When researching modular, easy to carry folding shovels, I came across the Bacoeng 17 in 1 Folding Shovel on Amazon.com. It’s one of many modular, easy to pack survival tools available online that fit into what’s often referred to as tactical survival shovels. Their small size is designed to fit into a bug-out bag, suitable […]
There aren’t a lot of options when it comes to portable trail building tools one can tote in a pack. While researching options for an easy-to-carry trail building tool, our search took us from modular survival shovels to combi tools to trunk shovels. The problem with these options: the handles are either too short or […]
When it comes to modular portable trail building tools, there’s really just one option that checks all the boxes in terms of functionality and portability: the Trail Boss tool from Trail Boss USA. Over a decade ago when we did a stint as traveling trail builders, we encountered quite a few folks working on their […]
Construction is underway on a new, jump filled line at the Bachelor Bike Park. Intended to be an advanced-level flow trail, the new Redline trail has been in the planning stages for years now. Slated to fully running in the summer 2019 season, the first section could be open as soon as this fall. Spotting Kyle […]
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, […]
The Evoc Trail Builder backpack features an attachment system for carrying an ax, hammer, clippers, and chain saw, plus plenty of room for gear needed for a day in the woods cutting trail. Made of 1000D Cordura with a PU coating, it should hold up under regular use. Designed with the aid of chainsaw […]
Yesterday marked a milestone marker in the saga of Gateway Green, as the first hints of single track trail have been etched into earth. While I’ve constructed more than my share of trail, this patch of ground feels different. For the first time in memory, Portland, Oregon is gaining, as opposed to losing bike-friendly trail. Thanks to everyone […]
Over 100 riders converged at Stub Steward State Park this weekend for what has become an annual event dubbed “Stubfest”.
Sandy Ridge is the go-to riding spot for Portland riders; over 70 riders turned out to prep their favorite trail for the wet season.
Mountain bike trail options in the East Bay Area just got better. We recently rode miles of bike friendly single track, all less than two months old. AND, it’s not only a bike friendly trail, but designed specifically to enhance the mountain bike experience unlike any other trail to date in the east bay. The biggest shock? […]
Bell Helmets, in conjunction with IMBA is giving away $100,000 to be divided up between three trail building projects spread across the US. As west coast dwellers, we’re happy to see three projects near and dear to us have made it as finalists, and are now up for voting on BellHelmets.com. The west coast finalists […]
Soquel Demonstration State Forest, AKA Demo, is by far our favorite Bay Area riding destination. Located just north of Santa Cruz, Demo is a local draw that features challenging, flowy descents, and a few technical sections worthy of longer travel trail bikes. On any given Sunday you’ll come across riders ranging from the weekender looking […]