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Experience Local Flavours With PinkBike

Nestled near the base of the tallest mountain in Oregon is a treasure trove of winding singletrack of various skill levels and terrain. PinkBike Reporter, Brice Shirback, shares highlights from his recent bike trip in the Columbia River Gorge. Take a page from his book to plan out your next biking adventure!

  • Stay

Hood River Hotel

Historic, charming, with sizable accommodations, the Hood River Hotel is a quintessential experience. “It’s clear that you’re in a place that has taken great care to preserve and honor its past while very much embracing a modern aesthetic. My room was perfect as well. It was spacious, comfortable, and really helped to set the tone for an amazing trip.”

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  • Eat

Kickstand Coffee and Kitchen

Every town with a large mountain biking scene has that one post-ride spot that’s part of the culture. Owned and operated by former professional mountain biker, Kim Hardin, anticipate delightful cocktails and brews, scrumptious bites, as well as comfortable fireside outdoor seating.

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  • Drink

Ground Espresso Bar and Cafe

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Ground is a Hood River staple for coffee, savory paninis, and homemade soups and pastries. Notably, it has great vibes if you plan to work remotely during your bike trip too.

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  • Play

Hood River Area Trail Stewards aka the H(ood)RATS

As any avid mountain biker knows, there’s an unspoken rule of paying respects to the trail builders that make it possible for us to shred down, climb up, and go full-send on a playground of dirt. The HRATS in particular were the solution to making Post Canyon the well-maintained jewel-of-a-trail system we enthusiastically rip around today.

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  • Play

The 44 Trails Association

Proudly touting, keeping singletrack single, this nonprofit is entirely composed of volunteers committed trail maintenance of beloved stretches of singletrack in the Mount Hood National Forest clear of debris and well-buffed. It’s only right to give financial support or offer to pick up a shovel with them on the next trail build day.

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  • Shop

Mountain View Cycles

Here you’ll find the friendliest, most stoked people, and with that, outstanding customer service to boot. Mountain View Cycles prioritizes community-building and spreading enthusiasm for bikes to all. A clean, well-organized, shop with top notch mechanics is what you’ll find here.

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  • Shop

Discover Bicycles

Conveniently located downtown, Discover Bicycles is your one-stop shop for all kinds of bike rentals, shuttles, and tune-ups. Didn’t want to bring your own mountain bike or just wanted to try the sport out? Head over to Discover Bicycles to get yourself outfitted for a day of fun!

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  • Shop

Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair

Dirty Finger is just too cool… With quick repair turnarounds, good pricing, and a booming local following, you’ll really feel how evident the mountain bike culture is in the Gorge. Stop into this garage-style shop and you might catch some live music and get poured a beer.

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PinkBike Report

Hungry for all the nitty-gritty details of Brice Shirback’s mountain bike trip itinerary? We guarantee you’ll get plenty of tips and inspiration to plan your own mountain bike adventure. From the most scenic trails, mouth-watering bites and brews, to the coziest of hotel stays, you’ll get the full scoop on all that Hood River has to offer adventure-seekers.

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