Two Ferry Ride

This is a great ride. It is as flat as a 70+ mile ride in the Portland area can be. Most of the riding is rural and extremely scenic. We started and ended at the Mentor Graphics campus in Wilsonville. From there, it is a quick shot over some impressive rollers to the Canby Ferry. The Wheatland ferry marks the half way point.

The only downside is the stint on highway 99. Just before you reach 99, there is a little “bike path” that consists of a rickety bridge and some gravel road. It does cut off a little bit of 99. Wilsonville Road also has some rollers, which you do feel a little bit after that many hours in the saddle. Overall, this is an excellent way to log some miles without having to kill yourself. 6 thumbs up.

Canby Ferry

Canby Ferry

Make sure you are in your lowest gear. The ride out of this thing is steep. Check twice. BTW, you can't downshift and correct. You will fall off.

Make sure you are in your lowest gear. The ride out of this thing is steep. Check twice. BTW, you can't downshift and correct. You will fall off.

Outside of Hubbard. Some impressive McMansions hidden away -- and I do mean hidden

Outside of Hubbard. Some impressive McMansions hidden away -- and I do mean hidden

Not as cool as the Canby Ferry, but the ride out is a lot easier

Not as cool as the Canby Ferry, but the ride out is a lot easier

Miles and miles of paceline riding. Nothing like encountering a group going the other way and making them think you know what you are doing

Miles and miles of paceline riding. Nothing like encountering a group going the other way and making them think you know what you are doing

Dean makes it safely across this bridge. Unless you are following the directions very carefully, you'll miss it. Quick left after then a quick right will put you back on 99

Dean makes it safely across this bridge. Unless you are following the directions very carefully, you'll miss it. Quick left after then a quick right will put you back on 99

 

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