Nonprofit aims to build pump track in McMinnville

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 26th, 2020 at 3:06 pm

Biking advocates in McMinnville have launched an effort to bring a pump track to town. They’re also working with the Bureau of Land Management to establish a new mountain bike trail network east of Carlton off the popular Nestucca River Road.

All they need is a hand from donors to help make it a reality.

“With the increase in cars on the roads and lack of safe areas to ride bikes in our community it has come to our attention that the youth in our area need a safe place to exercise and gain skills and confidence on their bikes,” Willamette Valley Cyclists Board Member Ron Baker recently shared. [Read more…]

Pedaling Yamhill County: A preview of Cycle Oregon’s ‘Weekender’ event

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2017 at 3:26 pm

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Friday afternoon traffic jam on SW Muddy Valley Road southwest of downtown McMinnville.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Willamette Valley is no stranger to great bicycling. After all, it’s home to the first official “scenic bikeway” in America. But until this past weekend there was a large chunk of it which I had yet to pedal through: the western section of Yamhill County south of Forest Grove.
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