Leif Erickson – Saltzman – Skyline Gravel Ride -Portland Bicycling Club

Leif Erickson – Saltzman – Skyline Gravel Ride


This is a short & scenic loop that climbs from NW Portland into Forest Park. The first half includes about 1,300’ of sustained climbing, with much of the route on gravel (Leif Erickson Drive & Saltzman Rd). Recommend using a mountain, hybrid, or gravel bike – not ideal for road bikes with skinny tires. Pavement resumes at Skyline Blvd where we'll turn left (south), and eventually descend via Thompson and Cornell Roads back to NW Portland. Safety Notes: Leif Erickson is narrow with many blind corners and lots of bike & pedestrian traffic. Riders should plan to ride single file most of the time, including on Skyline Blvd (& we’ll use the adjacent bike path where available). Depending on traffic conditions we may detour around one or both of the Cornell Rd tunnels via the pedestrian paths along their north sides. Coffee stop is at St Honore in NW Portland at/near end of ride. Sign-in will be with the ride leaders at the start.

Please read the Covid protocols before attending the ride: https://portlandbicyclingclub.com/protocols/


Date: Sunday September 11th, 2022
Departure Time: 9:30 am
Type: Group
Pace: N/A
Distance: 16 miles
Terrain: C
Maps: Leif Erickson / Saltzman / Skyline / Cornell Loop GPS

Start Location

Chapman Elementary School, Northwest 26th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA Google Maps
Meet on NW 27th Av, west of Chapman Elementary & just south of NW Raleigh St.

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