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Lower Columbia River Ferry Ride / 14-16 mph / 38 mi / 1016 ' / RL Mary McLaren / 10:00 AM

Length: 38.5 miles
Terrain:Mostly flat with a couple of hills
Ride Type: Group
Cancelation Guidelines: Rain or Showers



Don't be late or you'll miss the boat!! 

This is a chance to explore the lower Columbia River basin and enjoy the two ferry rides as part of the bike ride. Bring $6 cash only for the fare ($3 each way). The ferry ride is 3 miles of the route shown on the Ride with GPS map. This ride explores areas along and on an island of the Columbia River. It also travels through the wildlife refuge for the Columbian white-tailed deer. On previous rides I have seen deer and an eagle, in addition to many other birds. 

  This is intended as a casual and fun ride.  I anticipate stops for pictures and to look at the scenery. 

Slower or faster riders are welcome if you can ride independently using a map and cue sheet.  I suggest that you find a buddy to ride at your pace, so you are not riding alone in an unfamiliar area. 

  Ferry departure is 10:15 AM with loading prior to that time.  Don't be late and miss the boat! 

 There is also a mile of gravel trail in the wildlife refuge that is rideable on a road bike.

There is a store in Cathlamet that we will pass twice and  supplies may be purchased.

Departure Times – Ready to Leave -

Westport Ferry – 38.5-mile route - Ferry departs at 10:15 AM with loading about 10 minutes prior.

Ride Policies

All registered riders are welcome and may depart at any time to ride their own pace and distance; please let the ride leader know if you leave the group.


Registration is required and almost always free to both members and non-members. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register for this event.



Start Location: Take Hwy 30 towards Astoria and turn off when you get to Westport, (tiny little town), about an hour drive from Vancouver.  Westport Ferry Road on your right, may also be called Hungry Hollow loop Road which leads right to the ferry parking, (primitive, gravel parking, leave no valuables in your car).  


  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing.
  • Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions.
  • Please direct questions to the ride leader orRoad Captain.
  • Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
  • Please complete an ABC Quick Check prior to arriving at the start (air, brakes, chain and crank; quick releases and a short ride to make sure all is working properly). And an ABC Quick Check once again at the start.
  • Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.
  • Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!

Monday, May 27, 2024, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) (UTC-08:00)
Westport, OR
Westport Ferry Rd
Westport, OR  97016

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mary McLaren
360-450-1882 (p)
Club Ride
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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