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 that donated to the fundraiser as the project has reached its goal with a total of $101,810 raised towards trail and bike park construction. Most importantly, the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods match grant has been met.
Donations are still being accepted, but it will be a few days for that portal to be available.
Update: Wednesday, 10/19/16
Update: Saturday 10/22/16
On Saturday, Friends of Gateway Green offered a free guided walk through Gateway Green discussing the Dirt Lab project, insights on the challenges faced and what is being currently being built. The event was one of many WALKTOBER events.