Hours: Mon-Fri: 10-7, Sat: 10-5, Sun: 12-5

706 SE MLK Blvd. Portland, OR


Sunday Morning Recreational Ride

This ride is on hiatus for the time being. Check back for more information.

Meets at River City Bicycles Parking Lot

Weather policy:  No ride if it’s raining.


The Sunday Morning Recreational Ride, is geared toward people interested learning
some great urban cycling routes on Portland’s less hilly East Side.
1. Our ride plan is to travel at a moderate pace, 12-14 mph.
2. Cycling helmet required.
3. Distance from ten to twenty miles.
4. Road bikes and hybrids with smooth tires are most suitable for this ride.
5. Ride time is an hour to hour and a half.
6. We will assist you with flat tires that occur on route.
7. You should carry a spare inner tube and flat tire repair tools.
8. Cyclists should carry water and be dressed for the weather.
9. Bike shorts and gloves are encouraged for your comfort and safety.

Check out some of our urban tours:
Schedule is for May, June, July, August, September


Sample Rides

(Route to be determined each Sunday by the Ride Leaders, based on group size and cycling ability.

South to Sellwood
We ride South from River City parking lot heading over to the Spring Water Corridor multl-use path spinning to Sellwood. Once in Sellwood, we start to head back through the West Moreland neighborhood and into the heart of South East via residential bike route streets.  Total miles: approximately 10

Ladd’s – Addition – Mt.Tabor – 1-205 – SpringWater
A slightly more challenging ride heads East from River City over the lower shoulder of Mt. Tabor. Next we continue out to the I-205 bike path traveling over several busy streets on recently constructed bicycle/pedestrian bridges. Upon reaching the intersection of the Spring Water Bike Path we turn right and travel back towards the Willamette River and our start location of the River City Parking lot.  Total miles:  approximately 20.

North by NorthEast
Another great neighborhood ride travels out S.E. Ankeny street and heads north on 28th street into NorthEast Portland. The ride continues on residential bike routes winding up the beautiful Alameda Ridge and on to the Farmers Market on Alberta Street in North Portland. After a brief stop, we will retrace our route back to River City. Total Miles: approximately 12

Willamette River South Ride
Head South to Sellwood, cut through the neighborhood, pop out on 17th street where the trip South continues. An approximately 16-18 mile round trip ride with few hills, goes to the Milwaukie Farmers Market for a brief stop. Then we’ll head back North on 17th street through Sellwood back to Portland.

Rose City Golf Course and the Alameda Ridge
This route travels gradually uphill toward Mt. Tabor at first, but turns North on 52nd street where the route is less hilly. We cross several streets, Stark, Burnside Glisan, that would be busy most other times but thankfully, it’s Sunday morning. We ride right through Rose City Golf Course and on over up to the Alameda neighborhood where we will make a quick visit to for bagels before heading back to River City via 28th street. The milage estimate for this route is 12 -14 miles.

We also may change routes due to weather, construction, or other reasons.

About the Sunday Morning Recreational Ride Leaders

While making customers coffee drinks as the River City week-end Barista, Jen was
frequently asked about recreational rides. Last Summer we started offering the
recreational ride many people had been asking for.

Jen has completed two long bike tours, to California and points beyond in the last two
years. Bike commuting is a way of life for Jen.
Julia’s favorite riding accomplishment is finishing the Bicycle Tour of Colorado six times.
Julia is a Middle School teacher who has also worked many years in the bicycle
industry, most recently working Summer hours at River City.
Several other employees are also helping with the Sunday rides.


Contact Ride leaders with your questions:

Jen’s email Jenbicycle@gmail.com
Julia’s email- juliabicycle@gmail.com

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