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Hey guys,  I am moving to the Portland Area in the next month.   (Vancouver WA).       Just wondered what if any MX groups there are up there?   I am a 41 yr old Vet rider and enjoy the sport a great deal.   Any tips would be great. 

 

I will be living in the downtown Vancouver area and will move my company there as well.   We work in the tech industry and help motocross by running a free service called  www.MotocrossMatrix.com   just to do our part to give back to the sport.    We will be hiring a programmer or two when we get the new office setup .  Then we hope to hit the local motocross tracks for some good riding!  

 

 

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What technologies do you use? What is your product?  I would be interested in talking to you, job-wise.  

 

Around the area, there:

 

MX racing on Thursday  nights at Portland International Raceway (http://www.thursdaynightmotocross.com/) during the summer,

Mountain View in Sandy, OR is about an hour away from downtown Vancouver (http://www.mtnviewmx.com/) has practices on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and some race days as well,

Riverdale is north a little more than an hour (http://www.riverdaleraceway.com/) and has practices most weekends, even through most of the winter.  It's worth getting on their email list too, as they give track condition updated weekly,

Castle Rock MX (http://www.trackmastersmotox.com/) is near-ish Riverdale also.  I haven't been here, but it seems like they were trying to do night practice/racing during the summer,

Washougal, of course (http://www.washougalmxpk.com/2014/),

Woodland MX (http://www.woodlandmx.com/).  I've never been here, as I don't ride on Sundays, but people seem to like it,

Straddleline ORV Park (http://straddlelineorv.com/) has a couple tracks, and access to a bunch of trails as well.  

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We run several sites built in ASP.NET and SQL.   Mostly aviation stuff. 

 

I plan to ride at all of those locations as soon as I get there.   I visited last summer twice to ride Washougal.

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By groups, do you mean clubs or organized events?

 

There are tons of off-road events here in mecca.

http://www.nmaoffroad.org

http://www.overthebarsgang.com/index.php

http://stumpjumpers.org

 

 

And, then there are dedicated MX clubs, 

http://mudslingersmx.com

 

And my favorite, vintage MX, with events all over Washinton, Oregon and our event starter in Boise.

http://pnwvmx.org/Home.html

https://www.facebook.com/PNWVMX?ref=hl

 

And of course besides the tracks mentioned, there are plenty others scattered around the state further north and east. But the heartland seems to be centered within an hour of Portland. And by mecca, I mean that to really enjoy riding here it gets wet. So, when the tracks get too sloppy, we head to the hills on our favorite off-road areas.  Like Tahuya State Forest, Gifford-Pinchot, and many others. Here is the link, because there is just too many to list. Although, you do have to have tabs, but not any red/green stickers like California.

http://www.where-to-ride.info

 

I hope you find happiness here.

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Yes that is what I was looking for.   That map sure has a lot of places to ride!   Going to take a look at those clubs and see who I should join up with.   Thanks for that info as it is very helpful.   It looks like the desert areas are good riding when everything else is wet.

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The Oregon old timers MX even at Washougal mid July is a good one the 40+ classes fill up quick.

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Welcome home...any ways yeah all those are great I know of a few other mx tracks not mentioned public and private..for fun mx mtn view and riverdale have quality airtime..washougals fun and now has whoops on uphill not many jumps tho

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Yes that is what I was looking for.   That map sure has a lot of places to ride!   Going to take a look at those clubs and see who I should join up with.   Thanks for that info as it is very helpful.   It looks like the desert areas are good riding when everything else is wet.

 

Even when "everything else is wet" the riding in the wet is still pretty good :thumbsup:

 

Joe

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CRGuy,

 

Yeah Mountain View looks pretty good.  To be honest I have been to tracks all over the US and it sure looks like the Portland and Washington areas have great tracks.  Nice dirt, big trees, and killer mountains!   I am pumped to be making that area my home.   Washougal was the best track I had ever been on nationwide!   People were all friendly there as well.  

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