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The Lumberyard

By January 22, 2013March 22nd, 20173 Comments

I had my first On Dirt clinic at The Lumberyard in Portland about 2 weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was really cool to meet all kinds of people including a group of juniors who are all one family and race around Oregon.


After that, I rented a dirt jumper and played around in the bike park. I had never ridden anything like it, nor had I ever ridden a dirt jumper. I learned how to flow and pump on the green course, and then rolled the blue line. I was happy to simply get out there…and then I saw what it looks like if you’re a bike park geni – dudes catching air and ripping it up!

If I got a few more hours in there, I bet I’d try jumping. Someday!

These kids were absolutely tearing it up out there and made most adults looks like pansies!

This is The Lumberyard, and I highly recommend stopping in if you’re ever in Portland.

Bikes…AND a great beer selection!


  • Dave Pike says:

    I wanna go! Got myself a dirt jumper this fall and it’s awesome. You’ll get the jumping part-like you said it’s only a matter of hours on the bike and practice! Good luck! 🙂

  • Will says:

    Sonya, awesome clinic, thanks so much for visiting. You are an awesome ambassador for women, biking and your lucky sponsors. Hope to see you soon!

  • Collin says:

    OMG, this place is off the hook. Took my seven yr old a few weeks ago and now we’re both hooked. Cool to see bikings not just a commuter or jock thing

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