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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

Yakima’s Fit Team Needs Your Help!

Yakima’s Fit Development Team is seeking access to certain vehicles for evaluation of the fit of their products. If you own a vehicle listed in the web page linked below and are interested in participating, please fill out the form within that web page. Once Yakima receives your form, and if they are still seeking

Mega-Build Draws Huge Crowd

Three reschedules were a charm! March 4 proved to be a great day for the Growlers Mega-Build as the weather gods were fairly kind and 120 awesome volunteers accomplished their goal of 3 miles of trail in a clear-cut, under incredibly difficult conditions, re-establishing trail that was damaged by logging activities last year. To quote Jim LeMonds,

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

Video: Stub Bridge Project

Here is a video of last weekend’s amazing trail project at Stub Stewart. With large works parties like this last weekend,  2017 is going to be a big year for Stub! *** Special thanks to AJ Murray for creating this video for us.   Want to help keep the momentum going at Stub? Check out the

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

Huge Big Dig @ Dirt Lab Turnout!

Over 140 folks turned out for the Big Dig @Dirt Lab at Gateway Green on February 11th. The weather was fantastic and much appreciated after the recent storms. Volunteers pulled invasive ivy, picked up trash and of course worked on improving the trails! And, there was an opportunity to ride the trails at the end of

January’s Member Meetup

After drinks, a bit of light food, hey-there, and bike ogling — love the mix at Velo Cult — the meeting snicked into high gear. Michelle Kunec-North of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, herself a competitive off-road cyclist, led an open forum on ORCMP (dig in here). Questions, some tough, were asked, answers were