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Commissioner Fish warms to more singletrack in Forest Park

“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


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Guest Article: Erik Tonkin on why he joined the FPC

Erik Tonkin(Photos © J. Maus) [Publisher’s note: This article was written by Sellwood Cycle Repair co-owner, community advocate, and beloved off-road racer, Erik Tonkin. Erik writes about an issue that’s close to his heart, mountain bike access in Forest Park. He’s been riding his mountain-bike and ‘cross bike in the park for 16 years. For … Read more


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MTB shop steps up for Forest Park plan

The Fat Tire Farm on NW Thurman.(Photo © J. Maus) Fat Tire Farm, a shop that specializes in high performance mountain bikes and is located near a busy Forest Park trailhead, has stepped up to encourage its customers to join the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC). According to citizen activist Frank Selker, the shop has agreed … Read more


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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