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Bike the Levees: West Route

Bike the Levees: West Route

Sunday April 28, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland’s levee system! The Multnomah County Drainage District, Verde, Andando en Bicicletas y Caminando (ABC), and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 17-mile bike trip on easy terrain along the lower Columbia Slough in N/NE Portland.

Riders will learn about the functionality and history of Portland’s levee system which protects people and properties from flooding, as well as the work that’s being done to ensure that the levee system meets modern standards for public safety. Participants will also learn about the Vanport Flood of 1948 and discuss the lasting impacts on communities then and today.

Representatives from Levee Ready Columbia, a collaboration of government, business, and neighborhood organizations working together to evaluate the condition of our local levee network and to ensure valuable regional resources are protected in the future, will also share information. Riders will explore how the levees are managed for the balance of safety, recreation, and restoration.

Start/End Location: Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD)
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This event is not recommended for children and youth under age 15.

Spanish translation services will be provided at the event.

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Event Details

Note

Helmets required; recommended for ages 15+. FREE.  Riders must be comfortable riding 17 miles on generally flat terrain with several stops along the way.

Location

Multnomah Country Drainage District
1880 NE Elrod Dr
Portland, OR 97211