I'm doing a road trip through the States in Spring, looking to buy a cheap-ass mountain bike (i.e <$100) and ride as much as I can for as cheap as possible..
Anyone have any tips on where to ride around Portland in May?
I've done a bit of riding at home, I'm not an expert by any means but I love single track stuff
i dont think i would take a $100 mountain bike on any serious trail.
You probably find a descent used hard tail for $500 that you could ride the piss out of. Check ebay, mtbr classifeds and pink buy/sell for some good deals on used bikes. Just be careful...ask for lots of good close up pictures if you take this route.
I have never mtb in oregon, but I know there is lots of epic riding there...