In August of 2010, mountain biker Jim Lemonds set out to make his 60th birthday one to remember. He planned an epic day of mountain biking, with the goal of riding one mile for every year on that birthday cake. It wasn’t enough to pedal out 60 miles of pavement, gravel or mellow trail though; […]
2019 was a great year for new mountain biking opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. In the greater Portland area alone we have several new great riding spots that have been developed adding miles of quality, mountain biker designed and optimized trails. 2020 has the potential for a lot more great riding and is off […]
It’s been almost a year since I’ve ridden the Cold Creek Trail from top to bottom, but with buds from out of town visiting to sample riding highlights of the Portland area, it was time to take them to the goods. On a previous trip we showcased the T2Town Trail and our destination worthy Sandy […]
The Tarbell Trail Loop at Cold Creek has been on my to-do list for some time now. Located in the Yacolt Burn State Forest in Washington, the lands are managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, aka DNR. Depending on the route, the loop is 20-27 miles in length. While you’re never too far from […]
Lacamas Lake Regional Park in Camus, Washington is a short drive from Portland, and a popular afterwork destination for Vancouver area locals looking to ride their mountain bikes. It’s been on our radar for sometime as a spot to check out; however, the bulk of online write ups focus on paved and graveled trails leading […]
Finding new spots to ride is always exciting. One of the best things about being back in the northwest after a prolonged absence, is that a number of new riding destinations have sprung up. We’ve lost some too, but I’m all for celebrating the spots we have and working towards making the old ones better. […]
Finding suitable riding partners can be challenging but we’re working with the Northwest Trail Alliance to build a women’s riding community and already having epic adventures. This month: Tiger Mountain.
IMBA just declared the Ape Canyon/ Plains of Abraham trail one of their epics. And while it is a trail everyone should do once, and is certainly a unique experience, it isn’t my favorite trail on the mountain. In fact, the descent back down Ape Canyon goes by so quickly it is sad. For anyone […]