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Freehub Issue 12.1

Freehub Issue 12.1

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As Freehub enters its 12th year of coffee-table book publishing, we’re proud to present this special Northwest Oregon Photo Book—a visual field guide to one of the planet’s greatest places to ride a mountain bike. Though Northwest Oregon’s striking diversity of landscapes and climates naturally lends itself to world-class riding, the trails themselves were transformed by the people who’ve lived here: the native inhabitants who first created them, the loggers who built access roads and the mountain bikers and equestrians who have expanded and maintained them over the last several decades. This weighty book is a tribute to these people, with extensive photo galleries, stories and maps highlighting the region’s finest riding destinations and chronicling how they came to be. From the growing networks near the outdoor-loving cities of Portland and Bend to the storied trail systems surrounding the timber-rich towns of Hood River and Oakridge, this carefully crafted manual paints a vivid picture of why these extraordinary places should be at the top of every mountain biker’s bucket list.

Who We Are | A Tribute to Trailbuilders
Masthead | Who Did It?
Contributors | Amazing People Behind This Issue
Know Before You Ride | Don't Touch the Crypto, Bro
A Family Tradition | How Hood River Trail Life Shaped the Bergemanns
Coastal Comeback | Pacific City's Trail-Based Reinvention
The Big Picture | A New Perspective of Northwest Oregon

Destiny and Daydreams | The Path to a Mountain Bike Paradise in Oregon
Portland's Progress | A City Surrounded by Singletrack
After the Storm | From Adversity to Unity in Hood River
Split Personality | Bend and the Tale of Two Cities
The Great Escape | Oakridge's Enduring Backcountry Appeal

Photo: Alexandria Erickson
Riders: Lance Sorenson and Tyler Malay


Paper made from recycled material (FSC® C013252)

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