Posts Tagged ‘skills’

Lumberyard Indoor Bike Park

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IMG_0508What’s to Love:   This is an update to the original Lumberyard article published in May of 2012. In our first article, this awesome indoor bike park wasn’t even officially open. We were some of the first outsiders they let in to preview the terrain. As I stated back then, I was completely awestruck by the genius of the entire place. With the bike culture in Portland, I knew this business would serve the community for a long time. Well into the second year, we took another look, and it remains a place that tests the skills of everyone from toddlers on push bikes to the most advanced mountain bike, free-ride, and BMX riders. If you haven’t been to the Lumberyard, I urge you to check-it-out!

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Trackers PDX – Summer Camps

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I was just at a conference on teaching and learning in Chicago, IL (July, 2010).  The keynote speech had a profound and urgent message.  The message was that “play,” not as a concept, but an actual act,  especially imaginative/creative play, is vital to our well being.   The speaker said, “There are consequences of play deprivation…” and cited some truly disturbing examples that I won’t get into here.  I think the fear-based culture has ultimately led to a decline in play.  TrackersPDX offers some innovative and unique summer camp programs that will take your kids on wonderful journeys both in their minds and on their feet (usually at the same time).

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