Mountain Bike Survey – Travel Oregon


Opportunity for YOU to comment on Mountain Biking in the Gorge.

Mtn Bike Survey

This is the first official survey we have seen that asks meaningful questions about Mountain Biking in the area.

Please Take 5 minutes to fill it out. NWTA was asked to contribute to the survey questions and to help promote it – so pass it on. This survey will help guide funding, parks planning in the Gorge for the next 20 years, and other decisions may impact our mountain bike community. Think of it as your chance to participate in advocacy in 5 easy minutes.

One concept NWTA is promoting is Ride to Where You Ride. Imagine packing some gear on your mountain bike and riding to Troutdale to ride along the new Historic Columbia River scenic bikeway to a bike-in-only campground near Cascade Locks (after filling your growler at Thunder Mountain Brewing and buying some supplies at the store). The next day, you hit the new CLIMB trail next to easyCLIMB for a few hours, then pack up your stuff and ride to Hood River along the scenic bikeway. After leaving your gear down the hill at another bike-in-only campground, you take a new trail up to Post Canyon from the scenic bikeway for another epic day. After that, you swing through Hood River for a killer dinner, a few supplies, and then back to camp.

So help shape our future and fill out the Mtn Bike Survey NOW.

The following information is provided from the survey sponsors:
There are several exciting new bicycle projects underway in the Columbia River Gorge and more on the drawing boards. In 2013, almost two miles of paved trail was opened in the I-84 corridor, completing the connection between Troutdale and Cascade Locks, and providing a much safer and more comfortable route for cyclists and pedestrians.

More projects are in the works, including a new trail segment between Wyeth (Exit 51 on I-84) and Starvation Creek State Park (Exit 56 on I-84). Future projects will include completion of the trail between Viento State Park and Hood River, allowing complete passage through the Gorge without ever having to ride or walk on the I-84 shoulder. This last segment will include a tunnel, parking, and other amenities, and will have similar appeal to the Hatfield Trail east of Hood River. These trails and improvements also provide more parking and access for Gorge area mountain biking trails.

Travel Oregon and the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway are supporting research to analyze the benefits of these bicycle enhancements.

If you have ridden a bike somewhere in the Columbia River Gorge during 2013,
please help us by completing the survey.

The information you provide is not available from any other source and will be a vital part of the research project. Your responses will be used for research purposes only and will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you from Northwest Trail Alliance



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