MTB roundup: Helltrack, River View planning, Sandy Ridge award, and more

Helltrack is coming! Just because Portland isn’t known as a mountain biking mecca (yet), doesn’t mean we don’t have our share of mountain bike news. Check out the updates on several fronts below… Helltrack at The Lumberyard The Lumberyard has partnered up with PlusSizeBMX on an interesting event next month: They call it “Helltrack.” According … 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

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Regional mountain biking news roundup

Portland Parks is moving forward with trail planning at River View Natural Area. It’s a great sign of progress when there’s enough mountain biking news for a roundup. In Portland and in hills in almost every direction there are plans afoot to improve and expand off-road riding opportunities. We are very fortunate around here to … Read more

Riverview property holds major mountain biking potential

Volunteers gathered at the Riverview property for a work party yesterday.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Yesterday I rolled out to southwest Portland to get a closer look at the Riverview property — and I am now even more optimistic about its potential as a riding area. Riverview could become what is now major missing element of … 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

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