How to contact your politicians about mountain biking in Portland

At tonight's member meeting, we promised we would provide our membership with clear instructions on who to contact in order to address the current climate around mountain biking in Portland. We have created a draft letter. We suggest you make the same points, but add personal testimony. Send your letter to Mayor Hales and the City Commissioners. If you are feeling a little more ambitious, it would be extremely meaningful to mail in a hard copy version as well.

To: mayorcharliehales@portlandoregon.gov

CC: amanda@portlandoregon.gov; nick@portlandoregon.gov; novick@portlandoregon.gov; dan@portlandoregon.gov

Mayor Charlie Hales
1221 SW 4th Avenue 
Room 340
Portland, OR 97204

NWTA initiates legal action on River View bike ban

 
An Open Letter to Our Members and Supporters,

UPDATE: Latest from NWTA on the River View Bike Ban

Last Thursday, NWTA sent our official response to regarding the River View bike ban (see below). No reply yet, but I've been told we will receive a response by tomorrow. Apparently, they've been overwhelmed by a huge number of emails, so thank you for putting on the pressure! Keep it up.

Mountain Biking access in Portland's River View Natural Area - UPDATE

You heard the news. On Monday, Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Commissioner Nick Fish announced that as of March 16th they will prohibit bikes in River View Natural Area. This came as a huge blow to our community. That day, we took a giant step backward in what we thought was forward progress in a partnership with the City of Portland.


Because this is complicated, we wanted to provide some background, as well as some steps you can take as someone who cares about this issue.


Background on River View


River View is a 146-acre forested parcel in southwest Portland, owned by Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES). These bureaus are overseen by Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Commissioner Nick Fish respectively. Metro also holds a conservation easement on the property.

STUB FEST - Stub Stewart State Park Trail Build, Camping and Group Rides

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:00am - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 5:00pm
Stub Fest 2015- Saturday, May 2
Map of project areasSponsorsSkills CourseTent Camping - MAPNR Light Raffle
Stub Stewart Festival  

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Stub Stewart State Park - Freeride trail work party

Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Apr 25 2015 .

** Rain or Shine **

Gather at the Welcome Center parking lot @ 8:45am to sign-in.  Project leader will cover project descriptions, safety talks, etc.  Will caravan in vehicles to project site using maintenance access roads starting at 9am.  

What to bring?  Tools will be supplied but bring your own work gloves, water, and snack.

Parking?  Parking is free for volunteers.  

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NWTA member shuttle event for Sandy Ridge Trail fund

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 07 2015 .
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

June 6th and 7th with limit of 200 riders max per day.  Pre-Registration will open May 1st.   Check back here for link to pre-pay via Paypal.   (Hint: Participants at the Stub Fest event on May 2nd will have chance to win a free VIP pass to this SRT shuttle event!)

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Get Connected, Get Social, and Stay Up on the Latest Happenings

Here are best way to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the mountain bike community.

NWTA Sunday Group Rides

Repeats every week until Mon Aug 31 2015 .
Sun, 05/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Group Rides almost Every Sunday, sampling various trails near PDX.

Sunday Group Rides are taking a break for the month of April, unless a volunteer steps up to lead one.
 

Email Dmitriy Zasyatkin at dmitriyz@nw-trail.org for any questions about the rides, suggestions or to volunteer as a ride leader.
 

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