Categories for Mountain Biking

$1 million might get park on track

A private backer has pledged $1 million to help build a new destination bike park in a 35-acre no-man’s land between Interstates 84 and 205 near the former Rocky Butte jail. For now, the supporter wants to remain anonymous, but the promise of money gives the “Gateway Green” project a much-needed push, said developer and area landowner Ted Gilbert, a major supporter of the plan. “Momentum is building, but I…

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Wham Bam Thank You Jam ’07

There are moments in life when you realize that you simply just are not as young as you used to be. Watching a 20 year old pound down two full Denny’s breakfasts at midnight is one of those times. Witnessing the display of aerial skill that went off at the Portland edition of the Wham Bam Thank You Jam was another. Riding bikes is cyclical. Progress comes and goes in…

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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…

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