01 | Aug | '23
Exciting news folks, Raging River Phase 3 has been approved, permitted and funded! This would not have been possible without your support, membership and donations. Funding secured by Washington DNR, through the WA State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) and state capital funding will also contribute.
20 | Jun | '23
The 2023 Dirty Dozen Summer is here and that means more time to travel and explore the great riding all over our state! To celebrate, Evergreen chapters across the state have put together their list of Washington trails that should be on your short list for this year's ride season.
01 | May | '23
North Bend sits just 30 miles from Seattle and has some of the best riding in the state, rising above it on the ridges visible only a couple miles southwest of town. This “mountain town” has great access to many things, but unfortunately, the best way to get to any good riding still requires a drive… until now.
16 | Feb | '23
If you have been riding on Tiger or Raging River, you might have run into Evergreen Trail Builder, Alex Showerman. New to the Evergreen community, Alex shares with us her experience as a trail builder, mountain biker, and advocate in ten questions.
25 | Jan | '23
When a storm rolls through and reports for downed trees start popping up on social media, in emails, and in parking lot chatter, Evergreen sends the Bat-Signal to our dedicated Evergreen Volunteer Sawyer crew to come in and clear the way. The chainsaw is a loud, hungry beast, and there is a serious risk involved with its use. Locating, assessing, and dispatching the blowdowns can take grueling hours of walking in the woods carrying saws, fuel, and gear. And usually not in the most favorable weather conditions. Properly deemed ‘Riders of the Storm,’ Evergreen sawyers are a unique and dedicated brigade; geared up with heavy equipment and hours of training to keep the trails we all ride cleared, smooth, and safe.
18 | Jan | '23
There is always a level of risk we take when we hit the trail. With climate change escalating weather, we are feeling the effects of more intense snow, rain, and wind storms here in Washington. Nature is powerful. Hundreds of trees and lots of debris can block and clutter trails in one storm. It is important as outdoor recreationalists to actively watch the weather and make wise choices on when and where to ride. Let’s say you're itching to hop on the bike after being cooped up by one of those storms. You're in your flow on the downhill, and then bam downed tree. What do you do?
21 | Dec | '22
Evergreen is #RiderPowered. And every year that means hundreds of volunteers are out in the woods helping build and maintain trails across Washington State, spending time in meetings and advocating for great trails, and teaching riders new skills. The dedication of these folks are the foundation of our organization, the stewards of our extensive trail systems, and the glue that bonds our community together.