Family Ride Information
Click here to see the Celebration details after the ride. Anyone can come to the Celebration; no bicycle is needed !
General Family Ride Information
Both rides Begin and End
in Cascade Locks at the Port of Cascade Locks Marina
Course opens at 7 Am
Course officially closes at 4pm.
Stops will have fresh watermelon (bring hand-i-wipes), water (bring your own container-we will not have plastic nor paper cups for drinking) and other snacks. We will have a geologist, botanist, fire fighters, and history advocates on hand to show pictures, and fire equipment concerning the Columbia Gorge.
What to expect: Lush forests, specular blue skies and river vistas, no cars on trail, And where else can you see the Gorge from a bicycle seat.
Special : there are steps along the way. These were made in the late 1980s before
the American Disabilities Act was enforced.
Our solution to helping people get their bicycles up & down:
We will have a special Cross Fit team to bring your bike or to assist with your bicycle up and down the staircase!
Ability: You will need to propel a bicycle, tricycle, e-bicycle, etc. and walk along the cycle if you are experiencing mechanical or familial issues.
Cycling: we welcome all types of bicycles. We recommend a tune-up before you do this ride.
Courtesy: Use hand signals if stopping along the side the trail; Use your voice telling people you are passing on their right or left. See our advice page.
The below Map shows the Family Westward route (one way is only 5.5 miles) The turnaround point is Bonneville Power. There are two 'hop off points' if the family needs to stop their ride. We will have emergency services and several physicians on hand for direct assistance. Plus we have provisions with local EMT/Fire agencies serving this area.
The elevation guide is not in visual sync with the map: Left side of the Elevation guide is the beginning of the ride.