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 […]
If your idea of a fun ride includes beautiful scenery, miles of twisty single track, paired with physically challenging climbs and equally engaging descents, add the Browns Camp loop in the Tillamook State forest to your to-do list. Located about an hour west of Portland, Oregon, the 8.5 mile loop is a Portland staple for those seeking out classic […]
Although there are miles of logging roads and a few quad trails here and there, single track is hard to find at the northwest tip of Oregon. It’s a shame too, as Astoria has evolved to become quite the tourist destination. The number of breweries and opportunities for good food has multiplied exponentially, and even a […]
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.