Monthly Archives: April 2017

Ride Forest Park? Speak Up!

As part of the citywide Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP), the City is proposing five draft trail concepts in Forest Park. These concepts were guided by the Forest Park Planning Principles, which translate the project’s vision and the many plans for Forest Park into specific guidance for off-road cycling. Here are the five draft trail concepts: • Open Tolinda

2,000 Comments in 2 Weeks … And You?

In just a couple of weeks, those for and against have left nearly 2,000 comments about the Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). Through in-person open houses and community events, the online interactive map, the Forest Park questionnaire, a general comment form, and email (offroadcycling@portlandoregon.gov), many have shared their ideas for creating more places for people of all ages and

OPB Thinks Out Loud About Off-Road Cycling

On Monday, April 3, Off-road Cycling Master Plan Project Manager Michelle Kunec-North and Project Advisory Committee member Evan Smith discussed the plan’s focus on kids and families, its goal to provide places to ride across the city — and Forest Park. Curious about who said what? Listen now.

Dakine’s Builders Pack In Action

Ride, stop, dismount, cut a tree, re-pack, and ride on. Every trail builder needs a Dakine Builders Pack. Check out the short demo video. Video was taken today while doing trail clearing at L.L. Stub Stewart MTB Area after the latest wind storm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dD6_r6HTFNSXpvbmZiY1Y2dm8/view?usp=sharing https://www.dakine.com/builder-pack-40l.html

Grand Opening of bridges at Stub! (VIDEO)

Check out this new video from March work party that shows volunteer team putting the finishing touches on the bridge approaches for “Link’n’Pin” section of Shoofly trail… (don’t get this one confused with the February 2017 large work party event (video) working on bridges as well – it was a multi-year effort and these were

Ride in the Wilderness

Well, not quite yet. House Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation to let federal land managers regulate bicycle use on Wilderness trails. Details of the bill can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1349 The bill, H.R. 1349, puts mountain bikers on the same footing as campers, hikers, hunters, and equestrians by restoring federal

Love Forests? Respond to ODF Operations Plans

Each year the Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on work plans, called Annual Operations Plans (AOPs), outlining state forest activities. Through May 4, public comments are invited for ODF’s district activities for the 2018 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2017. These plans describe specific activities such as timber sales, reforestation, road building,

Win at an ORCMP Event

Come learn about Portland’s Off-Road Cycling Master Plan, comment on options in your neighborhood, and talk to the project team about your questions or desires at an ORCMP open house or community event. That’ll be a win, but there’s more: We’ll provide a one-year NWTA membership — renewal or new — to an attendee, selected

Mountain Biking’s Future

The future of mountain biking is being born here: In the city, where our kids, and our neighbor’s kids, are being raised. And mountain biking’s next big evolution is not about the bike. It’s about outreach, inclusion, and community. Unconvinced? These pictures tell the story. We have some work to do. A few, following an