Author Topic: Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail #7, maps 104-108 Road Closures - May 2018  (Read 194 times)

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Offline JHamelman

Following the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia Gorge, sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail are damaged, closed and/or are being repaired. Updates are coming soon to the Historic Columbia River State Trail web page.

In addition, there is construction on I-84 impacting the route through Summer 2019. You can follow that progress and get more specifics at the Oregon DOT Road & Weather Conditions map page.

Due to both of these situations, you will need to ride the Washington Option between Biggs and Portland, OR (maps 104-108). The (toll) Bridge of the Gods at Cascade Locks (map 106) allows bicycles if you wish to cross there when riding Eastbound. The surface is gridded steel and cross winds are likely. You may also cross at The Dalles on US 197 (regardless of direction of travel). US 197 has no shoulder and is subject to the same cross winds. There is a sidewalk on the east side of the bridge. It is unknown if it would comfortably accommodate a loaded touring bike.


Jennifer

« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:50:07 am by JHamelman »
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Offline PNWRider92

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Offline JHamelman

This situation has been clarified since the original posting. Cyclists may ride through the construction on I-84, though delays should be expected. More information on the multiple construction projects occurring in the Columbia River Gorge may be found here:

http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/Interstate-84-construction.aspx


Jennifer
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:51:15 am by JHamelman »
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Jennifer Hamelman
Assistant Director, Routes & Mapping
Cartographer

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline JHamelman

If you wish to cross the river at Hood River, we have been made aware of a bus that will accommodate you and your bicycle (Monday, Wednesday and Friday only), Gorge TransLink. See www.gorgetranslink.com/transit-klickitat.html to make a reservation.

Jennifer
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 09:36:40 am by JHamelman »
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Jennifer Hamelman
Assistant Director, Routes & Mapping
Cartographer

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes