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Mountain Biking

Riding the edge of Falls City

    Log trucks loaded with fir trees still roll past the Boondocks Tavern on Main Street in this bucolic corner of Polk County, but inside, bright biking jerseys mix it up with the plaid shirts.

    Most Oregonians probably haven’t heard of the Black Rock Mountain Biking Area, but the trail system — 1,000 acres of awesome amid the clear-cut Coast Range foothills west of Dallas — is getting noticed by the growing and gravity-averse freeride mountain biking community.

    “I’ve personally talked to a fellow from New York, someone from Virginia and a guy from North Carolina,” said Troy Munsell, owner of Salem’s Santiam Bicycles, which sponsors a local trail-building group. “And we’ve had a guy from Ireland come twice.”

     — Excerpt from The Oregonian, January 26, 2007 


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