The north west coast area of Oregon has a ridiculous amount of potential to being a single track trail destination. They have land managers open to new trail development, a bike friendly master plan, and cities excited about the potential tourism revenue.
With the local agencies in a budget crunch, it falls on the shoulders of the mountain bike community to do the work if they want to have somewhere to ride. Fortunately, the local mountain biking community has banded together with renewed energy. Calling themselves the North Coast Trail Alliance, they’re set to make their mark. Recently partnering with the Northwest Trail Alliance (based in Portland) to operate as a sub-chapter, which will hopefully help provide the support and resources needed to succeed.
Things look to be off to a solid start, with their first project already under way: a pump track in the coast town of Seaside, Oregon.
The project was approved by the city council a month ago and this weekend volunteers gathered to begin the construction. The hearty volunteers put in two long days of work, making substantial progress on the new additions to Cartwright Park.
The mini-bike park will consist of three pump tracks, aimed to accommodate three levels of riders.
The main pump track is on track for the next day of work.
The pump track is located at Cartwright Park, in Seaside, Oregon at Ave S & South Franklin. Follow the North Coast Trail Alliance on Facebook for more info.