Posts By: Chris Rotvik

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

Off-Road Cycling on OPB Think Out Loud Today

Michelle Kunec-North, Program Coordinator, City of Portland will be on OPB’s Think Out Loud today (April 3rd) at noon for a segment on the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan. The conversation will likely run from 12:20 to 12:40. The show is live and will be taking listener calls. The show will also be rebroadcast at 8

March’s Member Meetup

Our March meeting at Velo Cult brought a lighter (daylight savings time) start to the affair but also a lighter crowd (it’s also Spring break week). To simulate the experience at home, grab your favorite snack and drink, and we’re on to the announcements! Emcee Andy Crump began by noting that Washougal Bike Park will

5 Minutes to a Better Outdoor Economy

There’s a push in Salem to create a state Office of Outdoor Recreation. Colorado, Utah and Washington have outdoor agencies, while California and New Mexico are considering legislation similar to Oregon’s. The office would promote and grow Oregon’s outdoor industry, which contributes an estimated $12 billion to the state economy. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration’s proposed

$20 Shirt, Free Bike Park!

Ed Fischer at Camas Bike and Sport has got a deal for you! Simply buy one of these very nice (I know, I have one!) t-shirts and you’ll help ensure the installation of a pump track and jump lines at Washougal Bike Park this Summer. These are some very serious features coming on. Imagine a

Speak Up Now About ORCMP

Portland has launched an interactive map to gather your feedback on the potential sites for off-road cycling in the city: Click on a site, understand its potential, and submit your feedback directly. But before you go, there’s a few things you must know: Don’t be confused by the six black location markers, they simply identify existing

February’s Member Meetup

We had a big turnout last night at Velo Cult catching up with friends, snacking and sipping, and getting the low-down. First, the announcements: CLIMB Andy Jansky delighted us with news that the planned CLIMB (Cascade Locks International Mountain Bike) trail near Cascade Locks, big sister to easyCLIMB, is coming out of hibernation. Initiated in

Metro Wants to Know

Metro is asking for our help. Through 2016, the Chehalem Ridge Nature Park planning team connected with residents throughout the region to gather opinions on what the new nature park should be like. More than 4,500 survey responses, eight on-site tours, and a series of engagement events have shaped the Park’s draft recommendations. Please take