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.

Eirik Schulz Memorial Page

Eirik Schulz (Dec 4, 1971 - Feb 21, 2015)

Eirik is one of the true northwest mountain biking legends.  For decades he could reliably be found at a trailhead every weekend and many weekdays too.  For some it’s about powder days, for Eirik it was about chasing that perfect northwest dirt on a perfect northwest day. There wasn’t much about mountain biking that he didn’t excel at.  Eirik was a rare talent, he could competitively race the Creampuff one season and downhill the next.  Mostly though, Eirik liked riding with his ever growing group of friends.  He was always quick with a smile and a joke and never let anyone get too serious about the day.  Not that he was going to give you any slack on a climb, or a descent for that matter, Eirik was out there just to have some fun.


We can only ride if we have access to trails.  Donating in Eirik’s name will help to maintain access and develop new riding areas.

To donate on behalf of Eirik please click on the following link

 

Stub Stewart State Park - Freeride trail work party

Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Apr 25 2015 .
Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:45am - 2:45pm

** 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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River City Bicycles Womens Mtb Skills Clinic

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us in welcoming Juli Furtado to River City Bicycles on Sat March 7 at 3:00pm.  We will have a meet and greet with Juli and an all levels women's mtb skills clinic hosted by RCB/Juliana Ambassadors.

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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, 03/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am

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

March 1st - Siouxon to Huffman Peak - 5K of climbing in 22 miles

There are creek crossings so bring appropriate gear.

Meet at Universal Cycles at 9 am or hairpin-turn trailhead at 10:30 - WA DNR Pass possibly required.

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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