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    Castle Rock Bike Park Continues to Take Shape

    We had equipment onsite two days this week, supplemented by a crew of nine on Thursday. The skills area is now underway, and it promises to be unique and entertaining.

    Story, photos, and vid here.

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    Looks awesome!

    How long of a drive from Portland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from CR View Post
    We had equipment onsite two days this week, supplemented by a crew of nine on Thursday. The skills area is now underway, and it promises to be unique and entertaining.

    Story, photos, and vid here.
    I drove by the bike park after the work party today. I have to say, I'm impressed.

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    How long of a drive from Portland?
    Once you cross the river out of Portland , it's a solid 45 minutes.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    It is definitely taking shape. I just wish summer were longer. But, it sure is fun digging in the mud. And the kids are already ripping it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent View Post
    How long of a drive from Portland?
    About an hour.
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    It looks neat. Definitely seems more inclined to those who are new to more advanced bike maneuvering. Are there any plans for dirt jumps? Like bigger dirt jumps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmonkeyboy View Post
    It looks neat. Definitely seems more inclined to those who are new to more advanced bike maneuvering. Are there any plans for dirt jumps? Like bigger dirt jumps?
    HEHEH Three jump lines (small, medium and large) and one huge booter with a soft backside to practice the crazy 5hit.

    There will be elevated skinnies, and drops of all heights. Going to do a gnarly rock garden off of the backside. Come out and dig and you can have input....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmonkeyboy View Post
    It looks neat. Definitely seems more inclined to those who are new to more advanced bike maneuvering. Are there any plans for dirt jumps? Like bigger dirt jumps?
    As previously mentioned, there will be jump lines. The advanced jump line will be 12 jumps long(24 pack).

    There's a few photos of the start of the jump lines here in addition to the link previously posted.

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    bubba13 and I stopped by on our way to the work party on Saturday - looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

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    Looks awesome. I like to see the beginner/Intermediate stuff going in. Have to start somewhere and progress. It's frustrating when I see a park that is expert only. I want to get better, not kill myself or wreck my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrasher_s View Post
    Looks awesome. I like to see the beginner/Intermediate stuff going in. Have to start somewhere and progress. It's frustrating when I see a park that is expert only. I want to get better, not kill myself or wreck my bike.
    That is why we are doing it..... There will be the gnarly stuff, but, if we do not get new people involved in the sport it will die. It is already fun for beginners, so, go check it out.

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    Strategy

    We have some legit riders with real technical skill in our group. They are virtually unanimous in saying that the park should be built for 8 out of 10 riders, not 2 out of 10. They have made it clear that they can find challenges and fun anywhere. The philosophy of something-for-everyone is guiding our build.

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