It’s real. Gateway Green Dirt Lab is officially opening this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll be leading a ride out from the shop to the Portland’s newest mountain bike park on Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 AM where there will be an official opening party featuring food, music, crafts, scavenger hunts, races, exhibitions, and more.
We have a brand new Rubber To The Road film that takes you to the Dirt Lab early for a sneak preview
What is Gateway Green and the Dirt Lab?
Gateway Green is an enormous undertaking that’s been in the works for almost twelve years now, and this Saturday, June 24th, it’s officially opening to the public. The amount of work that went into making this a reality- both physically and politically is impressive to say the least, but saying the finished product reflects it is an understatement. Special thanks to the Northwest Trail Alliance, Portland Parks and Recreation, and all the volunteers who put countless hours into this project to make it a reality. Gateway Green is the Portland area’s first, extensive, 25-acre mountain bike-specific park which lies just on the other side of I-205 from Rocky Butte and just a few blocks away from the Gateway Transit Center. It’s incredibly accessible by either the 205 bike path, or the Blue, Green and Red MAX lines, and is only seven miles away from River City. For more information on the park, be sure to visit gatewaygreenpdx.org, and we hope to see you out there soon!
Don’t have a mountain bike? River City Bicycles rents them!
Our Specialized Fuse hardtail mountain bikes are great for the Dirt Lab. The plus-size tires offer secure grip and traction in all conditions and the single front chaninring system makes gear shifting easy and intuitive. If you’re new to mountain biking this a perfect bike to explore the sport and the new Dirt Lab.
To rent a bike visit our rental page here.