Avoid Port of Vancouver
For those of you who ride towards Vancouver Lake via the I-5 bridge, you may want to avoid using Port Way, the industrial section that begins near the Amtrak station and terminates near the water treatment plant. A few riders on a Thursday Triple Challenge experienced punctures but could not find the culprit in their tires. The reason? There are sharp metal shavings embedded in the asphalt that spill off metal recycling trucks, especially near the train tracks in that stretch. Instead, take Mill Plain Blvd. to access Lower River Road and Vancouver Lake, unless you like to fix flats!
Joel Loh, Member at Large