Group Rides almost Every Sunday, sampling various trails near PDX.
Feb 1st - Sandy Ridge
Ride Leader: Nathan Frechen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This Sunday we’ll be heading to Sandy Ridge. There should be something for everyone, but options 1 & 2 will have some repeat trail sections.
Option 1 – I’ll be arriving at Sandy Ridge and plan to be on the bike by 7:45-8am. Riding the singletrack up and doing a lap. Headed back down to parking lot to meet people interested in Option 2.
Option 2 – Meet in the parking lot ready to ride at 9:30am, we’ll ride up on the road, and come back down with the target of being back in the parking lot at 11am to meet Option 3.
Option 3 – Meet in the parking lot ready to ride at 11am. We’ll ride up on the road, ride trails back down to the Hide & Seek cut-out, then head back up to the top and ride the full length down. So a lap and a half.
Depending on ability/speed/size of the group, there may be some splitting of groups. There will definitely be some people out for Option 3 that are quite new to MTB, so that section of the day will be flexible enough to ensure that they are having a fun time. If you want to get some training time, Options 1 or 2 would probably be better suited for hard riding.
My truck is an older dark blue Chevy S-10 with a cap on the back. That will be the focal point for meeting at the listed times. Look for the silver rigid singlespeed – that’ll be me.
Feb 8th - Growlers Gulch - 30 miles or bust
Meet at Universal Cycles parking lot at 8 am or at the trailhead by 9:30.
There are usually multiple group ride options leaving from the trailhead at 10. Dmitriy's fast group will aim again for 30 miles, but there should be much mellower pace ride options available too.
May 3rd - Stub Stewart State Park ~
Join trail builders for a ride of park single track trails built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. This weekend is a massive "Stub Fest" event hosted by NWTA and sponsors at Stub State Park with 100+ volunteers working on trail projects on Saturday, May 2nd followed by a cookout and camping that event... and on Sunday is multiple group rides to showcase some of what the park has to offer those who choose to ride. Great for family fun and freeride trail seekers alike!
July 13th - Sandy Ridge - Ride Leader: Dmitriy Zasyatkin
July 20th - Molalla Corridor - Ride Leader: Thom Batty - Sweep: Sean Benesh
July 27th - Ape Canyon / Smith Creek Loop - Epic! - Ride Leader: Charlie Biggs - Sweep: Joe Carpenter
Aug 3rd - Sandy Ridge
Aug 10th - Tarbell Trail - ÜRide Leader: Susan Martin - Tana
Aug 17th - Post Canyon
Aug 24th - SHIFT (Helens Fest)
Aug 31th - Siouxon Creek Ü- Ride Leader: Uma Kleppinger
Sep 14 - Trail-Fest / Sandy Ridge Shuttle Event
Sep 21 - Timber to Town Shuttle Ride - ÜRide Leader: Uma Kleppinger
Sep 28 - Falls Creek - ÜRide Leader: Patrcik Loftus
Oct 5 - Growlers Gluch
Oct 12 - Surveyors Ridge - Ride Leader: Nathan Frechen - Dmitriy Zasyatkin
Oct 19 - Gales Creek - Ride Leader: Nathan Frechen
Nov 23rd - Rogers Camp - Ride Leader: Nathan Frechen
Nov 30th - Growlers Gulch (Castle Rock, WA) - Ride Leader Dmitriy Zasyatkin
Dec 7th - Growlers Gulch again - Ride Leader Tony Daversa
Dec 14th - The Golden Spike OAB (Stella to Growlers) - Ride Leader Joel Rogauskas
Dec 28st - Growlers Gulch (Part Three) - Ride Leader: Dmitriy Zasyatkin
Jan 18th - Growlers Gulch New Trails!
Please email Dmitriy Zasyatkin at email@example.com for any questions about the rides.
Photo Credit: Kris Siewell
Email Dmitriy Zasyatkin at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the rides or to volunteer as a ride leader.