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Going off-road on the new Sandy Ridge Trail System

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

[This article was written by long time BikePortland reader and active community member and volunteer Kronda Adair. She recently borrowed a mountain bike from River City Bicycles and headed out to explore the Sandy Ridge Trail System.]

Kronda on some of Sandy Ridge’s “awesome,
flowy, and swooping,” singletrack.
(Photo: Jessica Niggemann)

Mountain biking season is coming. The weather is teasing us with warm sunny days sprinkled between the usual spring deluge, so I decided to head out to the new Sandy Ridge Trail System (located about 40 minutes east of Portland) and find out what all the buzz is about.

Situated on BLM land, the Sandy Ridge trail network was built specifically for mountain bikes (read a BikePortland article about the project from August 2008) . It has just under five miles of trails, with ten more planned for 2010-2011. [Read more…]