About the East Multnomah Cycling Hub
The East Multnomah County Bicycle Tourism Initiative, begun in July 2013, is a grant-funded effort to engage a diverse coalition of private businesses, cities, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations, in a collaboration to leverage resources for economic development and job creation by increasing bicycle tourism in East Multnomah County. To accomplish this mission, the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center — the coordinating and administrating organization for the Initiative — partnered with Travel Oregon to conduct Bicycle Tourism Studio Workshops in the region.
The East Multnomah Cycling Hub regionally encompasses the area around the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, and Troutdale, including portions of Hood River and Clackamas Counties, Corbett, Cascade Locks, Sandy, the Villages at Mt. Hood, and Portland Neighborhoods east of I-205.
East Multnomah County is where you go to ease your mind, feel inspired, and rediscover the adventurer within.
The wind rattling the leaves on the trees. The taste of a juicy berry from a U-Pick basket. The break of sun on your ride along the Springwater Corridor. Moments like these slow us down, keep us calm, and make us appreciate the world we live in. Its our relaxed sensibility that leads people to find meaning, rejuvenation, and freedom from the stressful lives they lead elsewhere.
While only a 20-minute commute from downtown Portland, East Multnomah County feels a thousand miles away. Here you can become immersed in the world of the Cascades, smitten by green pastures and rolling farmland, or awed by the primordial forces that carved the Gorge and forged the landscape. We work to sustain our nature so the generations that follow can appreciate what drew us here too.
East Multnomah County attracts colorful, friendly, and downright hospitable bunch of people. From natives to descendants of early Oregonians, from urban transplants to recent immigrants, out here we’re comfortable with who we are and secure in where we come from. Authenticity has never been a stretch. Some might confuse our straightforwardness and lack of pretense as cantankerousness, and sometimes they might be right. But for the most part we’re pretty genuine.
There are many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll never know what you’ll find. Like fields of ripe strawberries, the water feature at the arts plaza, or retro-inspired sweets. These off the beaten path experiences gain word of mouth fame, inspiring visitors from all over the world. In fact, with over 20 diverse languages and dialects spoken here, you might just be surprised by how many cultures have come to call East Multnomah home.