CANCELLED: Beginner’s Bike Camping at Stub Stewart State Park


Registration is up!  

We’d like to invite you to join Cycle Wild for an introduction to Bike Camping – Pedalpalooza Edition!

Stub Stewart State Park

This trip will be a 23.1 mile one-way trip from Hillsboro to Stub Stewart State Park on the beautiful Banks-Vernonia Trail.  It’s a beautiful ride on low-traffic streets through idyllic farms and fields for 11 miles to Banks, and then 12 miles along the car-free Banks-Vernonia Trail through farms, fields and forest.


Please note that there is 1/4 mile gravel trail to the actual campsites.

What Should I Bring?

We’re camping in the tent area.  We don’t expect there will be rain, but this being Oregon, you’ll want some rain gear just in case.  You should have a tent, or some other means of shelter.  You should have a sleeping bag (and if you want comfort, something to put under it like a camp pad) and a change of clothes.

If you want to take a shower at the park, you should bring a towel and anything else you need (soap, shampoo) to be comfortable with that.  Shower facilities are free and located 3/4 mile away from our sites in the main campground.

You should bring food for dinner, and something for breakfast the next morning.  There is a full-service grocery at the halfway point which we will stop at.  Most people buy their food there.  There’s also a Subway and other restaurants in the same strip mall in Banks which serve prepared food.  We will have a campfire in camp that is suitable for roasting hot dogs or other critters on a stick, but not really set up for cooking with pots & pans.  It’s likely that someone there might be able to loan you a camp stove if you need it.

How Much Does This Cost?

Cycle Wild isn’t charging anyone for this trip, but the campground *does* charge $10 per site, and for firewood.  We’ll have 5 sites, and the group will pay the park and split costs.  You can expect to be paying the park about $5-$10 per person for this trip, plus whatever you spend on groceries/restaurants.  Trimet tickets to Gresham are another $2.50 each way, so if you’re budgeting, figure $15-$20 plus food.

Where can I Find Out More?

Keep checking Cycle Wild’s website – as the event nears for weather, last-minute details, etc. If you have specific questions about what to bring, where to go, etc. email “Matt” dot “Picio” @

When Does the Ride Leave?

We meet at 10am sharp on Saturday, June 22nd.  We’re meeting at the Starbucks on Main St, a block and a half EAST of the MAX station (Hatfield Government Center, at the end of the BLUE LINE)

2 thoughts on “CANCELLED: Beginner’s Bike Camping at Stub Stewart State Park”

  1. Hi! Real excited about this. Any idea how many people are going on the trip this weekend?

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