The Routes: 40 to 100 - mile options

The 40-mile route is mostly flat, mostly on bike paths, and completely gorgeous. (Details below)

A Ring with 3 Gems

"Ring around the Rose City" is the 60-mile loop that rides the banks of Portland's four defining rivers. Should you want more, there are three dazzling-view "gem" options that you can select a la carte: Women's Forum, Jonsrud View, and Cathedral Park.

The Century (100 miles) is the Ring plus all 3 Gems.

*** Mileage may vary from online maps.***

 

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Women's Forum Loop

Distance: 16.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1568 ft

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Jonsrud Viewpoint Loop

Distance: 14.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 879 ft

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Cathedral Park Loop

Distance: 16.3 miles
Elevation Gain: -194 ft

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 Ride Options 60 Mile Loop Plus: Total Miles Total Elevation
    plus Women's Forum 75.7 Mi 3792 Ft
    plus Women's Forum + Jonsrund 86.9 Mi 4316 Ft
    plus Women's Forum + Kelley Point 90.3 Mi 3973 Ft
    plus Jonsrund 73.3 Mi 3067 Ft
    plus Jonsrund + Kelley Point 87.9 Mi 3248 Ft
    plus Kelley Point 76.7 Mi 2724 Ft

 

Detailed Route Maps

40 - Mile Route

A meandering bike path keeps you away from traffic as you ride along the mighty Columbia River. Maybe you'll see a plane take off as you pass both the Troutdale Airport (single-props) and The Portland International Airport (747s). Ride through a houseboat marina on your way to lunch at the Smith / Bybee Wildlife Preserve. Ride back along the Peninsula Crossing and Columbia Slough Trails. Maybe you'll catch a view of an Indie Car race at Portland International Raceway to your left, but definitely a Great Blue Heron to your right.. Return towards towering views of Mt Hood wearing the afternoon sun, Mt St Helens to the north, Mounts Jefferson and Adams in between, and the tailwind along the Mighty Columbia is gently carrying you back to the after-party.

 

 

Exact routes are subject to change. Exact mileage and elevation may vary from other data sources or devices. 

60 - Mile Route
"Ring Around the Rose City"

Ring around the Rose City. Did you know that Oregon produces most of the nursery stock for the country? You will as soon as you head out on The Portland Century. Pass dozens of farms as you make your way to the rivers. Once you reach the lush canopy of The Clackamas River, you will coast along waterways for the rest of the day. After the Clackamas, find the north-flowing Willamette and the luxurious $500 million Milwaukie waterfront improvement. Stop to smell the flowers at the fabulous Peninsula Park Rose Gardens before reaching the mighty Columbia River. Maybe you'll see a plane take off or land at Portland International Airport. Enjoy the meandering bike path along the Columbia River, with towering views of Mt Hood in your face, as you make your way back to the Edgefield After-Party.

Exact routes are subject to change. Exact mileage and elevation may vary from other data sources or devices. 

75 - Mile Route (Ring + Kelly Point)

Ring around the Rose City. Did you know that Oregon produces most of the nursery stock for the country? You will as soon as you head out on The Portland Century. Pass dozens of farms as you make your way to the rivers. Once you reach the lush canopy of The Clackamas River, you will coast along waterways for the rest of the day. After the Clackamas, find the north-flowing Willamette and the luxuriate along the $500 million Milwaukie waterfront improvement. Stop to smell the flowers at the fabulous Peninsula Park Rose Gardens before rriding along the University of Portland bluff overlooking the city. Marvel at the gothic beauty of Cathedral Park on your way to the Smith / Bybee Wildlife Preserve.  Ride past both the Portland International Raceway and The Portland International Airport. Enjoy the meandering bike path along the Columbia River, with towering views of Mt Hood in your face, as you make your way back to the Edgefield After-Party.

Exact routes are subject to change. Exact mileage and elevation may vary from other data sources or devices. 

90 - Mile Route (Ring + Jonsrud + Kelly Point)

Take the 75 - mile route, add 500 feet of climbing and 1 AMAZING view, and you have the 85.

Ring around the Rose City. Did you know that Oregon produces most of the nursery stock for the country? You will as soon as you head out on The Portland Century. Pass dozens of farms as you make your way to the rivers. Once you reach the lush canopy of The Clackamas River, you will coast along waterways for the rest of the day. After the Clackamas, find the north-flowing Willamette and the luxuriate along the $500 million Milwaukie waterfront improvement. Stop to smell the flowers at the fabulous Peninsula Park Rose Gardens before rriding along the University of Portland bluff overlooking the city. Marvel at the gothic beauty of Cathedral Park on your way to the Smith / Bybee Wildlife Preserve.  Ride past both the Portland International Raceway and The Portland International Airport. Enjoy the meandering bike path along the Columbia River, with towering views of Mt Hood in your face, as you make your way back to the Edgefield After-Party.

Exact routes are subject to change. Exact mileage and elevation may vary from other data sources or devices. 

100 - Mile Route (Ring + all 3 gems)

Eat your Wheaties and bring your camera. Ride up, and then down, the WPA-era historic highway to one of the most impressive and iconic views of the Columbia River Gorge. Rejoin the 85-mile route as it is getting started.

Take the 75 - mile route, add 500 feet of climbing and one AMAZING view, and you have the 85.

75 - mile: Ring around the Rose City. Did you know that Oregon produces most of the nursery stock for the country? You will as soon as you head out on The Portland Century. Pass dozens of farms as you make your way to the rivers. Once you reach the lush canopy of The Clackamas River, you will coast along waterways for the rest of the day. After the Clackamas, find the north-flowing Willamette and the luxuriate along the $500 million Milwaukie waterfront improvement. Stop to smell the flowers at the fabulous Peninsula Park Rose Gardens before rriding along the University of Portland bluff overlooking the city. Marvel at the gothic beauty of Cathedral Park on your way to the Smith / Bybee Wildlife Preserve.  Ride past both the Portland International Raceway and The Portland International Airport. Enjoy the meandering bike path along the Columbia River, with towering views of Mt Hood in your face, as you make your way back to the Edgefield After-Party.

Exact routes are subject to change. Exact mileage and elevation may vary from other data sources or devices.