2,782 ft
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-228 ft
Descent
00:03:55
Avg time
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Bad Motor Scooter Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Post Canyon
    Hood River, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring-Summer-Early Fall
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #359 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1301 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager

Trail starts in a more open area that tends to dry out sooner than the lower 3/4 of the trail that holds moisture longer than most trails in Post Canyon. Lots of berms and medium sized table top jumps from top to bottom. There are several doubles throughout the trail with ride-arounds (or roll-able) and a small root drop, also with a ride around. Trail is sign posted as a black, although most would consider this trail a blue. Trail has been updated twice in 2021 with the intention of moving closer towards a black while at the same time increasing enjoyment for all.

Trail History:
Built by Sam Pinner and Mike Estes in 2010-11 for its opening on Earth Day 2011. It was intended to get bikers off Riorden Hill Road who where upset with the changes made to 8-track. (8-track originally went straight down and had many TTF's that were built by the pioneers of free riding in Post Canyon before Hood River County took management of the trails) DH/FR bikers didn't want to do extra pedaling after 8-track was re-routed. To prevent a collision with a car, Sam and Mike quickly flagged this line and built 90% of it by hand. Jason Wells of IMBA arrived one day and connected the lower trail to the last creek crossing with his expertise. Matt Klee (RIP) would attend work parties and helped us organize the Hood River Area Trail Stewards. Our sincerest joy is seeing people discover this trails undulations, the flow, the berms, its heart and soul that was put forth to this particular trail should make Post Canyon very memorable from top to bottom. We saw a need to get bikers off the road.

Justin Fernandes became the trail adopter in 2018. Since 2020, HRATS has funded about two weeks machine time on the trail. After a couple re-routes and two seasons of machine dirt moving iterations BMS has has change significantly. Enjoy

Access Info

[L=https://www.trailforks.com/trails/bad-motor-scooter/]Bad Motor Scooter[/L] starts across the road from the end of Extended Play and goes immediately left and descends to Grand Prix, which leads you to Family Man/Kleeway entrance.

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More Stats for Bad Motor Scooter mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -220 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,741 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,966 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,961 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,742 ft
  • Grade
    -7.9%
  • Grade max
    -57.7%
  • Grade min
    6.7%
  • Distance climb
    420 ft
  • Distance down
    1,808 ft
  • Distance flat
    554 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:16
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (42 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Bad Motor Scooter Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2022 @ 2:30pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 11:21am
      Jun 19, 2022
      New work on all the lips and additional side hits really makes the trail run better.
      May 31, 2022 @ 6:08pm
      May 31, 2022
      Running perfect
      May 22, 2022 @ 9:06am
      May 22, 2022
      May 22, 2022 @ 9:06am
      May 22, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 77 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 809 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,295 rides
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      boxxerace TRAILFORKS (May 16, 2019 at 20:21)
       Bad Motor Scooter is an absolute riot to ride! A must do if you like a good time!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Rrpetersen7 (Jun 29, 2019 at 16:08)
       That cone jump is long and difficult to clear but the flight over the handle bars was a story for the grandkids. All good and soo much fun. Thanks guys.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      the-semi-rad-dad (Jul 8, 2020 at 13:57)
       Dry and fast right now, like another rider said, a must do if you're in the area.
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      • + 2
      Cynthiandrew (Jun 3, 2021 at 14:19)
       They turned it into a true black now. My sister won't ride it anymore.
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