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 […]
Over 100 riders converged at Stub Steward State Park this weekend for what has become an annual event dubbed “Stubfest”.
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.
Mountain bike trail options in the East Bay Area just got better. We recently rode miles of bike friendly single track, all less than two months old. AND, it’s not only a bike friendly trail, but designed specifically to enhance the mountain bike experience unlike any other trail to date in the east bay. The biggest shock? […]
Bell Helmets, in conjunction with IMBA is giving away $100,000 to be divided up between three trail building projects spread across the US. As west coast dwellers, we’re happy to see three projects near and dear to us have made it as finalists, and are now up for voting on BellHelmets.com. The west coast finalists […]
Soquel Demonstration State Forest, AKA Demo, is by far our favorite Bay Area riding destination. Located just north of Santa Cruz, Demo is a local draw that features challenging, flowy descents, and a few technical sections worthy of longer travel trail bikes. On any given Sunday you’ll come across riders ranging from the weekender looking […]
This weekend we got out and rode our bikes. This typically is the formula for any good weekend in my book, as I, make that we— pretty much revolve life around the desire to be on a bicycle. We also got our first bit of rain in a long time, something the trails sorely needed. […]
The Cinderella Trail is our favorite descent in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, if not the entire east bay. Featuring high speed turns, the best flow in the park as well as a rock garden section, it is one of the few multi-use trails that offer the experience advanced technical trail riders seek out. Unfortunately, the […]
Re-routing even just a section of the most popular trail around these parts is bound to result in some resistance from the riding community. Here in the Bay Area we don’t have a lot of (currently authorized) places to go when we want to take a quick spin on our bike after a long day […]
It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for riders in the East Bay that frequent Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The steep fire road climb known as $2 Hill is receiving a welcome reroute, with a new alignment that is not only much more sustainable, but more inline with the […]
Building a trail packed with features is a time consuming affair, even with the mechanical help of a Sweco mini-dozer and ST-240 trail building machine to doing the bulk of the heavy lifting. Even after the shaping is done, each roller and berm needs to be compacted properly to result in the desired riding experience. […]
I have a confession. I’m one of those mountain bike riders that would rather pedal his bike downhill rather than up. Unfortunately, here in the bay area, opportunities for riding down hill without having to “earn your turns” aren’t very common. I even tried to move back to the Portland area a few years back […]