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

Portland Parks seeks members for River View Natural Area advisory committee

A trail in River View Natural Area.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) If you care about off-road bicycling in Portland, take note that a very important planning process is getting underway. Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking members of the public to sit on an advisory committee that will help plan the future of their River View … Read more

Reader Story: Get a quick-fix of mountain biking in Forest Park

The magic of Forest Park’s northern reach.(Photos by Hudson Henry) After I shared a story about a recent ride in Forest Park, I heard from many readers with fun routes of their own. The story and photos come to us from southwest Portland resident Hudson Henry. Do you desperately need a mountain bike ride, but … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Like to mountain bike? Local trail group has ’10 things to do before fall’

In case you haven’t noticed, Portland-based Northwest Trail Alliance is really becoming a strong force for good in the region. They are building trails, building relationships, and building a movement around mountain biking. NWTA President Jon Pheanis just shared a cool checklist in their monthly newsletter that’s worth more attention. Check it out… The Mountain … Read more

Popular trail at Mt. Tabor Park now signed “No Bikes” – UPDATED

Trail use conflicts continue to plague one of Portland’s most popular urban sanctuaries: Mt. Tabor Park. For many years, the several miles of narrow singletrack trails looping around the park have been known as a fun place to ride a mountain bike. But, given the park’s urban setting and natural beauty, the crowded trails are … Read more

At Riverview property, off-road riding advocates invest sweat equity

A trail into the Riverview natural area. Portland Parks & Recreation will host a trail work party at their newly acquired Riverview natural area next week and many of the volunteers that show up will be from the Northwest Trail Alliance, a group eager to expand local off-road riding opportunities and willing to invest sweat … Read more

NW Trail Alliance kicks off annual ‘Trailfest’ with Forest Park ride tonight

Detail of event poster. With summer weather finally looking like it’s here to stay, I can’t think of a better time to kick-off the Northwest Trail Alliance’s annual Trailfest mountain biking festival. This year’s theme is “Fun in every direction!” Beginning this evening with a ride in Forest Park (meet at 5:30 pm in parking … Read more

New huts make off-road, family-friendly Mt. Hood bike adventure possible

Your hut awaits.(Photos: Cascade Huts) Mountain biking on Mt. Hood isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a family-friendly summer bike adventure; but that might change thanks to Cascade Huts. Since their launch five years ago, the founders of Cascade Huts — James Koski (yes that James Koski) and … Read more