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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

Women’s Maintenance Clinics Part 1: Beginners Basics

I had the pleasure recently to hang out at CyclePath and attend the Women’s Clinics. Ventura Park LST lead Sarah Olsen organized this series for the ladies which started on March 10th with Beginners Basics. We were greeted by delightful snack treats and icy beverages while friend and fellow pro rider Kirsten Holster lead us

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,