Long on the watersport enthusiasts’ map for the incredible Columbia Gorge wind, Hood River serves it up in the mountain bike category as well.
There are long and flowing trails, tight and twisty concoctions, air opportunities and entire areas dedicated to rollers and bridges. The terrain is perfect for cross-country and all-mountain riders, and suitable for those wanting to work on more technical descents, as long as they’re willing to start the ride with a pedal up or a shuttle.
Start your morning skill sessions at Jackson Park and Collins Field, and then head to Post Canyon for the afternoon rides. There you’ll start from four different staging areas: Seven Streams, Family Man, Post Flats and Binns Hill. Groups are split according to skill level and area of interest, and Trek Dirt Series works to give everyone just what they want.
For 2019 there are two consecutive camps (July 20-21 and July 27-28), as well as a one-day camp on the Friday in between (July 26). Trek Dirt Mountain Series also has a new discount program for those that want to take three camp days in sequence.
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