A first for Forest Park singletrack plans: Opposition

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Former Parks Bureau staffer Gregg Everheart enjoys a rare piece of Forest Park single track.(Photos © J. Maus) Ever since citizen activist Frank Selker launched his grassroots campaign to garner support for more bicycle access in Forest Park, progress has followed at a steady clip. The community responded quickly, business support followed, and even City … Read more

Local shop commits $50,000 to Forest Park singletrack effort

Universal Cycles storefront at NW 18th and Thurman.(Photos © J. Maus) Universal Cycles in northwest Portland has committed $10,000 a year for the next five years in order to help push local advocates and community leaders into creating more singletrack mountain bike trails in Forest Park. Universal general manager Mike Doolittle told me this morning … Read more

Commissioner Fish warms to more singletrack in Forest Park

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

“My interest is not in studying this to death, it’s seeing what we can actually do…I am committed to finding ways to significantly expand our current inventory of singletrack trails.”— Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner The idea of mountain bike access in Forest Park has been an issue for Portlanders for over two decades. Local … Read more

Guest opinion: It’s time to manage bicycle use in Forest Park

“If safety and conflict concerns can be managed and mitigated among pedestrian visitors, why can’t they be managed and mitigated among all visitors?” By Daniel Greenstadt, who previously wrote an article for us about the Off-road Cycling Master Plan.

Amid sea of closures, Forest Park remains open for business

If you think it’s hard to comply with social distancing guidelines on narrow sidewalks and bike lanes in Portland, you should try doing it on singletrack trails in Forest Park. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Portland from keeping the much-loved urban park open. While trails in the Columbia River Gorge and elsewhere throughout … Read more