Bicycles are allowed on all roads and areas open to motor vehicles; however, they are not allowed on Oak Island.
- The most popular ride is the 12-mile loop around the lower end of the island comprised of Sauvie Island Road, Reeder Road, and Gillihan Road. There is a large tourist information map on the parking lot premises at the foot of the island bridge.
Special riding/driving considerations of the island:
- This is an agricultural zone, which can pose the following safety concerns:
- slow-moving farm equipment is on the road
- tall crops alongside the road can present challenging biking and driving conditions.
- The island roads have neither shoulders nor a biking path; consequently bikers have to share the road with vehicles. As the paved roads are only two-lane, it is suggested that bikers ride single file to allow room for cars to pass by safely without entering into oncoming lanes.
- The first 1.5 miles of Sauvie Island Rd is a dike road; bikers take extreme caution here; as drop off on both sides of the road can be extremely steep.
- At three intersections on the island one street requires traffic to STOP and the intersecting traffic is not required to stop. These are:
- Where Reeder Rd intersects with Sauvie island Road; Reeder Road traffic must stop while Sauvie Island Road traffic does not.
- Where Reeder Rd intersects with Gillihan Road; Reeder Road traffic must stop while Gillihan Road traffic does not.
- Where Gillihan Road intersects with Sauvie Island Road (northbound @ turnaround by bridge). Gillihan Road traffic must stop while Sauvie Island Road traffic does not.
- Remember, these considerations are especially important as the island is now experiencing over 1.5 million visitors per year.