HRATS exists in order to unite the local cycling community by providing a single source of contact for trail advocacy in order to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Hood River area.
HRATS is a volunteer based non-profit made up of cycling enthusiasts that are focused on engaging and uniting the local cycling community in order to channel enthusiasm to create, enhance and protect the riding opportunities in the greater Hood River area, to include both Oregon and Washington with a focus on trail advocacy within a 30 mile radius of Hood River.
We are a coalition of mountain bikers who are committed to representing all disciplines and abilities of mountain biking with a specific aim of providing a venue and vehicle for mountain biking enthusiasts to feel valued and engaged in helping define, build and maintain their local trails. We are committed to positively representing the mountain bike community in our city and surrounding region by collaborating with local land owners and agencies to build and maintain trails, help allocate funding for new trails and mitigating user conflicts.
Through social media, webpage, and events, we aim to provide a single source of information on work parties, trail conditions, proposed new trails/parks/projects and events. A unified organization will provide for a straightforward and efficient outlet for the community and local businesses to participate in, and donate to, a cause that will help sustain and grow the local economy as it relates to mountain biking.
Header image in the About Us section courtesy of Alexandra Erickson. Follow her on Instagram: @alexandra_faye_erickson