May 19, 2016
Cycle the Well Field is a slow-to-moderately paced bike tour of the Columbia South Shore Well Field.
The well field is a series of 26 water supply wells that is used as our backup drinking water source for the Bull Run Reservoirs. It can produce nearly 100 million gallons of water per day!
Thanks to this great groundwater source, the Bull Run can be maintained as an unfiltered water system – providing Portland with some of the best drinking water in the country.
On the tour, you’ll coast through the beautiful, flat terrain and learn all about the safety, hydrology, and history of Portland’s underground drinking water system.
The ride is suitable for beginners to advanced cyclist, but recommended for riders ages 12 and up. Helmets are required and light refreshments will be provided. Bring water and a lunch to enjoy at Blue Lake Park.
To register for the tour, visit the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s website.
Saturday, May 21, 8:45am – 1:30pm
Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
9920 NE Cascades Pkwy
Photo courtesy of the Portland Water Bureau