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Off-Road Cycling’s Debut at the Dirt Lab

  • Saturday, June 24, 11am through 4pm

Gathering at Gateway Green will introduce all of the metro region’s cycling community to the Dirt Lab, the city’s newest bike park and a prototype of urban mountain biking’s future in Portland.

Initially offering more than three miles of cycling-only, IMBA-built single-track, a dirt-jump line, a skills development area, and a pump track, the Dirt Lab becomes the perfect, transit-served destination for casual rides, training, coaching, classes, and events. Check out the site plan.

In addition to open riding, come enjoy:

• Adult and youth demo bikes, courtesy of Fat Tire Farm and Performance Bicycle

• Dirt jumping, pump track, and skills course exhibitions and instruction

• “Guided tours” for youth who’ve never experienced on-trail mountain biking

Who’s coming? Abraham Fixes Bikes, Bike Gallery, Bikeskills, Community Cycling Center, Fat Tire Farm, Lumberyard Bike Park, Oregon Bike ShopOregon Youth Mountain Biking, Performance Bicycle, REI, River City Bicycles, Santiam BicycleShowers Pass, Splendid Cycles, Velo Cult, and Western Bikeworks will all be there.

Gathering at Gateway Green also features Northwest Outward Bound School. Once you’re done riding, try out their slackline. And then kick up your feet and enjoy the food and beverages sourced from the surrounding community. Find details on all the festival activities here.

There’s no entry fee, no RSVP. Come alone, bring your family, or all your riding friends. But you’ll definitely want to come. It’s the big day for the Dirt Lab, after all.

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