Portland July 01, 2017
There’s An Awesome New Bike Park In Portland And It’s As Amazing As It Sounds
It’s been 12 years coming, but after a long wait, the newest biking destination in Portland has arrived. Situated between two highways on the east side of town, this urban oasis is a haven for mountain biking fans and hikers, and it’s only been open a week.
The first phase of the 38-acre project, The Dirt Lab, is complete, and features 5 great mountain biking trails for riders of all levels.
It also includes a pump track, where riders gain momentum by pumping their bodies up and down around the turns.
A skills course is also a main draw, and features many tracks for riders of all ages to enjoy.
A pretty awesome series of bike jumps is available as well for more advanced riders.
This park has been a long time coming, and it was definitely worth the wait.
The trails are incredible and feature a mix of obstacles and intense hills that make them challenging and fun.
The only issue is getting there. Gateway Green is situated on the I-205 bike path, so that means you are going to have to walk or bike in, as there are no cars allowed.
The closest entry points on the bike trail are in Maywood Park and the Gateway Transit Center. The Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center is another close location on the bike path. If you go to either the Parkrose/Sumner or Gateway Transit Centers, you can use the Park and Ride lots to house your car while you go exploring.
Be sure to have plenty of water and a snack on hand when you arrive. You are not going to want to tear yourself away from the fun at this eastside destination once you get there.
Have you been to Gateway Green? What did you think of the park? Let us know in the comments below.