Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors here in Oregon and lucky for you, there is no shortage of bike paths and trails in our region. In fact, Washington County is one of the premier biking destinations in Oregon!
From the 21 miles of uninterrupted, car-free, smooth riding at Banks-Vernonia State Trail to the rugged trails at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, there is something for everyone here and we are very excited about our newest addition!
We received news earlier this month that The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway as the tenth designated bikeway in the state! Set in the heart of Washington County, the Bikeway runs more than 50 miles one way, and includes the numerous attractions along the roadside, such as a winery and a cidery, as well as places to stop and refuel.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) and the Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA), along with representatives from biking and community groups throughout the region, worked together to bring this new tourism asset in Washington County to fruition.
Other tips for cyclists visiting our area:
- Be sure to visit the City of Tigard’s new bicycle resource featuring bike maps, links, and a listing of upcoming events.
- Visit the WCVA’s new comprehensive bike map detailing bike trails, lanes and designated paths and routes throughout Washington County,
- Check out rideoregonride.com for featured Itineraries, events, maps, recommendations and more.
- Check out the WCVA list of local Bicycle rental and repair shops