The Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday, March 30th, 2008, with a fun ride in Forest Park followed by a party at Lucky Labrador Brewpub, 1945 NW Quimby. All riders are invited, from relaxed to speedy — either way you will be sure to have fun! Bob Crispin of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will ride the Northwest’s first mountain bike, Tankagnolo, and riders are encouraged to ride vintage bikes and dress in vintage clothing to celebrate the start of recreational mountain biking in the city and the founding of PUMP. Admission to both events is free. The ride will be ending with good times at the Northwest Lucky Lab.
Riders will meet at the Lucky Lab at 1:00 p.m., break up into groups according to desire (fast, intermediate, slow, family) and go for a spin up Thurman into Forest Park. PUMP will regroup at Lucky Lab around 5 p.m. for our birthday party! Fun, games, a fix a flat contest and or course a birthday cake will be part of the festivities. Tankagnolo, the Northwest’s first mountain bike, will be on display at the Lucky Lab along with other history of the mountain bike and PUMP.
PUMP was founded twenty years ago by Theo Patterson to prevent a mountain bike ban in Forest Park. Although very few singletrack trails in Forest Park are available to mountain bikes twenty years later, the twenty-nine miles of pathways and trails provide a rare mountain biking experience in the city limits of Portland.
(Map of trails: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/...king%20Map.pdf)
PUMP advocates for recreational access on public lands, performs hundreds of hours of trailwork on trails in and around Portland, Tillamook, Mount Hood and Southwest Washington for the use of hikers, bikers and horseback riders and organizes rides and classes to train and educate mountain bikers.
PUMP hosts a Forest Park ride for all rider levels every Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. during daylight savings time, women’s rides and Mountain Bike 101 classes. For more information on PUMP or the 20th birthday party, go to www.pumpclub.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Bob Crisipin in reference to the Northwest’s first mountain bike or the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, email email@example.com. The Hall of Fame website is www.mtnbikehalloffame.com. Bob Crispin’s website is www.mtbprehistory.blogspot.com.
Pedaling on organized rides published in our ride calendar.
Uniting the mountain bike community, by sponsoring trail work parties and publishing a newsletter.
Maintaining the future of mountain biking by educating riders and forming relationships with local and regional government.
Promoting safe, responsible mountain biking.
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