Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 27th, 2006 at 9:27 am
In their official press release they mention local mountain bike club, the Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP).
Here’s more from IMBA:
“Our reasons for making this selection go beyond outstanding riding. There’s also a statewide plan for developing trail recreation that should be inspirational for the rest of the Union. On top of that, Oregon’s standout bike clubs – like the…..Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) and others who are working diligently to protect trail access. They’ve even helped shape a bike-friendly land management plan for Mount Hood – no small trick.”
Here in Portland, it seems like we’re lagging behind other parts of Oregon. I would love to see more partnerships between PUMP and other groups to open up more acreage in Forest Park to mountain bikes. The recent completion of Firelane 5 is fantastic, but we still need more places to ride.
This recent good news from IMBA, along with singletrack trails being a new criteria for going Platinum, should provide local mountain bikers with the momentum to make some exciting things happen in 2007.