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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Single-track discussion highlighted in Portland Monthly

Though widely recognized for its singular friendliness to cyclists, Portland has very little to offer mountain bike enthusiasts in the way of "single-track" trails, or trails dedicated solely to mountain bikers, reports Brian Barker in the July issue of "Portland Monthly."

For over 20 years, the mountain-biking community has advocated for increased trails in Portland, and as the new Commissioner-in-Charge of the Parks Bureau, Commissioner Fish has welcomed the opportunity to engage a broad range of interested parties in this discussion.

While conservation groups have raised concerns about the impact of mountain bikes on already heavily-trafficked trails, Commissioner Fish is committed to finding a solution all stakeholders can agree on.

The Commissioner convened a stakeholder roundtable in early April to solicit opinions and suggestions, and as the conversation moves forward, the Commissioner will continue to involve a diverse group to ensure that the final plan is successful.

Commissioner Fish is committed to finding a mutually-agreeable solution to the single-track question in Portland's parks.

Thanks to BikePortland.org and their Flickr account for this photo!