Celebrating Diversity in Portland Mountain Biking

All photos by S. Benesh

After having to reschedule due to the excessive heat we had in mid-August, NWTA & BikePOCpnw celebrated the diversity in Portland’s mountain bike community by gathering at Gateway Green for “Gateway – A BIPOC mountain bike event” on Sunday, September 5th.

Throughout the day riders came out to the central HUB gathering location at the park to check-in, enjoy music from Luvjonez (with the sound services provided by Friends of Noise), grab refreshments & a ticket for a raffle prize from one of our generous sponsors (listed below), meet fellow BIPOC riders, and form ride groups to tour the park.

Fortunately, the Trimet Better Red construction project had not yet started & a number of riders came out to enjoy the gravity lines a few more times before the upper section is decommissioned until 2024. To find out more about the Trimet Better Red project and how it affects Gateway Green please head HERE for more information.

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support in this event:

  • Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Friends of Gateway Green
  • Trimet
  • Fred Meyer – Gateway
  • Fat Tire Farm
  • Cyclepath
  • Trek Portland Bicycles
  • Showers Pass
  • Hopworks Brewing
  • Metropolis Cycle Repair
  • Lumberyard Bike Park
  • Sellwood Cycle Repair
  • Community Cycling Center
  • Gladys Bikes
  • Kenton Cycle Repair
  • Oregon Bike Shop

Community building is the foundation of both NWTA and BikePOCpnw. In order for us to make sure that the outdoors and recreation are accessible for all, we need to intentionally create spaces where everyone feels safe & welcome. If you have questions about this program please contact Juntu Oberg at [email protected]