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 […]
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is a yearly event taking place in communities all over the US. The local events range in size from a few kids and families to large gatherings consisting of local bike clubs, retail shops, schools and bike friendly companies. Here in Portland, #TKMBD was hosted by the Northwest Trail […]
Portland and the Bay Area have a lot in common when it comes to limited access to trails for mountain biking. Although both areas have a significant amount of green space and trails, due to anti-mountain bike factions with considerable political influence, there is a serious lack of close in recreation opportunities for mountain biking on narrow […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]