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Committee hears case for mountain biking in Portland

A packed meeting room at City Hall for last night’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting.File photo: 5/8/07 Symbolic of the pent-up demand for more mountain biking in Portland, nearly 40 people crammed into the Lovejoy Room inside City Hall last night for the most crowded Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting I’ve ever attended. The agenda … Read more

Trail plan adopted by City Council

[Commissioners listen to presentation.] Yesterday the Parks Department presented their Regional Recreational Trails Strategy to the Portland City Council. In attendance was a who’s who list of Portland’s trail advocates including; Scott Bricker from the BTA, Gail Snyder from Friends of Forest Park, Bob Akers, Barbara Walker and Walter Valenta from the 40-mile Loop Land … Read more

New criteria for Platinum: singletrack

[A slide from Andy Clarke’sMTB Summit presentation.]Photo R. Louton Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) board member Roger Louton sees a golden opportunity to push for more singletrack mountain biking trails in Portland. He just returned home from the IMBA World Mountain Bike Conference where he heard the Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists … Read more

Mountain bike trails not in Parks’ vision

Last Thursday the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Department held a public meeting to present their “twenty-year vision for developing Portland’s regional recreational trail system.” In attendance was a small but influential group of representatives from many trail user and advocacy groups including; the BTA, Friends of Forest Park, Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP), the … Read more