24 Mi. Sauvie loop with berry picking and 43.5 Mi. option

 

You can pick your route, and you can pick some berries . . .

 

This is a flat, but beautiful 24 mi. ride beginning and ending at Kruger Farm Market. (See info for 43 mile option below).  I've made arrangements so we can park at the farm for this ride.  Do try to use the discussion board to arrange carpools, though.  

From Kruger's we'll go north then head east on Reeder Rd.  We'll follow Reeder to the end of the pavement.  On the way we'll see at least two nesting pairs of Osprey (I was swooped by one yesterday), red tailed hawks, and most likely at least one Bald Eagle.

This is a flat, low traffic ride. There are cars and the occasional farm vehicle so we'll ride single file as the roads can be narrow in places.

We'll ride a slow, sociable pace all the way in order to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery.   

Be ready to ride at 10:00 AM.

Route Map:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2692077; Route Preview Narrated version: http://youtu.be/qebkLLyQi9k

Bring a picnic lunch and we'll eat our new picked berries while we admire the beautiful Sauvie scenery.  You may want to consider picking berries after the ride.  Also, I suspect there may be one or two riders sharing refreshments at Portland Brewing after the 43 mi riders finish.

Ride Leader:  Ed Lanton[masked] or [masked]. Please call or email with any questions or concerns.

Weather Cancellation Policy: Brutal cold, soupy fog or sideways rain will cancel.  Other than that, riding in the rain never hurt anyone.  I"ll post a comment by 8:00 AM if the weather is bad enough to cancel.

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.

Always bring plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube.  A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does.  Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments.

Mandatory for all riders.

Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road.  Please represent us well.

All riders must have their rides in good working order and have sufficient lighting for safe night riding and must bring a flat kit & spare tube. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!

All riders must be able to change a flat should they have one or have a way to get picked up (AAA, a friend…). There is often but not always someone on the ride who knows how to help you change your tire so plan accordingly.

43 Mi. Option! Starts at 9:15

We'll start at Portland Brewing Co. : 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR.  IMPORTANT. We'll ride Hwy 30 to the meetup point at Kruger Farms.  Do NOT do this ride if you are uncomfortable riding on Hwy 30 with its high volume of high speed truck traffic whizzing by at close proximity.  Hwy 30 is NOT for everyone.

Ride Leader:  Ed Lanton[masked] or [masked]. Please call or email with any questions or concerns.

 

 

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  • Ed L.

    Donna, Mark. Thanks for posting the photos.

    July 7, 2013

  • Ed L.

    Thanks, all, for attending. It was a very well matched group and we had a great time. Thanks for riding sweep, Mark and great photo, Donna. I don't think the photo on the pilings was an osprey, though. It's going to take some research to figure it out, though. The head looks like a kingfisher or woodpecker, but the bird itself was very large. That was the piling that the photographer in the blind was shooting last week and, likely the same bird. When I saw it last week, I'd assumed it was a bald eagle, but I don't think that's right either. It's not a very common bird, in any event, as it doesn't seem to show up immediately in the field guides.

    June 17, 2013

    • Sue B

      The one on the nest looked like osprey. The other one didn't look like one to me. I'm not an expert either. I've tried to send it on to someone who is. Oops. Just saw that Mark says it is. So it is until proven differently. Heck, I wasn't even there.

      June 18, 2013

    • Mark B.

      My Osprey information came from a bird biologist that works with my wife. I figured he'd know. :)

      1 · June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time, it was a lot of fun, thanks Ed and Mark.

    June 18, 2013

  • Mark B.

    The mystery bird is an Osprey. They nest along there too.

    June 18, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Thanks for organizing and leading this ride, Ed. It was a nice day to ride and a beautiful location. I'm glad the traffic held off until the end.

    June 17, 2013

  • Wendy R.

    Donna; your photos are wonderful, do you know what the bird on the piling is?
    Ed; another great day out, thanks

    June 17, 2013

    • Donna G.

      Thanks, Wendy! I believe it's an osprey.

      June 17, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Thank you Ed, good ride, good views, good company and good weather!

    June 17, 2013

  • Donna G.

    Beautiful ride with a friendly group! Thanks everybody for putting up with my tardiness and photo stops, and Ed for organizing and sharing your sandwich with me!

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Sue B

    Sorry. Can't make it after all. Enjoy your day.

    June 17, 2013

  • Tyler A.

    Can we please do this ride on a weekend day for us desk slaves? This sounds amazing!

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't make it in time for the 43 but will be there for the 24!

    June 17, 2013

  • Ed L.

    The narrated version of the route video is in the process of posting. http://youtu.be/qebkLLyQi9k. Better late than never?

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may still be out of town otherwise interested I the 43mile. What is the mph going to be

    June 16, 2013

    • Ed L.

      To be clear, the 15 mph refers only to the 20mi. Excess. You can expect the pace of the 24 mi riders to be 12 or so. But anyone with a need for speed is free to charge ahead.

      June 16, 2013

    • Mark B.

      I won't have a need for speed, unless I eat too many berries!! ;)

      June 16, 2013

  • Mark B.

    They say the rain is coming back but not tomorrow morning, so I'd better ride!

    June 16, 2013

  • Sue B

    I'll do the shorter ride. Would've liked to have done the 43, but hate Highway 30. Thanks for the ride, Ed.

    June 16, 2013

  • Ed L.

    I'm posting an early draft of the route video now: http://youtu.be/PAR0k_fJi9s. I'll post the final when it's complete.

    June 15, 2013

  • Donna G.

    I think I'll do the 24 mile.

    June 15, 2013

  • Ed L.

    Please let me know if you're doing the 43 mi. Option.
    Thanks
    Ed

    June 15, 2013

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