Timberline Lodge has put out a new newsletter marking the beginning of the official 30-day public comment period for the Timberline Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park Project. (For those unfamiliar with Timberline, it is a ski area located about an hour east of Portland, Oregon) The goal: a new lift assisted mountain bike park at Timberline, designed in conjunction with Gravity Logic, the minds behind some of the best and most loved down hills trails at Whistler. The plan consists of a trail experience designed to serve all levels of riders, from rolling beginner terrain (not double wide dirt roads filled with rocks marked as “beginner” trails) to progressive intermediate blue level trails, as well as challenging expert level trails. (black and double black diamonds)
As expected, the anti- mountain bike machine is running in overdrive to keep this from happening. They are already spreading a campaign of miss-information and lies, so if you care about any kind of progressive trail riding, gravity assisted or not, (which you likely do if you are visiting this website) regardless of your location, make sure to take a minute and send a comment voicing your support of this project.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org directly with your comments of support.
Also, there will be an Open House on the 17th of March at the Zig Zag Ranger Station, starting at 4:00 p.m.
- Timberline’s plan for the bike park can be found on Timberline’s website
- A PDF of the proposed trails are here
- Official information on the project can be found on the Timberline Bike Trails and Skills Park page on the Forest Service website
- Story on BikePortland regarding the project
- Link to the Northwest Trails Alliance post with PDF letter from Forest Service