Yeah, if it wasn’t constantly flooded because of it’s fame. If you plan to go to Burnside, look up a sho nearby called Cal-Skate. They’ll be able to help you pick an empty day. Or there are the Newberg, Tualitin and Sherwood skateparks 15-30 minutes away.
Downtown Portland is not a good place to ride. Portland has become a police state since the bitch has been mayor. Portland does not allow any wheeled vehicles on the sidewalks in the downtownish area. Outside of the downtownish area it’s OK (or at least it was OK last time I checked). You have to ride your little trials uni on the street with the cars if you want to cut through downtown.
hey now, that Mayor acually made it legal to ride your other than bike means of commuting in the street at least. untill then, you couldnt ride you rollerblades,skateboard, pogostick etc. even unicycles in the downtown streets at all…
at least she signed on to that. now people have more ways to leave thier cars at home…
Vera Katz didn’t initiate the change to the skateboarding and the non-bicycle vehicle laws. It was a city commissioner that proposed the change. And it was about 7 years into her reign that the issue was finally addressed. It happened in spite of Katz not because of Katz.
Thanks for all the replies. I guess the short answer is no there are
not muni riders in Portland, well atleast not that are on this list.
Anyhoo, looks like there are several folks within 30mins or so. I also
know there are folks in Bend.
As for riding downtown, tis true, you can’t uni on the sidewalks. I
have and was told by TheMan to get my bike off the sidewalk, when I
started to say it wasn’t a bike dude got pissed. So I tend to say off
sidewalks downtown to avoid conficts.
I’ve down some scouting, looks like under the east side of the
Hawthorne bridge there are some cool things to play on. I’ve also found
a spot near the Rose Quarter transit center. I’m sure there are cool
play spots all over the place, these are just ones that I’ve noticed.
BTW: Thanks for the offer UniBrier, but I’m not gonna be heading that
There have been previous posts to the forum by Portland area riders looking for others in the area. Search the forum. Here’s a couple that I managed to find with a very quick and dirty search: Hood River area MUNI rider Oregon Unicyclists?
If you learn the trails around Post Canyon and are willing to informally organize a ride in Hood River at Post Canyon I’d be willing to drive down to Hood River to go riding for the weekend. I do need to get down to Hood River before the end of the good riding season this year. The trails there are fun and Hood River is a good place to visit.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl has a fun downhill run open to MTB and MUni (See this thread). There is also a ride down to a lake so you can spend some time at the top before the big descent.
I held off riding on Tuesday due to the AM rain. Ended up skipping the trail on the Wilson River at the King Mountain Trailhead and decided to do the 900’ descent in 2.5 miles on a Cape Lookout foot path later in the afternoon. Unfortunately when I got dropped off at the top of the cape I found the trail was closed due to an un-repaired landslide from earlier this year. It turned out to be a pretty boring 900’ descent on the road shoulder. Scenery always good though.