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Link: Sandy Ridge open this weekend (NWTA)

  • Upper and lower Hide & Seek are open as of July 24th.
  • Bridge over Little Joe Creek is installed.
  • *New* trail segment "338", a 2-mile loop off upper H&S will be open, too.
  • Santa Cruz will be there on Sunday with a full fleet of demo bikes

Also, if you're a skilled builder who can lend a hand doing finish work on new features Thurs or Fri (7/22 and 7/23), there's an opportunity to help out. Meet at the Homestead gate @ 8AM if you want to volunteer, all tools and safety gear provided by the BLM.
 

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Awesome news!!! Going out there today to ride the lower, this is great news as now I can show this place off in full effect to my friends coming into town at the end of the month
 

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Anyone think that this place will be popular this weekend?Someone should set up a booth and sell gu's and drinks.Think of the cash one could make selling beer out of a cooler.Anyway...great news!Thank you for the post.
 

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Awesome work up there!

The new loop up top, while fairly short, is built with bikes in mind and is a lot of fun to ride. It's got some tech-climbing and some nice, flowy descending. Hide'N'Seek is as fun as ever and I noticed some of the repaired areas are armored up with some gravel. Not great now, but should get better as it gets ridden and beds in. The new bridge is a NICE addition. It's got a nice lead-in that will hold up well to the winter weather.

Questions:
-The release of the map and the building of the kiosk at the upper TH (which includes said map) makes me wonder if this map represents the extent of trails being built out there.

-Why isn't the jump line shown on the map? The work they did included re-routing the lead-in to the jump line that comes down from the power lines. These things make me a little nervous there may be plans to decommisioned the jump line at some point.

All in all, great work up there! It's an awesome example of what can be accomplished by, and for, our community.
 

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Awesome work up there!

The new loop up top, while fairly short, is built with bikes in mind and is a lot of fun to ride. It's got some tech-climbing and some nice, flowy descending. Hide'N'Seek is as fun as ever and I noticed some of the repaired areas are armored up with some gravel. Not great now, but should get better as it gets ridden and beds in. The new bridge is a NICE addition. It's got a nice lead-in that will hold up well to the winter weather.

Questions:
-The release of the map and the building of the kiosk at the upper TH (which includes said map) makes me wonder if this map represents the extent of trails being built out there.

-Why isn't the jump line shown on the map? The work they did included re-routing the lead-in to the jump line that comes down from the power lines. These things make me a little nervous there may be plans to decommisioned the jump line at some point.

All in all, great work up there! It's an awesome example of what can be accomplished by, and for, our community.
Hey Dave,

I think I saw your rig heading out on 26 when I was just showing up to ride around 11:30a yesterday?

Although, it was pretty damn hot later in the day, it was a great time up there with Santa Cruz demo fleet having most of all their bikes there for folks to use and River City Cycles for providing some good snacks and drinks to nibble on under the tent. It was nice, cause I think a total of only 30 people showed up all day to demo a bike, according to the demo crew, and I was able to test ride a Nomad Carbon up there on all the trails, followed by a second run on my bike after a nice break of course.

Don't know the total outcome of the jump lines up there (TNT and Little Monkey), but heard they were alright to stay and cleared by Clackamas County, especially since removing the previous ladders. The lines may not be on the map, cause they weren't part of the original plan, but I forsee a forever changing/updated map up there, like the trail, "Communication Breakdown" change to the "338" with the addition of the Advanced mini-loop with tables and rocks instead of the original 8-mile trail loop (Communication Breakdown). Tom Toowacky may know what the actual scoop and fate of those lines are though?

Lots of love and hard work has gone into that place and is a great win and resource for the mtb community, we just need more of this around these parts.
 

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Yup, that was me.

I'm glad to hear, through the grapevine, that the jump lines will stay. I hope this will be the case. I did notice they removed the ladder drop and a couple of the wooden ramps, which is a bit of a bummer but if it means everything else can stay, I suppose it's a small price to pay.

That place has exploded in popularity in a very short period of time, and for good reason. We definately need to see some more of ths goodness popping up relatively close to town.
 
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