Hermosa Tours Offers Mountain Bike Shuttle in Hood River
Hermosa Tours NW is now offering commercial shuttle service to the top of Hood River’s Post Canyon trail network. One 14-passenger van with capacity to carry as many bikes has been designated the Post Canyon Shuttle, and is available for riders seven days a week.
Post Canyon is a well-known destination for downhill, freeride, and cross-country mountain bikers, as well as equestrians, trail runners, hikers, off-road motorcyclists and other trail users. The area’s popularity has grown considerably over the years, reflecting the substantial growth of mountain biking, and greater exposure for Post Canyon’s unique and diverse terrain. Hermosa saw the need for a commercial shuttle service to help relieve the traffic burden on the county road that riders use to access the top of the trail network, and reduce parking congestion at the trailhead.
“Less traffic, fewer cars burning gas—it’s a win-win,” says Hermosa’s Ryan Goodwin. “Riders coming from out of town can pile into one car, instead of two or three, and save hours running their own shuttles, which means more time on the trail, and less time behind the wheel or waiting at the bottom. We offer pick-up and drop-off service at local hotels, and if Fido wants to run with you, we are dog-friendly.”
So far, there has been a positive response from the community, with many riders already taking advantage of the shuttle. Local bike shop owners are working with Hermosa Tours to promote the service, and serve as pick-up points for shuttle riders.
Hermosa Tours is also partnering with the Vagabond Lodge to offer a Suite Shuttle package, giving mountain bikers an affordable option for a hotel stay and a day of Post Canyon Shuttles.
Hermosa Tours is donating $2 from each shuttle rider to local trail advocacy projects, including ongoing work in Post Canyon, and efforts to help save the Syncline trail network east of Bingen, Washington, where trail closures are imminent.
To inquire about shuttle service in Post Canyon, call 855.MTB.POST, seven days a week. Weekend shuttles run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; weekday shuttles are by appointment. To learn more about Hermosa Tours NW and their full range of cycling tour options in the Hood River area, visit their RideOregonRide page or their website http://www.hermosatours.net/hoodriver-mountain-biking.html.
To book a Suite Shuttle package, contact the Vagabond Lodge at 541.386.3317, or visit their website http://www.vagabondlodge.com/.