Enjoy a SINGLETRACK BURGER and Support Hood River Mountain Bike Trails – Thank You Sixth Street Bistro!
The Singletrack Burger is a Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger featuring a half-pound beef patty, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, barbeque sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and served down at the long-running locals’ favorite – the Sixth Street Bistro and Pub in Hood River.
Sixth Street owners, Chris and Stacie Creasy, named the burger and linked it to the wide variety of mountain biking in Hood River by donating $1 for every Singletrack burger sold to local mountain bike trail groups including the 44 Trails Association and HRATS (post canyon trails). The Sixth Street Burgers and beers on tap have been a local staple for aprés ride fare for many years.
The Sixth Street has been supporting local trail development with the Singletrack Burger for almost three years, which translates to thousands of dollars going back to Hood River mountain bike trail maintenance! Thank you Sixth Street!
Next time you find yourself mountain biking in Hood River, treat yourself and the local trails with a Singletrack Burger.
44 Trails Tees and Hats are available at Mountain View Cycles in Hood River!
Mountain View Cycles in Hood River has the 44 Trails Association Ball Caps and T-Shirts on sale – $20 bucks gets you a hat or a tee and we’ve got women’s tees too!
Not only is $20 a bargain for some stylin’ goods, but Mountain View donates all of the proceeds right back to 44 Trails! 100% of the money goes to the trails in the form of materials and labor. The bulk of our labor comes from you, our dedicated volunteers, but we keep a fund to pay pro’s for some of the heavy lifting associated with clearing blowdown and new trail development.
Thanks for your support Mountain View Cycles!
NEW SIGNAGE COMING SOON – Thanks to Hood River Bicycles!
Numerous great businesses and cyclist support the 44 Trails Association with their labor, donations and logistics support (just look at the banners on the right of our home page). But we need to offer a special thanks to Hood River Bicycles (HRB) for their recent generous and ongoing support.
New style signage – more coming soon!
Old 44 Trails Signs – cool but in need of updating
Not only has HRB been dedicating a percent of their demo bike proceeds to 44 Trails for the past few years, they have made an additional, generous donation specifically for the purchase of new signage on Surveyor’s Ridge and other needed signage updates on the 44 Trails network! We thank you HRB and all of the folks who will benefit from the new signs will thank you!
The mountain bike and Hood River business communities have been super supportive of our work up on the 44 network and we ask that you, the peddlers and users of the 44 trails network, show your appreciation by giving our supporters your business! Thanks again Hood River Bicycles!
There’s a new mountain bike movie hitting the street: The Moment. It’s a full-length documentary on the history of freeride mountain biking. It’s heavy on gritty vintage footage from Kamloops, North Shore and Rossland, BC and includes interviews with the pioneers of the sport. Think Dog Town and the Z-Boys but centered around the rise of freeride mountain biking. It won’t hit screens until December, but there’s a great interview with the director, Darcy Turenne, in Bike Mag and the movie trailer is below.
The Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia Gorge has created a lot of closure notices in the Gorge and on the Mt. Hood National Forest, but the 44 Trails area east of Highway 35 is NOT affected by the closures. The 44 trails and Barlow District are under industrial level fire precautions – no fire, no saws, no shooting – but the trails are open to bicycles, hikers and horses.
The smoke is primary concern up on the 44 zone and today the area is above the smoke! That’s right, it’s clear and beautiful up on the 44! Of course, smoke impacts change with the wind and weather, so be prepared for it change.
As for closures related to mountain bike trails – Hood River County has closed all county forest land to recreation for the time being. This closure includes Post Canyon on the west side of town. In fact, the west side of Hood River is under a level one evacuation notice – which means “get ready” to evacuate.
Stay up to date with the latest closure and evacuation notices affecting Hood River and Mt Hood area mountain biking:
To read more about Eagle Creek Fire related closures affecting Hood River County – the Hood River Sheriff’s office is the best source of current information: Eagle Creek Fire Closure info for Hood River County
To see the map of Eagle Creek Fire closures related to the Mt Hood National Forest, the USFS is the best source for current information: USFS Mt Hood National Forest Closures as of September 9, 2017