As residents of Portland, Oregon, we’re fortunate to have world class riding situated only an hour away. Sometimes though, you don’t want to deal with two hours of traffic in the car just to get some exercise. Whether it’s after work, or just a day where you’re looking to explore, we’ve been peering through Google maps […]
It’s been a long, cold and rainy winter. Summer can’t come soon enough, filled with weekend riding trips and visits to trails and bike parks throughout the northwest. Among our new favorite riding destinations is the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park. Our first visit to the park was late last summer, but the bike park at Mt. Bachelor […]
Lacamas Lake Regional Park in Camus, Washington is a short drive from Portland, and a popular afterwork destination for Vancouver area locals looking to ride their mountain bikes. It’s been on our radar for sometime as a spot to check out; however, the bulk of online write ups focus on paved and graveled trails leading […]
The weather has been pretty lousy for mountain biking in Portland, so when my brother and his family were in town for the holidays, our obvious destination was the Lumberyard. As the only indoor bike park operating in the area, the Lumberyard is a unique asset for Oregon riders. The bike park is divided into separate […]
We’re seven weeks into the the Dirt Lab build at Portland, Oregon’s Gateway Green. While it’s been a bit wet, construction continues with progress on track for spring when volunteers will be gathering to dial in both single track and dirt jump lines. Dirt jumps have been formed as well as a single track loop, both of […]
Holy sh*t people. It’s actually happening. We’ve all had our doubts, and at this point, we’re all not just a little jaded, but a lot. But it IS happening, right now. In preparation of the trail work, a team is coming in to clean the area, and a safety plan will have to be put in […]
If things go according to plan, ground will be broken on what could be Portland, Oregon’s premier bike park in the next few weeks, in a program called the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green. Mountain Bikers in Portland, Oregon have been waiting a long time for a patch of dirt to call their own. Although there […]
San Francisco’s McLaren Bike Park Project hits a major milestone this month, as construction documents for phase one are currently out to bid.
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 […]
The rebuild of Ventura Park pump track in Portland, Oregon is now underway. When we’re done, the pump track will be better than ever. Thanks to partnerships with the Northwest Trail Alliance and Portland Parks & Rec, the track received three truck loads of additional fill soil. With the aid of the NWTA Ditchwitch, last week Cole Pruitt and I […]
Finding suitable riding partners can be challenging but we’re working with the Northwest Trail Alliance to build a women’s riding community and already having epic adventures. This month: Tiger Mountain.
Flow motion is one of my favorite trails to ride in the Sandy Ridge Trail System. Although it falls under the flow trail category, it’s not completely buffed out like many of the high speed highway style flow trails that are becoming so prevalent. There are plenty of roots and random dips, peppered with the […]