What has two wheels, no seat, and helps riders to navigate steep climbs, large obstacles, and tight turns? Trial bikes.
The off-trail recreation activity involves riders testing their agility by riding over natural obstacles in the forest, such as downed logs and rocks with low pressure tires. Skilled trial bike riders can maintain their balance within slow speeds and tight turns.
One of DNR’s volunteer partners, the Puget Sound Trialers, have worked with DNR to support continued access to a trial bike areas in the Reiter Foothills Forest. The Puget Sound Trialers help to care for the site, and just last month the club installed a trials area sign and other boundary signs to reinforce the area for trials bike use specifically.
In addition to Reiter Foothills Forest, the Puget Sound Trialers also give back at Walker Valley ORV Area, near Sedro Woolley.