Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220, United States

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Saturday
May
21
2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:45am-1:30pm
8:45am-1:30pm
Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a FREE bicycle tour through Portland’s Columbia South Shore Well Field! Located deep below the Columbia Slough Watershed, the City’s well field is capable of producing close to 100 million gallons of high-quality drinking water per day. The well field is used as an emergency backup for the Bull Run source and to augment our water supply during the summer when demand for water is higher. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so register early! The Ride: At several stops along the ride, experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will reveal the mysteries of groundwater, discuss how groundwater provides flexibility and reliability to the City's water supply and explain how we can all protect this important resource. Bring your bike, helmet, water bottle and lunch. Dress for the weather. Start/Finish Location: Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station 9920 NE Cascades Pkwy Portland, OR 97220 Event URL: http://www.columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/107/ Sponsors: The Portland Water Bureau, Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, and Columbia Slough Watershed Council Length & Difficulty: Approximately 16 miles over relatively flat terrain, at a slow/moderate pace. Suitable for advanced beginner and intermediate riders due to the length and possible headwinds. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Helmets and pre- registration are required. To register: Online at: http://columbiaslough.org/index.php/events/event/107/ Or Contact: Karen Carrillo at karen.carrillo@columbiaslough.org or 503-281-1132