Building on Portland’s status as the Bicycle Capital of the U.S., four friends turn a weekend getaway into a two-wheeled adventure. From the heart of downtown — Pioneer Square — they board the MAX Blue Line train and head to the end of the line in Hillsboro. Riding west for 14 miles, they take a 9-mile spin around scenic Hagg Lake before a short tour to Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park for some high-wire, high-adrenaline action. A 10-mile return ride ends with a relaxing evening at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, complete with restorative pints, a hot soak, dinner and a movie. The riders fuel up with a delicious breakfast at Maggie’s Buns before heading back to the MAX via the tree-lined Pacific University campus.

About the Author: Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin is the editor of Travel Oregon’s Seasonal Features, enewsletters and annual visitor guide. When she’s not cooking up trip ideas, Oregon Dreamer profiles and outdoor adventures to write about, she’s out exploring Oregon.

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