Portland offers a cycling-friendly city with some of the most well-known craft beer in the country. If the bikes and brews are what draw you to Portland, then extend your trip for a biking and beer weekend near Portland. In the Tualatin Valley, there’s a plethora of not only breweries, but also of excellent bikeways. Saturday, August 26, is proving to be an exceptional excuse to plan a biking and beer weekend near Portland. Read below for why.
Bike Rides Near Portland
The 2nd Annual Roy Ride & Brew bike ride offers three ride options—6 miles, 30 miles and 53 miles—that all start and finish at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in the quaint town of Banks. The longest route circles the perimeter of the glistening Henry Hagg Lake. The shorter rides don’t skimp on scenic views, either. Riders wind through the pastoral back roads of Banks and Forest Grove.
At the finish line, beer, food and music will help you celebrate the ride and replenish your energy. For those that finish the ride early, take a 10-minute drive (or cycle if you’re legs aren’t too wobbly) to the Wapato Showdown. Enthralled by bicycle gadgets? You’ll be equally impressed by the tricked-out motorcycles of this automobile show.
No matter what you decide to do after your ride, be sure to take a shower and rest at a Tualatin Valley hotel. Whether you need a hotel that is pet-friendly or has a great deal, there’s a room waiting for you.
Beaverton Craft Beer Festival
With the Oregon Craft Beer Festival come and gone, there are still many ways to immerse yourself into Oregon’s craft beer. The Beaverton Craft Beer Festival features 50 beers from 25 breweries, along with sustenance from local food carts. Located off of the MAX line at the Beaverton Round, drink responsibly and conveniently. The beer festival is sponsored by Westgate Bourbon Bar and Taphouse, which is located just two blocks from the main action. Pop in for a beer and whiskey pairing—the whiskey selection is second to none.
A biking and beer weekend near Portland is one way to turn your Portland adventure into an Oregon adventure.