The North Portland Loop is the epitome of what Portland city rides have to offer. On Willamette Boulevard, surrounded by massive western red cedar trees, cyclists follow the river, catching views of Mount Hood, downtown Portland, and Forest Park along the way. At some points, four of the surrounding Cascade Peaks can be seen on a clear day. The loop also passes the beautiful, wildlife-filled Smith and Bybee lakes.
For cyclists looking to test their strength and endurance, the 46-mile roundtrip Larch Mountain ride is one of the biggest climbs in the Portland area, boasting some of the best scenery, incredible views at the top, and about 3,500 feet of climbing. Riders get sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge until they reach Larch Mountain Road, where the real challenge of riding up a mountain begins. Once at the top, a hike up to the summit leads to a 360-degree view of all the surrounding Cascade Mountains.
Groups: Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
Events: Find a Ride