As a mountain biker living in Portland, one of the most exciting developments in the last few seasons is centered on the trail building activity near Scappoose, Oregon. Now known in mountain biking circles as the Rocky Point Recreation area, this area is located on private timberland and made available for mountain biking through a […]
The Johnny Royal Trail at Sandy Ridge is finally open, and we’re obsessed with it — OBSESSED I say! Seriously, I can’t stop thinking about it — this trail is legal crack for jump junkies like myself. I am already shopping for a new bike, just for sessioning this trail. (and trails like it) […]
This Saturday Gateway Green, AKA the bike park down the street, was overrun by hundreds of kids on bikes. Or that’s what it would look like to the casual observer. If you’d look a bit closer though, you’d realize you were looking at the future of Portland cycling. The event? Take a Kid Mountain Biking […]
The Gateway Green Bike Park and our efforts with the DirtLab Evolution project received a nice shout out in the bike issue of the Willamette Week (a local paper) recently thanks to an op-ed contribution penned by local ripper and pro level rider Spencer Burback. If you’re a regular at the park, you may recognize […]
When it comes to Gateway Green trail enhancement projects, one of the areas inquired about the most is Linda’s Line. Linda’s Line, AKA the single track route down the grass covered hillside at Gateway Green, starts just inside the south gate and sweeps back and forth across the hillside. Initially imagined as a climbing trail, […]
What if we could have a trail system like Sandy Ridge within Portland city limits? Hopefully some day we’ll have a quality urban trail experience that doesn’t require two hours of driving (it’s an hour there, another one back) to reach. Until then, why not make the most of what we have? Last year we […]
Saturday’s Big Dig Day at Gateway Green had 140 volunteers showing up to give their time to help create single track trails in Portland, Oregon. While a significant amount of labor was performed, the focus of the event was about providing the opportunity to invest sweat equity into what will become for many of us, a second […]
Our local pump track project at Ventura Park has been getting a lot of love the last few weeks, thanks to the Northwest Trail Alliance’s celebration of trails known as Trail Fest. The two week long event kicked off with the NWTA Ladies night hosted by our own Inga Beck. The ladies were out in force […]
Since we’ve revamped the pump track at Ventura Park, it has been gratifying to see all the local kids and riders riding and enjoying it. Any time we have our tools out and are grooming the track, we’re approached by local residents that thank us for our efforts, or inquire about how they can help. […]
Over 100 riders converged at Stub Steward State Park this weekend for what has become an annual event dubbed “Stubfest”.
A new group of riders have banded together to develop single track riding opportunities in the Astoria, Oregon area. They’re off to a good start with a pump track in Seaside Oregon.
At the end of our second day of reworking the Ventura Park pump track in Portland, Oregon, the revitalized pump track is now rideable! Neighborhood kids began gathering almost immediately after we pulled the trail work signs and placed them back in the car, asking if they could play on the track. Though precipitation […]