Portland, Oregon Mountain Bike Non-Profit, the Northwest Trail Alliance is asking all mountain bikers to put out the word- this morning they discovered that their newly purchased ST240 trail building machine, that cost $75,000 was stolen. It was stored in a gray utility trailer, and parked in the maintenance yard of Stub Stewart State Park, the location of a new trail network currently under construction.(about 35 miles northwest of Portland near Vernonia). Tom Archer of the NWTA is asking everyone to keep their eyes peeled in hopes that they can track it down.
Please be on the lookout for an 18-foot, enclosed, gray utility trailer with the “Northwest Trail Alliance” black logo and the IMBA logo on both sides of trailer (license plate of U449427), and post the information to your social networks.
The NW Trail Alliance received a grant to purchase the ST240 machine in September 2010 and they’ve been actively building a network of mountain bike trails at Stub Stewart. Archer says there are only five ST240 machines in existence (they’re made nearby in North Plains) and they’ll eventually need parts and service.Please call (503) 877-5637 immediately if you see the trailer or have any information.
To see a closer look at the trailer, click here.