Since October 1st 2011, Westside Trail Federation has hosted 18 organized trail build days in the Freeride Area @ Stub Stewart State Park.Over that stretch, some very dedicated Volunteers have worked hard (and together) to accomplish much and push us closer to being able to open up the trails to the public.So far this build season we have;
·Flagged, cleared and built the North push-up trail to the top of the Freeride Area
·Cleared the staging area at the Freeride Trailhead
·Flagged, cleared and built “Greehorn” (Beginner-level trail) ,minus fine-tuning
·Flagged, cleared and built the South push-up trail
·Flagged, cleared and built about 30% of “Drip-Torch” (Intermediate-level trail)
Only 5 build days remain to complete the final tasks needed to open the network by June.Needless to say, we are within reach, only with strong volunteer turnouts from here on out.Here are the final build days of the season.Come on out and have a hand in opening the closest sanctioned Freeride Trails to the Portland Metro-Area. Then following June 2nd, you can choose to shred these Freeride Trails as often as you'd like.
·Saturday, April 21st
·Saturday, April 28th
·Sunday, May 6th
·Saturday, May 19th
·Sunday, May 27th
Detailed information about the coming build days can be found;
Hillsboro REI is hosting a meeting for all those interested in the ground-breaking agreement between Westside Trail Federation and North West Trail Alliance and Oregon State Parks. Come join us!
Are you a Portland-Metro area Mountain Biker? If so, prepare to be excited! Imagine a mountain bike-specific trail system that includes options for all skill levels of riders, from miles of flowing single-track to the drops, berms and jumps of the "Freeride Area." REI is hosting an informational gathering led by the Trail-builders of local mountain-bike clubs, Westside Trail Federation and Northwest Trail Alliance. This event will feature the following: Trail System details and an update on our progress, goals and the intended future build-out of the Mountain Bike Area and how your involvement is pivotal in creating this ground-breaking Mountain-bike specific trail system within an Oregon State Park. Register early so you do not miss out!
The Event Calendar and Facebook page have been updated with 2012 Trail Build Volunteer Days. With only 12 build days left between the anticipated (Phase 1) opening of the Stub Stewart State Park Freeride Mountain Bike Area- we need your help now more than ever...
Sun Jan 8
Sat Jan 21 Sun Feb 5 Sat Feb 18 Sun Mar 4 Sat Mar 17 Sun Apr 1 Sat Apr 21 Sun May 6 Sat May 19 Sun May 27
There are no contracts for full-time paid professional trailbuilders to complete this project. There are no multi-million dollar project awards or rivers of funding flowing in. The creation of this Freeride Area is dependent on you- the volunteer. The goal is to open the Freeride Area to the public by June 1st 2012 but there are many projects to be completed by that time. We can do this! Volunteers Needed!