My Dear Friends and Clients,
Attached is the map of the Banks and Vernona Bike trail, one of Oregon's most beautiful bike trails.
We will leave Val's Fitness at 9.30am on Saturday. From the club we will head west on HWY 26 and continue on HWY 26 ( for about 20 minutes) until we see the 'Manning' turn off which is just after mile post 48 on HWY 26. Lindsey and Marilen will be at the parking/picnic site, Manning Trailhead; so you may give him a call ( see cell # below) if you have any questions. All Bike lengths begin at the Manning Trailhead.
We will begin our bike ride at mile #3 (Manning Trailhead) on the bike map ( See attached)
The (approx) 8 to 14 mile bikers ( easy ride ) will ride from mile 3 on the map ( Manning trailhead) to mile 7 ( Buxton Trailhead) and back. On your way back you may continue on the trail to 'Banks' and then back to Mannings if you want to make your ride 14 miles.
The (approx) 14 to 20 mile bikers ( easy/moderate ride ) will ride from mile 3 on the map ( Manning trailhead) to mile 10 ( Stub Stewart State Park) and back. On your way back you may continue on the trail to 'Banks' and then back to Mannings if you want to make your ride 20 miles.
The (approx) 36 to 42 mile bikers ( moderate to challenging ride ) will ride from mile 3 on the map ( Manning trailhead) to mile 21 ( Vernonia Trailhead) and back. On your way back you may continue on the trail to 'Banks' and then back to Mannings if you want to make your ride 42 miles. Please note on the map that there are 11% grade hills and switch backs at mile 13 by Tophill Trailhead.
Please bring your lunch, snacks, etc to relax and chill after our ride at Manning Trailhead. VFC will provide water.
Please note that helmets must be worn. Lets be safe...... Let's ride! See you on Saturday!!
My Dear Clients / Friends!
OK bikers! We are ready to ride! You, your family and friends are invited to join us on our Banks/Vernonia ride. This will be a fun and easy ride for all, because you may choose the length with which you are most comfortable. The 4 lengths are, 10 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles and 42 miles. Banks/Vernonia is a very beautifully shaded tree-lined (paved) bike trail. There is no motor traffic.
After the ride, we will relax at the parking/picnic area, where the ride will both start and end. Lindsey and Marilen will reserve picnic tables and will be happy to hold your lunch baskets, etc. Linsdey will also be the point person to contact during the ride, if necessary ( cell 503-522-8450). Bottle water will be provided for all.
Please RSVP if you are interested and i will email more details next week regarding parking, carpooling, maps... etc.
Carpool / Meeting place: Val's Fitness Club, 1406 SW Marlow Ave, Portland, OR 97225
BICYCLE TRAIL: Banks/Vernonia, Banks Oregon ( 27 minutes from Portland )
TIME: Saturday July 18th, 2015, leaving Val's Fitness Club at 9.30am
Parking/Picnic/Start/Finish Area on the trail: Map and directions will be sent next week.
Take a break and join us for a fun day. This is an open invitation, so feel free to bring your family/friends.
You may contact me with any questions.
(PS. WANTED: Two of my clients (heights 5'9" and 5'5") are looking for reasonably priced road bikes for this ride. Anyone?)
Val's Fitness Club