Keep your summer fitness intact by doing some easy hill climbing. And enjoy a coffee break in the Northwest District along with stops at two viewpoints.
Attractions: Traffic is generally quite low considering it is an urban ride and despite the turns there are relatively few stops signs or signals. Riding in the hills offers protection from the wind. Beautiful panoramic views. This ride starts at Ridgewood Park near 217 and Hwy 26 and climbs gradually up the Highway 26 Bike Path to Sylvan and then continues mostly flat to Fairmont Blvd. The route then drops down near the Chart House on Terwilliger Blvd. and climbs up Westwood Drive to the top of Council Crest, considered by some to be the highest point in Portland. After a brief break to take in the view, the route drops down into the Northwest District and then up to Pittock Mansion for another view, then on to Washington Park Zoo and back to Sylvan before returning to Ridgewood Park on the Highway 26 Bike Path. Regroup Ride. Distance: 20.2 miles. Elevation: 2287 feet. Medium paced re-group ride.
Cancellations: If the ride needs to be cancelled for any reason I will post a message at http://www.jazzstandards.com/CurrentRideInfo.htm before 6PM the previous evening. Ride Leader: Jeremy Wilson, 503-432-0050