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Pleasing views of the Coast Range, farms, vineyards and natural areas near quaint downtowns are afforded riders on the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, while the smell of fresh-cut hay or flutter of waterfowl engages other senses. The primary natural feature is the Tualatin River and the surrounding river basin, which is dotted with wetlands and forest stands. Farm produce stands, farmers’ markets and a winery along the route offer a wonderful seasonal mix of activities, enabling riders to easily partake in the area’s agricultural bounty. The valley’s mild weather draws riders to the bikeway through most of the year; however, rain gear may be useful, it is Oregon.
The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway captures the best of the northern Willamette Valley, from friendly downtowns to fertile farmlands and lush natural areas. Set in the heart of Washington County, the bikeway runs point-to-point over 50 miles and includes the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
Mostly rural roads comprise 30 miles of the route, while the woodsy, off-road Banks-Vernonia State Trail accounts for 20 miles. Bikeway terrain ranges from plains to rolling hills, with the middle portion of the state trail featuring a climb of about 600 feet. This Scenic Bikeway is rated as a moderately challenging ride and is enjoyed by a wide range of cyclists. The distance covered is 50 plus, so please be aware of your ability and fitness level. The pace will be dictated by the group, please specify your comfortable average pace and we will group you accordingly.
This ride begins in Hillsboro and takes a rural route to the Banks to Vernonia Trail. We will meet at Rood Bridge Park off Tualatin Valley Hwy in Hillsboro and than shuttle back to the park once we have reached Vernonia.
Lunch will be provided, please specify any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to the day of the trip.
Please dress appropriately for the weather, we will have van support therefore you can add or shed layers as needed. Also be sure to bring two full bottles of water, Gatorade or your riding drink of choice.