Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on February 16th, 2012 at 9:55 am
Since it opened in 2009, the Sandy Ridge Trail System — located about 40 miles east of downtown Portland (map) at the foot of Mt. Hood — has grown by leaps and bounds (or should I say by drops and berms) in both popularity and in sheer miles of fun trails to ride. The International Mountain Bicycling Association calls is “one of most extensive purpose-built, mountain-bike specific trail systems on public land in the United States.”
To keep it that way, partners on the project have launched an online survey to gauge user feedback.
The trail system is a partnership between IMBA, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Portland-based non-profit Northwest Trail Alliance. They’ve got big plans for 2012 that include facility improvements such as construction of a new paved parking lot, restrooms and a picnic area at the trailhead. The trail building will continue as well, with three new segments in the hopper (including a beginner loop around the trailhead) that will boost the total system to 14 miles of biking bliss.
To make sure they’re on the right track, and to hear from users, the partners want to hear your feedback. They’ve launched an online survey to gauge user opinions and hear what the next steps for the area should be.
If you’ve ridden out at Sandy Ridge, take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Learn more about the trail system on the official BLM website.