Dinner in Vernonia -Portland Bicycling Club

Dinner in Vernonia


Ride the Banks-Vernonia Trail and have dinner at any of several restaurants in beautiful downtown Vernonia or just pack a sandwich. Main stop in Vernonia will be The Black Iron Grill at 831 Bridge Street.

Pace is listed as “slow” due to long climbs on the ride out and again on the way back. I can maintain 14-15 mph on the flat, and 8-10 mph once we hit the 2% grade at about 5 miles. Riders can definitely make up some time on the long descent on the way back. Exercise great care on the descent going IN to Vernonia and BACK to Banks. There are some nasty corners and a few driveways. In addition, the pavement has deteriorated in some places, and most of the bridge approaches (except the one that was FULLY REPAIRED using PBC donation!) are in bad shape.

Regroup at Stub Stewart Park and the Black Iron Grill on the first leg. At Stub Stewart Park on the way back.

Please arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes early to allow for sign-up/check-in. Cue sheets will be available if requested in advance, though it it hard to see how anyone could get lost on an out-and-back route that is totally on an established paved trail. Contact Dave by phone or e-mail. On line signup is available until NOON the day of the ride.

Ride is rated "C" because of the 5 mile climb, but it is pretty gradual except in one spot.


Date: Tuesday June 11th, 2024
Departure Time: 4:00 pm
Type: Re-Group
Pace: Slow (8-13 mph)
Distance: 42 miles
Terrain: C
Maps: Dinner in Vernonia GPS

Start Location

Banks-Vernonia State Trail, NW Banks Rd and NW Sellers Rd, Banks, OR Google Maps
Park and meet at the trail-head parking lot.

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