entire USA are supported largely by the non-profit Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and those who support the Conservancy. Thank you!

If you are interested in bicycling around the greater Portland Metro area for recreation, and would like to join other people who are also interested, keep an eye on our Low-D Wild Calendar, or join our Meetup group: Best of the Northwest and Beyond

Last but not least, here are some pics from the ride.

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