Visit by Bike
Urban Bicycling, Mountain Biking, and Road Cycling in the Gorge and Mt. Hood Region
See more of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village and the surrounding area on bike. Iconic scenery, waterfalls, and world class cycling abound. From endless road biking routes and the ever popular and park-like Springwater Corridor Trail urban bicycling route to destination mountain biking trails at Sandy Ridge, this green, water wonderland is a playground for all kinds of pedalers.
Click the links on the left for directions and description of rides in the area. For more itinerary listings, visit the Bicycle Tourism Initiative's Routes and Itineraries page.
Stay and Play
Enjoy more time pedaling and experiencing the plentiful recreational opportunities and less time getting to and from these delights - stay and play. This gateway region to waterfalls, road biking, mountain biking, and Mt. Hood offer a range of accomodations to suit your style. Entertain yourself with a night at McMenamins Edgefield. Luxuriate at Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast. Hideaway in the forest at Brickhaven Bed and Breakfast. Pitch your tent at Oxbow Regional Park or Ainsworth State Park. Or simply rest and relax at a number of other area lodging establishments.
The area is well-connected via paths and bike lanes. See below for links to area bicycling maps. Major east-west cycling routes include shared-use path routes Springwater Corridor Trail and Marine Drive Trail, along with road routes that follow Division, Burnside, and Halsey Streets, Marine Drive, and the Historic Columbia River Highway.
The Blue Line MAX connects into Gresham and the rest of the light rail network with easy-on easy-off bike capacity. The Ruby Junction stop is next to the Gresham-Fairview Trail. Gresham Central Transit Center stop is two blocks from Historic Downtown Gresham with a variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and shops. Main City Park welcomes you at Main and Powell at the south end of Downtown and provides access to the Springwater Corridor Trail. A number of bus lines serve the area and have some capacity to carry bicycles on a first-come first-served basis. Visit TriMet's site for routes and schedules, trip planning tools, and more information about MAX and bus service.
Portland International Airport has a bike assembly station near the light rail stop. Pedal from the airport along Marine Drive or the Marine Drive Trail to access east Multnomah County. Alternately, catch the Red Line MAX from the airport and transfer to the Blue Line at Gateway Transit Center. Or, take MAX to Gresham and rent a car there - it's cheaper than at the airport!
The area is served by I-84 to the north and Highway 26 to the south. Division and Powell provide east-west access to the Downtown Gresham area and Halsey delivers visitors to Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village. Parking is available at Gresham's Main City Park, Park n Ride lots throughout the region and Troutdale's town center.
Use the links below for more information on the Bicycle Tourism Initiative
Routes and Itineraries
- Springwater Corridor Trail
- Larch Mountain Road Ride
- Larch Mountain Mountain Bike Ride
- Sandy Ridge Mountain Bike Area
Maps and Bicylce Trip Planning Tools
- Gresham Bike Map
- Metro's Bike There!
- Metro's Regional Trail Map
- Columbia River Gorge Bike Map
- 40-Mile Loop Map
- Connect Cascade Locks Trail Map
- easyCLIMB Trail map
- Clackamas County's Bike It! Rides and Mobile App
- Sandy Ridge Mountain Bike Map
- City of Sandy Bike Map
- Northwest Trails Alliance, Trail Wiki
- Pedal Bike Tours - Columbia River Gorge
- Dog Star Adventure Tours - Columbiar River Gorge and Sandy Ridge - Mountain Biking and Road Riding
- Portland Wheelman Touring Club
- Northwest Trails Alliance
- The Intertwine Alliance
- Eastwind Endurance Club
- Cycle Wild
We are working to provide recommended route and itinerary information. Contact us if you have recommendations we should add.
The Visit by Bike page is made possible with funds from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration.