Forest Park single track open house: Know before you go

Tonight’s open house will look at several options for improved bike access in Forest Park.(Photo © J. Maus) Tonight is the long-awaited open house to view bike trail access options recommended by the Forest Park Single Track Cycling Committee. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all the options on the table, … Read more

A year later and amid controversy, Fish vows to keep Forest Park trail promise

Commissioner Fish in front of a map of Forest Park at a roundtable discussion last April.(Photo © J. Maus) Exactly one year ago today, newly elected City Commissioner Nick Fish made a bold proclamation about the future of mountain bike access in Forest Park. Following an unprecedented groundswell of community enthusiasm and activism calling more … Read more

NW Trail Alliance President Tom Archer responds to illegal trail

NWTA President Tom Archer.(Photos © J. Maus) In light of the discovery of an unauthorized bike trail in the northern reaches of Forest Park, I spoke about the situation this morning with Tom Archer, President of the non-profit off-road advocacy group the Northwest Trail Alliance. Archer was clearly disappointed by the discovery and expressed hope … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Interview with Commissioner Fish: Forest Park talks are “back on track”

Commissioner Nick Fish talks Forest Park and “freak-outs”.(Photos © J. Maus) It’s been almost one year since citizen activist Frank Selker re-energized the issue of increased bicycle access in Forest Park. Since then his effort has sparked widespread momentum for the issue and now the City of Portland’s Bureau of Parks and Recreation has convened … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

A first for Forest Park singletrack plans: Opposition

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

MTB advocates see Forest Park white paper as major step forward

The Forest Park Conservancy recognizes that off-road cyclists are a legitimate user group whose needs are not currently being met.— from the introduction of White Paper on Off-Road Cycling in Forest Park The Forest Park Conservancy (FPC), in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, has released the final version of its White Paper on Off-Road … 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