Guest article: Take a kid mountain biking and help grow the ‘Dirt Roots Movement’

Andy Jansky practicing what he preaches on a ride at Mt. Saint Helens with his two teenage daughters.(Photo courtesy Andy Jansky) This article was written by Andy Jansky, a volunteer trail steward with the Northwest Trail Alliance. It’s time to start a new cycling movement. I call it the “Dirt Roots Movement” and it’s all … Read more

Next door to Forest Park, North Tualatin Mtns hold opportunity for off-road bike access

1,300 acres just north of Forest Park. Just north of Forest Park in northwest Portland lies 1,300 undeveloped acres spread across four separate properties. The land, which was historically a logging area and can be currently accessed from either Skyline or McNamee roads, is owned by Metro and is known as the North Tualatin Mountains … Read more

‘Trailfest’ kicks off Friday with off-road fun for everyone

From Sandy Ridge to Forest Park, Trailfest has something for everyone.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) If you prefer riding off-road and have been curious about Portland’s mountain bike scene, this weekend was made for you. The 2013 Trailfest, an event organized by the Northwest Trail Alliance, begins tomorrow night (9/20) and continues with an entire weekend … Read more

Guest Article: Urban mountain biking in Portland – What it could be

Typical “flow” singletrack on the Beginner Trail inLebanon Hills.(Photo used with permission ofDakota County Parks, Minnesota) This article is written by Joshua Rebannack. Joshua contacted me after he read our recent coverage of mountain biking in Forest Park. As a way of helping Portland see a different vision for urban, off-road bicycling access, Joshua wanted … Read more