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    Portland needs a bike park

    And here's a chance to have a say in what it will look like:

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    Please take a few minutes to complete this and demonstrate the massive need for this place to be built ASAP!!!
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    There must not be much interest here on MTBR for a bike park in Portland, my thread from a couple days ago didn't get a response.

    Gateway Green

    Hopefully Gateway Green does get some interest, I'm pretty excited about the potential.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    WTH? Bike park discussion for Bend gets over 100 comments, and the same thing for Portland gets nada?!?
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    I want singletrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1 View Post
    I want singletrack.
    Fill out the survey. It is one of the options.
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    Yess!!!! I voted for community gardens, possum/raccoon habitat, and dog walking trails!

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    Re: Portland needs a bike park

    Portland definitely needs something....

    A pump track in the inner city would do wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1 View Post
    I want singletrack.
    Me too, hopefully the city isn't just throwing us a bone with this bike park. I do think this will kick butt to have in town though, something to mess around on in the evening after work.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    But we already have Phil's trail…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    But we already have Phil's trail…
    But Phils is to centrally located in central Oregon.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    What about Ventura Park? Rocky Butte? The Lumberyard? The North Portland park? (I've only heard of the North Portland park, I've never actually seen it)
    I agree that it would be nice to have a bike park in town. Pump track, dirt jumps, single track trails, trials course, etc.

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    Re: Portland needs a bike park

    Ventura park pump track is a joke... Maybe it was nice it's first year but it's pretty run down when I went to try it out a month ago.

    Portland needs a pump track made out of cement considering the rainy season here.

    I'll try the lumber yard in the winter but from vids I've seen, it doesn't look that amazing but at the very least I am happy that we have one indoor place here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossFix View Post
    What about Ventura Park? Rocky Butte? The Lumberyard? The North Portland park? (I've only heard of the North Portland park, I've never actually seen it)
    I agree that it would be nice to have a bike park in town. Pump track, dirt jumps, single track trails, trials course, etc.
    Personally, these places aren't what I'm looking for in a bike park. I'm not sure what the long term plan is for Gateway Green, but what I'd like to see is something similar to the Colonanade Bike Park or Duthie Hill in Seattle. Someplace I can mess around in the evening to work on skills.

    A quick google search...

    Colonnade - 2 acres
    Duthie Hill - 120 acres
    Gateway Green - 35 acres

    So including both the gulch east of I205 and the treed area on the east side of Rocky Butte, there does seem to be some potential for a nice park. Although listening to the freeway is going to suck.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    But we already have Phil's trail…
    Please move Phil's to Portland. We will love it... promise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent View Post
    Please take a few minutes to complete this and demonstrate the massive need for this place to be built ASAP!!!
    Done! Thanks for sharing.
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    Guys!!! Portland gets it now!! Check out the new Columbia Bike Skills park, they have a TEETER TOTTER! And berms made of GRAVEL and PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER! You ain't gonna find that at Phil's.
    Just think of the possibilities at gateway green! There's enough space for TWO TEETER TOTTERS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent View Post
    WTH? Bike park discussion for Bend gets over 100 comments, and the same thing for Portland gets nada?!?
    most likely b/c people know it wont happen in Portland in the near future, if at all.
    Voice your support for Timberline Bike Park
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    Tough crowd, tough crowd…

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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent View Post
    WTH? Bike park discussion for Bend gets over 100 comments, and the same thing for Portland gets nada?!?
    You just need someone that hates the idea and poo-poos it even though he wouldn't use it or be hurt by it. Then this thread will take off. Do you want us to refer Streamrider to you? You can have him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GauchoGreg View Post
    You just need someone that hates the idea and poo-poos it even though he wouldn't use it or be hurt by it. Then this thread will take off. Do you want us to refer Streamrider to you? You can have him.
    LOL. I guess every forum needs that one guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    But we already have Phil's trail…

    Best laugh all day, thank you.

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    Where is the Columbia Bike Skills Park?
    Kenton?

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    Any word on relocating Phil's to Portland?
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    White Salmon, population 2,000, has a 20 acre bike park. Surely Portland can get something together (but invariably a suggested development on dilapidated industrial land will get killed by hikers worried about the destruction of their pristine in-city wilderness experience).

    White Salmon Bike Park | The Spoke Club (note: they talk about "proposed" on the website, but it has been open for several months.)

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    Can we have Duthie Hill and Phil's Trail complex copied and droppped into Portland? While we are at it, I would like to ride Sandy Ridge out my back door please. Oh, I don't want to move my house. :-)
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