44 Trails Association hosts Trailgate event on July 11

Celebrate the world of Mt. Hood single track at Trailgate, hosted by the 44 Trails Association and the Mt. Hood National Forest. Trailgate is a day to celebrate and enjoy the fine single track trails accessible from Forest Road 44 on the Mt. Hood National Forest. There’s plenty of great riding and hiking to be had from the Billy Bob SnoPark, including rides for all abilities, even kids.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 and includes afternoon food and music all based out of the Billy Bob Snopark on Forest Road 44. Learn about ride and hike options plus there will be opportunities to learn about 44 Trails Association, meet local USFS rangers, environmental education and demo bikes from Hood River Bicycles (Yeti, Pivot, Giant, Santa Cruz and more).

Sample the beauty of the Eight-Mile trail as it borders stream side and offers spectacular views from Five-Mile butte lookout or challenge your legs on the Fifteen-Mile trail. Once you’ve enjoyed the trails, come on back at 3 p.m. to enjoy free food, drink (non-alcoholic), BYOB other beverages and music by Hood River-based band, Cripple Hop.

Sponsor Timberline Lodge will provide the food service for the event. 44 Trails Association will have info about upcoming projects and host a raffle with some great swag, too. Learn more at www.44trails.or.

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