Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NW Trail Alliance Cargo Trailer with Trail Machine: STOLEN

Source- Raul Atencio/

The Portland-based non-profitNorthwest Trail Alliance is scrambling this morning after finding out that a trailer full of trail-building equipment — including a $75,000 tractor for building singeltrack — was stolen last night.
According to the group's president Tom Archer, the trailer was parked in the maintenance yard of Stub Stewart State Park (about 35 miles northwest of Portland near Vernonia). Archer is asking everyone to keep their eyes peeled in hopes that they can track it down.
Please be on the lookout for an 18-foot, enclosed, gray utility trailer with the "Northwest Trail Alliance" black logo and the IMBA logo on both sides of trailer (license plate of U449427).

The NW Trail Alliance received a grant to purchase the ST240 machine in September 2010 and they've been actively building a network of mountain bike trails at Stub Stewart. Archer says there are only five ST240 machines in existence (they're made nearby in North Plains) and they'll eventually need parts and service.
Please call (503) 877-5637 immediately if you see the trailer or have any information.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trek 2012 Bike Demo at Family Man

A great day of riding bikes in Post Canyon on the 2012 Trek Bicycles. 29'rs, Hardtails, XC, DH and FR bikes were in and out all day. If you missed it, sorry.

Ed Reilly promoting beer, cigs and Trek! 

Drew and Toby holding down the fort for Trek Bikes! 

Trail sensei Jim Thornton and owner of Mt View Cycles Wes discuss current topics. 

The Trek Rumblefish was right at home on the technical XC loops and didn't shy away from the skinnies. 

Baker, my trail companion. 

Rookie Roadies Invade! 

New entry was carved out of the '8 Track Basement' 

Roo hydrating his dog. 

Shuttle Lap courtesy of the Bike Gallery's Raul Atencio of the NW Trail Alliance! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

After The Thanksgiving Feast- Work Party On 'Sexy Beast'

After the Thanksgiving Feast, we are calling for one last 'Work Party' Nov 26th Sat to buff out 'Sexy Beast'! The HRATS 'Meet and Greet' tent will be posted on Post Canyon Drive for sign ins, meet our trail leaders, go over tool safety. Then Charles Beckert of Epic MTB Tours is going to wisk all riders up to Trail #171 to finish, buff and connect Post Canyon's second newest trail SO BRING YOUR BIKE! More info can be found on the HRATS blog.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Use Twitter To Communicate To HRATS Trail Stewards

Todays 'Social Networking' Tips to report a trail hazards or suggest an idea to HRATS Trail Stewards. Firstly I will explain Twitter's simplicity. While writing or texting out a 'tweet' finish your comment with #HRATS or #hrats. Then anyone with a Twitter account can read your comments under the searches. Those with an account can save that search and easily bring up all 'tweets' to read. Those good tweets may get 'Re-Tweeted' to share again. Twitter is like a big party. Enjoy the party.

If your on Facebook, 'like' the Hood River Area Trail Stewards page and communicate with us that way. Now communication is easier than ever to present your concerns, hopes and desires to the #mtb trails we all love.

Any questions, leave a comment.

Monday, November 7, 2011

2012 Trek Bike Demo RELOCATED to Post Canyon

Source: Trek Bikes

Hood River Huck-Fest
Hood River, OR

Sun. Nov 13th, 2011 @ 10:00 am—4:00 pm

Join the the Trek Factory Demo Tour and the pros from Bike Gallery and Mountain View for your chance to rail the latest in MTB technology from Trek and Gary Fisher! Test ride the all new 2012 Fuel EX, Remedy, Slash, Top Fuel, Superfly 100, and Rumblefish on some of the finest trails west of the Mississippi. Don't miss is one! *Event dependent on weather.

Post Canyon Trails
Post Canyon
Hood River, OR
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We will most likely be set up at the staging area for Family Man. If you are not familiar with the Post Canyon Trail area, please contact the pros at Mountain View for detailed directions to this event.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

'Like' on Facebook Hood River Area Trail Stewards

Want to keep in the loop on trails? Have something constructive to suggest? Want to donate materials or time to a trail project? Then join us fellow 'Hood RATS' here on Facebook. 

More Trail Changes Ahead for 'Bad Motor Scooter'

Today allot was accomplished. We fixed the upper rollers and made them jumpable, dug hard on Pucker Corner making it lose its knarliness. Now its just part of the trail. Lots of good work to make riders of all levels happy. Check out these images for proof.

Thanks to Sam Pinner, Cory Tepper, Craig Cleary, Matt Klee, Dan L for busting out five hours of work to improve this trail.

Friday, November 4, 2011