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A Bikepark in Portland? Help Build Gateway Green

Mountain Bikers in Portland, Oregon have access to lots of sweet riding spots— provided you don’t mind driving an hour in any direction. When it comes to local trail riding opportunities though, the options are sorely limited. Local bike advocates hope to change that, and have identified a space in East Portland with 38 Acres […]

09.06.2013 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Portland’s Indoor Mecca of Bikes: the Lumberyard Bike Park

The first time I recall talking bikes with Will Heiberg of the Lumberyard Bike Park was at the Backyard Blam Pump Track. Like many Portlanders, he had dreams of a place to ride bikes when the weather turned sour. Turns out it was a vision he was unwilling to let go of, and teaming up […]

12.07.2012 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Eichler Bike Park Rebuild: Day 2

Things are seriously moving along with the Eichler Bike Park Project. If you haven’t been following the story of the Eichler Park Jumps, click here for a recap. It’s been pretty exciting to see progress on this site finally happening, with a legit Bobcat on site moving earth. It was just over a year ago […]

06.02.2011 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Flashback to sunnier days: summer pump track party at Paddy’s

The location: Northeast Portland, Oregon. We’re visiting our friend Paddy C’s backyard for what has become a 4th of July tradition, the yearly pump track party. The barbeque has been fired up, beers are flowing, and we are ripping circles over and over on the backyard track. Back yard pump tracks are still a new […]

12.28.2010 Pump Tracks Read the full story →

Eichler Park: A few possible design layouts

Portland, Oregon area riders got a small win with the approval and go ahead of an Adopt-a-Park agreement between Tualatin Valley Parks and Rec and local advocacy group the Northwest Trail Alliance. The NWTA will officially be partnering with Parks to take over maintenance of a small BMX park in Beaverton, a suburb of Portland. Conveniently […]

10.17.2010 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →

Eichler Bike Park Project in Beaverton gets the green light

Awesome news for mountain bikers in Portland, Oregon: local mountain bike advocacy group, the Northwest Trail Alliance, is about to move ahead with what will be the first sanctioned bicycle skills park (on dirt) in the Portland Metropolitan area. We first reported on the Eichler Park Bike Jump area back in May of this year, as part […]

09.20.2010 Oregon Bike Parks Read the full story →

World Naked Bike Ride

Guest Post by Tyson Hallock. Possibly NSFW. …4…3…2…1…ride naked! I had just ridden my bike down to the Portland 2010 World Naked Bike ride meeting area, a fenced in lot near Hawthorne bridge. Fully clothed I instantly felt out of place and looked for an open area to park my bike where I could tear my […]

06.22.2010 Blog Read the full story →

Powell Butte Trails- Portland’s only legal single track

The Pacific Northwest has a lot of great mountain biking opportunities, but mountain bikers attempting to minimize their carbon footprint are out of luck. When we get ready to head out to hit up some trails, we load up the car, and prepare to hit the highway first. Some days I’m not too crazy about […]

06.06.2010 Oregon Trails Read the full story →
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Abandoned BMX jump park found in Beaverton

When I drove by this practically abandoned BMX park in Beaverton last week, I had to stop and record some images on my iPhone. I was at once excited and more than a bit bummed to see it. It is clear that Tualatin Parks and Rec maintains the park from the recently mowed lawns. However, it is […]

05.25.2010 Blog Read the full story →
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The Backyard Blam Pump track

The weather here in the northwest is starting to be livable again and now that the sun is back out and hopefully sticking around for a bit, it means it is time to get the BBQ fired up, put some beers on ice, grab the shovels and head to .. the backyard? Jared invited me […]

05.14.2010 Pump Tracks Read the full story →