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Bomb squad disarms tripwire device found on trail near Forest Park – UDPATED

Posted on October 20th, 2014 at 11:15 am.

The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell.

First paid staffer marks milestone for off-road advocacy group

Posted on January 14th, 2011 at 10:53 am.

Supporters of the NWTA showed up in force at a Forest Park rally in October of last year.(Photos © J. Maus) 2010 was a landmark year for the Northwest Trail Alliance and now the up and coming off-road bicycling advocacy group is hiring their first ever paid staff member. Last year was full of controversy Read More »

New trail opens at Sandy Ridge mountain bike area

Posted on August 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am.

Detail of new trail.s The Sandy Ridge Trail System just gets better and better. The trail network, already a huge hit with off-road biking enthusiasts around the region (check out our coverage of it here), has just added a new bridge and a new section of trail. According to the Northwest Trail Alliance, a temporary Read More »

Advocates mobilize as comment period begins for Timberline Mountain Bike Park

Posted on July 6th, 2010 at 12:56 pm.

“If implemented, this project could cause significant potential harm to soils, water, and wildlife.” — From letter signed by members of Restore Mt. Hood Coalition “This will attract more riders to Oregon, increasing tourism dollars in the area. This list of benefits goes on and on… the impact will be minimal.” — Michael Whitesel, member Read More »

Clarification on KGW’s ‘rogue bike path’ story – UPDATED

Posted on June 29th, 2010 at 10:41 am.

KGW TV ran a story Monday night titled, “Another rogue bike path in Forest Park.” Here’s the opening of the story: “A new illegal bike path in Forest Park has trail users upset, with near misses between docile people on foot and speeding mountain bikers emerging out of nowhere. And here’s the video:

Forest Park committee to present recommendations tonight

Posted on June 14th, 2010 at 3:53 pm.

Committee member Les Blaize at a recent open house.(Photo © J. Maus) After nine months of meetings, the 15-member Forest Park Single Track Cycling Advisory Committee will present their recommendations to Parks Commissioner Nick Fish and Parks Director Zari Santner tonight. According to a statement put out by Portland Parks & Recreation, the report, “will Read More »

Advocate cries foul at City Club’s Forest Park report

Posted on June 3rd, 2010 at 1:33 pm.

Cover of Forest Park: A Call to Action. A recent report on the health of Forest Park published by the City Club of Portland has a noted off-road biking advocate crying foul. Frank Selker, the man who launched an effort to improve biking opportunities in the park back in December 2008 and who sits on Read More »

Mountain bikers look toward better relations with Scappoose land owner

Posted on May 25th, 2010 at 11:21 am.

Riding in Scappoose.(Photo: Jordan Norris) Local mountain bike advocates are working to strengthen their relationship with a timber company in Scappoose. Longview Timber, LLC owns a large tract of land just 20 miles north of Portland that has become a popular riding area over the years. The problem is, while Longview has been gracious in Read More »

City Club report, Parks survey see different future for Forest Park – UPDATED

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 2:34 pm.

Cover of City Club’s Forest Park: A Call to Action.-Download PDF here- Deciding how to move forward with improved and expanded biking opportunities in Forest Park got a lot more complicated last week. On Thursday, the City Club of Portland released a 65-page report on Forest Park that, among other things, states unequivocally that there Read More »

Rogue bike trail deja-vu: More bad PR for trail builders

Posted on May 7th, 2010 at 8:29 am.

KGW-TV video of bike trail discovered in Madrona Park in North Portland. If video does not load, see KGW story here.

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