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 […]
Portland, Oregon features a number of streets designated as neighborhood greenways, which are residential streets where traffic is limited to 20 MPH or less. Formerly known as bicycle boulevards, Portland boasts more than 70 miles of greenways. Though Portland is considered a bike friendly town, if you find yourself traveling along the wrong route, you’d […]
The fellas have been hard at work at Gateway Green, charging through and cutting trail. Not only have they broken through the initial section in the trees, but this week the first call for volunteers went out. A few hardy volunteers stepped up, helping on site Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Being that its Portland and rains half the […]
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 […]
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 […]
One time, I was riding my bike home from work in Portland, when a tree fell on me. I remember it like it was yesterday. Actually, it was yesterday. It was a very large tree. It all happened very quickly, though looking back, it was as if it was happening in slow motion. Like the […]
Over 100 riders converged at Stub Steward State Park this weekend for what has become an annual event dubbed “Stubfest”.
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 […]
There is quite a bit written about pump tracks online — including this site — its hard to find a comprehensive online resource on all things pump track. Let’s change that.
Cyclocross is a big deal here in Portland. And though it’s never been our jam, we’ve been known to dabble into self inflicted pain by bike, especially when it’s for work. This weekend we jumped head first into racing cross at the Cross-word CX Challenge in Canby. The one day event was hosted and put […]
Dirt roads are not trails. Period. By any sane definition of the term, a trail is a path or track and is by its very definition, a narrow space. It seems so logical, right? Any mountain biker gets it: Single track is a narrow trail. Double track is two narrow trails, as left by the passage […]