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Cycling the Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Bikes and Brews

Three-Day Itinerary for Bicyclists Who Love Beer


Cycling Banks-Vernonia

Bikes and Brews

Three-Day Itinerary for Cyclists and Beer Lovers

Day One

Take a ride along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, a 50-mile designated cycling route for intermediate and advanced peddlers. The first 30 miles take cyclists along picturesque, rural roads through the Tualatin Valley’s pristine farmlands.

About midway through the Bikeway, stop at Hop Cycle Brewing Company    for a bite (and a brew) before heading on to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a 21-mile (one-way), linear, car-free rail-to-trail pathway through forests.

After the ride, head over to the Cruise In Country Diner, a ‘50s-style burger joint known for its beef, bison and alpaca burgers, made with locally sourced meats and organic ingredients.

Head over to the city of Forest Grove and sample the brews at Waltz Brewing and Ridgewalker Brewing.

Overnight at McMenamins Grand Lodge, a unique and historic destination hotel.

Day Two

Ride the Hagg Lake Loop at Scoggins Valley Park. This 10.4-mile ride loops around Henry Hagg Lake and provides a scenic, rural ride with minor (<500-feet) elevation changes. (Insider tip: The Hagg Lake Loop is regularly used for cycling time trial events.)

After the ride, stop by SakéOne, the first American owned-and-operated, large production saké brewery (and the only one in the state).

In the evening, travel to the city of Hillsboro and sample the beers at Vertigo Brewing and Ambacht Brewing.

Wind down the day with a visit to McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, one of the most iconic brands of Oregon. Walk the grounds, take a peek at the brewery and enjoy a hearty meal at Imbrie Hall, paired with McMenamins brews.

Day Three

Put the bikes in the back and drive over to the city of Tualatin to ride along the Tualatin River Greenway Trail. Starting at the Durham City Park trailhead, this 6.7-mile urban trail connects a network of parks and greenspaces along the Tualatin River. The newest part of the trail—located behind the Tualatin Public Library—features interpretive signage about the Ice Age and Missoula Floods that impacted the area.

After the ride, head over to Stickmen Brewing Company Tualatin Beer Hall for a pint and wood-fired pizzas made on-site. Stickmen brews a variety of beers including sours and experimental brews.

Next, travel to Ancestry Brewing, also in the city of Tualatin, and sample their brews, which they craft in their “Three Pillars” of beer styles: American, English and Belgian.

Mark your calendars for Bike Travel Weekend, May 31-June 2, 2019!

Reminder: Please be responsible; don’t drink and ride.

Cycling in Tualatin Valley

Bike Travel Weekend

Bike Travel Weekend returns May 31-June 2, 2019! As one of the best cycling destinations in Oregon, Tualatin Valley is the perfect place to spend Bike Travel Weekend!

Guide to Cycling in Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley boasts many miles of bike paths, allowing for an exciting and invigorating day, weekend or week of discovery. From urban trails connecting cities, to rural paths in the forest, there is no shortage of places to take the road less traveled.

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Intermediate and advanced pedal-happy visitors can spend a full day on the 50-mile Tualatin Valley Scenic bikeway, uncovering it all while also getting a stellar workout.