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Springwater Express - RL Shawn 10am (Portland)



Length:

36 miles

Pace:

12-14 mph

Terrain:

Minor

Elevation:

800 feet

Ride Type:

 

Group

Cancellation Guidelines:

nothing - we're rolling!

Details:

 

ALL ABOARD!!!🚉 — The Springwater Express! 36 miles!? No worries -- you can always go the distance (longer or shorter) and pace you like (faster or slower) by breaking away from the group at any time (please let the ride leader know).

ROUTE DESCRIPTION
Springwater Trail from Sellwood Riverfront Park to Boring Oregon. An out-and-back Rails to Trails ride, very flat (consistently less than 1% grade for a majority of the ride) and about 36 miles total. Route Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38014988

MORE PACES/DISTANCES?
Any registered cyclist can join and then depart at their own pace and distance at any time if they choose; please let the ride leader know if you plan to leave the group.
- I'll be leading those who wish to follow at 12-14mph and 36 miles total.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY
I suggest that you plan to arrive at 9:30 in case there is limited vehicle parking requiring you to find parking on a nearby street.
We roll at 10AM.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE START
Set your navigation to Oaks Amusement Park. Once over the Sellwood Bridge, left on SE 6th, Left on SE Spokane Street, down the hill towards the river and over the railroad tracks (CAUTION: WATCH FOR BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS before and as you cross the trail at the railroad tracks). Take an immediate right onto Oaks Park Way and the parking lot will be the first one on your left.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DIRECTIONS (Thank you for the info Jan!)
Take the MAX train to SE Tacoma Park & Ride and bike 1.5 miles to the start.
TRIMET TRIP PLANNER - $2.50 for one way trip $5.00 for a day pass

- MAX from the EXPO (if biking) departs at 8:34am
- MAX from Delta Park (if parking and riding) departs at 8:36am (I'll be hoppin' on this one)
- The YELLOW line will become the ORANGE line downtown Portland; stay on the train...
- Hop off at the Tacoma/Johnson Creek stop at 9:27am and bike about 1.5 miles to the ride start.
You can see this short commute here from MAX to the Sellwood Riverfront Park (and back):  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38022587.

FUN STUFF!
Read all about the Rails to Trails Springwater Corridor here:
https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2011/september/01/oregons-springwater-corridor/


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
  Contact me if you have any difficulty.  Our registration collects your waiver signature AND emergency contact information.  Important!

Please arrive 15 minutes early to be part of the announcements and safety briefing. 
Bring a bike in good working order (pump up those tires), wear your helmet (REQUIRED), and tuck in some water and a tube that fits your wheel.
The published pace is 12-14mph. This is the maximum speed of the ride; a rider should be able to sustain this speed on flat terrain with no wind.
This is a group ride meaning that riders stay together at the published pace for the entire ride; please tell the ride leader if you plan to break away from the group.



   



Notes:

Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
 

Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!

When:
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM
Where:
Sellwood Riverfront Park
(Near Oaks Amusement Park)
SE Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway
Portland, OR  97202

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Shawn Hamburg
360 635 3836 (p)
360 635 3836 (c)
Category:
14 mph ride suitable for Rd Cycling 201
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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