I moved to Portland in search of a cycling mecca but it didn't take long to realize that there was no infrastructure for off road cycling in the city limits. Over 150 miles of trail in Portland but basically none of it is legal on bikes. So what do we do? We get in our cars and drive 30-60 miles to mountain bike. Sadly it's one of the first things you learn after moving to Portland.
With the addition of Portland's first mountain bike park at the Gateway Green that will all change. Saturday was the grand opening of the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green. 3 Miles of single track, a skills course and a pretty killer jump line. The best part of it all is that I can pedal to it from my house in about 20 minutes. Stoked!
During the grand opening it quickly became clear that this space will be for people of all ages.
Head over to Bermstyle for more excellent coverage of Gateway Green here: http://www.bermstyle.com/portlands-first-bikepark-opens-the-gathering-at-gateway-green/
Bikeportland has some excellent coverage as well: https://bikeportland.org/2017/06/26/gateway-greens-bike-park-opens-amid-optimism-huge-crowds-232867
Also if your looking to get rad we got a crew going every Tuesday night. Bring your bike, beers and come hang out!