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Injunction stops construction of new trails for Timberline MTB park

It could be 2015 until anyone’s riding. A coalition of environmental groups are claiming victory in a legal battle to stop the development of the proposed Timberline Mountain Bike Park on Mt. Hood. Yesterday, a District Court approved an injunction against the project (PDF) that was filed earlier this month by four non-profit groups. Those … Read more


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Director of Sierra Club explains rationale behind MTB park lawsuit

Sierra Club Oregon Chapter Director Brian Pasko. Our story last week about a lawsuit against the Timberline Mountain Bike Park has sparked a lot of conversation. Several people commented and contacted me to express concerns that I failed to offer adequate context to the story. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups that have signed … Read more


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Sierra Club signs onto lawsuit to stop Timberline MTB Park

“We really do not have a problem with mountain biking at all. In fact, we would affirmatively support mountain bike access on Mt. Hood and we’d love to build allegiances with those folks, but we just don’t believe this is the proper place for this development.”— Rhett Lawrence, Conservation Director, Sierra Club (Oregon Chapter) Plans … Read more


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Appeals denied, groups now want injunction to stop Timberline MTB Park – UPDATED

Image from Timberline Mountain Bike Park brochure. When we last shared news about the Timberline Mountain Bike Park in November of 2012, the US Forest Service had approved a permit for the project and things were set to move forward. That permit was issued after an environmental analysis from the USFS lead to a “Finding … Read more