For how close Portland is to the mountain, it’s amazing how a few inches of snow essentially shuts down the entire city. During what now seems to be a yearly snowpocalypse, Portlanders did get to enjoy 4 inches of snow recently – and it effectively shut down the city. We took it as an opportunity to sleep in and catch up on writing before gearing up to explore the neighborhood bike park, Gateway Green. We weren’t the only ones, as we encountered plenty of others enjoying the opportunity to slide sleds and skis flying down hills of soft snow while we opted to ride our mountain bikes.
The element of snow brought a new twist to the short loop of the local trails. With less than 2 miles of actual mountain biking, it’s easy to lose interest quickly, so we enjoyed the fresh take on the trail experience.
Turns out, we weren’t the only ones with this bright idea. There were very few places in the park without tire tracks.
We made it a point to ride everything minus the cement pump track and wooden features. ‘Cause forget that!
The first day of snow is always fun, and it was great to get out on terrain that has become a bit stale. Yay, snow!