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Strava Segment of the Week: Bridge to Nowhere WB

The master plan for the Tualatin River Greenway Trail.

If you haven’t run on the new Tualatin River Greenway Trail, you are missing out … but not on much, since it’s less than a mile. Plans are in place to extend the trail and connect it with Brown’s Ferry Park; the owners of the land that used to be an RV park are working with the city and allow easement, it just takes time (info on that project here). If you can work this train into your run, it’ll have to be as an out-and-back, but it’s a great little trail with a good mix of shade and sun, enough curves to keep it interesting, views of the Tualatin River, and a really cool bridge that ends mid-span.

The Bridge to Nowhere WB is 0.7 miles of pretty flat pavement and wooden bridge. It starts off Barngrover Way behind the Tualatin Library and winds behind the new shopping center anchored by Cabela’s. There are no turns, no cross-traffic, and it gets you under I-5 safely. This segment has a sister: Bridge to Nowhere EB. The WB edition has been attempted 279 times by 78 people.

As of May 25, 2017, the course records for the Bridge to Nowhere WB segment are:

Women’s: Sarah Giles from March 2017, 5:28

Men’s:  Sam Sneed from August 2016, 3:18

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, June 1 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 12.

There are no new CRs from our segment from two weeks ago, Meek 41st and Sewell.

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

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About Kelly Barten (724 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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