that Chase hooked us up with was a necessary break from driving amd the heat.
The next morning we checked out this school near by the cabin, it was a pretty cool spot for a few of us, I was anxious about the dirt spot we talked about near by. Quinn seeems to destroy everything he we find, and he got a pretty good cut while putting in work at the school.
We then drove to what seemed like the end of Bend, and down dusty roads, to get to a Dirt park. It was a really cool place and we rode down the less sketchy part of this slalom course. But it was set up way better for Mountain Bikes, and the dirt jumps looked like theyve been abandoned for quite some time.
A little bummed on the dirt spot, the crew all agreed on hitting the river for a little relax time and break from the heat. A few of the crew enjoyed the leap off the bridge at the river.
After the river time, we all were eager to ride, and headed over to the local skatepark in town. It was a little small, but we made the best of a sundown session and the local riders were psyched to see us all doin our thing and shreddin their park.
Monday morning, we started out early, and decided that while the cabin was amazing, and Bend, Oregon is beautiful, we needed to move on for more spots to ride. So it was on to Salem where we would meet up with the locals, and see what we could find.
Once in Salem, we met up with the locals at the Salem skatepark, the park had some weird transitions but we managed to get a decent session for how small it was.
Went to the legendary salem trails, only to hear that the spot hasn't had a decent session in years.
We then followed our Salem tour guide Gonsalo Morales, to the local bike shop where he works at, to scope it out.
Santiam bikes is a sweet shop. They have a pretty good variety of everything.
After the shop, Gonsalo led us on a street ride around Salem where we shredded a bunch of cool spots. Ledges, rails, banks, wall rides. It was a good long day! Oh ya, and we found the sketchiest motel I've ever stayed in... It'll be seen in the video. lol
The next morning we started off at Keizer park near Salem. It was pretty weird, random transitions, but actually pretty fun when you find your lines.
After everyone got what they needed to done, we were all eager to get to Portland, so we ventured on... Destination Skylar Occisor's pad. Showed up, did our greetings, and then headed to Battlegrounds Skatepark. This place was pretty huge, Big deep bowls, a street section that was almost its own skatepark, and this big tranny wall bank thing that I really enjoyed!
Battle Ground ended our day out, it was back to Skylars for some R&R.
Wednesday morning, we met up with Dan Vandygriff. He'd been living in Portland for a while, and was stoked to show us around.Didn't get many pics of the spots while street riding, we kept on the move, so we could see more of the city.
But plenty of good stuff went down, just have to wait for the full video...
Dan took us by Goodsbmx, wich to those unaware, its Shad Johnsons bmx only bike shop. Shad was really chill, and giving us more spots to ride. If you go through Portland, stop by Goodsbmx!
After the long day of pedaling around the city and shredding up spots, we decided to sneak one last stop into the day.
We've heard some sketchy things about Peir park and the neighborhood, but we had no problems with locals, and had a good session there!
Thursday morning, exactly what I've been itching to ride. We woke up early, and headed over to Burnside! If you haven't heard of this place, wake up! And do it early!! Once it gets a lil crowded the bike hate begins. Well worth early mission! So much fun!
After the Burnside session we stopped by this metal structure wall ride that looks cool, but we didn't spend much time there knowing that Tigard was the next spot!
Once we showed up to Tigard, although many of us were kinda beat up, we had to ride! It was too much fun! Hips, quarters, spines, boxes, even a corner pocket and it was all super smooth.
Kenny Kekow cornered it up in this one.
After the sick Tigard session, the next spot would be the Lumber Yard. One of the coolest places ive ever been to. It doesn't have the craziest go big kinda ramps, but its super fun to flow, and pump around.
Lumber Yard is a super chill spot, all ages can have fun here. Even saw some parents pumping around the roller and berm sections. Not to forget the full bar with food.. Had the feel of a bowling alley type fun spot, only theres ramps to get rad on.
The Lumber Yard was the last session for a few of us on the trip, that were all beat up from riding and filming everyday.
All in all the trip was Great! I had a blast riding with everyone, cracking jokes, chilling, and even seeing the different sights from the forrest, to the river, to the city life. Oregon has it all. Big thanks to Luke Otten (owner of Zorg Bike Co), Chase Mcalvain (well his parents for letting us use the cabin), Gonsalo Morales (Salem Tour Guide), Dan Vandygriff (Portland Tour guide), Shad Johnson(Goodsbmx Owner), and Skylar Occisor (Thanks for letting us crash homie!). Oh ya, and the drive home had fires, lighting, and rainbows. Some pretty cool sights.