Posts By: Ted Dodd

SRT Scouting Ride – PHOTOS

Saturday was a great day for a scouting ride at Sandy Ridge. The weather and trail conditions were great (i.e. the snow has melted, Spring is coming). A 10 person crew rode the trails scouting sections of trail that we will be working on next weekend and then celebrated with a BBQ and tasty beverages.

ADVOCACY ALERT

WANT MOUNTAIN BIKING IN PORTLAND? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! Action: Attend meeting April 3rd at 3pm The Portland Parks Board will meet to listen to input and consider the draft Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). 7th floor, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. Check Location updates Action: Written comment by March 23rd The Parks Board is also taking written comments

Stub Trail – Closure Update

Monday–Friday CLOSURES:  – Mountain Bike Area, Disc Golf Course, All hiking trails Saturday–Sunday OPEN:  – Hilltop Day Use, All hiking trails, Disc Golf Course, Mountain Bike Area, West meeting hall.  – Everyday: Most Dairy Creek West Loop campground and tent sites, Most Dairy Creek East loop sites, all Mountain Dale Cabins, Cabin Village meeting hall

Stub: Trail Report

Snow was a little deep in spots, making some climbs challenging.  Other than the snow, trails are clear.  Only a few branches down, no trees from the snow.  Given the warming temps, they should be partially melted by now. The Stub Stewart LST (Local Stewardship Team) has been active in clearing the down trees throughout

IMBA Epics

Planning your 2018 MTB trips or looking for trails to explore? Check out the IMBA Epics. https://www.imba.com/ride/where-to-ride/imba-epics?param=epics    

Trees, Trails & LST

Big wind storms and winter snow storms tend to bring down trees on our trails. As part of our ‘organized’ trail projects, we work to reopen the trails and do tread work. Working in small groups, our Local Stewardship Teams (LSTs) work to clear trees to reopen the trails. If you want to help, contact LST and

Spin Class & MTB Riding

Does spin classes help your mountain bike riding? The answer is that spin classes are a great way to improve your fitness, which in turn helps your mtn bike riding. If you are fit and strong you are able to endure longer when faced with real-world trail conditions. Some of my best (and strongest) mtb seasons started with spin

Parking at Sandy Ridge Trailhead

Sandy Ridge Trailhead Parking Project UPDATE as of 2.6.18 – Improvements are being made at the Bureau of Land Management’s Sandy Ridge Trailhead, including new asphalt to help expand the parking area, which will provide additional parking spaces, some with tailgate bump-outs. All trails will remain open during construction activities. “We appreciate the public’s understanding

Group Ride + DOD event

Last weekend a large group of NWTA members joined the Disciples Of Dirt (DOD) for their annual “All Comer’s Meet” and explored the trails at Carpenter Bypass (Whypass). Groups in attendance included Disciples of Dirt (DOD), Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA), Team Dirt, and Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA). DOD volunteers have been building and maintaining this