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Off-road advocacy, skills park experts in Portland tonight

Avatar by on March 31st, 2009 at 7:14 am

PUMP's Forest Park Mountain Bike Tour

PUMP will host an off-road
advocacy presentation tonight
in Northwest Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus)

As Portland moves in on creating more off-road, urban riding areas, interest in skills parks and pump tracks is growing. However, unlike in the transportation cycling realm — where Portland is often looked upon as a leader — when it comes to off-road advocacy, we still have a lot to learn.

With that in mind, the Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) will host the Evergreen MTB Alliance at an event in Northwest Portland tonight. Evergreen is a Washington-based advocacy group that received national accolades for their success in building the Colonnade MTB Skills Park (check it out on YouTube). That riding area is located under I-5 bridge overpasses in downtown Seattle.

At the event tonight, Evergreen will discuss the Colonnade and other projects, as well as how they grew their organization from a regional MTB club into a statewide advocacy group with more than 1,000 members.
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PDC sheds more light on Burnside pump track

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 24th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

The PDC and the Parks Bureau are working with a group of citizens on a possible pump track at this location.

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