For the past several years we’ve been issuing Wilder Trail Permits to grant access to our nature trails, exclusively through our Wilder Newport sales office. However, now that nearly every lot and home has been sold (with the exception of these properties) the sales office is open to all Realtors and their clients by means of a standard Realtor lockbox, and to buyers touring on their own by appointment. Walking maps and brochures are available outside the sales office.
Recently Bike Newport (150 NW 6th), whose staff sends a lot of bicyclists our way, has taken over as the exclusive issuer of hiking and biking permits for use of the privately-owned timber land around Wilder. Bike Newport has been a bike retailer in Newport for nine years and their professionally trained staff can provide tips about using the land, including how to do so safely and responsibly. Bike Newport is also a backer of the Coast Hills Classic, a race held in May that uses the surrounding timber properties.
Encouraging people to venture out to enjoy our bountiful natural area is important to us so don’t hesitate in reaching out to Bike Newport to get a permit.
Just a reminder – you don’t need a permit to access the City or County’s public lands, which include the Wilder Twin Park playground, the trail through Oregon Coast Community College and Mike Miller Park via the lower Wilder Twin Park, the dog park or the disc golf course.
And when our new coffee shop opens, you won’t need a permit there either.
We’re very happy to host the annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race again this year in the lush forest surrounding the Wilder community here in South Beach! We’re passionate about supporting the larger Newport community through access to a number of outdoor activities—from mountain biking to hiking and disc golf.
Over 200 mountain bikers will make their way through an exhilarating course on May 3rd, 2015. Registration is still open and you can learn more here.
More from the Coast Hills Classic website:
This event is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.
This year’s race is #3 in the Oregon Off-Road Series and race #2 in the Junior MTB Series.
Supporting the Coast Hills Classic has been a passion of ours ever since we first hosted this new annual Newport tradition. We love sharing our beautiful land with the people of Newport, whether it’s with frisbee enthusiasts competing on the disc golf course, or cyclists riding through our sustainable forest. We like that these outdoor activities give people a chance to discover our new Wilder Newport community and feel these activities ring true to the spirit of the development. The Coast Hills Classic is this Sunday. You can still register online here.
“Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.
This year’s race has been entered into the Oregon MTB XC Series. The series is made up of 10 races starting on April 6th and ending June 29th. The Coast Hills Classic Race is race #3 in the series. Each race in the series will be raffling off a Jamis Bike Frame that is worth $900.”
Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race brings XC racing back to the Oregon Coast. The course is designed with gorgeous ocean views, sweeping river views, meadows, down hills, a single track, steep climbs, and what’s sure to be a wet & muddy course.
The race is set for Sunday, May 5th, 2013. Bike Newport has teamed up with the City of Newport Parks & Recreation Department and has huge support from the local paper, the Newport News Times to put on this race. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Newport Recreation Center’s Youth Sports Program scholarship fund. The proceeds will allow children from economically disadvantaged homes the opportunity to participate in sports programs offered through the Parks & Recreation Department.
There is a $1500 minimum cash purse and tons of prizes. The race kicks off right here at Wilder.