(Photos: Tom Archer)
off road bicycling
(Photos: Tom Archer)
(Photo: Tom Archer/NW Trail Alliance)
rebuilt Eichler Bike Park.
(All photos © Tim Zimmerman)
The non-profit Northwest Trail Alliance has wrapped up work on their major renovation to the bike park in Eichler Park near downtown Beaverton (13710 SW Farmington Road).
The new design features three different "jump lines" suitable for all skill levels as well as a small pump track where riders flow through a series of whoops and berms to build momentum. The park was specifically designed for both 20-inch (kids/BMX) and 26-inch (MTB) wheeled bikes.
Green Trail in Mt. Tabor Park.
(Photo: Harrison Fishback)
About a week ago, new signs appeared on a popular dirt trail in Mt. Tabor Park that read, "No Bicycles Please."
The new signs are on what's known as the 'Green Trail' in the northern section of the park. The trail connects via Salmon Street and goes around the playground and amphitheater.
We heard about the signs from readers and we were also pointed to a thread in the MTBR.com forums about the issue. In a city like Portland, where singletrack is rare, any narrow dirt trails accessible to bikes are coveted. On the MTBR forums there was disappointment at the signs and confusion over whether or not they were legitimate.
Turns out they are. (more...)
For many singletrack lovers in Portland, the lack of local riding opportunities is a constant bummer. (That's why we saw so much community support for more singletrack in Forest Park.) For really good trails, you've got to hop in a car and drive a minimum of about 45 minutes — or you can use the newly launched Portland Singletrack Shuttle.
With the tagline, "You want sweet, sweet singletrack. We make it happen," the folks behind the Singletrack Shuttle have made it their business to connect riders with trails. (more...)
Portland Parks & Recreation has given local off-road biking advocates official word that the Ventura Park Pump Track project will move forward. The project will be Portland's first official pump track and it will be managed in a partnership between Portland Parks Bureau and local non-profit group, the Northwest Trail Alliance. (more...)
owned by the City.
(Photo: City of Portland)
Calling it the "largest land acquisition in recent decades," two City bureaus (Parks and Environmental Services) teamed up with Metro to purchase 146 acres of natural area known as the "River View Forest" in Southwest Portland. The $11.25 million deal was announced Monday and was approved by City Council yesterday.
The privately owned land, which is adjacent to and south of River View Cemetery off of SW Macadam Ave, is currently home to a large network of unofficial bike trails that have been ridden for many years. Once the City of Portland becomes the official land-owner (which should be finalized later this summer), what does the future hold for mountain bike access? (more...)