Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

NW Trails Alliance/Black Rock Shuttle Day Fundraiser!

Source: BRMBA and NW Trails Alliance

Northwest Trail Alliance is hosting a shuttle day event at Black Rock Mountain Bike Area (near Falls City, Oregon) for people who have donated $55 or more towards the match funding needed for purchase of ST240 singletrack trail construction machine.

NWTA has been recommended for funding thru Oregon Parks & Recreation for an 2010 RTP grant requesting $90,000 towards project for purchase of trail machine, enclosed trailer, and operator training.   But NWTA needs to raise about $18,000 in match funding (we have secured $8,000 so far), and this shuttle fundraiser event will generate at least another $4,000 towards our goal.

How to earn a shuttle pass 

Step 1: Donate!  To donate, use the NWTA Shopping Cart --   a) add amount to cart, b) click Shopping Cart link to Checkout (and pay by credit card).  You can specify a larger amount if you wanted to.  why donate more?  I dunno, say, maybe because you wanted to attend Saturday evening shuttle event as well which requires minimum donation of $75 and just cuz you are giving to help pay for an awesome trail building machine to be owned and managed by NWTA under a new "Trail Development Partnership Program" (being developed).
To donate by mailing in a personal check, contact for instructions and be sure to specify ST240 donation in memo.
Donation Award Levels available:
"Full Meal Deal (you bring the meal)" Donation Level - If you donate at least $75 towards grant matching, then you can sign-up (just once below) to receive two passes - one for evening of Saturday, July 24th (starting at 3pm-ish) and another pass for full day Sunday, July 25th.   Saturday Lunch/Dinner NOT provided.
"Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (only)" Donation Level - If you donate at least $55 towards grant matching, then as a thank you for your support you can sign-up for a shuttle day pass on Sunday, July 25th.   LUNCH INCLUDED.
Step 2:  REGISTER to RIDE!  After you donate, be one of the first 100 to sign-up for event (limit is 100 participants).  Must donate at least $55 (or $75 if shuttling Saturday evening), as a thank you for your support... You may register for this event!  Sign-in at and click "Sign up for NWTA Black Rock Shuttle Day Fundraiser Event" to be added to participant list!  

Note: shuttle passes ARE transferrable but sorry no refunds on donations.  Contact for registration transfers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Schedule For This Weekends HR Super D and Dual Pump Track Info!

Friday May 28th
All Day: Super D practice runs (riders responsibility)
6pm – 9pm: Rider and sponsor get-together at local pubs/restaurants
Saturday May 29th
All Day: Super D practice runs (riders responsibility)
11am – 5pm: Registration & packet pick-up at local bike shops or small businesses (see Registration page for details)
1pm – 9pm: Kick-off party, festival area & sponsor zone (at street festival in front of Double Mountain Brewery)
Sunday May 30th RACE DAY
7am – 11am: Free shuttle for athletes & coffee served at shuttle pick-up area & start line
10am: Super D Race beginning with Pro Division… Times posted immediately after each finisher
11am – 7pm: Post-Race party; lunch & beer served at festival area with the overall award ceremonies kicking off around 2pm
12pm – 7pm: Dual Pump Track time qualifiers & finals (at street festival in front of Double Mountain Brewery)
The  Dual Pump Track is hosted by Sam Pinner and Kris Jamieson of the NWSOF and its going to be a great new challenge to anyone on a 'hardtail' dirtjumper style bike. This should be a fun and exciting end to a great race. See you all there! 
* All times subject to change

Monday, May 24, 2010

Those Silly Canadians Do Have Great Advice!

Source: Chromag
(click on photo to enlarge) 

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Hood River Super D Is In Two Weeks!

Race information can be found on this LINK.

Coincidently, this Sunday May 16th and the 23rd will be a 'Super D Pre-Race' Work Party. Meet at 10am at 10 Speed
Coffee Shop. Bring gloves, tools, water and snacks to survive. A post work ride has been the norm, so bring your bike!

'Follow Me' Movie Premier Fundraiser A Huge Success!

Last night in Hood River the MTB movie 'Follow Me' premiered at the Skylight Theater. Two shows on the venue starting at a very full 'All Ages' show at 6pm that allowed the 8 and under kids in for FREE! A decent sized raffle of items from 'Chico's Treasure Of Goodies' and the first showing was underway.

What impressed me most was the 21 and Over showing SOLD OUT! Tickets were still being sold and the little theater was wall to wall bikers. Discover Bicycles owner Kurt Buddeneck handled the raffle ticket sales and generated $200 dollars additional support. In total 120 people attended Anthill's 'Follow Me' which is now for sale on iTunes!

Thanks to all the attending trailbuilders Gary Paasch, Chris Elsmore, Sam Pinner and Douglas Johnson for being there. Cheers!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

FMX Repaired- YES AGAIN!

Right side back open! Pass the word around!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Non-Motorized (MTB) Trail Maps Finally Available!

Source: Henry Buckalew


Today we received copies of our new non-motorized HRC Northwest Area Recreation Trails maps from the printers. Dirty Fingers and Mountain View Cycles already have some for sale to the public and Discover Bicycles should be selling them early next week. Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make this map project a reality!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Henry D. Buckalew
Trails Program Coordinator/Forest Technician II
Hood River County Forestry Department
office: (541) 387-7089

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Woodward West Is Looking For A MTB Program Director!

Source: Decline Magazine

The good folks over at Woodward West are looking for a full-time director of their MTB program. If you think you, or someone you know, might fit the bill see the below link to get in touch with them or pass the word on that this challenging and fun position is open to the right individual.


The Mountain Bike Director is responsible for the overall development and operation of the Mountain Bike program at Woodward West, including but not limited to their traditional summer camp experience and all off-season event and marketing activities.

See this LINK for job description and info.

Monday, May 3, 2010

'Follow Me' Premiers at SkyLight Theater May 13th!!

When: Thursday May 13, 2010
Where: Skylight Theater and Pub (103 Oak St) in lovely downtown Hood River, Oregon
Two Showtime's:  6:00 PM All Ages With Raffle!  8 and Under FREE! 
                7:30 PM 21 and over only! 

Tickets you say?: Available at the door.
Cost: $8.00 with proceeds going to GFRA and Post Canyon trail building materials.

Re-Cap of the Fluidride Enduro Cup #1: Dog River Trail

On April 30th to May 2, Hurricane Racings Petr Kakes and Fluidride's Simon Lawton got the permits to host a 2 day 'Super D' down Dog River Trail. The 2 day event would combine the times of both days to detemine the most consistent racer. A decent sized Pro Prize Purse and amazing product support generated 102 racers. Inspired by the European 'Trophy Cup' this race marks another new beginning in MTB events in the Pacific Northwest. Here's the course pre-ride by Simon Lawton for everyone that could not be there or if you just want to see this trail on your own- its prime: 

Fluidride Cup Enduro DH Round 1, 2010 - Dog River, OR from Fluidride on Vimeo.

Here's a short video and some pictures I took while hosting the event.

Dakine and Alpinestars also contributed prizes. 
For more racing results and information on upcoming events go to
Photos by Carl Warren are here. 
Congrats to Bari Stockton (Transition/Discover) for winning Elite Masters! And all the Hood River Locals that won thier classes. Props to Team Dirty Fingers!