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Pioneer Square in the heart of downtown Portland is the point of departure for four friends peddling off for a car-less trip.
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Portland's MAX light rail train makes it easy to bring your bike on board. Hang up your bike and hold on for the ride.
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A brisk spin around Hagg Lake near Hillsboro gets the blood pumping and smiles breaking out with the morning sunshine.
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Tree to Tree Adventure Park puts some zip into our travelers' day with a high ropes obstacle course.
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McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove offers these travelers plenty of flavorful food, refreshing pints and some well earned rest.
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A relaxing soak in the hot pool at McMenamins Grand Lodge is just the thing for tired legs.
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Our riders fuel up with tasty home cooking at Maggie's Buns, a favorite breakfast place for locals and visitors alike.
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The lovely Pacific University campus is the last leg in this journey. The friends make their way back to the MAX line for the return trip home.

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 author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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