Urban Course

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Why do we love Portland? The Worst Day of the Year Ride is why we love Portland – particularly this 15-mile route.

This relatively flat course takes you past three yummy rest stops – each one featuring a hot beverage and treats (bagels, cookies, fruit). The route is a perfect tour of Portland as it dips into all five so-called “quadrants” of Portland and offers a sample of the city’s splendor.

The course travels almost exclusively along low-traffic streets and streets with bike lanes. You’ll cross the Willamette River, sneak into northwest Portland, head over the Broadway Bridge to exit the city and pedal north into northeast Portland. From there you’ll snake long the gorgeous meandering Alameda Ridge, descend down across Sandy Blvd, journey alone tree-lined southeast streets and land back at the Lucky Lab for a hot soup lunch.

FIND YOUR WAY: street markings at every turn, course marshals at busy intersections, an oversized route map and staff to answer questions at the start line, your own personal route map and and a support hotline you can call (from the road!) for more info.