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Portland Parks & Rec considers ‘Unicycle Bastards’ on park paving stone

Jeff Lauten, shown here with his daughter at the site of the future Harper’s Playground, where he hopes to donate a paving stone with his club’s name on it.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Unicycle Bastards, a local unicycle riding club, wants to help build Harper’s Playground in north Portland’s Arbor Lodge Park. The group came … Read more

NW Trail Alliance teams with Portland Parks & Rec for kids MTB camp

Kids swarming the Ventura Park pumptrack.(Photo: NW Trail Alliance) For the first time ever, the City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau will team up with local off-road cycling non-profit Northwest Trail Alliance to hold a kids mountain biking camp. “Whether you want to become a mountain bike pro or are just checking out the … Read more

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

Portland Parks addresses bumps on Esplanade ramps

Parks will consider adding stripes and signage to warn riders of these bumps.(Photos © J. Maus) Last week I joined a Portland Parks & Recreation staffer for a visit to the Eastbank Esplanade. Our intention was to see what, if anything, could be done to smooth out a series of bumps that exist on ramps … Read more

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Bike Advisory Committee airs concerns over Springwater Trail closure plans

Riders roll by the junction with theOaks Bottom Trail.(Photo © J. Maus) As I reported back in March, next summer, from June to the end of September, the Springwater Corridor Trail on the Willamette River will be closed for a major project at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. As a vital link from Sellwood to downtown … Read more

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Powell Butte open house tonight: Weigh in on future of trails

“We are not opposed to expanding the wildlife area, but feel strongly Pioneer Orchard trail should remain open.” — Tom Archer, director of advocacy for the Northwest Trail Alliance The Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau will hold a public open house tonight to unveil a new trail plan for Powell Butte Nature Park. Off-road cycling … Read more