The Pacific Northwest is a hot bed of mountain biking, and Terry Richards, travel writer for the Oregonian newspaper, has his finger on the pulse. In this story, Terry lays out all the scoop on the trails in and around Bend.
The big biking news in Bend is the one year-old lift-assist downhill park on Mt. Bachelor. In this story that Terry wrote at its opening you can learn all about the new park.
Be sure to follow the links in his stories, and you will also learn about trails closer to the metro area of Portland.
Within an hour or so of Portland there are hundreds of miles of single track, and also gravity flow parks dedicated to downhill riding.
With all the downhill riding opportunities on Mount Hood, including the lift-assist park at Ski Bowl, the Friends of Mount Hood is opposed to converting Timberline Lodge into another lift-assist park.
The proposed lift-assist park at Timberline would be built in two highly sensitive sub-alpine watersheds that are the head waters of the Wild and Scenic designated Salmon River. You can learn about the bike park proposal, and the pending lawsuit, in other posts on this website.