At Eichler Park in Beaverton, a BMX/pump track is reborn (Photos)

Eric Carter rides in the newly rebuilt Eichler Bike Park.(All photos © Tim Zimmerman) The non-profit Northwest Trail Alliance has wrapped up work on their major renovation to the bike park in Eichler Park near downtown Beaverton (13710 SW Farmington Road). The new design features three different “jump lines” suitable for all skill levels as … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Portland’s first-ever pump track gets official green light

Portland Parks & Recreation has given local off-road biking advocates official word that the Ventura Park Pump Track project will move forward. The project will be Portland’s first official pump track and it will be managed in a partnership between Portland Parks Bureau and local non-profit group, the Northwest Trail Alliance.

Off-road bike trails figure into new property acquired by Parks Bureau

River View Forest will soon be owned by the City.(Photo: City of Portland) Calling it the “largest land acquisition in recent decades,” two City bureaus (Parks and Environmental Services) teamed up with Metro to purchase 146 acres of natural area known as the “River View Forest” in Southwest Portland. The $11.25 million deal was announced … Read more

Op-Ed: Northwest Trail Alliance responds to Forest Park decisions

[Portland-based off-road cycling advocacy group, the Northwest Trail Alliance, has a long legacy in Forest Park. In fact, they came onto the scene over 20 years ago (as PUMP, the Portland United Mountain Pedalers) in order to make sure cycling wasn’t completely prohibited from the park. That history gives you some idea of how long … Read more

With recommendations due soon, a recap of Forest Park saga

Director of Portland Parks Zari Santner. City Commissioner Nick Fish.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and the Director of Portland Parks Zari Santner are due to release their recommendations on bicycling in Forest Park sometime in the next week or so. The announcement will come 19 months after the issue of how … Read more

Breaking ‘logjam’, City of Portland commits to Gateway Green project

The Gateway Green site as it looks today.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced earlier today that the City of Portland will assume an official leadership role in the Gateway Green project. It’s been over a year since the project has moved significantly forward, but today Fish said the City’s decision to … Read more