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

Mountain bikers look toward better relations with Scappoose land owner

Riding in Scappoose.(Photo: Jordan Norris) Local mountain bike advocates are working to strengthen their relationship with a timber company in Scappoose. Longview Timber, LLC owns a large tract of land just 20 miles north of Portland that has become a popular riding area over the years. The problem is, while Longview has been gracious in … Read more

Trail Fest kickoff a pep rally for off-road advocates

Big crowd fills the Chris King employee cafe at kickoff event for Portland Trail Fest.(Photos © J. Maus) The kickoff of the first annual Portland Trail Fest last night served as an inspirational kick-in-the-pants for local off-road riding advocates. It has been nearly three years since the lack of local trails was first brought to … Read more

Forest Park single track open house: Know before you go

Tonight’s open house will look at several options for improved bike access in Forest Park.(Photo © J. Maus) Tonight is the long-awaited open house to view bike trail access options recommended by the Forest Park Single Track Cycling Committee. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all the options on the table, … Read more