Month: April 2017

Successful workday at SRT

On Saturday 40+ people volunteered to help do trail maintenance on the Sandy Ridge Trail. A big thank you goes to Brent Sullivan for organizing, to the crew leaders (Tom Slovak, Shane Gould, Tom Archer, Steve Swearingen, and Scott Sutterer) and to all the hard working volunteers that made the event a success.      … Read More

Ride Forest Park? Speak Up!

As part of the citywide Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP), the City is proposing five draft trail concepts in Forest Park. These concepts were guided by the Forest Park Planning Principles, which translate the project’s vision and the many plans for Forest Park into specific guidance for off-road cycling. Here are the five draft trail concepts: • Open Tolinda … Read More

2,000 Comments in 2 Weeks … And You?

In just a couple of weeks, those for and against have left nearly 2,000 comments about the Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). Through in-person open houses and community events, the online interactive map, the Forest Park questionnaire, a general comment form, and email ([email protected]), many have shared their ideas for creating more places for people of all ages and … Read More

Dakine’s Builders Pack In Action

Ride, stop, dismount, cut a tree, re-pack, and ride on. Every trail builder needs a Dakine Builders Pack. Check out the short demo video. Video was taken today while doing trail clearing at L.L. Stub Stewart MTB Area after the latest wind storm. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6dD6_r6HTFNSXpvbmZiY1Y2dm8/view?usp=sharing https://www.dakine.com/builder-pack-40l.html

Ride in the Wilderness

Well, not quite yet. House Federal Lands Subcommittee Chairman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation to let federal land managers regulate bicycle use on Wilderness trails. Details of the bill can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1349 The bill, H.R. 1349, puts mountain bikers on the same footing as campers, hikers, hunters, and equestrians by restoring federal … Read More

Love Forests? Respond to ODF Operations Plans

Each year the Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on work plans, called Annual Operations Plans (AOPs), outlining state forest activities. Through May 4, public comments are invited for ODF’s district activities for the 2018 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2017. These plans describe specific activities such as timber sales, reforestation, road building, … Read More