Our Rubber To The Road film series has been putting up great rides this summer but leave it to RCB founder, Dave Guettler, to take us on an iconic Portland route that we want to do again and again. Just out this week is the new Vista House ride, a 60-mile route with a little bit of everything but a whole lot of incredible views.
The ride east from Portland to Vista House takes in views of the Columbia River, Portland Airport, and plenty of quiet country miles. The views of the Gorge along the way are spectacular. The Vista House itself has a lot of history. Construction began in 1916 and was completed in 1918, as a memorial to the Oregon pioneers. It also served as a comfort station for those traveling on the Historic Columbia River Highway. The octagonal stone structure towers 733 feet above the Columbia River and now serves as an interpretive center. There are water fountains inside and bathrooms also downstairs. (The staff there however, may have you remove your shoes to help preserve the marble floor inside.)
For a look at the route and to download the route from Strava, visit Dave’s page here.