This morning we did our usual hike in the Arboretum (about 4 miles), but we figured we should really get a bike ride in too, since we're doing the 36 mile Bridge Pedal route next Sunday (one week from today) and we really haven't been riding that much lately. So this afternoon we loaded the tandem into the back of the truck and headed for Sauvie Island.
We've had our tandem for about 9-10 years and it's a great bike. (Notice, it's ALSO aluminum!!) It's a Santana Sovereign.
There's a really nice 12 mile loop around the south end of the island that looks like this:
Sauvie Island is the largest island along the Columbia River at 26,000 acres, and is predominantly farms and wildlife refuge. It's flat and has fairly low traffic so it's a great place to cycle.
Here are some photos of our ride, and oh yeah, it was 90 degrees out. Hot!!
There are several farm markets out here where you can get fresh produce and/or pick your own berries and flowers.
Corn maze and pumpkin patch opens on Labor Day:
I saw these cows. They were eating grass, just like it says.