In this episode, talk the art of mountain bike trail building in Central Oregon. For us, gravel cyclists, some of these trails are super sweet to ride. Our guest is Kent Howes who is a master trail builder and has been building trails for over 30 years, he’s also been a professional trail builder since 2007.
Hear from the early trail builders Eric Vickers and Ben Husaby about the master plan at the Phil’s complex (or lack thereof), finding trails before maps, and what it meant to be a trail author.
Have you ever been riding at Phil’s and wondered, what do all these trail names mean and who came up with these? Eric L. Vickers, who was one of the pioneers responsible for the early formation of the Phil’s trail network, is going to answer these burning questions, many of us have.
In this episode, we’re going to learn about proper bike etiquette on the Bend multi-use trails and paths. These paths are located throughout Bend in places the Old Mill, Shevlin Park and the Deschutes river. Our guest today is Henry Stroud who is a Planner at Bend Parks and Recreation.
Ever wonder who has right of way on those single-track trails? Downhill rider? Uphill rider? The runner? Who? In this episode of The Connection, we speak with Emmy Andrews the Executive Director of the Central Oregon Trails Alliance about trail etiquette.