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Saturday, October 09, 2010


Why yes, folks! Time for a new Urban Adventure! And this one is a unique one, not just because it's a long'un (see more below,) but because I am co-leading this ride with Carye "Small Museums" Bye. It promises to be quite fun and interesting!
Here's the details:

Did you know that at one time opulent Lake Oswego was the center of Oregon's brief iron industry, earning the title "Pittsburgh of the West"? What about the story of John McLoughlin, whose history is more important than just the street named in his honor? Or that the Willamette Locks were the first multi-lift navigation locks in the United States?

We'll learn all this and more, as we make quite the "epic" circuit south of Portland into the Clackamas County burghs of Lake O, West Linn, and Oregon City. What better way to spend an autumn day cruising approx. 35 miles by Tryon Creek State Park, George Rogers Park, Willamette Locks, and the McLoughlin House.

We'll depart from the Vera Katz statue (on the Eastbank Esplanade just north of Hawthorne Bridge and the Firehouse) at 9:30. The second meet-up spot is New Seasons Sellwood,
1214 SE Tacoma St (at 13th Av) at 10am. (This will be the main supply stop for a picnic lunch to occur at some point.) We don't expect to be back in Portland until near-dark, so make sure you bring lights.

PLEASE NOTE: Those folks interested in this ride should be in it "to win it" and prepared to ride a good distance. Once the ride gets underway there won't be an easy way out, and public transportation in this area is quite limited, especially on Sunday.

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