What are your needs and responsibilities during this ride.
Doing Gorge Pedal with Kids
May 11, 2019 at 1 pm
900 SE Hawthorne Portland OR
Gorge Pedal will be hosting a 60 to 90 presentation on how to bicycle with kids in the wild open spaces. This will be a fun event with some delicious pastries and drink for families. Any question will be welcomed.
Come listen to experienced parents with great ideas in preparation for taking yourself and families to our amazing Columbia River Gorge.
Drinks along the trail
It is great to be hydrating ! In the Gorge there is a lot of wind and we expect sunshine: this combination will dehydrate you and your kids very quickly.
Stop, enjoy the scenery, look for hidden tiny flowers, and DRINK.
Sometimes holding back the sugary drinks for the last mile works best.
Snacks and Energy
now your children better than we do. Make sure you bring snacks that work for them.
Cold and Hot and Sun Screen
Even in the summer, under the shade of trees, it may feel chilly. And the converse, there are some parts of the trail that are in complete sunshine. The Post Ride Celebration will be mostly in the sun...Bring sun screen for delicate skins.
Hand-i-wipes and Bathroom stops:
There will be one portapottie along the trail.
There are 3 bathrooms at Bonneville Power turn around food stop and the Fish hatchery (where Herman the Sturgeon lives.)
We don't want you frustrated. We know there is nothing worse than feeling helpless or trapped.
If we have to extract you off the course, please understand it may take some time to get the right cargo bike to you to get you back to your car.
There are two middle of the course access points along the I-84. If easier we may dispatch a combination-truck to get to you. And that may take time.
We have three physicians on hand during 9 to 12 on the Family Ride course.